28 Oct 2017 10:01:06
{Ed025's Note - i think your right on conte park, jose has won his fair share i agree but his teams have never been easy on the eye mate, over the past 4 or 5 years he has lost the plot and united have got him far too late, when he first came to the prem he was witty and a breath of fresh air, sadly he is now a grumpy old man who is up his own arse and a bore of the highest order.

I thought it was worth sharing this again as ultimately this is what it boils down to - do we have a Manager who is still a serial winner or a Manager whose best days are gone (is Ancellotti another one perhaps) . I posted last week that I thought he was being overtaken by a new generation but clearly some posters completely disagree and still think Jose has it.

I think the point about his demeanour is an interesting one, he used to look relaxed, tell jokes and had a certain charm. Nowadays he talks like a grumpy robot and just seems generally unhappy. This could of course just be a public persona and behind the scenes he may be witty and engaging but his public persona grates.

I believe he knows his best days have gone and is struggling to react to events, we may bounce back and some of you will shout me down for this after only a couple of dodgy performances but I genuinely think he is unable to drive the changes he used to. If we do drop off I expect a complete meltdown.

{Ed025's Note - i cant argue with any of that mate..

1.) 28 Oct 2017
28 Oct 2017 13:35:43
AJH just one question. Who's you replace him with.

2.) 28 Oct 2017
28 Oct 2017 15:05:52
I said before Jose that I wanted to pry Pochettino from Spurs and regardless of silverware won I still feel that way

He plays an attractive attacking style, has more than one plan, already has our youth philosophy and improves the players he coaches

Yes, he hasn't won anything and Spurs are decent. But realistically Spurs only have a few players who would walk into our team, the rest he is making look good. Kane, Eriksson, Rose and both Centre Backs are top class. The rest are good but I wouldn't trade from our starting 11, mix that with Levy's inability to bring in top players, and I think with a bigger club (Us, City, Chelsea or one of the big European sides) I think he could achieve Barca-esque type teams and results

Not too many others I'd put ahead of Mourinho though sadly (sadly if we're talking your scenario) as there isn't anyone with both the style we want and the tactical nous to achieve greatness at our club.