No Maybe Im alone, but I think he's a club legend, but don't look back.
If NJ doesn't work out short term, would like to see a DOF come in to give him a hand. A year of Big Sam to add some gravitas with the board, and help NJ put a winning team together. If not him, someone who has done a senior role on the playing side at a Valencia/ Bayern/ Atletico/ etc.
If in the very unlikely event that Jones leaves or gets sacked, would anyone accept TP back? Maybe he’s the man all along? Just a thought
Chris Hughton and David Wagner would be two names I'd put before TP.
I would love to see Hughton. He's been promoted 3 times I think. Moreover, amid the swamp of dickheads in football management, he seems like a genuinely decent dignified person. He would be a good role model for the players and staff.
I would all day - great guy and the football can’t be any worse than the last 3 years
Firstly, he isn’t a great guy. The man is an odious, self-absorbed, club-defrauding anus.
Secondly, the football can absolutely get worse, and this is the man to do it. At the end of his tenure, and since his dismissal (barring a half season at Palace), the football has alienated the supporters within months.
Jones may not last, rightly or wrongly (wrongly in my opinion), but the solution is certainly not this.
I remember Middlesbrough sacked Garry Monk for shite football and appointed this man, and I had no alternative but to get an eye test, in utter disbelief at what I had just read.
Tony was sacked for finishing 13th in the Premier League.
Just a brief summary of how bad it got (for the fundamentally insane amongst us) -
Stoke began the season with four straight draws and an embarrassing League Cup exit to Swindon Town. Despite recording one victory in their opening ten match they did put in some impressive performances away at Chelsea and Manchester United and at home to champions Manchester City. Stoke then went ten matches undefeated from 10 November to 29 December with a 3–1 victory over Liverpool on boxing day the stand out result.
During that run Stoke conceded just seven goals but at the turn of the year their form and performances dropped off as in the next ten matches Stoke picked up just five points, scored only six goals and conceded 19. Results and performances failed to improve and after an awful defeat at home to Aston Villa, Stoke were in danger of being involved in the relegation battle. Back to back wins against Queens Park Rangers and Norwich City lifted Stoke away from the foot of the table and they recovered to finish in 13th position with 42 points.