Agree totally. The easy option would be Howe or the equivalent... Probably the most risky appointment during his tenure from a Levy standpoint.If anything that is the most ballsy appointment Levy could have made. A manager who is known for calling out the people at the top and wanting signings. As far from a yes man as could be.
If Levy wanted to be a pussy he could have take Hughton as a caretaker until the summer and then gotten Howe or another young/cheap yes man for a new "project". I really respect this decision from Levy.Agree,
Agree totally. The easy option would be Howe or the equivalent... Probably the most risky appointment during his tenure from a Levy standpoint.
You never know it might have been part of it. One thing Levy is known to hate is allowing players to leave on a free, maybe he has been given some assurances that won't happen if he removed Poch?Do we think we'll try and tie down the Ajex trio to extensions? Very unlike Spurs but...
Are Jose's transfer targets going to be any more expensive than the one's Poch would've wanted?1. Disappointed Poch is going and REALLY don’t think Moanhio is a good fit for our club or our chairmen. It’s got clusterfuck written all over it.
2. short term, yes (this season) beyond that it will start unravelling when Levy refuses to spend.
3. Boring cynical football.
4. Tough one. He’ll basically want a new team from a defensive aspect so they won’t gain imho. Obviously attackers won’t gain under him.
5. No trophies, ship steadied followed by a blow up this time next year after Levy doesn’t back him.
And finally, It’ll end in tears - incompatible with Levy.
I think it's going to be down to expectations like you say. He was hired at United with the expectation that he would challenge City for the title, but although he spent a lot of money there he was never given enough money to bridge the gap between them. I think City outspent United during his time there.Really not sure how I feel about Jose.
He’s lost a lot of stock over the years but he still wins trophies. I don’t think the massive players would want to play for him nowadays as much as they would’ve a few years ago. His time at Utd was deemed a failure even though he won 2 trophies. He was constantly negative and moaning in interviews (much like Poch this year) and that was with unlimited millions at Utd, he won’t get anywhere near that here, so I can’t really see how that will change. The only thing in our favour is expectations would be much lower at us than at Utd so he might thrive like he did at Porto.
He does win stuff though. I can’t say I’m looking forward to his style of play but then again we’ve been pretty shit to watch in the PL for a while now. Part of me thinks it could be another AVB (sacked from a bigger club then coming to us and failing miserably because of lack of money and personality) but part of me thinks he would love to prove people wrong.... and rub it in Chelsea and Utd’s noses. And end up being a short term success at least.
I hated his press conferences, he was always amusing and arrogant when he came to England, now he’s angry, depressed and still arrogant. If he can find the spark he used to have then I’ll welcome him with open arms. If not, I’ll support him as I would anyone, but I’ll have my doubts.
My first choice would’ve been Allegri but Jose, you just never know, he’s had a break and might just be well up for it. Will he get the support from Levy though? I imagine this is what they’ll mainly be discussing now.....
I miss Poch already.
Can't agree with a lot of that.Man United transfer record:
- Fred, baaaaaad
- Dalot, meh?
Summer 17 + Winter 18
- Lindelof, decent player
- Matic, good one season then fell off
- Lukaku, not good enough
- Sanchez, complete bust & horrible, horrible signing
- Bailly, not good enough
- Ibrahimovic, good signing
- Mkhitaryan, bust
- Pogba, great player but inconsistent
Not exactly exciting reading boys & girls! One good season of Matic, one good season of Ibra, & probably only Pogba in 3 TW windows being the only player United would be happy about signing still to this day. Ibra obviously as well but was on a free.