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Discussion in 'Championship' started by Delilah, Jan 8, 2019.
Lee Johnson's been linked
Rowett looks like he’s a good manager on a tight budget...but does just as well when he’s got money to spend and when he doesn’t.
Apparently Slavisa was approached by Stoke but he turned them down. Both that he doesn’t want to get back into management yet, and there’s speculation we are still paying him off and his contract doesn’t allow for him to take a new job yet.
Would’ve been a top appointment
He strikes me as the kind of manager you'd like if your goal was to stay up/establish yourself at this level. He doesn't have it in him to mount a strong promotion bid, and I think the top flight would eat him alive tactically.
Not a bad manager but he's boring and seems awfully stubborn.
Most managers are tbf, even when shit hits the fan and a team loses 5/6 in a row, a manager rarely tends to change his style of play.
I wonder if Alan Pardew would go for the job?
It's looking like Nathan Jones from Luton is now clear favourite.
I doubt many of our fans knew who he was before today. That said, Luton have been scoring goals for fun for the last couple of years and he's looking good for a second successive promotion down there. If he can get us scoring more than two a game (something we haven't done for over a year now) it'll be an improvement.
Now I've typed this it'll probably fall through and we'll end up with Martin O'Neill!
...who wears shit trainers.
Just look at your training facilities. Enough said
Go on I’ll bite. In what way is the Stoke job NOT more appealing than the Wednesday one? Not that I care about Bruce as I wouldn’t want him anyway
Well yes, Stoke's squad is miles better than yours.
For promotion maybe but I might just being going by the potential of the 2 squads..
Quite prepared to be proven wrong !!
Nathan Jones official - Jones Named New Manager | Stoke City FC
Have to be honest, I know next to little about him. Seems like his Luton team were exciting to watch
A risk but he's done a good job at Luton. The jump between Championship and League One can be huge for many, especially when Stoke have players who think they're better than they actually are. Going from third/fourth tier egos to first tier egos will be...an experience no doubt.
Seems to prefer attacking football which will be welcomed by Stoke fans. Just hope he isn't another Mark Hughes who doesn't care about defending
Luton fans aint happy. Most are gutted and some angry at him which is probably a good sign for Stoke fans.
Very different from the 'meh' response we got from Derby fans when Rowett was appointed which was certainly a clue to the extremely meh 6 months we were to endure.
It's undoubtedly a risk, as others have said he's making a big jump in terms of the ego and profiles of the players he's managing and in the ambition, expectation and budget size of the club he's managing. Fewer and fewer managers seem to be making the transition from the lower leagues to the Premier League and upper Championship and I think handling the egos of multi millionaire players seems to be the biggest problem. If entitled, spoiled millionaires don't respect the man giving the instructions they just down tools safe in the knowledge that it's the manager who'll get the sack and they can carry on picking up their huge salaries. I think that's why there seems to be a trend towards appointing big name former players who command instant respect like Lampard and Gerrard who have been around these egos all their career and know how to handle them.
The big positive is he seems to play entertaining, attacking football which has been in short supply for a long time now and we desperately need it. I wish him well and I hope he does well. It's nice to have something to look forward to for a change and maybe finally some positive football?
Looks like the days of Allardyce, Moyes and Pardew walking into jobs are over.
Clubs are either hiring young British managers like Jones, Smith at Villa and Potter at Swansea, or they going abroad for highly rated managers like Wolves, Everton and Southampton have done recently.
Not too surprising when you see the style of football that's at the top of league tables these days.
Agree with this.
5 of the current top 6 teams in the championship all play entertaining football and look at Wolves and Fulham last year for instance.