January 22, 2020 at 12:56 pm #1818834
I think Ole would make a good DoF because he does understand the club, he does understand the way fans want us to play and he does understand the type of player that we need to get there. My major problem with Ole is that some of his tactical decisions, in-game, have been baffling.January 22, 2020 at 3:41 pm #1818935
Steveo – I have another Gonner mate getting all giddy about him too. “we’ve got the new Pep”!
I don’t see it myself!January 22, 2020 at 6:45 pm #1819000
Not for me Kily. Would rather a DoF who has gavitas as a DoF, has the CV as a DoF to back it up, has proven ability and demonstrable experience of working harmoniously with CEO, manager and scouting team to overhaul player recruitment and retention to telling effect. Otherwise the DoF would be a puppet.
I mean that talk in 2019 re Fletcher, Ferdinand and Evra for the DoF role was utterly laughable. OGS would be no different.January 23, 2020 at 9:29 am #1819185
I know it won’t happen moral but my point was that Ole knows the club and what we need. Jorge Campos doesn’t know the club even though he’s a proven track record. I couldn’t actually imagine Ole as the DoF to be honest but there needs to be some guiding light in the boardroom/backroom who understands who we are as a club. My concern about Pochettino coming in is that he’ll set the team up in his own mould, as Jose did, as LVG and Moyes did. Admittedly it’s hard to see where we’re going under OGS at the minute.
Undoubtedly his days are numbered but if he’s going to go, let him go now. Get in a temp coach to the end of the season and spend between now and May getting a manager and DoF, setting out a clear vision for the club and a structure to get us there. Appoint them both officially on the first day after the league finishes and let them go to work.January 23, 2020 at 9:42 am #1819188
I think you suggested Ole because deep down, you like me, realise Ed really does not want a DoF as a DoF will mean spending big initially to move the rubbish on and get the right quality in. It would also mean admitting the last 7 years under Eds stewardship has been an abject failure on the footballing side.
Therefore, as a result, Ed only wants a puppet as a DoF (Fletch, Rio, Evra, An Other) if a DoF at all, rather than a serious, filly-fledged DoF who would demand action of Ed rather than words.
Change will only happen if the Glazers start to get uneasy – sustained drop off in share price, match going revenue, reputation, commercial deals, asset value etc.January 23, 2020 at 9:52 am #1819197
Ole is not fit for purpose as a DoF. If such an appointment was made it would be another act of self mutilation of the club – incompetence.
This whole “knowing the club” nonsense must stop. Seasoned DoF’s have technical ability and are trained/experienced in how best practice in scouting, coaching, transfer negotiation, etc are done. A properly seasoned DoF will also be highly respected by other club boards – they have clout and are respected pro’s in the ilk of David Gill. What in the world justifies Ole being our DoF besides scoring goals off the bench in the 90’s?
You lot are basically saying: “Alright Ole, you clearly don’t know how to coach, motivate, and organize the first team tactically nor do you know how to get the players you need out of your CEO – let’s promote you to Football Strategy Director, clearly the more junior role was too difficult for you”.
I can’t believe this is even being discussed on this forum.January 23, 2020 at 9:57 am #1819198
Luis Campos – been there, done it, got the t-shirt. Look no further. The most important signing we haven’t made.January 23, 2020 at 10:01 am #1819200
@hatters – 100% spot on mate, it’s thinking like that and this ‘jobs for the boys’ mentality that has got us in so much shite in the first place. It’s obvious to anyone with half a brain that Ole’s judgement when it comes to player quality is about on par with Bella Emberg’s husband’s eye for a beautiful woman, so having him in charge of identifying and recruiting players would be an act of total folly, simple as that.January 23, 2020 at 10:18 am #1819215
Sympathy for the DevilsParticipant
Pocchetino in as manager.
Campos in as DoF.
Coaching and Scouting staff changed however they agree to.
Woodward to move away from all football-related items and focus on commercials.
Give Pocchetino the funds required to make the changes necessary.
Only that will bring us back to where we want to be.January 23, 2020 at 10:31 am #1819231
What a fucking surprise. Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer retains the support of the Manchester United Board, despite last night’s loss to Burnley. Fuck me!January 23, 2020 at 10:54 am #1819248
Ole is nowhere near to becoming a legend for the club,not even in his dreams.January 23, 2020 at 10:54 am #1819250
Cant have Ole as DoF. Look at the signings James-AWB-Maguire besides giving contract extensions to absolute rubbish players.January 23, 2020 at 10:55 am #1819251
Is this the beginning of Ole’s managerial legacy? On his mission to ruin Manchester United?Lol
What a twat!January 23, 2020 at 11:00 am #1819256
There has to be a massive clearout of the dross from this club,and only a few players should survive the cull.I would keep,Romero,Williams,AWB,Rashford,Greenwood,and the other youngsters,the rest should all be made availabe for sale.Watching the likes of Matic,Mata,Martial,Lindeflop,earning millions every month,yet playing like a bunch of zombies its so painful,its unreal.Lets do what Chelsea are doing,play all the youth and see what happens.January 23, 2020 at 11:10 am #1819267
Just seen another of his interviews. He’s a gibbering, incoherent wreck.January 23, 2020 at 11:23 am #1819279
jm1502-Of course he will be,mate.He works for the Glazers,who in turn work for the Rothchilds,who is turn worship Lucifer and eat babies for breakfast.January 23, 2020 at 11:32 am #1819285
Ole is going nowhere. We’re fucking skint and Ole is the perfect fall guy. Ed and the Glazers don’t give a fuck about the club and see Ole as perfect cannon fodder to make a joke out of himself in front of the media. He’s a walking contradiction who is all over the fucking place. But I’m starting to lose respect for him because this wank fest masquerading as Manchester Utd is a vanity project for him. He should walk away and blow the whole fucking shit show wide open.January 23, 2020 at 11:43 am #1819289
He won’t walk away because he wants to succeed even though he probably knows deep down that he’s on a hiding to nothing and no matter what he does he can’t bring the club back to where it was because 1. he’s not good enough and 2. he won’t be given the funds and the power to make the changes necessary. He loves the club and wants to succeed which is why he’ll never walk away even though he should. Until the ownership changes, nothing will.January 23, 2020 at 12:12 pm #1819304
The ownership will never change. No matter what happens the Glazers are going nowhere. We’re totally fuckedJanuary 23, 2020 at 12:57 pm #1819325
The only reason Ole still has a job is that he’s a nice guy that people like having around, which is why we should give him the role of Fred the Red and hire a competent manager instead
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