I voted for Big Sam but I fear we have become such a shambles that the only man on the planet who can now save us is Tony Pulis.
The longer the board dilly dally is causing serious long term damage.
Their failure to take act in the summer is a mistake of not insuring the ground type stature.
Oh God no.......no no no no no......no no no no......no no no no no....... I'd rather gouge out my own eyeballs with an old blunt rusty Stanley knife that's coated in deepheat rub and topped off with salt!!!
Perhaps I am being a little pedantic here, but how can Hughes be our next manager. He is the present manager. So the next manager has to be someone else. Unless of course he is sacked/resigns then comes straight back.
People should examine his record and history before voting for him and ask them selves why he doesn't stop long anywhere. If you are voting for him because he saved Sunderland, then you should be aware he took over there in early October and took them down into the relegation zone and escaped relegation at the season end by one place because Newcastle were even worse managed by McLaren. By the way, Benitez was actually relegated with Newcastle.
Post by itsallgonepetetone on Oct 24, 2017 11:10:54 GMT
Interesting idea, but the votes will be split between who's available realistically and who isn't. For instance I would vote Rafa, but we wouldn't commit to a pay off for Hughes and a buy out for Rafa, and I wouldn't expect the club to throw money away like that. So my default is Big Sam.
i'm convinced gary neville will be a great manager given the right opportunity at a club like ours who dont do knee jerk reactions after 10 games, just for once stoke think outside the box and roll the feckin dice
We've in a relegation battle with about 14 teams at the moment and I believe we have a better first 15 than pretty much all of them. We've not gelled yet but if we do we'll be ok. And I think Hughes can do it.
It really is a desperately sad list. If it was Xmas and we were adrift in the bottom 3 I would get the clamour for the managerial equivalent of a rubber ring. But we could still be looking at a top half finish - where's the ambition? The only ones in that list (like Rafa) with anything like that sort of pedigree are simply, for various reasons, not a realistic option and all the realistic options make my skin crawl. And as to Tony coming back - that's the footballing equivalent of the Stockholm Syndrome - anybody wanting that needs help.
This board is already like Nigel Tufnell's amp turned up to 11. Where does it go from here? Is there a 12? If we're still in the relegation zone at Easter - and that's a possibility regardless of the manager - it's going to be like cleaning the theatre seats after a Beatles concert on here.