03 Oct 2018 11:36:26
Correct me if I'm wrong but from what I've gathered the club aren't think of sacking Jose only helping him with a DOF that would suit him specifically? Also some of the "trouble makers" may leave in January?

In a way I like this idea as I it shows that the club have learned from their mistakes and not sacking a manager because of fan discontent. Ed002's statement about Rui Costa seems interesting as it opens up that Portugese link. I feel Jose will see his contract out and maybe even go further (based on results, performances) but if we get Rui Costa as DOF does that open up the possibility of Nuno from Wolves being JMs replacement in a couple of years?

This might all be nonsense but I thought I'd say my bit.

1.) 03 Oct 2018
03 Oct 2018 12:31:31
The thing is fan discontent is justified because the performance are a shambles most weeks, the players seem disillusioned, Jose looks lost and we look like going into freefall. The board and shareholders must be concerned with the trajectory.

So sacking the manager would be because it's warranted and the majority of fans have been ultra patient until recently. There is a band wagon now though, so a new manager and DOF would be ideal for me. Along with shipping out trouble makers, or many of the players not good enough.

2.) 03 Oct 2018
03 Oct 2018 13:19:53
It is justified Beast but sacking managers isn’t the United way and it hasn’t brought us any success. The plan is to bring a DOF in to work with Mourinho.

I really don’t know what the best option is, as it’s a matter of opinions. Some want him gone and I can see why but I think we should let the club plan in the long term instead of wanting short term fixes which hasn’t worked so far.

I do agree that a new manager would motivate the majority of people but for long until something like this happens again?

3.) 03 Oct 2018
03 Oct 2018 13:50:15
I find it funny how often a player or manager is linked with a club due to their nationality. There are many very good Portuguese managers at the moment Marco Silva, Leonardo Jardim, Paulo Fonseca, Nuno Espirito Santo and even Villas-Boas. However, I would imagine/ hope that if Rui Costa was given the DoF role he would hire managers based on their CV and not their passport.

4.) 03 Oct 2018
03 Oct 2018 13:51:31
the big question is,

if a dof comes in and trouble makers go,

will the football improve, highly unlikely, so what then?

5.) 03 Oct 2018
03 Oct 2018 14:09:33
Shappy, Rui Costa as DOF could be an attractive prospect for a manager like Nuno. Obviously there are more important factors but I’m saying it’s a bonus if this happens. An example being Wenger attracting French players. Could be BS though.

Bolger, hopefully the football would improve as the DOF would bring a system in place that the manager would have to work alongside. Also would find players suited to this system rather than just big names.