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08 Oct 2018 17:00:29

Are there any players we will look to sign in the January window and if you could treat us with some names it would be appreciated from the Manchester United Page.

{Ed002's Note - Right now the club is obviously in a difficult position regarding the witch hunt, the situation with Mr Mourinho and the need to sell players in order to free up wages and places in the squad. January is not a time that clubs typically plan to make changes but I am aware of more movement than would normally be seen in respect of plans for January. The problem Manchester United have from that perspective is that the players that might arrive would be based on the desires of the incumbent manager and those who have been working in the scouting department to find suitable options to suits the needs as seen now. If there were a change of manager before the end of the year, my expectation would be the smallest of changes in January.}

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08 Oct 2018 18:03:42
Ed, are you aware which direction the club are leaning towards with Jose?

{Ed002's Note - I have had several days of everyone here telling me that Mr Mourinho that he was being sacked on Saturday night and Zidane was to replace him. I explained the situation about the first point then - I had no need to explain about Zidane. Clearly there is a witch hunt from one of the newspapers and many, many of the fans if the folks here are representative. The problem is, that most have no grasp of the workings of the club and seemingly think the Woodward makes all of the decisions - again I have explained that is untrue. I am not aware of any decision by the board to sack the manager at this time but if the situation becomes untenable they may need to seek a resolution - their focus up to now has been on a different job that needs filling - the Director of Football role. The toxics must love all of this.}

08 Oct 2018 18:20:05
Are then any viable options for the club, interms of who could possibly take over from Mourinho.
I would presume that they have a potential list of next managers drawn up' give the current predicament.
Is the focus on appointing a DOF or is that been put on hold for the time being?

{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any potential list of new managers the club has drawn up - they would need to take advice over the matter. In terms of interim managers, both Sam Allardyce and Glenn Roeder are available.}

08 Oct 2018 18:31:44
Personally ed I think with or without Jose the club need to sort a dof by Christmas giving them the 2nd half of the season the make plans and changes. I'm unsure on what the best course would be with mourinho as I'd be loathe to let some of the players think the way they have acted is acceptable i'd much prefer to remove them before making a decision on the manager. However if Jose continues to publicly criticise the players and complain publicly about what he doesn't have he may leave the club with little choice.

08 Oct 2018 18:42:45
Thanks ed as usual.

08 Oct 2018 19:16:17
Haha Glenn roeder 😂.

08 Oct 2018 21:26:03
Love it ed. Let's hope that the toxics wind it in and hopefully Jose gets the backing to make some personnel changes. Also hopeful that a DOF comes in to handle the footballing side.

We seem to bit quite a behind other teams at the moment, not just because what's happening on the pitch but most importantly what's been happening off the pitch.

Has there ever been an interest from the club's hierarchy to get any of the class of 92 more involved. I am aware Nicky Butt is there but I was just wondering would they consider looking at past players.

{Ed002's Note - The club needs the best people to work in such people, not random players from the past.}

10 Oct 2018 08:07:26
Sure ed. I was just wondering if they'd ever been considered.

I hope that they can get what they want.

{Ed002's Note - I don't see why the club would consider any of the "Class of 92" as being suitable managers/head coaches for the club as there is little or no experience:
David Beckham - tax exile and failed parfumerie looking to leverage the social profile of himself and his wife in order to run a soccerball franchise and old folks home in Miami. Tattoos ruled him out of his preferred role and the next James Bond.
Nicky Butt - experience at unsuccessfully running a pretty poor Manchester United youth set up - far from what the club needs.
Ryan Giggs - has a tiny bit of experience as the Wales manager but that would not be of any use at all in managing Manchester United - continues to flirt with the nonsense of Vietnamese football - maybe they will have a job for him?
Gary Neville - by far the most experienced manager wise with stats to rival Glenn Roeder - might be the best option.
Phil Neville - the one with the smarts out of the bunch but experience is in the girls version of the game.
Paul Scholes - becoming a bitter old man and is using his position as the world's most respected pundit leading the charge to remove everyone who doesn't have ginger hair from the club. Eventually he will become a pundit based in the Middle East.}

10 Oct 2018 12:26:52
Out of interest Ed002, who do you think is capable of doing the job? Obviously we've had your thoughts on the DOF etc but I'm curious to know what head coaches or managers are fit for the purpose.

{Ed002's Note - There are numerous coaches who could do the job perfectly well but the club, should they need to, will have to think about availability, cost, desire etc.. They also need to think about the level of risk there would be involved. It is easy to argue that Max Allegri could do a good job, but he is already at Juventus and has been messed around in the past by Manchester United and turning down Real Madrid shows he is not looking to move. Carlo Ancelotti could do a fine job but his has just joined Napoli. Antonio Conte has had repeaseted success and could do a good job but may not be interested in a return to England and there are others already looking at him and speaking with Chelsea. Laurent Blanc is available, knows the club and has the perfect skill set. Pochettino would be of interest but perhaps not available. Simeone could do the job but would not be interested. I could go on ....}

11 Oct 2018 07:48:06
Ed002, what about Leonardo Jardim?

{Ed002's Note - This is the Manchester United page.}

11 Oct 2018 10:03:13
Great reply and insight Ed. I was speaking about this with friends recently and the consensus was Blanc, Simeone, Pochettino, (maybe Beilsa) and Allegri. One outsider was mentioned too that might be a decent punt and that was Nuno Santo from Wolves. a bit inexperienced but has a good pedigree and playing good football with a currently unfashionable side.
However the core of the matter is we currently have a manager so this is all hypothetical until the case is otherwise.

11 Oct 2018 13:39:29
Apologies, Ed002, my question was not clear.

What I meant was, will Leonardo Jardim be a good coach for United?

{Ed002's Note - No.}



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