SammyLeeWasOffside wrote: ↑
Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:43 pm
If he got us running, defending, attacking, winning etc all on a shoestring why is he still unemployed almost 2 years on. Half the league has changed manager since then, have they all missed something that only our chairman has spotted?
I didn't mind him last time and he probably earned a proper crack at the job. Going back feels like a recipe for disaster though. Would be ok with Pearce back as number 2 whoever comes in.
Doc asked this the other day, Sam.
There are 6 clubs in the league who he has either managed or they genuinely wouldn't consider him because of their size - the usual top 6. That means 14 jobs.
Call us club 7. That only leaves 13.
Three have just been promoted so are understandably sticking to their managers. That leaves 10.
Palace, Bournemouth and Burnley all have long established managers. So, 7.
Watford, Southampton and Wolves have all tended to fix on the foreign based ownership's connections. None are particularly likely destinations for most British managers. So, we're down to 4.
Leicester have Rodgers. He's better than Moyes; but just about everything about the way Leicester are run is better than here, tbf. That leaves 3.
Everton? If they don't want to go back, that's 2.Remember, they had the Allardyce experience at the same time we had Moyes and were fewmin'.
That leaves two realistic alternatives that have been available and pretty open to British managers of the same/similar pedigree to Moyes - Newcastle and Brighton. They took Steve Bruce (the Newcastle support considered him a downgrade on Benitez) and Graham Potter. Potter is an interesting one - as he has a different philosophy to Hughton , but I don't think I've ever seen anyone here put him up as a name for us.
The number of genuinely promising vacancies in the PL
for a British manager is relatively few.
Moyes will take the job if offered, because the reality for managers from his generation (Allardyce, McLaren, Hughes, Pardew, Curbishley, Pulis, Warnock, Phil Brown etc) is that they need to take the chance now because Steven Gerrard, Scott Parker, John Terry etc are going to be getting these jobs, sooner rather than later.