Who could be next in the Saints hot seat?

Malky Mackay

Malky Mackay

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The Saints board face a massive decision as they try and find a replacement for Mauricio Pochettino.

They need somebody with the gravitas and vision to quell the sense of unease in the squad and to continue the progress the club have made over the past few years.

They will face the inevitable question as to whether to go for a British manager or to look to someone from overseas.

Here the Daily Echo looks at the bookies’ top tips to take over at St Mary’s and their careers so far:

Malky Mackay

The former Scotland international defender, who won silverware as a player at Celtic, Watford, Norwich and West Ham, has made an impressive breakthrough as a manager.

He landed the job as Watford boss after Brendan Rodgers left for Reading and did a good enough job to convince Cardiff to appoint him as manager in 2011.

Mackay guided his side to a League Cup final and into the Premier League.

However, he was sacked at the end of December after Cardiff were beaten 3-0 at home by Saints.

 

Michael Laudrup

The much decorated former Lazio, Juventus, Barcelona and Real Madrid player has great managerial experience across Europe.

Laudrup took his first steps into the dugout with Brondby before spells with Getafe, Spartak Moscow, Mallorca and then Swansea, where he was appointed in 2012 after Brendan Rodgers moved to Liverpool.

He guided Swansea to the League Cup in 2013 and was credited with a style of football fairly similar to Mauricio Pochettino’s.

Laudrup also picked up Michu for a bargain €2.5m, but was sacked in February.

 

Murat Yakin

Has risen to prominence after guiding FC Basel, with whom he enjoyed his best years as a player, to home and away Champions League victories over Chelsea in 2013.

Yakin has won various domestic cups and titles as both a player and manager with FC Basel but has yet to manage outside of his home country of Switzerland.

 

Rafa Benitez

Has all the experience you could wish for after spells with some of the biggest clubs in the world having won a huge array of trophies.

Benitez began managing at Real Madrid B before stints at Valladolid, Osasuna, Extremadura, Tenerife and Valencia and then moved to England for a six year spell at Liverpool, which included guiding them to the Champions League.

He went on to manage Inter Milan, Chelsea on a temporary basis, and is now at Napoli but is said to be keen on a return to the Premier League.

 

Roberto Di Matteo

Was regularly linked to the Saints managerial post when Nicola Cortese was the club’s executive chairman.

The former Italian international, best known for his spell at Chelsea, has managed at three clubs in England with MK Dons, West Brom and Chelsea.

As Chelsea’s interim boss he led the club to the FA Cup and Champions League titles, but has been out of work since being appointed permanently and then sacked by the club.

 

Steve McClaren

May not have enjoyed the best of times as England manager but it was domestic spells as assistant to Alex Ferguson at Manchester United and as boss of Middlesbrough that won him the chance to lead his country.

Has managed abroad as well with spells in Holland at FC Twente and VFL Wolfsburg in Germany as well as a brief spell at Nottingham Forest before landing the job at Derby last September.

He led them to the play-off final this season but they were beaten by QPR.

 

Alan Pardew

Well known to Saints fans for his spell in charge of the club.

The former Crystal Palace player has enjoyed a good managerial career with Reading, West Ham, Charlton, Saints and Newcastle, though his stock has taken a hit with the Magpies.

At Saints he was credited with building up much of the squad and ethos that still exists today and creating the platform to launch them from League One back to the Premier League.

He was sacked by Nicola Cortese and replaced by Nigel Adkins but did win the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.

 

Paco Jemez

The former Spanish international centre half has managed a string of clubs in Spain and has made a name for himself after a good spell in charge of Rayo Vallecano where he is under contract for one more year.

 

David Moyes

Technically on the market after his sacking from Manchester United, but unclear how soon he wishes to return to management after his spell at Old Trafford.

Moyes famously cut his teeth as manager at Preston before a hugely impressive 11 years at Everton where he regularly had them fighting slightly above their weight.

Was appointed United manager after Alex Ferguson’s retirement but had a nightmare first season and was axed before the end of the campaign.

 

Eddie Howe

Is rated as one of the brightest young managers in the game, but hasn’t had any top level experience yet.

Howe is a legend at Bournemouth where he was a classy and reliable centre half and has thrived as manager in two spells with the club.

He led them to promotion to League One in 2010 before a stint as Burnley manager.

Howe returned to the Cherries in 2012 and led them into the Championship where they are doing superbly, all of which has been achieved on a shoestring budget.

 

Neil Lennon

The former Northern Ireland international has proved a huge success as a manager at Celtic but has now quit the Scottish giants after four years in charge.

As a player the midfielder won the League Cup with Leicester and a host of domestic honours with Celtic.As the club’s manager he won three back-to-back Scottish Premier League titles and two Scottish Cups.

 

Tim Sherwood

His first experience of management ended on a sour note when he was sacked by Tottenham two days after the end of the season.

Sherwood, who won the Premier League title with Blackburn as a player, was appointed Spurs boss in December after the departure of Andre Villas-Boas.

He won half of his 28 games in charge but his outspoken nature is reported to have ruffled a few feathers at White Hart Lane and he was given the sack quickly after the campaign came to an end.

 

Gus Poyet

Had a glittering career as a player but has a bit of a chequered history with Saints as he became something of a hate figure when he was Brighton manager as the clubs were rivals going up through the divisions.

Brighton pipped Nigel Adkins’ Saints to the League One title in 2011 but after leaving the club under something of a cloud he was appointed Sunderland boss in October with the sole aim of keeping them up, which he managed to do with one game remaining.

 

Oscar Garcia

Garcia is a much sought after manager at the moment after leaving Brighton at the end of the season.

Garcia had a playing career that included stints at Barcelona and Espanyol.

His management career saw him start at Macabi Tel Aviv in Israel before switching to Brighton, who he guided to the play-offs.

He resigned following their semi-final exit and is now being heavily linked with the vacancies at Celtic and Malaga.

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7:10am Wed 28 May 14

saint phil says...

RAFA BENITEZ No Way.
RAFA BENITEZ No Way. saint phil
  • Score: -9

7:24am Wed 28 May 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

Not a great lover of the Saints due to the odd kn0bbers trolling our site and of course a bit 'smaller-club syndrome' but do sympathise with your current plight. It does feel like MP has dumped on you lot but I suppose there's probably more to this than we know.

Hope you find the right manager and soon otherwise it seems a player exodus is inevitable (proceeds to Lallana_fund@afcb.co
.uk please). Some interesting names above, MacKay, Lennon, Sherwood, Poyet, Garcia all sound like very good prospects, all is not lost

Hands off our Eddie please though TBH I'm not sure he's the best fit for you at the moment with the other names that are in the frame.
UTCIAD
Not a great lover of the Saints due to the odd kn0bbers trolling our site and of course a bit 'smaller-club syndrome' but do sympathise with your current plight. It does feel like MP has dumped on you lot but I suppose there's probably more to this than we know. Hope you find the right manager and soon otherwise it seems a player exodus is inevitable (proceeds to Lallana_fund@afcb.co .uk please). Some interesting names above, MacKay, Lennon, Sherwood, Poyet, Garcia all sound like very good prospects, all is not lost Hands off our Eddie please though TBH I'm not sure he's the best fit for you at the moment with the other names that are in the frame. UTCIAD TedMacsCherryPants
  • Score: 10

7:26am Wed 28 May 14

SPIKEISLANDTRADER says...

Moyes > NO Poyet > NO Pardew > NO
We need a manager with conviction to get us into EUROPE , not 1 that s happy with mid table . Luckily time is on our side , unlike the teams that lost their managers with the season still being played . For god sake SAINTS , choose wisely and make the new era something to cheer about . At least M.P. stayed until the end of the season , so give him that respect , if nothing else !
Moyes > NO Poyet > NO Pardew > NO We need a manager with conviction to get us into EUROPE , not 1 that s happy with mid table . Luckily time is on our side , unlike the teams that lost their managers with the season still being played . For god sake SAINTS , choose wisely and make the new era something to cheer about . At least M.P. stayed until the end of the season , so give him that respect , if nothing else ! SPIKEISLANDTRADER
  • Score: 9

7:29am Wed 28 May 14

Rudolf Hucker says...

I hope Michael Laudrup will be the next Saints manager. His attacking and passing from the back style is the same as Mopo's. Cant see AP returning, unless we had a team of gay men. The only other candidate imo would be Malky Mackay.
I hope Michael Laudrup will be the next Saints manager. His attacking and passing from the back style is the same as Mopo's. Cant see AP returning, unless we had a team of gay men. The only other candidate imo would be Malky Mackay. Rudolf Hucker
  • Score: 9

7:41am Wed 28 May 14

Saint Marlin says...

What about taking a punt on Ryan Giggs ? I know he's Manure through and through, but he's young, ambitious, British, loyal, with European experience, has had the guidance of Fergie, possibly would aid the retention of the younger players and has the potential to attract foreign players. It pains me to say it, but Saints might be a good pitch for him, just a thought!
What about taking a punt on Ryan Giggs ? I know he's Manure through and through, but he's young, ambitious, British, loyal, with European experience, has had the guidance of Fergie, possibly would aid the retention of the younger players and has the potential to attract foreign players. It pains me to say it, but Saints might be a good pitch for him, just a thought! Saint Marlin
  • Score: -49

7:47am Wed 28 May 14

Abbey Saint says...

