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Morleys Mesut Özil > You and your mum, chief 4,424 pts

Premier League 16/17, the super-league of managers?

Posted by Morleys almost 2 years ago · 6 replies

With the specialist in failure sacked by Chelsea and seemingly going to replace Van Gaal at United, will next season be the League of super-managers?

If it pans out as predicted it'll be:

  • Arsenal: Arsene Wenger
  • Chelsea: Diego Simeone
  • Manchester United: Jose Mourinho
  • Manchester City: Pep Guardiola
  • Liverpool: Jürgen Klopp

It will be some spectacle to be had. I think Pep next season will trump it with the squad he already has, plus their additions (I reckon Alaba's a dead cert to join them too). I personally think Pep will win the League at least twice in a row, so for me we absolutely HAVE to win the League this year. I know Ix doesn't rate Pep or any specimen to come out of the Catalan club but I honestly think he is the best coach on the planet.

That leads me to the next question. Once Wenger hands up his managerial tactics board and becomes the greatest FIFA president in existence, who do we bring in? None of the above would be tempted for a move to Arsenal (unless Klopp wants to join a big, title challenging club). Ancelotti perhaps?

I just fear that we'll bring in someone like Steve Bould, Dragan Stoijkovic or Remi Garde; which will be the undoing of all of Arsene's great work in recent years. Who are the most promising coaches? Tuchel? Unai Emery?

Discuss!

6 Comments

Ix Techau Evil Mastermind 14,229 pts
Posted almost 2 years ago by Ix Techau

Well first of all it's going to be interesting to see where Guardiola ends up, I'm not so sure it will be Man City. If Man Utd gets rid of Van Gaal, wouldn't you rather manage Man Utd over Man City? Just in terms of reputation, heritage, etc? On the other hand we all know Guardiola is useless unless he has access to unlimited funds, so Man City is probably the most likely destination. Not that Man Utd lack cash, but let's face it...Man City could spend £500m on players without breaking a sweat.

And while we're on the subject of overrated managers: Jurgen Klopp won't get anywhere with Liverpool. He has improved Liverpool slightly with a bit of charisma, but that club simply doesn't have the overall quality to challenge for the league title. They will linger around fourth or fifth for a few years until people finally figure out that Klopp's charm has little to do with his actual managerial skill set.

When it comes to Diego Simeone, I highly doubt Chelsea will be smart enough to get him. Chelsea's track record when it comes to managers is borderline retarded. They hired Ancelotti who won the league and had the team scoring 103 goals in 38 games, and then they fired him for coming second the following year. They then hire Villas-Boas, who is a great tactician...but didn't give him enough time to apply his philosophy to the club, so now he gets fired and Di Matteo continues with Villas-Boas' approach and the team wins the Champions League. And then they hire Benitez, against every supporter's wish. And then they hire and fire Mourinho for a second time.

I mean it's ridiculous. They don't know what they're doing. Every decision is a short-term shot in the dark. They win trophies doing so, but at the same time they have completely disintegrated the club on every level. They have eradicated every ounce of character in that club in order to take a short cut to success.

Nah, I think this is Arsenal's time. Even if Guardiola gets the Man City job I think he'll be in for a huge reality check once the Premier League season starts. He has no experience with it, and it will quickly expose all his flaws. This is not Spain where you can take Messi to Mallorca and routinely win 10-0. It is not Germany where you can take Heynckes' perfectly assembled squad to Augsburg and routinely win 5-0.

This is the Premier League, bitch. Where Bournemouth can kill giants, and league winners can go from unbeatable to relegation fighters in the span of 230 days. Good luck, Pep. You're gonna need it.

Morleys Mesut Özil > You and your mum, chief 4,424 pts
Posted almost 2 years ago by Morleys

I think Man City is a much more preferable option. United are a laughing stock and their squad is absolutely terrible. City will have a great core when he joins, the opportunity to start his own project and of course their board is full of ex-Barca.

I also think Simeone is definitely Chelsea bound. Reports came about last year that he's been learning English for a while, and the club that most suit him would definitely be Chelsea. I can't envision him at any other top club.

Out of curiosity, I believe Arsene has a maximum of two seasons left in him after this one finishes, who would you bring in Ix? I sincerely believe that Ancelotti would be a perfect fit (although his relationship with Özil is a bit strenuous).

Ix Techau Evil Mastermind 14,229 pts
Posted almost 2 years ago by Ix Techau

I believe Arsene has a maximum of two seasons left in him after this one finishes, who would you bring in Ix? I sincerely believe that Ancelotti would be a perfect fit (although his relationship with Özil is a bit strenuous).

I don't know, it just seems unrealistic to me that Wenger would be replaced by a huge renowned name, it doesn't seem like the Arsenal way, whatever that means. I don't think the board would have the balls to go for another Arsene Who, but I wouldn't be surprised if it's an internal promotion or some upcoming partly unknown manager.

Morleys Mesut Özil > You and your mum, chief 4,424 pts
Posted almost 2 years ago by Morleys

I don't know, it just seems unrealistic to me that Wenger would be replaced by a huge renowned name, it doesn't seem like the Arsenal way, whatever that means. I don't think the board would have the balls to go for another Arsene Who, but I wouldn't be surprised if it's an internal promotion or some upcoming partly unknown manager.

And this would be the worst possible outcome. It would completely undo all of Arsene's work.

Ix Techau Evil Mastermind 14,229 pts
Posted almost 2 years ago by Ix Techau

And this would be the worst possible outcome. It would completely undo all of Arsene's work.

Well...it would be the same thinking behind Ferguson appointing Moyes, but I think we'd make a better choice. The best way to undo Wenger's work is to bring in some huge name that will completely transform the club to his philosophy (Guardiola, etc). That would undo Wenger's work. If we want Wenger's foundation to matter, we need to bring in a manager that will respect our club's philosophy and Wenger's vision.

Wouldn't mind a slice of Bergkamp or Henry.

Morleys Mesut Özil > You and your mum, chief 4,424 pts
Posted almost 2 years ago by Morleys

Well...it would be the same thinking behind Ferguson appointing Moyes, but I think we'd make a better choice. The best way to undo Wenger's work is to bring in some huge name that will completely transform the club to his philosophy (Guardiola, etc). That would undo Wenger's work. If we want Wenger's foundation to matter, we need to bring in a manager that will respect our club's philosophy and Wenger's vision.Wouldn't mind a slice of Bergkamp or Henry.

I would if they've got no managerial experience. Someone like De Boer with Bergkamp as his assistant would be good I suppose, but that seems like a Spurs level of an appointment.

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