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I don't think this was rushed at all. Curbs going was part of the plan and leaving as the window closed was perfect. The long list and most of the shortlist would have already been in place. To me this is the sign of a little bit of foresight which is most un-West ham like. Compared to the total shambles which resulted in Roeder's appointment this is heaven!
I don't think it's imperative to have a Man in by the WBA Game but the Board seem to & they're the one's that count, not us & what we think..
Me personally, i can't believe they WON'T talk with Bilic & i can't believe Bilic will talk to them before Thursday so we'll see..
Seems a ****ing stupid ultimatum thouhg if we are to believe the Press that the Club are giving Bilic deadlines to speak to them but who knows, i'm sure Bilic's Agent has clarified to Duxbury or whoever, what the crack is..
I just hope if it is Zola, he doesn't bring that Scottish **** from Chelsea that's being rumoured he's going to cos i despise the Man..
I think we should appoint a manager sooner rather than later. I don't think anyone can manage a PL club and a national team at the same time. I think if Bilic doesn't want to come according to our time frame then he's not interested enough. 2 mill a year is clearly not enough of an incentive to piss off his countrymen.
Laudrup has already signed up with the Russkies.
Nobody wants Collins.
Donadoni is the only other viable option and for various reasons he's come in second.
Lets get Zola in now, before something unexpected happens and we're stuck with some nobody who happens to be available and cheap.
I agree. It's a cracking 4 man list but I'm a bit worried that we'll end up with a list of 1 name. Zola sounds exciting but it's starting to feel like he's the ONLY option on that 4 man list.
Also...Don't see the problem with a job share for 3 months.
What's the rush though? Surely it's worth waiting to find the right man for the job rather than rushing proceedings and ergo potentially committing a major mistake.
It just makes it seem like it's all part of the plan - a plan outlined a lot earlier in the summer that ultimately trims the squad down, gets rid of a manager and bring in a new one with a new set of ideas.
This has been on the cards for a while, without question...
I think having Keen in charge for too long would be a problem. Sir Trev is not going to come in again and manage for a few weeks.
Bilic is either going to want to be here or he isn't. We can't sit around and wait for him to change his mind.
I am impressed that West Ham are dilligently looking at a few candidates...how unusual.
Out of the main 6: Mancini, Bilic, Laudrup, Donadoni, Zola and Collins.
Any of the last 3 would be crap and any of the first 3 would be great.
Typical West Ham that we end up with 2 of the last 3 to choose from. Spurs would have got Mancini no trouble.
Sp*rs identified who they wanted to be manager and went out and got him, it was underhand and loads of people felt Jol was hard done by. Similar situation at West Ham just that instead of getting the main candidate we end up with the 6th choice...well 5th as I wouldn't touch Collins with Millwalls.
nice idea, but we're not that clever
It so typical of West Ham to end up with the worse candidate out of the 6... well 5th behind Collins....
It would have been better the have Bilic part time until Jan or something..... Appointing the person named Chelsea's greatest all time player if he had loads of experience is one thing appointing the dwarf when he hasn't even managed a proper club or full country is beyond a joke!!!!!!!!!
You really aren't happy about this in the slightest are you?
ill support him come match day if he is appointed and give him chance like anyone just is a bit of an anti climax for me after Curbs leaving..... If we have tried to get Bilic and Mancini and been turned down fair enough but the noises coming from the monkeys representing us dont seem to indicate that. Still think if no announcement by tomorrow night get some money on Bilic.
I have been undecided who is the best man for the job, thought it could be Bilic or Mancini, Zola was way down on the list somewhere between Russell Brand and Marco Boogers. IF he is to be the next manager he HAS to be given 100% support by all, given some time to make an impact and THEN judged.
It's funny looking back in the past sometimes
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