Needs to be young, dynamic, able to attract one or two good foreign players. continue and improve the way Saints way with our academy & attractive attacking football. They must be able to command the respect of, and keep together the players and team spirit already at the club. And be loyal for longer than a heartbeat. From the Echo list, Murat Jakin, Michael Laudrup, Roberto Di Matteo & Paco Jemez could fit. Unfortunately. no British manager currently available fits the bill, and although successful, I don't believe Rafa is a good fit for Saints, even if he'd consider us. Bearing in mind Poch wasn't popular at first, and Corteze wasn't always flavour of the month, let's cut the board some slack here and see what unfolds.
Needs to be young, dynamic, able to attract one or two good foreign players. continue and improve the way Saints way with our academy & attractive attacking football. They must be able to command the respect of, and keep together the players and team spirit already at the club. And be loyal for longer than a heartbeat. From the Echo list, Murat Jakin, Michael Laudrup, Roberto Di Matteo & Paco Jemez could fit. Unfortunately. no British manager currently available fits the bill, and although successful, I don't believe Rafa is a good fit for Saints, even if he'd consider us. Bearing in mind Poch wasn't popular at first, and Corteze wasn't always flavour of the month, let's cut the board some slack here and see what unfolds. Abbey Saint
  • Score: 17

7:48am Wed 28 May 14

Dorssaints says...

Murat Yakin would take us further. We should expect to see two players leave a season , Ajax do, arsenal do why should we not expect to? We have £50 m to spend with the money from Shaw let's get a keeper left back centre back , striker and winger, 5 players in Lallana and Shaw look likely to go, but we end up stronger and finish above spurs! The future is bright the future is red and white!
Murat Yakin would take us further. We should expect to see two players leave a season , Ajax do, arsenal do why should we not expect to? We have £50 m to spend with the money from Shaw let's get a keeper left back centre back , striker and winger, 5 players in Lallana and Shaw look likely to go, but we end up stronger and finish above spurs! The future is bright the future is red and white! Dorssaints
  • Score: 42

8:17am Wed 28 May 14

alanrr says...

not poyet....not McLaren..yakin for me should please the swiss owner too
not poyet....not McLaren..yakin for me should please the swiss owner too alanrr
  • Score: 19

8:20am Wed 28 May 14

Matty's cousin says...

Don't know much about Yakin, but any of the other top 6 names would be a decent choice, and let's recognise the calibre of manager being linked with us compared to even when Poch was appointed.
I'm disappointed Poch has gone, and would be gutted if Lala left, but there is no real worst case scenario as I can see it here, any player who leaves will go for a big price tag, we'll keep on producing top young players, and will have a quality manager to boot.
For te record, my choice would be Laudrup or McClaren
Don't know much about Yakin, but any of the other top 6 names would be a decent choice, and let's recognise the calibre of manager being linked with us compared to even when Poch was appointed. I'm disappointed Poch has gone, and would be gutted if Lala left, but there is no real worst case scenario as I can see it here, any player who leaves will go for a big price tag, we'll keep on producing top young players, and will have a quality manager to boot. For te record, my choice would be Laudrup or McClaren Matty's cousin
  • Score: 2

8:22am Wed 28 May 14

Tony in Liberia says...

Once the dust has settled, is it too early to start the "Poch was actually a bit cr*p" backlash? Yes, we dominated possession, and played some lovely football, but our lack of killer instinct to put games to bed when we were on top, and our Achilles heel of letting games slip away that we were ahead in, were what cost us another couple of places. All Poch seemed able to do was say that "we should of won", but he was unable to address the problems that meant we didn't.

I'd go for Benetiz, if he was at all interested, although I don't expect he'd stay more than one or two seasons, or Yakin, who beat Chelsea home and away with Basel, whereas we could hardly beat any of the teams of above us.
Once the dust has settled, is it too early to start the "Poch was actually a bit cr*p" backlash? Yes, we dominated possession, and played some lovely football, but our lack of killer instinct to put games to bed when we were on top, and our Achilles heel of letting games slip away that we were ahead in, were what cost us another couple of places. All Poch seemed able to do was say that "we should of won", but he was unable to address the problems that meant we didn't. I'd go for Benetiz, if he was at all interested, although I don't expect he'd stay more than one or two seasons, or Yakin, who beat Chelsea home and away with Basel, whereas we could hardly beat any of the teams of above us. Tony in Liberia
  • Score: 22

8:27am Wed 28 May 14

costa gaz says...

The board have probably known about Pochettino leaving for sometime now, so I would expect the new guy to be named within a couple of days.
However I do not have the greatest confidence in our new board of directors so we could be in for a bit of soap opera style nail biting wait, with a number of our top players leaving for big clubs

We'll need some one who can get the best of a squad of mediocre players on a tight budget.... David Moyes fits the bill, forget the disaster at Man U, he was fantastic at Everton and 8 months at Old Trafford with huge boots to fill should not ruined his reputation.
The board have probably known about Pochettino leaving for sometime now, so I would expect the new guy to be named within a couple of days. However I do not have the greatest confidence in our new board of directors so we could be in for a bit of soap opera style nail biting wait, with a number of our top players leaving for big clubs We'll need some one who can get the best of a squad of mediocre players on a tight budget.... David Moyes fits the bill, forget the disaster at Man U, he was fantastic at Everton and 8 months at Old Trafford with huge boots to fill should not ruined his reputation. costa gaz
  • Score: 0

8:29am Wed 28 May 14

Saintsayer II says...

Lots of good coaches to chose from Many will want to come here with the top class facility we offer
For me Sammy Hyppia from Leverkusen
Lots of good coaches to chose from Many will want to come here with the top class facility we offer For me Sammy Hyppia from Leverkusen Saintsayer II
  • Score: -15

8:34am Wed 28 May 14

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. says...

There are some good candidates being put forward. The Board need to be decisive and get a TOP EUROPEAN MANAGER in place

Avoid the kneejerk - but dwelling too long witll cause unease in the dressing room and we need to sort out our Targets for next season.#

PRIORITIES :

1. NEW MANAGER
2. VISION FROM THE MANAGEMENT TEAM AND BOARD AND EUROPEAN FOOTBALL AS AN AIM.
3. KEEP ALL OUR PLAYERS.
4. URGENTLY GET A TOP STRIKER IN.
5. GET CB IN AND A GOALIE TO BUILD MORE PREMIER LEAGUE POINTS FOR PROGRESS.

MP probably proved to be a corrosive influence in the dressing Room during the period once NC exited. He showed very little passion on the touchline and he chose to feather his own nest. He played attractive possesion football - but was unbale to secure players and gave us the Dani headache. MP should have achieved a Wembley Appearnace for Saints and his Team will get found out at Spuds.

WE MOVE ON - AND QUICKLY.

START THE PROCESS AND GET A QUALITY MANAGER IN PLACE AS SOON AS WE CAN.

The World Cup will give the Club breathing space with agents etc



l
There are some good candidates being put forward. The Board need to be decisive and get a TOP EUROPEAN MANAGER in place Avoid the kneejerk - but dwelling too long witll cause unease in the dressing room and we need to sort out our Targets for next season.# PRIORITIES : 1. NEW MANAGER 2. VISION FROM THE MANAGEMENT TEAM AND BOARD AND EUROPEAN FOOTBALL AS AN AIM. 3. KEEP ALL OUR PLAYERS. 4. URGENTLY GET A TOP STRIKER IN. 5. GET CB IN AND A GOALIE TO BUILD MORE PREMIER LEAGUE POINTS FOR PROGRESS. MP probably proved to be a corrosive influence in the dressing Room during the period once NC exited. He showed very little passion on the touchline and he chose to feather his own nest. He played attractive possesion football - but was unbale to secure players and gave us the Dani headache. MP should have achieved a Wembley Appearnace for Saints and his Team will get found out at Spuds. WE MOVE ON - AND QUICKLY. START THE PROCESS AND GET A QUALITY MANAGER IN PLACE AS SOON AS WE CAN. The World Cup will give the Club breathing space with agents etc l The Rise of The Foot Soldier.
  • Score: 2

8:34am Wed 28 May 14

legh_langston says...

Neil Lennon. Still young. Ambitious & left Celtic for the right reasons - not sacked like most of the other names suggested!
Neil Lennon. Still young. Ambitious & left Celtic for the right reasons - not sacked like most of the other names suggested! legh_langston
  • Score: -32

8:35am Wed 28 May 14

chapelsaint says...

Whoever we end up with it will have been the decision of the "board" who (it appears) seem to know b%gger all about football and even less about man management. As for the "motivational speaker", I have come across them in industry and they all seem to talk out of their backsides.
Whoever we end up with it will have been the decision of the "board" who (it appears) seem to know b%gger all about football and even less about man management. As for the "motivational speaker", I have come across them in industry and they all seem to talk out of their backsides. chapelsaint
  • Score: 0

8:35am Wed 28 May 14

batesieboy says...

saint phil wrote:
RAFA BENITEZ No Way.
Why not?
[quote][p][bold]saint phil[/bold] wrote: RAFA BENITEZ No Way.[/p][/quote]Why not? batesieboy
  • Score: 13

8:41am Wed 28 May 14

costa gaz says...

costa gaz wrote:
The board have probably known about Pochettino leaving for sometime now, so I would expect the new guy to be named within a couple of days.
However I do not have the greatest confidence in our new board of directors so we could be in for a bit of soap opera style nail biting wait, with a number of our top players leaving for big clubs

We'll need some one who can get the best of a squad of mediocre players on a tight budget.... David Moyes fits the bill, forget the disaster at Man U, he was fantastic at Everton and 8 months at Old Trafford with huge boots to fill should not ruined his reputation.
One more name I 'd throw into the ring would be Mike Phelan, whilst SAF took all the plaudits for their success, Phelan was the one coaching the side, picking the team during his last 5 years at the club... could be an interesting choice.
Obviously IMHO
[quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: The board have probably known about Pochettino leaving for sometime now, so I would expect the new guy to be named within a couple of days. However I do not have the greatest confidence in our new board of directors so we could be in for a bit of soap opera style nail biting wait, with a number of our top players leaving for big clubs We'll need some one who can get the best of a squad of mediocre players on a tight budget.... David Moyes fits the bill, forget the disaster at Man U, he was fantastic at Everton and 8 months at Old Trafford with huge boots to fill should not ruined his reputation.[/p][/quote]One more name I 'd throw into the ring would be Mike Phelan, whilst SAF took all the plaudits for their success, Phelan was the one coaching the side, picking the team during his last 5 years at the club... could be an interesting choice. Obviously IMHO costa gaz
  • Score: 2

8:45am Wed 28 May 14

Outside of the Box says...

