- Jul 7, 2014
- AFL Club
Fergie was one loss away from getting the sack in his third season.
You keep clinging to this argument but persistence won't allow you to polish a turd. You're completely ignoring Ferguson's pedigree as a manager prior to taking on the United role, he'd demonstrated his quality with Aberdeen and eventually took them on to beat Real Madrid in the Cup Winners Cup. Ole does not have that pedigree and has done absolutely nothing to justify the patience you're willing to bestow upon him.
I'm trying hard to not play the man here because I actually agree with your solid citizen comment, and I do think Ole understands how the club should be playing. I don't even necessarily think he's done a terrible job, I hold the board accountable for this predicament. I honestly really want this appointment to work out. However I also can't ignore the fact that Ole has shown absolutely nothing to suggest that he's up to the task and at a club this size, in such a dire position, we really can't afford to gamble that he'll come good in a couple of years. Surely you can see that? We've already slipped too far behind City and Liverpool.