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18 Mar 2018 11:59:34
Ed001 what are your thoughts on Brendan Rogers? I’ve been slated a lot off my friends lately because I think he would be a good shout for the managers role at United.
I appreciate he’s been at Liverpool so there’s slim chance of it happening but I think he’s a modern young manager who actually plays the right way that united fans would want.
I realise pochettino is flavour of the month and the one everybody wants but people forget he’s just gone out at the same point we did in the champions league and his spurs side bottles it more often than not.
For me I think BR would be a great fit.

{Ed001's Note - I think you would hate him after a few months. He is at least as ego-driven as Jose (everything that goes right he claims credit for, everything wrong is someone else's fault), he can't organise a defence and his chosen style of football is awful to watch. It is lots of passing but no penetration at all. Sideways, sideways, back, sideways, sideways, back. That is what you watch with Brendan.

Having said that, I am sure he would have learnt a lot from his time at Liverpool and maybe he would not be as bad as he was but I still edit the Celtic site when 007 is sleeping (which is about 22 hours a day....) and they moan a lot about the defence and passing for passing's sake. So I would not be convinced he would be right for United, even if the fans would accept him. Though I would be surprised if he was not given a chance as Busby was a Liverpool captain and legend before he ever became manager for you, so he could point to that and I would think it would lessen the issues.}

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18 Mar 2018 14:24:47
Mac_man? Where did you come from? This has got to be a wind up right?

{Ed001's Note - that was my thought too.}

18 Mar 2018 14:35:35
Except Pochettino, who do you think would be a good fit for united ed1? Not that a change of manager seems likely, just your suggestion. For me Mourinho is not here because everybody wants him here, he is the board's choice, he wants to dominate at united. Looking from far far away it just seems like we don't have a better option and neither does he? If anyone gets a better choice, it could easily be over is what it looks for me.

{Ed001's Note - I did answer with three on a previous thread - Sarri, Jardim and Nagelsmann.}

18 Mar 2018 14:49:30
Come on Mac man you have got to be kidding me? Rodgers is awful and shouldn’t even be mentioned as a potential united manager. I could make 10 managers I would prefer than him.

18 Mar 2018 16:11:34
Can I just make it clear that Mac Man and I are not related.

18 Mar 2018 16:18:33
Thanks for the answer ed01. Of that 3 who would you like to see in charge of this squad and why?

{Ed001's Note - who would I like to see in charge? Mike Bassett, I mean the man is THE legend!

Seriously, if I was picking one looking at it as I was involved in the process as a director and was making a recommendation it would be Jardim. All three have their pros and cons, but Jardim has experience of winning the league, he plays exciting, attractive, attacking football and is very good at developing young players. United's strength has always been an ability to integrate players from the academy and win trophies with them in the team. Jardim would be the man most likely to continue that tradition.}

18 Mar 2018 16:18:45
Did see it Ed but that was after I had sent the post so apologies.

{Ed001's Note - no worries Deep, just saying in case this one ended up being deleted you would still have the answer to hand.}

18 Mar 2018 16:45:10
I did see it and was thinking maybe that needn't be posted Ed. On topic of potential managers, I think we should also try and have someone in a DoF kind of role for transfers because Woodward still looks lacking in that department. He isn't a football guy so seems to want a marquee signing over the sensible deal. And that position seems to have nearly noone. I think one of the eds said like very few people actually want to work for United and we are viewed kind of like a "poison chalice"

{Ed001's Note - I would think having a good, strong, football man in that role would go a long way to resolving the problem.}

18 Mar 2018 16:53:16
Mike Bassett but only if he signs Benson and Hedges.

For me it would be Jardim for same reasons Ed said.

{Ed001's Note - Benson and Hedges - classic gag that one.}

18 Mar 2018 17:27:50
It was good that one. Some brilliant gags in that film. The training complex one, the airport scene. The argentine player called Bastardo.

{Ed001's Note - the captain who was a racist football hooligan was based very heavily on a certain Stuart Pearce. And I do mean very heavily based.}

18 Mar 2018 18:39:28
you never mentioned Max Allegri Ed001, do you rate him?

{Ed001's Note - yes but he does not play United-type football either.}

18 Mar 2018 18:41:00
I always saw a touch of Vinnie Jones in him as well. The Beckham and Gazza ones were more obvious. Didn't know Pearce was a racist.

{Ed001's Note - he was given bans for racially abusing other players. He used to go on trips to Ireland on hooligan rampages with a group of lads. It was said he never got injured playing football while with Forest, yet he picked up a fair few injuries.....}



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