Under Poch we had 58.7% possession on average over the season, we lacked finishing quality so we need a manager with the killer instinct that allows players to take a shot from outside the box and not try to walk in to the net.
For me, Laudrup is a quality manager who left Swansea under a cloud so he has a point to prove, Murat Yakin is unknown outside Swiss league ala Poch and Adkins, Oscar Garcia plays the way we do and wants the job, so one of those three and not Monkey Boy Poyet (please God not him).

I believe the Board should take a few days to consider their list of candidates and appoint as soon as possible, I cannot handle a long drawn out process which allows the media sl4gs to unsettle our star players further.

Hoping a the new man will bring a new future with ideas to the same old players.
Under Poch we had 58.7% possession on average over the season, we lacked finishing quality so we need a manager with the killer instinct that allows players to take a shot from outside the box and not try to walk in to the net. For me, Laudrup is a quality manager who left Swansea under a cloud so he has a point to prove, Murat Yakin is unknown outside Swiss league ala Poch and Adkins, Oscar Garcia plays the way we do and wants the job, so one of those three and not Monkey Boy Poyet (please God not him). I believe the Board should take a few days to consider their list of candidates and appoint as soon as possible, I cannot handle a long drawn out process which allows the media sl4gs to unsettle our star players further. Hoping a the new man will bring a new future with ideas to the same old players. Outside of the Box
  • Score: 6

8:50am Wed 28 May 14

pitbull says...

This last few weeks has felt like I had suspicions my girlfriend was cheating on me and then yesterday it all came true and she packed her bags and left.
I felt hurt.

Today, I feel better, I still have my house and my car, all my friends and my family and she even left my bank balance a bit more healthier.
My family are setting me up on a blind date with a stunning new girlfriend who just might be a bit more special than the last one, and she won't run off with the first guy that winks at her, hopefully.

I like the sound of Yakin, if not Benitez or maybe even Laudrup.

AND THE BOARD MUST NOT SELL ANY SAINTS PLAYERS TO THE SPUDS
This last few weeks has felt like I had suspicions my girlfriend was cheating on me and then yesterday it all came true and she packed her bags and left. I felt hurt. Today, I feel better, I still have my house and my car, all my friends and my family and she even left my bank balance a bit more healthier. My family are setting me up on a blind date with a stunning new girlfriend who just might be a bit more special than the last one, and she won't run off with the first guy that winks at her, hopefully. I like the sound of Yakin, if not Benitez or maybe even Laudrup. AND THE BOARD MUST NOT SELL ANY SAINTS PLAYERS TO THE SPUDS pitbull
  • Score: 29

8:50am Wed 28 May 14

NC Fan4Life says...

MoPo has taken his 3 coaches with him and we have just sacked Dodd & Williams so it is not just a new manager it is a whole coaching team that is needed. Also the new manager & team will be tasked with influencing the whole football side of the club, not just the first team.
It will be a missed opportunity to break this young squad up but the future is still bright.
A manager of Benitez stature and experience would be best suited to the role. The manager also needs to be a very good man manager, (not sure Laundrup is), experienced and a good leader of a large new backroom team. David Moyes probably needs a break. Not sure about the others listed, but if they have not already got someone lined up then they need to do so quickly.
Whoever is appointed will show us fans and the players what ambitions Katharina, Ralph & Les Reed have for the club. This is their real test.
MoPo has taken his 3 coaches with him and we have just sacked Dodd & Williams so it is not just a new manager it is a whole coaching team that is needed. Also the new manager & team will be tasked with influencing the whole football side of the club, not just the first team. It will be a missed opportunity to break this young squad up but the future is still bright. A manager of Benitez stature and experience would be best suited to the role. The manager also needs to be a very good man manager, (not sure Laundrup is), experienced and a good leader of a large new backroom team. David Moyes probably needs a break. Not sure about the others listed, but if they have not already got someone lined up then they need to do so quickly. Whoever is appointed will show us fans and the players what ambitions Katharina, Ralph & Les Reed have for the club. This is their real test. NC Fan4Life
  • Score: 7

8:54am Wed 28 May 14

milton road says...

Still see Poch as a Judas. I don't som much wish him bad luck but i hope we can prove he was wrong to leave us.
I am hoping the baord haven't just sat on their butts whilst this has been going on and drawn up a short list of managers they want.
Benetiz would be good but he is a big club manager and is unlikely to come to us.
Moyes is a proven manager in this league and had to work on a small transfer budget with Everton which would appeal to our board. He has the potential to lead us forward. I am not reading too much into his time at Utd, where he had several players a year too old and tremendous pressure.
Luadrop suffered because of the Europa league and a small squad, he is a man of similar ilk to Poch.
Some of the names on that list scare me, the worng appointment here and we are going to lose more players.
Still see Poch as a Judas. I don't som much wish him bad luck but i hope we can prove he was wrong to leave us. I am hoping the baord haven't just sat on their butts whilst this has been going on and drawn up a short list of managers they want. Benetiz would be good but he is a big club manager and is unlikely to come to us. Moyes is a proven manager in this league and had to work on a small transfer budget with Everton which would appeal to our board. He has the potential to lead us forward. I am not reading too much into his time at Utd, where he had several players a year too old and tremendous pressure. Luadrop suffered because of the Europa league and a small squad, he is a man of similar ilk to Poch. Some of the names on that list scare me, the worng appointment here and we are going to lose more players. milton road
  • Score: 9

8:56am Wed 28 May 14

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. says...

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. wrote:
There are some good candidates being put forward. The Board need to be decisive and get a TOP EUROPEAN MANAGER in place Avoid the kneejerk - but dwelling too long witll cause unease in the dressing room and we need to sort out our Targets for next season.# PRIORITIES : 1. NEW MANAGER 2. VISION FROM THE MANAGEMENT TEAM AND BOARD AND EUROPEAN FOOTBALL AS AN AIM. 3. KEEP ALL OUR PLAYERS. 4. URGENTLY GET A TOP STRIKER IN. 5. GET CB IN AND A GOALIE TO BUILD MORE PREMIER LEAGUE POINTS FOR PROGRESS. MP probably proved to be a corrosive influence in the dressing Room during the period once NC exited. He showed very little passion on the touchline and he chose to feather his own nest. He played attractive possesion football - but was unbale to secure players and gave us the Dani headache. MP should have achieved a Wembley Appearnace for Saints and his Team will get found out at Spuds. WE MOVE ON - AND QUICKLY. START THE PROCESS AND GET A QUALITY MANAGER IN PLACE AS SOON AS WE CAN. The World Cup will give the Club breathing space with agents etc l
Oh and we need the very important OSPRAY SAINT (IN CAPS LOCK) back with his selective thumbs down and his wittering about incorrect spelling.

LOL
[quote][p][bold]The Rise of The Foot Soldier.[/bold] wrote: There are some good candidates being put forward. The Board need to be decisive and get a TOP EUROPEAN MANAGER in place Avoid the kneejerk - but dwelling too long witll cause unease in the dressing room and we need to sort out our Targets for next season.# PRIORITIES : 1. NEW MANAGER 2. VISION FROM THE MANAGEMENT TEAM AND BOARD AND EUROPEAN FOOTBALL AS AN AIM. 3. KEEP ALL OUR PLAYERS. 4. URGENTLY GET A TOP STRIKER IN. 5. GET CB IN AND A GOALIE TO BUILD MORE PREMIER LEAGUE POINTS FOR PROGRESS. MP probably proved to be a corrosive influence in the dressing Room during the period once NC exited. He showed very little passion on the touchline and he chose to feather his own nest. He played attractive possesion football - but was unbale to secure players and gave us the Dani headache. MP should have achieved a Wembley Appearnace for Saints and his Team will get found out at Spuds. WE MOVE ON - AND QUICKLY. START THE PROCESS AND GET A QUALITY MANAGER IN PLACE AS SOON AS WE CAN. The World Cup will give the Club breathing space with agents etc l[/p][/quote]Oh and we need the very important OSPRAY SAINT (IN CAPS LOCK) back with his selective thumbs down and his wittering about incorrect spelling. LOL The Rise of The Foot Soldier.
  • Score: 0

9:00am Wed 28 May 14

ere-we-go says...

This is a set back but not yet a disaster.

Saints are on the cusp of something big and the whole country knows it.

My message to the club is simple, choose wisely and we will be OK, make the wrong choice and all the hard work will have been in vein as we come crashing back down to earth.

