Craig Shakespeare To Return?

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by Hogg-DEENEY!!!, Nov 8, 2021.

  1. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

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  2. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    That would be sensational and a big yes from me. Fingers crossed that will pan out although wasn't there a big falling out between Ranieri and Shakespeare at Leicester? A bit of backstabbing apparently.

    Also, he seemed to leave under a cloud after Pearson was sacked, so not sure how true this would actually be.
     
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  3. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

  4. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    Pearson will he sacked soon so we may as well get them all together, that way there can be no dispute over who gets the credit when we win the league.
     
  5. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    We've seen 2 joint managers a few times before, have we ever seen 3?
     
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  6. Yes a massive massive falling out. Can't believe they would work together again, more likely to end up with Pearson, though he may be sacked shortly anyway...
     
  7. Burnsy

    Burnsy First Team

    Wasn’t Shakespeare just there when Ranieri arrived and stayed when he left? He’s not exactly a Ranieri loyalist (he seems to already have them with him) - and I also doubt Shakespeare would be too drawn to return to a club that rather unceremoniously dumped him with 2 games of a season left.

    Would be really really surprised if there’s anything in this. But then it is Gino Pozzo and Scott Duxbury who lack a decent amount of self-awareness in such matters so it’s probably true.
     
  8. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    If true, it could just be the falling out was squarely a Pearson thing and had nothing to do with Shakespeare.

    Given his track record, it’s not entirely implausible he acted in a way that was out of line. Shakespeare obviously then just left by proxy as he was his assistant.

    They’ve not worked together since, so it’s not like they’re joined at the hip necessarily.
     
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  9. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    Interesting to note that neither of the two footballs are the most spherical object in that picture.
     
  10. Lloyd

    Lloyd Squad Player

    Didn't we actually offer 'Shaky' the job when Pearson was given the heave-ho but he turned it down out of loyalty to his chum, Nige?
     
  11. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    In line with what Lloyd posted above, we only "unceremoniously dumped" Pearson, and wanted Shakespeare to stay. However, Shakespeare decided to leave himself out of loyalty to Pearson.
     
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  12. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Et tu Craig?
     
  13. lutonh8a

    lutonh8a Reservist

    I hope this is true, I always liked and rated Shakespeare. Didn't we want to keep Shakespeare when Peaeson was sacked? I am quite sure that I read we had asked him to stay on but he obviously walked with Pearson.
     
  14. CaveManHornet

    CaveManHornet Reservist

    Claude Puel’s job on the line too. Get them all in. Our Prem title chances depend on it!
     
  15. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Administrator Staff Member

    Roy Evans and Gerrald Houllier (Liverpool mid to late 1990s era) Not sure i've ever seen three. I wouldn't mind having shakey back. Seemed a decent bloke although much of that side he knew
    under Pearson's reign has now gone, so he would need to gel again.
     
  16. The falling out was between Ranieri and Shakey at Leicester not with Watford. Ranieri suggested Shakey had been undermining him and effectively got him pushed out, at least that's my recollection. Can't believe he'd want to work with him again after that.
     
  17. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

    Why stop there? Get Martin Allen, Gary Megson and Ian Holloway in too. I’d love to see it.
     
  18. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    Yes but he also left Watford with Pearson with two games to go, which was the point I was referring to.
     
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  19. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    Didn't we try to keep Shakespeare after Pearson was sacked? Sure I read that somewhere...
     
  20. RoyalPip

    RoyalPip Academy Graduate

    Still don’t understand why we don’t get Eddie Newton in to help this squad.

    He has been assistant under some vet good managers and is currently out of work!
     
  21. RMT79

    RMT79 Academy Graduate

    Getting Shakespeare back would be fantastic one of the best assistant coaches in the prem imo
     
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  22. Ágætis Byrjun

    Ágætis Byrjun Reservist

    Yes, yes, yes and yes.

    A hell of a coach.
     
  23. Burnsy

    Burnsy First Team

    But why yes? If Ranieri has a real problem with the bloke then it’s has the obvious potential to do more harm than good. Would be madness to undermine Ranieri.

    Only worth it if Ranieri has specifically requested him and I doubt that’s happened.
     
  24. Ágætis Byrjun

    Ágætis Byrjun Reservist

    In the words of Ranieri: "That's football"

    I highly doubt these two are mortal enemies. They won the league together. I think it would be"madness" to say no to an excellent coach.
     
  25. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss First Team

    Like Jupiter and two of its moons.
     
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  26. Supertommymooney

    Supertommymooney Reservist

    For me Craig was never going to have a long term future at the club.

    I would rather we went in for Shakespeare's Sister.

    More likely to stay.
     
  27. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

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  28. Agreed. Shakespeare, he's history, no good for me.
     
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  29. Happy bunny

    Happy bunny Cheered up a bit

    Solsjaer might be available soon. Perfect striker coach.
     
  30. Player-manager ?
     
  31. folkestone orn

    folkestone orn Squad Player

    He could write the programs?
     
  32. Oscar calling

    Oscar calling Squad Player

    At least if we get Shakey in, we have a ready made replacement when Ranieri gets sacked in January.
     
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  33. That's what I recall

    He left through loyalty to Nige
     
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  34. Yep. Which just leaves the March replacement to line up.
    Perhaps Shakey would appoint a viable assistant.... who wouldn't feel the need to show loyalty to Shakey ??
     
  35. Forzainglese

    Forzainglese Reservist

    In iambic pentameter: I might even read them, for a change.
     
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