And the new Manager will be?

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by LaClusazSki, Nov 4, 2019.

  1. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    I'm in then!
    Can I bring Dave as 'technical support'?
    He has offered to stick a needle up his nose and call everyone 'Nigel' although he will no longer wear a floppy hat,as this may stretch him overly.
  2. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    Looks like it could be Quique Setien.

    I think he's excellent. Even Barca were looking at him at the beginning of the year. After all the names we've been linked with, I'd be delighted if he is our new boss.

    Odds have dramatically moved this morning and now he's favourite. Watch this space!!
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2019
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  3. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

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  4. I know nothing about Setién but looking at his career, apart from a bit of time at Betis, there’s nothing to suggest he’s experienced at the level we need.
  5. carboy98

    carboy98 First Year Pro

    I know nothing about him, but replacing Quique with another Quique would lead to some cringeworthy bants from Lineker and the lads, so it's a reluctant no from me.
  6. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    We'll win the World Cup with Quique Setien in charge. He's that good.
  7. Ray Bay

    Ray Bay Academy Graduate

    Dont think we have the team to play the football setien likes. Sounds exciting though, but think it will take time. Not what we need right now, unfortunately.
  8. 4 years in La Liga. What more do you want?
  9. StuBoy

    StuBoy Forum Cad and Bounder

    £10 on Setien at 14/1 may not have been the long shot I originally thought. We'll see soon I guess...
  10. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

  11. Robert Peel

    Robert Peel Reservist

    Does he speaka da English?
  12. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    Be fun though.
  13. Carpster

    Carpster Reservist

    Well it looks like Arteta has moved the most 1.33 on betfair now and new favourite.
  14. lutonh8a

    lutonh8a Reservist

    Yeah agreed I would be happy enough with this. Sets up to play entertaining football and likes his players to keep the ball, his Betis team did concede goals but they also knew where the back of the net was. I genuinely think our more technical players would thrive under Settiens tactics and set up, although I am not convinced our defenders would be good enough as his style does require defenders to be good on the ball. Certainly a better option than the other names being mentioned and as you mentioned it was rumoured that Barca were admirers of him not so long ago.
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  15. domthehornet

    domthehornet Moderator Staff Member

    Hail Setein.
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  16. reids

    reids Squad Player

    Would be a master-stroke or a spectacular failure. Either way i'm in. (for arteta)
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  17. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    I don't know, as I've only ever heard him speak Spanish. He's very interesting and has a very strong view on how to play the game. Not sure it fits with our cloggers in defence, because he likes to play out from the back, but he's a real student of the game. His nickname is The Teacher.

    He's an intelligent guy, so I'd be surprised if he didn't speak English. Probably similar to Flores I would expect.
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  18. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    Oddschecker has Hughes at 11/4, Hughton 10/3, Allardyce 5/1 and then Setien at 7/1. Nobody odds on anymore suggests nobody has a clue!
  19. The uninformed

    The uninformed Academy Graduate

    Two observations:

    1) Given that our fate now probably lies more in "heart", "passion" and good old "cojones" than it does in tactical nous and given that we are now scrabbling around for anyone desperate/stupid enough to join, would it be ridiculous to suggest it should be given to Troy in a player/manager capacity until the end of the season to see if he can get a tune out of any of our talented under-performers?

    2) Interesting observation made on Totally Football yesterday. The table shows we are just 6 points off safety which doesn't sound too bad. But that's Everton and realistically they are not going to go down regardless of how badly they're playing at the moment. You could also make a good case that the teams above them should avoid trouble: Brighton have a good manager who seems to be making an impact on that squad, Villa look really good and Newcastle are objectively a good squad even if their fans will always expect more. Realistically, we have to look at the points tallies of those teams that we would expect to be struggling at the end of the season, the likes of Sheff Utd ( who are currently 11 points ahead of us).
  20. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    I'm going to put a wedge on Setién. I'm very confident we're getting him.

    Of course he could turn us down because of our league position. He's someone who would not take a job just to the end of the season though. We'd have to sell him the vision of what the club is all about. He needs to believe in the club and buy into the ethos. This is my impression of him anyway.
  21. R4E

    R4E Reservist

    If it's Mark Hughes I might kill myself.
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  22. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Reservist

    Thats ok, Holebas is gaurenteed a game if he brings a red apple to training each time. Some of our lot may skimp on the Homework though.
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  23. Art

    Art Academy Graduate

    Real men eat Quique
  24. another_mrlizard

    another_mrlizard Squad Player

    Yes, Quique does speak English.

    When Kevin Prince Boateng was at Las Palmas, they communicated solely in English. Let's face it, he worked on Gran Canaria for years, if he couldn't speak English, he'd have never found anyone to talk to.

    I did follow Las Palmas for a few years, when Ibiza were essentially without a team and I'd be delighted to see Quique here.
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  25. Optimistichornet

    Optimistichornet Penguin Assassin

    The problem with these betting markets, unless someone is backed into odds on, even £100 quid on an outcome can make the market move.
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  26. luke_golden

    luke_golden Space Cadet

    Would he be the short-term hire they’ve spoken about us looking for? Or would he be coming in with the idea that this season is a write-off, and he’s charged with changing the identity of the squad and rebuilding in his clear vision, much like Bielsa at Leeds?

    If it’s the latter, I’m okay with that if it means he’s given the chance to build a team to play his football over the next few years, as he’s clearly well thought of in Spain.
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  27. Squibba

    Squibba Predictor Choker 14/15

    Simon Jordan on TalkSport:

    "When Mullins was at Palace, his nickname was "casj" so I'm not sure if Watford will play with any intensity tomorrow night!"
  28. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    Quique Setien is 61, doesn't sound like too much of a long-term fix or progressive manager.

    Arteta seems an interesting shout.
  29. Cassetti's Beard

    Cassetti's Beard First Team

    66/1 on PaddyPower....
  30. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    Tell that to Adrian Mariappa and Craig Cathcart. No pressure, just pretend you’re at Barca.
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  31. Carpster

    Carpster Reservist

    I'm looking on betfair. Not the best I might add for these types of bets. But just keeping the thread up to date.
  32. Carpster

    Carpster Reservist

  33. Rontaylor

    Rontaylor Reservist

    I just don't think Troy is mature enough.
  34. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

  35. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    Taken from L’Equipe who say ‘we offered him the job’ in a phone call - surely we’d hold talks first?

    But if all these rumours of knockbacks are true then it’s proof of what most of us have said would happen - that our hire/fire attitude to coaches would come back to haunt us. Yes it’s worked for us to a point, and it’s worked for the Pozzo’s over clubs - but that’s because the whole culture to coaches and managers is like that in Spain and Italy. It isn’t here. It was always likely to catch up with us.
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