The next manager needs not only to be of a similar mold to Poch, but is someone who is prepared to stick around for longer than a season and integrate our academy players into the 1st team.
This is a set back but not yet a disaster. Saints are on the cusp of something big and the whole country knows it. My message to the club is simple, choose wisely and we will be OK, make the wrong choice and all the hard work will have been in vein as we come crashing back down to earth. The next manager needs not only to be of a similar mold to Poch, but is someone who is prepared to stick around for longer than a season and integrate our academy players into the 1st team. ere-we-go
  • Score: 7

9:00am Wed 28 May 14

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. says...

batesieboy wrote:
saint phil wrote: RAFA BENITEZ No Way.
Why not?
Why ???
[quote][p][bold]batesieboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saint phil[/bold] wrote: RAFA BENITEZ No Way.[/p][/quote]Why not?[/p][/quote]Why ??? The Rise of The Foot Soldier.
  • Score: 1

9:02am Wed 28 May 14

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. says...

chapelsaint wrote:
Whoever we end up with it will have been the decision of the "board" who (it appears) seem to know b%gger all about football and even less about man management. As for the "motivational speaker", I have come across them in industry and they all seem to talk out of their backsides.
Fair one !!!
[quote][p][bold]chapelsaint[/bold] wrote: Whoever we end up with it will have been the decision of the "board" who (it appears) seem to know b%gger all about football and even less about man management. As for the "motivational speaker", I have come across them in industry and they all seem to talk out of their backsides.[/p][/quote]Fair one !!! The Rise of The Foot Soldier.
  • Score: -1

9:03am Wed 28 May 14

Shrewdsaint says...

Ronald Koeman's gone from nowhere to second favourite with the bookies. Someone knows something, maybe. Still Yakin for me.
Ronald Koeman's gone from nowhere to second favourite with the bookies. Someone knows something, maybe. Still Yakin for me. Shrewdsaint
  • Score: 4

9:08am Wed 28 May 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

Whoever it is, he'll get my support, even if he's one of those above who I wouldn't want if he was the last football manager standing.

I know very little about Yakin, but he does seem to have that little extra something which might show ambition.
Whoever it is, he'll get my support, even if he's one of those above who I wouldn't want if he was the last football manager standing. I know very little about Yakin, but he does seem to have that little extra something which might show ambition. Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 6

9:14am Wed 28 May 14

Optimist says...

Yakin gets my vote. Champions league experience, Swiss, knows when to attack & when to defend, big name for the future, winner O:-)
Yakin gets my vote. Champions league experience, Swiss, knows when to attack & when to defend, big name for the future, winner O:-) Optimist
  • Score: 10

9:21am Wed 28 May 14

Wembley76 says...

Why is Yakin the favourite....mixed performances in a league which is v different from the English Premier? Surely we need pan- European experience, if not Premier Lge experience, to be able to properly guide the team and attract the right level of new players? Do we know why he left Basle?
I would much prefer Koeman (Echo have not even mentioned him) or Laudrup, not sure if Benitez or Moyes would come to St Mary's...but you never know!!
Why is Yakin the favourite....mixed performances in a league which is v different from the English Premier? Surely we need pan- European experience, if not Premier Lge experience, to be able to properly guide the team and attract the right level of new players? Do we know why he left Basle? I would much prefer Koeman (Echo have not even mentioned him) or Laudrup, not sure if Benitez or Moyes would come to St Mary's...but you never know!! Wembley76
  • Score: 0

9:23am Wed 28 May 14

donni1437 says...

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. wrote:
batesieboy wrote:
saint phil wrote: RAFA BENITEZ No Way.
Why not?
Why ???
Proven track record in premier league and Europe, but the football would not be so good to watch. But I think he'd be too expensive. I expect we'll go down the cheaper, younger root.

Whoever comes in the expectations on him will be massive, talk of getting into Europe and such is crazy seeing as we'll probably see some players leave this summer and for how well we played last year the reality is we finished 16 points below Everton in 5th. If this team with a great manager like Poch could only get that near to Everton what are we expecting next season? With a new manager and new players potentially.

I really don't see how Poch and Spurs are a good fit? Will the big name stars buy into his philosophy, but hey he's welcome to them if he didn't want to stay with us. It's a weird one as obviously we're not happy to see Poch leave and I expect quite a few Spurs fans aren't over the moon with seeing a manager like Poch, with no track record to speak of, come to their club.
[quote][p][bold]The Rise of The Foot Soldier.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]batesieboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saint phil[/bold] wrote: RAFA BENITEZ No Way.[/p][/quote]Why not?[/p][/quote]Why ???[/p][/quote]Proven track record in premier league and Europe, but the football would not be so good to watch. But I think he'd be too expensive. I expect we'll go down the cheaper, younger root. Whoever comes in the expectations on him will be massive, talk of getting into Europe and such is crazy seeing as we'll probably see some players leave this summer and for how well we played last year the reality is we finished 16 points below Everton in 5th. If this team with a great manager like Poch could only get that near to Everton what are we expecting next season? With a new manager and new players potentially. I really don't see how Poch and Spurs are a good fit? Will the big name stars buy into his philosophy, but hey he's welcome to them if he didn't want to stay with us. It's a weird one as obviously we're not happy to see Poch leave and I expect quite a few Spurs fans aren't over the moon with seeing a manager like Poch, with no track record to speak of, come to their club. donni1437
  • Score: 3

9:25am Wed 28 May 14

adamello says...

Saint Marlin wrote:
What about taking a punt on Ryan Giggs ? I know he's Manure through and through, but he's young, ambitious, British, loyal, with European experience, has had the guidance of Fergie, possibly would aid the retention of the younger players and has the potential to attract foreign players. It pains me to say it, but Saints might be a good pitch for him, just a thought!
cos he's taken the Asst Manager Role at Man Utd?
[quote][p][bold]Saint Marlin[/bold] wrote: What about taking a punt on Ryan Giggs ? I know he's Manure through and through, but he's young, ambitious, British, loyal, with European experience, has had the guidance of Fergie, possibly would aid the retention of the younger players and has the potential to attract foreign players. It pains me to say it, but Saints might be a good pitch for him, just a thought![/p][/quote]cos he's taken the Asst Manager Role at Man Utd? adamello
  • Score: 0

9:25am Wed 28 May 14

Wembley76 says...

Optimist wrote:
Yakin gets my vote. Champions league experience, Swiss, knows when to attack & when to defend, big name for the future, winner O:-)
What is your vote based on? I cannot find much information / evidence to suggest that he is the best choice in comparison with other candidates....a couple of wins vs Chelsea says v little...The Swiss domestic league is 'light years' behind the Prem lge....do we need another Pepe Mel?
[quote][p][bold]Optimist[/bold] wrote: Yakin gets my vote. Champions league experience, Swiss, knows when to attack & when to defend, big name for the future, winner O:-)[/p][/quote]What is your vote based on? I cannot find much information / evidence to suggest that he is the best choice in comparison with other candidates....a couple of wins vs Chelsea says v little...The Swiss domestic league is 'light years' behind the Prem lge....do we need another Pepe Mel? Wembley76
  • Score: -1

9:28am Wed 28 May 14

Wembley76 says...

donni1437 wrote:
The Rise of The Foot Soldier. wrote:
batesieboy wrote:
saint phil wrote: RAFA BENITEZ No Way.
Why not?
Why ???
Proven track record in premier league and Europe, but the football would not be so good to watch. But I think he'd be too expensive. I expect we'll go down the cheaper, younger root.

Whoever comes in the expectations on him will be massive, talk of getting into Europe and such is crazy seeing as we'll probably see some players leave this summer and for how well we played last year the reality is we finished 16 points below Everton in 5th. If this team with a great manager like Poch could only get that near to Everton what are we expecting next season? With a new manager and new players potentially.

I really don't see how Poch and Spurs are a good fit? Will the big name stars buy into his philosophy, but hey he's welcome to them if he didn't want to stay with us. It's a weird one as obviously we're not happy to see Poch leave and I expect quite a few Spurs fans aren't over the moon with seeing a manager like Poch, with no track record to speak of, come to their club.
Benitez would be a great acquisition...his record speaks for itself...band even at Chelsea with all the 'stick he got' (unfairly) he did v well....but frankly it is unlikely we have the resources to match his ambition....
[quote][p][bold]donni1437[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Rise of The Foot Soldier.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]batesieboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saint phil[/bold] wrote: RAFA BENITEZ No Way.[/p][/quote]Why not?[/p][/quote]Why ???[/p][/quote]Proven track record in premier league and Europe, but the football would not be so good to watch. But I think he'd be too expensive. I expect we'll go down the cheaper, younger root. Whoever comes in the expectations on him will be massive, talk of getting into Europe and such is crazy seeing as we'll probably see some players leave this summer and for how well we played last year the reality is we finished 16 points below Everton in 5th. If this team with a great manager like Poch could only get that near to Everton what are we expecting next season? With a new manager and new players potentially. I really don't see how Poch and Spurs are a good fit? Will the big name stars buy into his philosophy, but hey he's welcome to them if he didn't want to stay with us. It's a weird one as obviously we're not happy to see Poch leave and I expect quite a few Spurs fans aren't over the moon with seeing a manager like Poch, with no track record to speak of, come to their club.[/p][/quote]Benitez would be a great acquisition...his record speaks for itself...band even at Chelsea with all the 'stick he got' (unfairly) he did v well....but frankly it is unlikely we have the resources to match his ambition.... Wembley76
  • Score: 1

9:31am Wed 28 May 14

adamello says...

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. wrote:
batesieboy wrote:
saint phil wrote: RAFA BENITEZ No Way.
Why not?
Why ???
1. Premier League Experience
2. Longevity (6 Years at Liverpool)
3. Champions League Winner
[quote][p][bold]The Rise of The Foot Soldier.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]batesieboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saint phil[/bold] wrote: RAFA BENITEZ No Way.[/p][/quote]Why not?[/p][/quote]Why ???[/p][/quote]1. Premier League Experience 2. Longevity (6 Years at Liverpool) 3. Champions League Winner adamello
  • Score: 7

9:35am Wed 28 May 14

donni1437 says...

