The Manager Merry-go-Round

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Coasters7

Premiership Player
Nov 27, 2014
3,978
5,025
AFL Club
West Coast
Other Teams
Chelsea
Needs to be someone who will come in and “do a Lampard”. The transfer ban did play a part in that of course.. but someone needs to come in and clear the place out. Ozil, Mustafi, Luiz, Xhaka, Socratis have got to go. Build around Guendouzi, Pepe, Tierney, Willock, Nelson etc
 

Bradesmaen

Hall of Famer
Apr 8, 2007
37,881
11,366
Dublin
AFL Club
Fremantle
Other Teams
SJ Sharks/Everton/NY Jets
Needs to be someone who will come in and “do a Lampard”. The transfer ban did play a part in that of course.. but someone needs to come in and clear the place out. Ozil, Mustafi, Luiz, Xhaka, Socratis have got to go. Build around Guendouzi, Pepe, Tierney, Willock, Nelson etc
Maybe instead of spending 77m (in installments) on Pepe who they didn't need instead of a quality defender..
 

WealstoneRaider

Brownlow Medallist
Apr 8, 2015
14,927
8,059
AFL Club
Hawthorn
Interesting timing. Are they trying to get a head start on Poch.
If you knew anything about Poch you’d know the Arsenal job is a non-starter. This is the guy who won’t manage Barcelona because of his ties to Espanyol. His bond with spurs is deeper than that, and it’s a bond with the fans rather than with the chairman.
 

Art Vandelay_

TheBrownDog
Oct 28, 2012
78,813
103,210
AFL Club
Geelong
Other Teams
Bushrangers
Whoever comes in has to find a way to play all (or at least two) of Aubameyang, Lacazette and Pepe. While not being overrun in midfield and exposing a poor defence.

Was Emery’s undoing in some ways. A manager who likes using 4-2-3-1 needing to play systems with two up top to get their star pair on the field but not sacrifice in the middle. Xhaka, Guendouzi, Torreira is a weak CM grouping to pick from.
 

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Shoei

Norm Smith Medallist
Sep 26, 2011
8,653
6,861
Perth
AFL Club
West Coast
Other Teams
Arsenal

Was he really that unaware?
Considering all the sounds were that the board had "complete confidence" in him going forward I wouldn't put it past our coward ownership to whisper sweet nothings in his ear then blindside him.
 

Zidane98

Hall of Famer
Dec 22, 2009
36,647
15,453
South End, AAMI Park
AFL Club
Hawthorn
Other Teams
Socceroos, LFC, MVFC, RC Strasbourg
If you knew anything about Poch you’d know the Arsenal job is a non-starter. This is the guy who won’t manage Barcelona because of his ties to Espanyol. His bond with spurs is deeper than that, and it’s a bond with the fans rather than with the chairman.
How bad did he fall out with Levy though? Mou did state that he would never manage Spurs back in his first Chelsea stint.
 

drd23

Brownlow Medallist
Feb 28, 2009
22,420
18,891
AFL Club
Essendon
Other Teams
Baltimore Ravens, Atletico

Sounded pretty convincing last year
 

WealstoneRaider

Brownlow Medallist
Apr 8, 2015
14,927
8,059
AFL Club
Hawthorn
How bad did he fall out with Levy though? Mou did state that he would never manage Spurs back in his first Chelsea stint.
Doesn’t matter how he feels about Levy, he’s a rare breed that develops strong emotional ties with clubs he manages. It’s not impossible that he goes to Arsenal but I don’t see it happening. The allure is that he wouldn’t have to uproot but I don’t get the impression that uprooting is a bone of contention for him.
 

Snarls Barkley

Norm Smith Medallist
Jun 7, 2012
5,265
5,884
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
Other Teams
San Antonio Spurs, West Ham
Not sure this is a job I’d be running out to take. I guess there is only so many chances to manage a big six club though. Problems run a whole lot deeper than the manager.

Arteta has got to be a good chance.
 

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