I'd love to vote for my hero Michael Laudrup but he's made it perfectly clear that he only wants to manage really good teams, and unless he is offered a job at either Barcelona or Real Madrid then his current job is going to be his last in football. He's still a young man but his life is definitely too short to make Stoke great again...
It'd be worth asking Rowett the question, definitely.
Not 100% convinced he'd be tempted though.
5 wins out of the last 6, and now riding high in the Championship at a big club where he spent time as a player and get big crowds. He'll be on a decent wage. And he's only been there 9 months.
I can't see how he'd turn it down. Everyone wants to manage in the Premier League. Sure he 'might' get Derby promoted, but on the otherside of the coin he might fail & never get another chance to manage a top-flight club. He could come to Stoke, turn us around & get us into the top-half & suddenly everyone in the world knows who Gary Rowett is. Look at how everyone is now raving about Silva, and he failed to keep Hull up, but it still got him another Premier League job.
No-one in their right mind would say "Nah, I'd prefer to stay in the obscurity of the Championship" when the bright lights of the Premier League come calling.
Or he could get relegated with Stoke's pig's ear of a squad, when he could actually have found himself in the Premiership with Derby next season.
Either scenario is probably equally as likely at the moment.
Because 1. We need a really good manager 2. If we can't get a really good manager then we need a really good coach and 3 - if we can't get a really good manager or a really good coach then we need a massive cunt in charge and Pearson is the best cunt on the list (Pulis aside obviously)
Glenn Hoddle comes across as an excellent coach, and didn't do too badly at Wolves. That was a long time ago though. How about Hoddle teaming up with someone else as a curveball?
I don't see why we wouldn't look appealing to Gary Rowett - a stable Premier League club only 6 points off the top 10. It'd be a tough choice at the very least. I'd probably go with him or Martin O'Neill for a safe pair of hands. I'm still hoping we go on a 5-game winning streak with Hughes, starting against West Brom, and consistently start to play better. Unlikely based on recent evidence, but I hope.
I'd trust the board if they thought someone like Graham Potter, or the lesser-fancied names, was up to it, but quite a few of the names above scare me.
Would O’Neill and possibly Keane come until the end of the season? Ireland not got a lot on bar couple friendlies
Post by bridgnorthstokie on Dec 18, 2017 10:08:03 GMT
Pearson, Koeman Megson, not alot to choose from realistically.
Would even think a team of Pearson and megson would be ok at least they would get the players motivated.
Would have gone for ex bbv manager tuchel but he's not on the list and would be to expensive,
Don't think coates will make a change think big mistake was not changing the coaching staff in the summer players don't look fit, motivated or organised Bowen and Eddie should of gone in the summer if coates still wants Hughes as manager.