Wembley76 wrote:
donni1437 wrote:
The Rise of The Foot Soldier. wrote:
batesieboy wrote:
saint phil wrote: RAFA BENITEZ No Way.
Why not?
Why ???
Proven track record in premier league and Europe, but the football would not be so good to watch. But I think he'd be too expensive. I expect we'll go down the cheaper, younger root.

Whoever comes in the expectations on him will be massive, talk of getting into Europe and such is crazy seeing as we'll probably see some players leave this summer and for how well we played last year the reality is we finished 16 points below Everton in 5th. If this team with a great manager like Poch could only get that near to Everton what are we expecting next season? With a new manager and new players potentially.

I really don't see how Poch and Spurs are a good fit? Will the big name stars buy into his philosophy, but hey he's welcome to them if he didn't want to stay with us. It's a weird one as obviously we're not happy to see Poch leave and I expect quite a few Spurs fans aren't over the moon with seeing a manager like Poch, with no track record to speak of, come to their club.
Benitez would be a great acquisition...his record speaks for itself...band even at Chelsea with all the 'stick he got' (unfairly) he did v well....but frankly it is unlikely we have the resources to match his ambition....
Agreed I would not be upset if Rafa was given the job, but I don't see it happening.
[quote][p][bold]Wembley76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]donni1437[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Rise of The Foot Soldier.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]batesieboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saint phil[/bold] wrote: RAFA BENITEZ No Way.[/p][/quote]Why not?[/p][/quote]Why ???[/p][/quote]Proven track record in premier league and Europe, but the football would not be so good to watch. But I think he'd be too expensive. I expect we'll go down the cheaper, younger root. Whoever comes in the expectations on him will be massive, talk of getting into Europe and such is crazy seeing as we'll probably see some players leave this summer and for how well we played last year the reality is we finished 16 points below Everton in 5th. If this team with a great manager like Poch could only get that near to Everton what are we expecting next season? With a new manager and new players potentially. I really don't see how Poch and Spurs are a good fit? Will the big name stars buy into his philosophy, but hey he's welcome to them if he didn't want to stay with us. It's a weird one as obviously we're not happy to see Poch leave and I expect quite a few Spurs fans aren't over the moon with seeing a manager like Poch, with no track record to speak of, come to their club.[/p][/quote]Benitez would be a great acquisition...his record speaks for itself...band even at Chelsea with all the 'stick he got' (unfairly) he did v well....but frankly it is unlikely we have the resources to match his ambition....[/p][/quote]Agreed I would not be upset if Rafa was given the job, but I don't see it happening. donni1437
  • Score: 4

9:43am Wed 28 May 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
Not a great lover of the Saints due to the odd kn0bbers trolling our site and of course a bit 'smaller-club syndrome' but do sympathise with your current plight. It does feel like MP has dumped on you lot but I suppose there's probably more to this than we know.

Hope you find the right manager and soon otherwise it seems a player exodus is inevitable (proceeds to Lallana_fund@afcb.co

.uk please). Some interesting names above, MacKay, Lennon, Sherwood, Poyet, Garcia all sound like very good prospects, all is not lost

Hands off our Eddie please though TBH I'm not sure he's the best fit for you at the moment with the other names that are in the frame.
UTCIAD
Thanks. Most Saints fans like to see the Cherries do well.

As for the 'kn0bber Saints' you see on your site, don't worry, for each one of them there will be one of yours on here - alas. That's life!

Anyway, I don't think Howe will be leaving you for us, but your concern is a reminder to us Saints fans that for every Saints player or manager who leaves us for a 'bigger' club, there's going to be a new Saints player that has come to us from a 'smaller' club. That's just how it is.

Good luck for next season.
[quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: Not a great lover of the Saints due to the odd kn0bbers trolling our site and of course a bit 'smaller-club syndrome' but do sympathise with your current plight. It does feel like MP has dumped on you lot but I suppose there's probably more to this than we know. Hope you find the right manager and soon otherwise it seems a player exodus is inevitable (proceeds to Lallana_fund@afcb.co .uk please). Some interesting names above, MacKay, Lennon, Sherwood, Poyet, Garcia all sound like very good prospects, all is not lost Hands off our Eddie please though TBH I'm not sure he's the best fit for you at the moment with the other names that are in the frame. UTCIAD[/p][/quote]Thanks. Most Saints fans like to see the Cherries do well. As for the 'kn0bber Saints' you see on your site, don't worry, for each one of them there will be one of yours on here - alas. That's life! Anyway, I don't think Howe will be leaving you for us, but your concern is a reminder to us Saints fans that for every Saints player or manager who leaves us for a 'bigger' club, there's going to be a new Saints player that has come to us from a 'smaller' club. That's just how it is. Good luck for next season. Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 7

9:51am Wed 28 May 14

Blackknight says...

Dear Mr. Krueger,

Anyone but Steve McClaren.
Dear Mr. Krueger, Anyone but Steve McClaren. Blackknight
  • Score: 11

9:57am Wed 28 May 14

SouthamptonLegend says...

Saint Marlin wrote:
What about taking a punt on Ryan Giggs ? I know he's Manure through and through, but he's young, ambitious, British, loyal, with European experience, has had the guidance of Fergie, possibly would aid the retention of the younger players and has the potential to attract foreign players. It pains me to say it, but Saints might be a good pitch for him, just a thought!
At the gym yesterday I overheard some blokes chatting about who they'd like to come in... The younger guys were more clued up but the old guy had no clue, he said "I'd like to see ROY KEANE come in, he's a good manager..." seriously, wtf?! Our players are softer than Mr Soft, Keane would at them for breakfast! Then he said "Or maybe someone who knows how to work with the young players - who's the England under 21 manager?" SOUTHGATE?!? "No the other one, Pearce..." STUART PEARCE??? Jesus Christ I had to hold myself back from laughing AND slapping him.
[quote][p][bold]Saint Marlin[/bold] wrote: What about taking a punt on Ryan Giggs ? I know he's Manure through and through, but he's young, ambitious, British, loyal, with European experience, has had the guidance of Fergie, possibly would aid the retention of the younger players and has the potential to attract foreign players. It pains me to say it, but Saints might be a good pitch for him, just a thought![/p][/quote]At the gym yesterday I overheard some blokes chatting about who they'd like to come in... The younger guys were more clued up but the old guy had no clue, he said "I'd like to see ROY KEANE come in, he's a good manager..." seriously, wtf?! Our players are softer than Mr Soft, Keane would at them for breakfast! Then he said "Or maybe someone who knows how to work with the young players - who's the England under 21 manager?" SOUTHGATE?!? "No the other one, Pearce..." STUART PEARCE??? Jesus Christ I had to hold myself back from laughing AND slapping him. SouthamptonLegend
  • Score: 8

10:00am Wed 28 May 14

halibutjackson says...

He's not been mentioned above but dan petrescu would be a good choice.
He's not been mentioned above but dan petrescu would be a good choice. halibutjackson
  • Score: -6

10:06am Wed 28 May 14

Positively4thStreet says...

What we should all be doing, is not wittering on about what managers we'd like to come here,but praying for the miraculous return of Cortese.
None of this would have happened if he'd still been here,and instead of feeling humiliated,we'd all be sat back relaxed,wine and beer cupboards stocked,and looking forward to enjoying the World Cup,followed by another season of progression.
Still,who's to say the miracle might not yet happen?
What we should all be doing, is not wittering on about what managers we'd like to come here,but praying for the miraculous return of Cortese. None of this would have happened if he'd still been here,and instead of feeling humiliated,we'd all be sat back relaxed,wine and beer cupboards stocked,and looking forward to enjoying the World Cup,followed by another season of progression. Still,who's to say the miracle might not yet happen? Positively4thStreet
  • Score: -3

10:10am Wed 28 May 14

HK Phooey says...

Lets all move on !!!! Just to add a few extras to the very short list by the echo for consideration.
1. Uwe Rosler
2 F. Rijkaard
3 Marcelo Bielsa (MP's Grand Master)
4 Guus Hidink
5 Jupp Heynckes
6 Thorsten Fink
7 Lothar Matthaus
8Jürgen Klinsmann (just to annoy spurs even more when we finish above them)
Lets all move on !!!! Just to add a few extras to the very short list by the echo for consideration. 1. Uwe Rosler 2 F. Rijkaard 3 Marcelo Bielsa (MP's Grand Master) 4 Guus Hidink 5 Jupp Heynckes 6 Thorsten Fink 7 Lothar Matthaus 8Jürgen Klinsmann (just to annoy spurs even more when we finish above them) HK Phooey
  • Score: 3

10:16am Wed 28 May 14

Positively4thStreet says...

HK Phooey wrote:
Lets all move on !!!! Just to add a few extras to the very short list by the echo for consideration.
1. Uwe Rosler
2 F. Rijkaard
3 Marcelo Bielsa (MP's Grand Master)
4 Guus Hidink
5 Jupp Heynckes
6 Thorsten Fink
7 Lothar Matthaus
8Jürgen Klinsmann (just to annoy spurs even more when we finish above them)
Difficult to move on when suffering from post Cortese stress syndrome,but yes,I agree,Uwe Rossler a top shout.
[quote][p][bold]HK Phooey[/bold] wrote: Lets all move on !!!! Just to add a few extras to the very short list by the echo for consideration. 1. Uwe Rosler 2 F. Rijkaard 3 Marcelo Bielsa (MP's Grand Master) 4 Guus Hidink 5 Jupp Heynckes 6 Thorsten Fink 7 Lothar Matthaus 8Jürgen Klinsmann (just to annoy spurs even more when we finish above them)[/p][/quote]Difficult to move on when suffering from post Cortese stress syndrome,but yes,I agree,Uwe Rossler a top shout. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 1

10:20am Wed 28 May 14

SaintJD says...

