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Offline SoccerHQ

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Re: Next Manager Speculation/Hopes
« Reply #345 on: September 22, 2022, 11:38:10 AM »
No to Sampaoli for me for the mess he made of Argentina in 2018

From his wiki

Argentina suffered a heavy 0–3 loss by Croatia due to "a defence left exposed, a midfield that was overrun and an attack that was blunted"

sounds all too familiar



It was a mess but that group of players just didn't suit what he wanted to do, look at his Chile record instead. Last 16 in 2014 world cup and then won Copa America the following summer.

Offline Clark W Griswold

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Re: Next Manager Speculation/Hopes
« Reply #346 on: September 22, 2022, 11:46:32 AM »
Zidane is my favourite non-Villa player ever, so based on little except that (and 3 European cup wins as a manager obvs) I’d want him. Would make the McGinn song a bit jarring mind.

Hmm, not sure. I think if he came in as our Head Butter he'd do a terrific job, as our Head Coach he might also, but i'm unconvinced.

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Re: Next Manager Speculation/Hopes
« Reply #347 on: September 22, 2022, 11:59:20 AM »
I'd love Bielsa
Not for me.  I'm sure it would be a fun ride but as others had it's not sustainable.  And trying to adapt to his system with our squad would be more likely to lead to relegation than top 4.

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Re: Next Manager Speculation/Hopes
« Reply #348 on: September 22, 2022, 05:31:32 PM »
No to Sampaoli for me for the mess he made of Argentina in 2018

From his wiki

Argentina suffered a heavy 0–3 loss by Croatia due to "a defence left exposed, a midfield that was overrun and an attack that was blunted"

sounds all too familiar



It was a mess but that group of players just didn't suit what he wanted to do, look at his Chile record instead. Last 16 in 2014 world cup and then won Copa America the following summer.
Again sounds worryingly familiar.

I'll agree the exploits with Chile were superb, but fo we want someone that stubborn again?

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Re: Next Manager Speculation/Hopes
« Reply #349 on: September 22, 2022, 07:24:13 PM »
I'd love Bielsa
Not for me.  I'm sure it would be a fun ride but as others had it's not sustainable.  And trying to adapt to his system with our squad would be more likely to lead to relegation than top 4.
it would end in tears, probably will anyway; but it would be exciting.

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Re: Next Manager Speculation/Hopes
« Reply #350 on: September 22, 2022, 08:42:13 PM »
Not yet available but a few big clubs have had bad starts:

Nanglesmann - Bayern’s worst start in 20 years
Allegri - Juve are struggling for their second season under Allegri

Offline Scott Nielsen

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Re: Next Manager Speculation/Hopes
« Reply #351 on: September 23, 2022, 04:03:06 AM »
I have a friend who is a Juve-supporter (he was born that way, to be fair) and he said he'd rather watch Villa than Allegri-ball. Imagine.

Offline paul_e

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Re: Next Manager Speculation/Hopes
« Reply #352 on: September 23, 2022, 01:43:56 PM »
I like Nanglesmann, he looks he could be the next big thing, he is a bit too young for my liking but not many managers start at 29.

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Re: Next Manager Speculation/Hopes
« Reply #353 on: September 23, 2022, 09:50:33 PM »
Southgate could be available soon…

Offline LukeJames

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Re: Next Manager Speculation/Hopes
« Reply #354 on: September 23, 2022, 09:52:15 PM »
If the alternative was Southgate I'd rather keep Gerrard... or Lambert.

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Re: Next Manager Speculation/Hopes
« Reply #355 on: September 23, 2022, 10:36:37 PM »
If the alternative was Southgate I'd rather keep Gerrard... or Lambert.
I would take Erik Black before Southgate

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Re: Next Manager Speculation/Hopes
« Reply #356 on: September 24, 2022, 09:16:42 AM »
I'd have a dream team of Remi Garde, Eric Black and Trevor bloody Francis before Southgate.

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Re: Next Manager Speculation/Hopes
« Reply #357 on: September 24, 2022, 09:21:57 AM »
I have a friend who is a Juve-supporter (he was born that way, to be fair) and he said he'd rather watch Villa than Allegri-ball. Imagine.

He can't have watched us much over the last few months

Offline Richard E

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Re: Next Manager Speculation/Hopes
« Reply #358 on: September 24, 2022, 09:23:00 AM »
I'd have a dream team of Remi Garde, Eric Black and Trevor bloody Francis before Southgate.

Trevor Francis speaks about us more generously than Southgate does!

Offline Allan C

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Re: Next Manager Speculation/Hopes
« Reply #359 on: September 24, 2022, 11:09:17 AM »
Well if we had a vacancy and Tuchel, Poch and Zidane fancied a crack, I wouldn't say no to any of them.  It's hard to know how somebody like Zidane would get on at a team which isn't like playing on easy mode though.

Poch and Tuchel have both proven they can get results and improve sides without having vast amounts of money or talent immediately at their disposal (Tuchel at Mainz, and Poch at Southampton and to a certain extent Spurs).  Zidane, not so much.  I think he'd be a gamble, as winning with Real Madrid in Spain is a bit like winning with Rangers in Scotland.  He might be a great manager, but he really might not be.

I think we'd be a really attractive option for a top manager looking for a three-year project, and looking to know he's not going to get the sack for not getting silverwear every season. I think Tuchel would be VERY motivated to prove his premier league credentials, but clearly something went wrong at Chelsea towards the end, but I do think he's capable of building a Klopp-like empire wherever he ends up.
I rather enjoyed your last paragraph talking about “a three year project” and “know he’s not going to get the sack for not getting silverware every season” pity that the current or previous manager didn’t get that consideration. It also emphasises that it is indeed a long project and the current squad are not good enough no matter who’s in charge

 


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