Guys, gals… Ray Parlour says Wenger shouldn’t be sacked without a succession plan.
PUT DOWN THE PHONE IVAN!
“You always worry about which manager comes in next. Who would you have? Jurgen Klopp’s gone to Liverpool, Pep Guardiola to Man City. There aren’t a huge amount of managers out there.
“It’s a big decision they’ve got to make. If you’re going to sack a manager you’ve got to have a plan. And if they don’t have a plan then they’ve got to keep him.”
Earlier on in the conversation, another exPro says like so many other exPros who’d like a job at the club that the manager should be allowed to leave when he wants.
Am I losing my mind here? Am I the only one who thinks that you should only choose when you leave a job if you’re smashing it out of the park? Since when did the manager become more important the club? Quite incredible anyone who has worked in competitive anything could say such a thing.
There are CEO books with chapters dedicated to how you go about sacking your friends when they’re doing a bad job. This idea that because you did something great ten years ago you should be rewarded with a forever contract absolutely baffles me.
What will these players be saying next year of Wenger drops us out of the Champions League and the new manager has no money to spend, a team in the Europa League and a massive overhaul needed? Because let’s be honest, nothing that Wenger has done this season lends itself to him sorting it out over the next three months.
I just shudder to think of the potential mess we’re going to leave the club in for the next manager, whomever that maybe.
But just to recap Ivan, don’t sack Wenger without having a couple of minutes to think about the replacement.
In other news, I took a helluva lot of joy in Spurs dropping two points at home to WBA. Nothing makes me happier than watching Spurs choke. The best chance since 61 and they blew it to a team so bad they made an Arsenal in holiday mode look spectacular. That really was sweet.
‘We’re proud of our lads’
‘We never thought we’d win the league’
‘What have you won?’
Nothing, the same as you lot and that at least makes it a touch bearable.
Interesting that Tony Pulis came out and said that he thought a reason Spurs chunked the league was fatigue. That lightweight squad has done incredible well with injuries this season, but they’ve flogged the shit out that first team 11. What’s exciting for me is the Champions League is super intense from the off… throw in all their boys being in the England starting 11. Well, you could have what happened to Chelsea. They beasted a starting 11 then couldn’t handle the next season.
I’d love that. It’d really make my season. Becuase let’s face it, watching Spurs suffer is probably easier to publicly enjoy than having a top 4 party in secret.
Quite interesting talking to my Uncle who’s a Leeds fan. He’s suffering real bad, I mean, Cellino is an absolute crazy of an owner, apparently challenging Mourinho to take over if he thinks he’s so good. Anyway, his point was that football is all about the party. That’s why you go, to win things and to celebrate with your football pals. His view was that for all the cash and promise, we’ve only had one more party than him in 12 years… which he thought was pretty amusing.
I guess he’s right. Football is about the parties. We haven’t had many parties over the last few year and that’s pretty sad… because we have it all. Leeds don’t have anything at all these days.
I grew up in the great Wenger days. I just remember trophies, watching incredible talent and just loving my football. Such a shame Wenger has taken us to such an average place? Who could have imagined a footballing genius allowing his standards to sink to such mediocrity?
Amazing. I feel for the kids who have to go to the games with their dads now and watch people jeer the team, not turn up and quite possibly thump each other after the game if they’re particularly retarded.
Anyway, enough moaning from me