Really great piece. The way in which some fans have displayed thier anger towards Wenger, or any other manager in similar situations etc, is absurd. I’ve wanted Wenger gone for quite some time but it will be a sad day when he does go. I’ll still remember all the good things he brought to the club, with Thierry Henry chief among them. Maybe Wenger has a change of heart this summer. We shall see.
Good read here. Definitely a good point that these managers are, or have in Wenger’s case, created stagnant situations at their club. You can only imagine how Arsenal and Everton fans are feeling. I’m not sure what Roberto Martinez is thinking with his outlook. He needs success in the FA Cup to be sure of holding on to his job. Wenger’s fine regardless.
There have been signs that Wenger has tried to adapt over the last few seasons, a more pragmatic approach in certain games or selecting players on merit etc., and even the slow reintroduction of the likes of Wilshere and Cazorla is evidence of that, but it’s too little too late. The disappointment of this season coupled with the previous ones, even the FA Cup seasons just means its time for a change. Won’t happen though of course.
Not much else needed to add here. The longer Arsenal dally with this decision the longer we stay in our current state.
Really good piece here. Some great points as to the various reasons why certain managers may not buy strikers, minus the fact that there are few of really top quality available.
Still think this should be the last one but that’s doubtful.
Good piece. Definitely agreed on the goals for each of these managers. Jose Mourinho needs to show he can build a lasting legacy, Arsene Wenger needs to show he’s still willing to be a pragmatic and sensible. Van Gaal needs to be better with managing this side and not overworking them.
Ha! This is hilarious. It’s not meant to be, I doubt its meant to be serious either even with the body language expert but pretty much all the comments made me chuckle. Wenger, lol.
I had a chuckle at some of these suggestions myself so I can definitely understand the authors statements. I’d disagree with a few on his list though, and I’m sure they’re obvious. It will happen eventually, hopefully sooner rather than later, but a lot of these candidates would never have seriously been in the running.
Moyes is a good manager but I don’t think that many would’ve liked his playing style, or ever really wanted him.
As a coach or assistant, maybe. Manager? No. I hope nobody was serious about this one.
I was intrigued by Could as a possible candidate but never thought it would be serious or if he could handle a bigger club.
Sure. If pigs could fly or if Guardiola ever decides he wants a real challenge then that could happen. Probably never going to though.
Ha. No. He’s good where he is and has been but I never considered Redknapp. It’s strange that anybody did.
Not sure how I would’ve felt about this. I’m inclined to agree with the author.
I’m sure there’s been some skepticism about Klopp given Borussia Dortmund’s recent struggles but the chorus could come back even stronger if he leads them to a magical second half of the season. I’d be fine if he’s in charge but I think he needs to show some tactical variety.
Coach and nothing more. Not even sure why he was even considered.
My favorite candidate even with the defensive issues. I’ve mentioned it before on this blog. Young, tactically flexible, youth development and good football. That’s what Martinez would bring.
I just don’t see it. Seems like a weird fit but who knows. I think he prefers to be a pundit but anything could happen.
And the Grammy for “Best Managerial Response to Fans” goes to…Arsene Wenger!!
Absolutely brilliant piece of stuff here by Gunnerblog(otherwise known as ESPN FC and Bleacher Report writer, James McNicholas). Too funny. And sad.