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Offline Toronto Villa

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Re: Other clubs' managers
« Reply #4305 on: December 19, 2019, 08:03:47 PM »
Arsenal's boardroom seems every bit as chaotic as the Man U one. I don't think it lends itself to any manager doing well let alone a brand new one. So I am looking forward to seeing this happen.

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Re: Other clubs' managers
« Reply #4306 on: December 20, 2019, 06:15:05 AM »
Seems a ludicrous gamble.

Chelsea did okay when they appointed Gullitt and then Vialli. They are doing okay too under Lampard. We won the European cup managed by our chief scout.

Yes, and loads of teams have done terribly under such circumstances. That's why it seems a ludicrous gamble. He could be the next Pep Guardiola but could just as easily be the next John Barnes.

As one of the  biggest clubs in the world, they should be able to attract one of the best, proven, managers going, not have someone learning on the job. It's pretty odd that Everton are able to attract a big name and Arsenal don't even try.

And, selfishly, I was hoping one of those twats would appoint the Wolves manager, for a laugh, or at least the Bournemouth manager, to help us stay up.

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Re: Other clubs' managers
« Reply #4307 on: December 20, 2019, 10:11:36 AM »
I didn't realise Graham Potter was a boyhood Villa fan. Coming from Solihull and starting his career at Small Heath I always presumed he was a nose.

I read a book about leadership in football, cant remember what it was called but it had a chapter about Potter's time in Sweden. He came across well, some innovative thinking, a very open bloke willing to take ideas from anywhere at all to try them. Some of the stuff was pretty far out and sounded like a lot of the team building new age nonsense we've all been subjected to but he got fantastic results and in a very macho environment.

Offline kippaxvilla2

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Re: Other clubs' managers
« Reply #4308 on: December 21, 2019, 10:37:58 AM »
He had the team ballet dancing didn’t he?

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Re: Other clubs' managers
« Reply #4309 on: December 21, 2019, 10:47:24 AM »
Yes, amongst other things, the book is called Edge - Leadership Secrets From Footballs Top Thinkers by Ben Lyttleton.

Also has sections on Bilbao, Tomas Tuchel, Cruyff, Ralf Rangnick and more, it’s very good.

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Re: Other clubs' managers
« Reply #4310 on: December 24, 2019, 08:09:24 PM »
Former DoF Steve Round appointed as an assistant to Arteta at Arsenal

Offline Nelson Lodge

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Re: Other clubs' managers
« Reply #4311 on: December 24, 2019, 08:14:33 PM »
If DS gets the “tin tack” at least we should be safe from Alan Pardew. He’s been appointed manager at Den Haag in the Netherlands.

Offline Damo70

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« Reply #4312 on: December 25, 2019, 02:59:13 PM »
If DS gets the “tin tack” at least we should be safe from Alan Pardew. He’s been appointed manager at Den Haag in the Netherlands.


I would rather find some random Dutch bloke called Den Haag and give him the Villa job than give Alan Pardew the job.

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Re: Other clubs' managers
« Reply #4313 on: December 28, 2019, 09:11:13 PM »
Pellegrini sacked.

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Re: Other clubs' managers
« Reply #4314 on: December 29, 2019, 05:18:05 PM »
Pellegrini sacked.

Fancy ditching Moyes and then getting him back a few seasons later.


I almost feel sorry for their fans.

Offline Damo70

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« Reply #4315 on: December 29, 2019, 09:54:44 PM »
Former DoF Steve Round appointed as an assistant to Arteta at Arsenal


In that case my money is on Southgate to get the Arsenal job next if Arteta fails.

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Re: Other clubs' managers
« Reply #4316 on: December 29, 2019, 10:17:42 PM »
West Ham's official twitter announcement of Moyes is both quite scary and naff.

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« Reply #4317 on: December 30, 2019, 03:13:32 PM »
West Ham's official twitter announcement of Moyes is both quite scary and naff.

It looked like a prison mug shot but without him holding up the board with his prison number on.

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Re: Other clubs' managers
« Reply #4318 on: December 30, 2019, 03:14:13 PM »
Moyes in his presser today: "I think there's only two or three managers with a better Premier League win record. That's what I do, I win."

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« Reply #4319 on: December 30, 2019, 03:26:06 PM »
Moyes in his presser today: "I think there's only two or three managers with a better Premier League win record. That's what I do, I win."


He might well have won more Premier League games than Klopp and Guardiola put together but I am not so sure how well his win percentage would compare to them.

 


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