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AngryAnt

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Ole Goner Solskjaer as Gary Linaker tweeted today.

Feel a bit sorry for the bloke. Anyway, Darren Fletcher as interim. Next season B Rodgers? Zizou also mentioned.
 

jb03

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Ole Goner Solskjaer as Gary Linaker tweeted today.

Feel a bit sorry for the bloke. Anyway, Darren Fletcher as interim. Next season B Rodgers? Zizou also mentioned.
Geez they are brutal. Do they have such a thing as a List Manager or the like at soccer clubs?
 
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Midsy

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Ole Goner Solskjaer as Gary Linaker tweeted today.

Feel a bit sorry for the bloke. Anyway, Darren Fletcher as interim. Next season B Rodgers? Zizou also mentioned.
Just made official. Michael Carrick is interim manager.
 
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taztiger4

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Geez they are brutal. Do they have such a thing as a List Manager or the like at soccer clubs?
They generally have a Sporting Director that overseas recruitment.

The General Managers / CEOs also seem to get involved, Ed Woodward @ ManUre has been a disaster from where I sit
 
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glantone

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What a shame. Felt Ole's management of Man U was a great evener for the comp. The good days might have just come to an end. Expect vast improvement from this mutinous lot of all-stars. Baastids :)
 
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AngryAnt

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They generally have a Sporting Director that overseas recruitment.

The General Managers / CEOs also seem to get involved, Ed Woodward @ ManUre has been a disaster from here I sit

Yes, they didn't have a real director of football. A good director would have acted on the signs earlier and been able to test the manager market. Because they didn't have that, they went with the romance of the club champion returning to coach - and last season they did finish second and made the Europa league final. Ole was a great interim manager - fixed the culture after the toxic Mourinho, got Fernandes, but clearly not an elite tactical manager.

The other big mistakes were signing C-Ron, Sancho. Both good players but they really needed another good centre half (ok they got Varane) and a good attacking full back who can also defend (Wan Bissaka hasn't come on). A good holding midfielder as well. C-Ron has killed the pressing game, and Fernandes has been terrible since Ronaldo joined.

Zidane apparently still can't really speak good English so that will count against him. Still thinking Rodgers.
 
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TigerForce

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Yes, they didn't have a real director of football. A good director would have acted on the signs earlier and been able to test the manager market. Because they didn't have that, they went with the romance of the club champion returning to coach - and last season they did finish second and made the Europa league final. Ole was a great interim manager - fixed the culture after the toxic Mourinho, got Fernandes, but clearly not an elite tactical manager.

The other big mistakes were signing C-Ron, Sancho. Both good players but they really needed another good centre half (ok they got Varane) and a good attacking full back who can also defend (Wan Bissaka hasn't come on). A good holding midfielder as well. C-Ron has killed the pressing game, and Fernandes has been terrible since Ronaldo joined.

Zidane apparently still can't really speak good English so that will count against him. Still thinking Rodgers.
Zidane said "tanks ba nor tanks"
 
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craig

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I can sense Wolves getting beaten by the lowly, second last place Canaries tonight. We are very predictable.
So are they ....they are terrible.

Plus they won last week didn't they?

They get promoted to get a big pay day then happily drop back with the parachute payments dominate the Champo then hop back into the EPL for another big payday.

Its almost their MO.

Surely your Wolverines can grab a Draw away at least.
 

Redford

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So are they ....they are terrible.

Plus they won last week didn't they?

They get promoted to get a big pay day then happily drop back with the parachute payments dominate the Champo then hop back into the EPL for another big payday.

Its almost their MO.

Surely your Wolverines can grab a Draw away at least.
Well, the Wolverines play in a massive game v Ohio State tomorrow but the Wolvies will stuff this up v Norwich I fear.
 

TigerForce

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Norwich v Aston Villa on December 14 will be interesting to see the sacked Villa manager Smith against his previous side and now manager of the Canaries.