Rudolf Hucker wrote:
I hope Michael Laudrup will be the next Saints manager. His attacking and passing from the back style is the same as Mopo's. Cant see AP returning, unless we had a team of gay men. The only other candidate imo would be Malky Mackay.
It isn't. You're thinking of the style he inherited from Martinez but was gradually fazing out during his time at Swansea. His win rate at Swansea was also surprisingly poor. And the rumour is he was unprofessional and arrogant.

Neil Lennon as director of football, Alan Pardew as coach, Dani Osvaldo as his assistant and maybe buy Chico to spice things up a bit - simples.
[quote][p][bold]Rudolf Hucker[/bold] wrote: I hope Michael Laudrup will be the next Saints manager. His attacking and passing from the back style is the same as Mopo's. Cant see AP returning, unless we had a team of gay men. The only other candidate imo would be Malky Mackay.[/p][/quote]It isn't. You're thinking of the style he inherited from Martinez but was gradually fazing out during his time at Swansea. His win rate at Swansea was also surprisingly poor. And the rumour is he was unprofessional and arrogant. Neil Lennon as director of football, Alan Pardew as coach, Dani Osvaldo as his assistant and maybe buy Chico to spice things up a bit - simples. SaintJD
  • Score: -1

10:24am Wed 28 May 14

jerseysaint says...

Yakin or Laudrup for me Yakin would be a statement of intent by the board his is also Swiss. The key is to keep 90% of the squad together and spend the money from Luke and Adam wisely. It is my big hope that the players that are going to the world cup are least still saints players while they are there.
Poch was great but i think this may be a massive opportunity for the board they can now get their own man in and control the way we move forward.
Poch was always Cortese's man and he will be out of a job by Jan.
We must trust Katherine to continue her fathers vision and I think her going to the matches must prove she cares.
Yakin or Laudrup for me Yakin would be a statement of intent by the board his is also Swiss. The key is to keep 90% of the squad together and spend the money from Luke and Adam wisely. It is my big hope that the players that are going to the world cup are least still saints players while they are there. Poch was great but i think this may be a massive opportunity for the board they can now get their own man in and control the way we move forward. Poch was always Cortese's man and he will be out of a job by Jan. We must trust Katherine to continue her fathers vision and I think her going to the matches must prove she cares. jerseysaint
  • Score: 2

10:33am Wed 28 May 14

JohnItaly says...

chapelsaint wrote:
Whoever we end up with it will have been the decision of the "board" who (it appears) seem to know b%gger all about football and even less about man management. As for the "motivational speaker", I have come across them in industry and they all seem to talk out of their backsides.
Surprised no one has mentioned Martin O'Neill. Seemed to remember he was everyone's choice 5 years ago.
[quote][p][bold]chapelsaint[/bold] wrote: Whoever we end up with it will have been the decision of the "board" who (it appears) seem to know b%gger all about football and even less about man management. As for the "motivational speaker", I have come across them in industry and they all seem to talk out of their backsides.[/p][/quote]Surprised no one has mentioned Martin O'Neill. Seemed to remember he was everyone's choice 5 years ago. JohnItaly
  • Score: 3

10:37am Wed 28 May 14

Positively4thStreet says...

SaintJD wrote:
Rudolf Hucker wrote:
I hope Michael Laudrup will be the next Saints manager. His attacking and passing from the back style is the same as Mopo's. Cant see AP returning, unless we had a team of gay men. The only other candidate imo would be Malky Mackay.
It isn't. You're thinking of the style he inherited from Martinez but was gradually fazing out during his time at Swansea. His win rate at Swansea was also surprisingly poor. And the rumour is he was unprofessional and arrogant.

Neil Lennon as director of football, Alan Pardew as coach, Dani Osvaldo as his assistant and maybe buy Chico to spice things up a bit - simples.
Where is Ron Manager in all of that?
[quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rudolf Hucker[/bold] wrote: I hope Michael Laudrup will be the next Saints manager. His attacking and passing from the back style is the same as Mopo's. Cant see AP returning, unless we had a team of gay men. The only other candidate imo would be Malky Mackay.[/p][/quote]It isn't. You're thinking of the style he inherited from Martinez but was gradually fazing out during his time at Swansea. His win rate at Swansea was also surprisingly poor. And the rumour is he was unprofessional and arrogant. Neil Lennon as director of football, Alan Pardew as coach, Dani Osvaldo as his assistant and maybe buy Chico to spice things up a bit - simples.[/p][/quote]Where is Ron Manager in all of that? Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 3

10:45am Wed 28 May 14

saints tom says...

From the early runners, Yakin seems the best fit. Champions League experience and he is also Swiss which could go in his favour with the board. Lennon is unproven in a competitive league. Laudrup appears to only stay at a club for 1-2 seasons max so would be bad for continuity. Howe may be unproven but could be worth a go as he will probably have to blood a lot of young players with shaw, lallana and maybe schneiderlin and lovren going. Di Matteo might be a good fit, I'd go for either him or Yakin
From the early runners, Yakin seems the best fit. Champions League experience and he is also Swiss which could go in his favour with the board. Lennon is unproven in a competitive league. Laudrup appears to only stay at a club for 1-2 seasons max so would be bad for continuity. Howe may be unproven but could be worth a go as he will probably have to blood a lot of young players with shaw, lallana and maybe schneiderlin and lovren going. Di Matteo might be a good fit, I'd go for either him or Yakin saints tom
  • Score: 2

10:48am Wed 28 May 14

miltonarcher says...

A perfect storm would be Sherwood to us and we finish above Spuds,. Levy would probably top himself. Seriously, Rafa Benitez for me, excellent track record. Would he come to a club unlikely to make CL? Probably not. Lets face it, for a club like ours the CL is just a step to far. For us, the Cups. Which is why Poch let us down, look at Hull. That should have been us. We all know the top four will be from Man City, Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal / Man U. Then Everton. Spuds will not break into the top four. If any of our players want CL they will have to move, thats the reality, sadly.
A perfect storm would be Sherwood to us and we finish above Spuds,. Levy would probably top himself. Seriously, Rafa Benitez for me, excellent track record. Would he come to a club unlikely to make CL? Probably not. Lets face it, for a club like ours the CL is just a step to far. For us, the Cups. Which is why Poch let us down, look at Hull. That should have been us. We all know the top four will be from Man City, Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal / Man U. Then Everton. Spuds will not break into the top four. If any of our players want CL they will have to move, thats the reality, sadly. miltonarcher
  • Score: 0

11:26am Wed 28 May 14

pitbull says...

Eddie Howe??

Why would we want and ex skate who was signed by ole saggy chops.
Eddie Howe?? Why would we want and ex skate who was signed by ole saggy chops. pitbull
  • Score: 2

11:43am Wed 28 May 14

Gerry Hatrick says...

Richie Barker would be a brilliant choice.
Richie Barker would be a brilliant choice. Gerry Hatrick
  • Score: 1

11:48am Wed 28 May 14

Crispinmumbles says...

Nigel Clough, he built that Derby Team and has done a great job at both Burton Albion and Sheffield Utd all on a shoestring. As a player, played at the top and learnt from a true great - he even speaks English! Just thought I'd throw it out there.
Nigel Clough, he built that Derby Team and has done a great job at both Burton Albion and Sheffield Utd all on a shoestring. As a player, played at the top and learnt from a true great - he even speaks English! Just thought I'd throw it out there. Crispinmumbles
  • Score: -5

12:08pm Wed 28 May 14

Jesus_02 says...

Blackknight wrote:
Dear Mr. Krueger, Anyone but Steve McClaren.
How you shay... shcpot on
[quote][p][bold]Blackknight[/bold] wrote: Dear Mr. Krueger, Anyone but Steve McClaren.[/p][/quote]How you shay... shcpot on Jesus_02
  • Score: 2

12:12pm Wed 28 May 14

Jesus_02 says...

miltonarcher wrote:
A perfect storm would be Sherwood to us and we finish above Spuds,. Levy would probably top himself. Seriously, Rafa Benitez for me, excellent track record. Would he come to a club unlikely to make CL? Probably not. Lets face it, for a club like ours the CL is just a step to far. For us, the Cups. Which is why Poch let us down, look at Hull. That should have been us. We all know the top four will be from Man City, Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal / Man U. Then Everton. Spuds will not break into the top four. If any of our players want CL they will have to move, thats the reality, sadly.
More chance of Cortese coming back with Pep Guardiola and Bill Gates as owner
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: A perfect storm would be Sherwood to us and we finish above Spuds,. Levy would probably top himself. Seriously, Rafa Benitez for me, excellent track record. Would he come to a club unlikely to make CL? Probably not. Lets face it, for a club like ours the CL is just a step to far. For us, the Cups. Which is why Poch let us down, look at Hull. That should have been us. We all know the top four will be from Man City, Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal / Man U. Then Everton. Spuds will not break into the top four. If any of our players want CL they will have to move, thats the reality, sadly.[/p][/quote]More chance of Cortese coming back with Pep Guardiola and Bill Gates as owner Jesus_02
  • Score: -1

12:31pm Wed 28 May 14

markodarko29 says...

Maybe Tony pulis is a manager worth considering after the great season he had at palace ,plus I think he still lives locally
Maybe Tony pulis is a manager worth considering after the great season he had at palace ,plus I think he still lives locally markodarko29
  • Score: -9

12:32pm Wed 28 May 14

teddrake says...

