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    Re: Managerial Comings & Goings

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    Re: Managerial Comings & Goings

    Confirmed: Marco Bielsa has extended at Leeds. He was fun to follow this season, and makes for an even more exciting Championship, so I'm chuffed.

    Rumor: Ernesto Valverde is under serious threat at Barcelona. Some rumors flying about have him being sacked and replaced by Roberto Martinez, with Thierry Henry set to be his assistant.
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    Re: Managerial Comings & Goings

    Why would you want Martinez when Allegri is available? I know Martinez plays some fancy dancy football that Barca love but come on.....
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    Re: Managerial Comings & Goings

    Quote Originally Posted by Baldrick View Post
    Why would you want Martinez when Allegri is available? I know Martinez plays some fancy dancy football that Barca love but come on.....
    Because Martinez has a footballing identity, whereas Allegri is more reactive, and Allegri was allegedly sacked by Juve because they weren't impressed by the quality of football, which isn't the kind of thing Barca would overlook. Plus Martinez is Catalan, which means something there.

    Not saying it's a good idea, and I know who I'd sooner have running my club, but that would be the logic behind it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baldrick View Post
    Why would you want Martinez when Allegri is available? I know Martinez plays some fancy dancy football that Barca love but come on.....
    If they didn't care about style of play, Mourinho might be an option too. But style matters every bit as much as results for Barcelona. That's part of why Valverde is under pressure despite winning La Liga. It wasn't a particularly good Barcelona side.
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    Re: Managerial Comings & Goings

    Martinez has the best agent in football. Failing upwards.

    If I were Barca I'd try and get Wenger. I'd certainly be fascinated to see how he'd do there

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    Re: Managerial Comings & Goings

    We are changing our manager after 4 seasons. The current Basaksehir coach Abdullah Avcı is the favourite to get the job but there are still speculations of Mircea Lucescu.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Papa View Post
    If they didn't care about style of play, Mourinho might be an option too. But style matters every bit as much as results for Barcelona. That's part of why Valverde is under pressure despite winning La Liga. It wasn't a particularly good Barcelona side.
    Still won La Liga and made CL semis (Which they should have won too) with a poor side, that must look good on him too.

    I know Poch wouldn't go there being a Espanyol man and all that, but there are better options than Martinez haha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baldrick View Post
    Still won La Liga and made CL semis (Which they should have won too) with a poor side, that must look good on him too.

    I know Poch wouldn't go there being a Espanyol man and all that, but there are better options than Martinez haha.
    Yes and no. It seems to be seen as an incomplete squad but also one where he has tactically failed to get the best out of his players on a consistent basis. The second leg against Liveprool and the result against Valencia are being overblown to a degree, but they are viewed as defeats that are very much down to the manager.

    I think the reality lies somewhere in the middle. Yes, Barcelona underachieved in certain ways. Yes, Valverde made some tactical mistakes and was too reliant on Messi magic. But it also seems like he's being punished for mistakes in two of the biggest fixtures of the season. And the squad building of the past 2-3 years has not been ideal. Too many buys that haven't worked out (although some of them are players Barcelona gave up on far too quickly).

    The rumors about the replacement already being picked out (let alone that its Martinez) could be bullshit. But it does seem legit that the Barcelona board is meeting tomorrow to view Valverde's position. Maybe they decide its better to stick with him than find someone else.
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    So big rumors that Sarri will be leaving Chelsea by mutual consent to take over Juventus.
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    Re: Managerial Comings & Goings

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Papa View Post
    So big rumors that Sarri will be leaving Chelsea by mutual consent to take over Juventus.
    Just reading that he's asked to leave.. Interesting.

    I have to say, I haven't always agreed with his stubbornness and persistence to play Kante out of position and stick with Jorginho even when he was struggling.. BUT, I think he's got a pretty hard time from the media and especially the Chelsea fans.

    Top 3 finish- Back in the Champions league, League Cup final and a Europa League trophy! I mean- not bad at all really.

    If he does join Juve though- great move for him!


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    The Napoli faithful won't be happy with that one either. Sarri did get a rough time of it from some Chelsea fans, but the reality of it is, he did exactly what Deco listed there in one season. Won a trophy, made another final, got them back into the Champions League all whilst playing in a different style to what Chelsea are used to, with a team that wasn't really his.

    Wonder if he'll want to take Jorginho back with him haha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hermes View Post
    We are changing our manager after 4 seasons. The current Basaksehir coach Abdullah Avcı is the favourite to get the job but there are still speculations of Mircea Lucescu.
    Abdullah Avcı got the job. Have mixed feelings about him because of his bottling habits but at least we will see an organised football in the pitch again instead of relying on individual quality like we've been doing for the past 2 seasons.
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    Sounds like the Sarri deal is progressing and he seems the most likely candidate. And Chelsea are reportedly looking at Javi Gracia of Watford.

    Looks like Barcelona will be sticking with Valverde.
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    Re: Managerial Comings & Goings

    Talk of Mourinho to us today.

    This truly is the wildest timeline. I would obviously love Mourinho as a manager but only if Rafa doesn't want the job on his terms. He's done too much for the club to be tossed to the side to chase Mourinho. But if Rafa is wanting to move on, I guess I'll take Mou Especially since he's always had a soft spot for us and talked about managing us in the past.





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    If there's money to spend, Mourinho will be interested for sure Haha! Rafa has done a good job though, deserves that opportunity to take Newcastle to the next level should the rumoured takeover be completed.


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    Re: Managerial Comings & Goings

    Slaven Bilic just announced as the new West Brom manager. I’m happy enough with that.

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    Slaven Bilic just announced as the new West Brom manager. I’m happy enough with that.
    Seems like a good coup.

    Quite surprised he took a job in the Championship. Thought he might have gone abroad before returning to the Prem eventually.


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    There's a lot of money in the Championship these days so to be honest he's probably better off being there than going elsewhere. If he can pull a Rafa and a Nuno his stock will be high again.
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    Still have mixed feelings about Bilic but best of luck to him.
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