I think that we should appoint Maris Piper.. he did well with Basel, has Champions League experience, and looks a little bit intriguing. We don't want someone who will make us mediocre. We don't want Gus Poyet, Steve Mac, Malky M pr any of those managers hearing whose names makes you think of low to mid table and relegation fights. We don't want Eddie Howe - as we don't want to do to Bournemouth (who I like) what Spurs did to us. We don't want Sherwood Forest... Michael Laudrup could be OK, but we don't want to be Swansea. Ronald Koeman could be good too...but I think that it has to be Maris Piper!
I think that we should appoint Maris Piper.. he did well with Basel, has Champions League experience, and looks a little bit intriguing. We don't want someone who will make us mediocre. We don't want Gus Poyet, Steve Mac, Malky M pr any of those managers hearing whose names makes you think of low to mid table and relegation fights. We don't want Eddie Howe - as we don't want to do to Bournemouth (who I like) what Spurs did to us. We don't want Sherwood Forest... Michael Laudrup could be OK, but we don't want to be Swansea. Ronald Koeman could be good too...but I think that it has to be Maris Piper! teddrake
  • Score: -2

1:24pm Wed 28 May 14

Saint Jinx says...

SPIKEISLANDTRADER wrote:
Moyes > NO Poyet > NO Pardew > NO
We need a manager with conviction to get us into EUROPE , not 1 that s happy with mid table . Luckily time is on our side , unlike the teams that lost their managers with the season still being played . For god sake SAINTS , choose wisely and make the new era something to cheer about . At least M.P. stayed until the end of the season , so give him that respect , if nothing else !
I disagree. I think that Moyes has a lot of conviction. He was just overwhelmed at Man U. We as a club have a lot of goodwill from other clubs and fans and that counts a lot. If Moyes came here, we would have a lot of goodwill from Man U, I am sure, after all Sir Alex is still very influential, and who knows what could happen. All the others mentioned are mediocre, and, unless I'm mistaken, Garcia has no Premier League experience let alone top 4 finish aspirations.
[quote][p][bold]SPIKEISLANDTRADER[/bold] wrote: Moyes > NO Poyet > NO Pardew > NO We need a manager with conviction to get us into EUROPE , not 1 that s happy with mid table . Luckily time is on our side , unlike the teams that lost their managers with the season still being played . For god sake SAINTS , choose wisely and make the new era something to cheer about . At least M.P. stayed until the end of the season , so give him that respect , if nothing else ![/p][/quote]I disagree. I think that Moyes has a lot of conviction. He was just overwhelmed at Man U. We as a club have a lot of goodwill from other clubs and fans and that counts a lot. If Moyes came here, we would have a lot of goodwill from Man U, I am sure, after all Sir Alex is still very influential, and who knows what could happen. All the others mentioned are mediocre, and, unless I'm mistaken, Garcia has no Premier League experience let alone top 4 finish aspirations. Saint Jinx
  • Score: 1

1:59pm Wed 28 May 14

Saint Jinx says...

What I don't understand - all assistance appreciated - is why Spurs are being branded as a mega-rich club when, supposedly - we are owned by one of the richest families in the world.
And I heard once that we were in the top six clubs on the basis of wealth potential.
What I don't understand - all assistance appreciated - is why Spurs are being branded as a mega-rich club when, supposedly - we are owned by one of the richest families in the world. And I heard once that we were in the top six clubs on the basis of wealth potential. Saint Jinx
  • Score: 1

3:16pm Wed 28 May 14

deepheat says...

I really can't understand all the fuss about Pochettino. He really should have finished in 6th place at least considering seven teams below Saints all sacked their managers. Nigel Adkins would have still been here and should have been if Katrina had sacked NC sooner and allow NA to finish the job he had started in League 1. We shouldn't be trying to find a replica for Poch and his style of football, which didn't always work. No plan B. We need a different style next season. One that will win us trophies. Paul Clement or Rafa Benitez for me.
I really can't understand all the fuss about Pochettino. He really should have finished in 6th place at least considering seven teams below Saints all sacked their managers. Nigel Adkins would have still been here and should have been if Katrina had sacked NC sooner and allow NA to finish the job he had started in League 1. We shouldn't be trying to find a replica for Poch and his style of football, which didn't always work. No plan B. We need a different style next season. One that will win us trophies. Paul Clement or Rafa Benitez for me. deepheat
  • Score: 3

3:35pm Wed 28 May 14

St.Ray says...

I always understood Eddie Howe was a full back, not a CH, at AFCB.
If Saints feel brave & want to take a chance on a good young manager then Eddie Howe would be worth a try. But perhaps some one with more experience will be appointed. I'd go with McClaren or Moyes. Why people on this thread believe a "Top European" manager will come to the Saints is beyond me. We are a small mid table club who are about to sell some (surely not all) their best players. We need to live in the real world & we we will get who the board think is the best option, no-one will consult the supporters, their opinions are not worth considering
I always understood Eddie Howe was a full back, not a CH, at AFCB. If Saints feel brave & want to take a chance on a good young manager then Eddie Howe would be worth a try. But perhaps some one with more experience will be appointed. I'd go with McClaren or Moyes. Why people on this thread believe a "Top European" manager will come to the Saints is beyond me. We are a small mid table club who are about to sell some (surely not all) their best players. We need to live in the real world & we we will get who the board think is the best option, no-one will consult the supporters, their opinions are not worth considering St.Ray
  • Score: 0

3:47pm Wed 28 May 14

jls217 says...

Interesting, short and to the point interview with Kruger on SSN just now. Turn the telly on - pretty sure the interview will be played again and make your own mind up.
Apparently there is no shortage of applications and they will be drawing up a short list soon.
He did say we should have confidence in the system as it is the same scouting team searching now that advised them to take on Pochettino.
Came across quite well did our Freddy (IMHO) All is not lost,
Our next manager is going to be the best in the history of Saints FC - Can't wait for next season.
Interesting, short and to the point interview with Kruger on SSN just now. Turn the telly on - pretty sure the interview will be played again and make your own mind up. Apparently there is no shortage of applications and they will be drawing up a short list soon. He did say we should have confidence in the system as it is the same scouting team searching now that advised them to take on Pochettino. Came across quite well did our Freddy (IMHO) All is not lost, Our next manager is going to be the best in the history of Saints FC - Can't wait for next season. jls217
  • Score: 2

4:10pm Wed 28 May 14

InCortesewetrust says...

adamello wrote:
The Rise of The Foot Soldier. wrote:
batesieboy wrote:
saint phil wrote: RAFA BENITEZ No Way.
Why not?
Why ???
1. Premier League Experience
2. Longevity (6 Years at Liverpool)
3. Champions League Winner
Some people can be such phallus heads, a good slap round the face with Elton John's **** should do the trick! Raffa would be amazing for saints! After les reed appoints the wolly, the Raffa option looks like a wet dream.
[quote][p][bold]adamello[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Rise of The Foot Soldier.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]batesieboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saint phil[/bold] wrote: RAFA BENITEZ No Way.[/p][/quote]Why not?[/p][/quote]Why ???[/p][/quote]1. Premier League Experience 2. Longevity (6 Years at Liverpool) 3. Champions League Winner[/p][/quote]Some people can be such phallus heads, a good slap round the face with Elton John's **** should do the trick! Raffa would be amazing for saints! After les reed appoints the wolly, the Raffa option looks like a wet dream. InCortesewetrust
  • Score: 1

5:26pm Wed 28 May 14

Saint Dennis says...

Interesting about Moyes. For those with long memories, apparently he was a candidate when Hoddle went (history repeating itself?) but Rupert insisted he keep Stuart Gray etc on the coaching staff when Moyes wanted to bring his own team from Preston. Just as well otherwise we might still have Rupert running the show! But he is not right for Saints now - too cautious. Like the sound of Murat Yakin and Oscar Garcia though. Definitely no ex Saints managers please. We also have a few squad players itching to prove themselves after being frozen out by Poch, all internationals - Mayuka, Yoshida, Ramirez. Hopefully they can take a leaf out of Cork's book and prove him wrong.
Interesting about Moyes. For those with long memories, apparently he was a candidate when Hoddle went (history repeating itself?) but Rupert insisted he keep Stuart Gray etc on the coaching staff when Moyes wanted to bring his own team from Preston. Just as well otherwise we might still have Rupert running the show! But he is not right for Saints now - too cautious. Like the sound of Murat Yakin and Oscar Garcia though. Definitely no ex Saints managers please. We also have a few squad players itching to prove themselves after being frozen out by Poch, all internationals - Mayuka, Yoshida, Ramirez. Hopefully they can take a leaf out of Cork's book and prove him wrong. Saint Dennis
  • Score: 1

6:27pm Wed 28 May 14

mike saint says...

No way Eddie Howe or Steve McClaren.
We dont want any managers that have been sacked from the Premier league
including David Moyes.If there not good enough other perm teams there not good enough for the SAINTS.
No way Eddie Howe or Steve McClaren. We dont want any managers that have been sacked from the Premier league including David Moyes.If there not good enough other perm teams there not good enough for the SAINTS. mike saint
  • Score: 1

6:40pm Wed 28 May 14

mike saint says...

No way Eddie Howe or Steve McClaren.
We dont want any managers that have been sacked from the Premier league
including David Moyes.If there not good enough for other prem teams there not good enough for the SAINTS.
No way Eddie Howe or Steve McClaren. We dont want any managers that have been sacked from the Premier league including David Moyes.If there not good enough for other prem teams there not good enough for the SAINTS. mike saint
  • Score: 1

6:51pm Wed 28 May 14

st1halo says...

teddrake wrote:
I think that we should appoint Maris Piper.. he did well with Basel, has Champions League experience, and looks a little bit intriguing. We don't want someone who will make us mediocre. We don't want Gus Poyet, Steve Mac, Malky M pr any of those managers hearing whose names makes you think of low to mid table and relegation fights. We don't want Eddie Howe - as we don't want to do to Bournemouth (who I like) what Spurs did to us. We don't want Sherwood Forest... Michael Laudrup could be OK, but we don't want to be Swansea. Ronald Koeman could be good too...but I think that it has to be Maris Piper!
Maris Piper? Hasnt he gone to the Spuds? Lol

STID
[quote][p][bold]teddrake[/bold] wrote: I think that we should appoint Maris Piper.. he did well with Basel, has Champions League experience, and looks a little bit intriguing. We don't want someone who will make us mediocre. We don't want Gus Poyet, Steve Mac, Malky M pr any of those managers hearing whose names makes you think of low to mid table and relegation fights. We don't want Eddie Howe - as we don't want to do to Bournemouth (who I like) what Spurs did to us. We don't want Sherwood Forest... Michael Laudrup could be OK, but we don't want to be Swansea. Ronald Koeman could be good too...but I think that it has to be Maris Piper![/p][/quote]Maris Piper? Hasnt he gone to the Spuds? Lol STID st1halo
  • Score: 1

9:35pm Wed 28 May 14

Forever Blue says...

Rumours rife up north saints are going to approach Burnley FC for permission to speak to Sean Dyche to be their next manager
Rumours rife up north saints are going to approach Burnley FC for permission to speak to Sean Dyche to be their next manager Forever Blue
  • Score: 0

4:29am Thu 29 May 14

Saint Jamie says...

Yakin or Laudrup for me
Yakin or Laudrup for me Saint Jamie
  • Score: 0

6:40am Thu 29 May 14

batesieboy says...

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. wrote:
batesieboy wrote:
saint phil wrote: RAFA BENITEZ No Way.
Why not?
Why ???
St Phil made an unqualified statement. There were no reasons for his dismissal of the Benitez candidacy. Since you insist (wrongly) Riser, that the onus is upon me to give reasons, here are some for considering Benitez:
1. He knows the Premiership, and other aspects of European football inside out.
2. We need someone who can steady this ship going forward.
3. He has b@lls of steel, putting up with what he had to at Chelsea, and still coming out with TWO trophies!!
Want any more? There's plenty.
[quote][p][bold]The Rise of The Foot Soldier.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]batesieboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saint phil[/bold] wrote: RAFA BENITEZ No Way.[/p][/quote]Why not?[/p][/quote]Why ???[/p][/quote]St Phil made an unqualified statement. There were no reasons for his dismissal of the Benitez candidacy. Since you insist (wrongly) Riser, that the onus is upon me to give reasons, here are some for considering Benitez: 1. He knows the Premiership, and other aspects of European football inside out. 2. We need someone who can steady this ship going forward. 3. He has b@lls of steel, putting up with what he had to at Chelsea, and still coming out with TWO trophies!! Want any more? There's plenty. batesieboy
  • Score: 1

10:31am Thu 29 May 14

lowe esteem says...

NC Fan4Life wrote:
MoPo has taken his 3 coaches with him and we have just sacked Dodd & Williams so it is not just a new manager it is a whole coaching team that is needed. Also the new manager & team will be tasked with influencing the whole football side of the club, not just the first team.
It will be a missed opportunity to break this young squad up but the future is still bright.
A manager of Benitez stature and experience would be best suited to the role. The manager also needs to be a very good man manager, (not sure Laundrup is), experienced and a good leader of a large new backroom team. David Moyes probably needs a break. Not sure about the others listed, but if they have not already got someone lined up then they need to do so quickly.
Whoever is appointed will show us fans and the players what ambitions Katharina, Ralph & Les Reed have for the club. This is their real test.
Very thoughtful of Mopo to present us with a whole close season to sort it out though, wasn't it?
Also allows us to study managers and players on the World Cup stage too.

Be good if a club somewhere tried to invest in loyalty and gave a healthy return for same, though. It's still the case that most of the successful and developing clubs, managers and players have succeeded on this basis of stability, whereas our main area of stability has been the much lauded youth development and scouting network. This club has produced 'World class' players -a very rare commodity.
If only we could address and maintain those other areas?

I'm hoping realistically for a short 'plateau' in Saints fortunes, (this is a small setback caused by greed) followed by that continued growth.

There are many good managers out there, and it will probably workout as the usual short term appointment, in which case experience to steady the good ship might be preferred, (Benitez/Hodgson?) or a partly proven younger model for the longer haul (Laudrup/Rossler). I would like to see a commitment to our perceived cavalier and hard-working style from the off.
[quote][p][bold]NC Fan4Life[/bold] wrote: MoPo has taken his 3 coaches with him and we have just sacked Dodd & Williams so it is not just a new manager it is a whole coaching team that is needed. Also the new manager & team will be tasked with influencing the whole football side of the club, not just the first team. It will be a missed opportunity to break this young squad up but the future is still bright. A manager of Benitez stature and experience would be best suited to the role. The manager also needs to be a very good man manager, (not sure Laundrup is), experienced and a good leader of a large new backroom team. David Moyes probably needs a break. Not sure about the others listed, but if they have not already got someone lined up then they need to do so quickly. Whoever is appointed will show us fans and the players what ambitions Katharina, Ralph & Les Reed have for the club. This is their real test.[/p][/quote]Very thoughtful of Mopo to present us with a whole close season to sort it out though, wasn't it? Also allows us to study managers and players on the World Cup stage too. Be good if a club somewhere tried to invest in loyalty and gave a healthy return for same, though. It's still the case that most of the successful and developing clubs, managers and players have succeeded on this basis of stability, whereas our main area of stability has been the much lauded youth development and scouting network. This club has produced 'World class' players -a very rare commodity. If only we could address and maintain those other areas? I'm hoping realistically for a short 'plateau' in Saints fortunes, (this is a small setback caused by greed) followed by that continued growth. There are many good managers out there, and it will probably workout as the usual short term appointment, in which case experience to steady the good ship might be preferred, (Benitez/Hodgson?) or a partly proven younger model for the longer haul (Laudrup/Rossler). I would like to see a commitment to our perceived cavalier and hard-working style from the off. lowe esteem
  • Score: 0

12:17pm Thu 29 May 14

jls217 says...

Positively4thStreet wrote:
HK Phooey wrote:
Lets all move on !!!! Just to add a few extras to the very short list by the echo for consideration.
1. Uwe Rosler
2 F. Rijkaard
3 Marcelo Bielsa (MP's Grand Master)
4 Guus Hidink
5 Jupp Heynckes
6 Thorsten Fink
7 Lothar Matthaus
8Jürgen Klinsmann (just to annoy spurs even more when we finish above them)
Difficult to move on when suffering from post Cortese stress syndrome,but yes,I agree,Uwe Rossler a top shout.
Yep for what it's worth Rosler gets my vote too - A very determined man, a good pro, modern thinking, won't take carp from anyone - would you want to cross him? and has the added advantage of having played for Saints.
Klinsmann would be interesting too but I would plump for Big Uwe on balance.
[quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HK Phooey[/bold] wrote: Lets all move on !!!! Just to add a few extras to the very short list by the echo for consideration. 1. Uwe Rosler 2 F. Rijkaard 3 Marcelo Bielsa (MP's Grand Master) 4 Guus Hidink 5 Jupp Heynckes 6 Thorsten Fink 7 Lothar Matthaus 8Jürgen Klinsmann (just to annoy spurs even more when we finish above them)[/p][/quote]Difficult to move on when suffering from post Cortese stress syndrome,but yes,I agree,Uwe Rossler a top shout.[/p][/quote]Yep for what it's worth Rosler gets my vote too - A very determined man, a good pro, modern thinking, won't take carp from anyone - would you want to cross him? and has the added advantage of having played for Saints. Klinsmann would be interesting too but I would plump for Big Uwe on balance. jls217
  • Score: 0

12:21pm Thu 29 May 14

jls217 says...

SaintJD wrote:
Rudolf Hucker wrote:
I hope Michael Laudrup will be the next Saints manager. His attacking and passing from the back style is the same as Mopo's. Cant see AP returning, unless we had a team of gay men. The only other candidate imo would be Malky Mackay.
It isn't. You're thinking of the style he inherited from Martinez but was gradually fazing out during his time at Swansea. His win rate at Swansea was also surprisingly poor. And the rumour is he was unprofessional and arrogant.

Neil Lennon as director of football, Alan Pardew as coach, Dani Osvaldo as his assistant and maybe buy Chico to spice things up a bit - simples.
Could you imagine it!!!!! With Joey Barton as team capt - We'd win jack tish but it would be fun to watch and there'd be reporters sleeping at St Mary's never knowing what and when the next nuclear explosion would bring.
Wincing and ssiping myself at the same time at the thought.
[quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rudolf Hucker[/bold] wrote: I hope Michael Laudrup will be the next Saints manager. His attacking and passing from the back style is the same as Mopo's. Cant see AP returning, unless we had a team of gay men. The only other candidate imo would be Malky Mackay.[/p][/quote]It isn't. You're thinking of the style he inherited from Martinez but was gradually fazing out during his time at Swansea. His win rate at Swansea was also surprisingly poor. And the rumour is he was unprofessional and arrogant. Neil Lennon as director of football, Alan Pardew as coach, Dani Osvaldo as his assistant and maybe buy Chico to spice things up a bit - simples.[/p][/quote]Could you imagine it!!!!! With Joey Barton as team capt - We'd win jack tish but it would be fun to watch and there'd be reporters sleeping at St Mary's never knowing what and when the next nuclear explosion would bring. Wincing and ssiping myself at the same time at the thought. jls217
  • Score: 0

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