Next Seasons Manager

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by Cthulhu, Apr 18, 2022.

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  1. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    It won’t be RH74

    I suspect a few of us have heard rumours.
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  2. RS2

    RS2 Reservist

    My sources tell me that the new manager is already signed up for next season. Let's just say you'd better lock up your grannies...
  3. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Could do with him on the pitch !
  4. Maninblack

    Maninblack Reservist

    The title of this thread should be in the plural.
  5. Pukey

    Pukey Academy Graduate

    I have heard Niko Kovac's name mentioned. Utterly preposterous.

    Just to entertain it - I can't see it happening given that we couldn't afford him and he wouldn't want to drop down to a club in the second tier. Even if we could afford him, and for whatever reason, he did want to come here, he couldn't do anything with our pathetic squad.
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  6. IRB

    IRB THe artist formally know as ImRonBurgundy?

    Pozzos will try again for long term target Chris Hughton
  7. Robert Peel

    Robert Peel Reservist

    I'm hearing it's a dead heat between Bryan Robson and Peter Reid.
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  8. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Administrator Staff Member

    Ready to go, training shirt on and everything.

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  9. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    I’m waiting for Daniel Maloney to tweet an insiders scoop.
  10. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    A hologram of Sir Bobby Robson.
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  11. LaClusazSki

    LaClusazSki Reservist


    Dyche and Hughton are dinosaurs.

    Diego Martinez, if he has the assurance of time from the Pozzo family.

    If not, Ronald Macdonald, Krusty the Clown or Peter Griffin.
  12. Cassetti's Beard

    Cassetti's Beard First Team

  13. Burnsy

    Burnsy First Team

    I’d say there’s no chance. He’s committed himself to Derby twice this evening already.

    Plus he turned down interview for Everton job to stay at Derby - he’s building a good reputation. There’s no way he comes to our career graveyard and blows it.
  14. Chewitt

    Chewitt Forum Extraordinaire

    The Hamburgler currently 1/4 favourite
  15. Dorset-Orn

    Dorset-Orn Academy Graduate

    Depends on the clubs strategy..... Continue with the current policy of buying odd-job "potential unpolished diamonds" and nothing changes, very few managers out there will be interested and the end result will be the same.
    We need a manager that can build a team and own it, plus have a say on player reqs so am waiting to hear some proper thinking from the top regarding their long term strategy. Can't see it....
  16. RS2

    RS2 Reservist

    Ian Holloway would be my choice.
  17. leighton buzzard horn

    leighton buzzard horn Squad Player

    Get on the phone to Colin....
  18. MarlonsCellMate

    MarlonsCellMate Reservist

    Would never happen, but Bielsa. Would be a sign of intent and philosophy shift, you'd have to give him time and backing.
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  19. sydney_horn

    sydney_horn Squad Player

    What are Kevin Keegan and Terry Venables doing these days?

    Good solid English managers. Much better than those fancy dan foreigners.
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  20. davisp2

    davisp2 Reservist

    I’m going to stick my neck out and say it will be an unemployed Spanish or Italian manager. When appointed everyone will be googling his name to find out who the heck he is
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  21. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    He turns 67 in a couple of months - it would hardly indicate a shift to a more long-term perspective.
  22. Burnsy

    Burnsy First Team

    Before Leeds, Bielsa had a big reputation for only staying at clubs for 1-2 years before quitting. So not sure ‘giving time’ would work for either party!
  23. Eddie_Hitler

    Eddie_Hitler Academy Graduate

    Deeney as both coach and a centre back
  24. It's not roiight....
  25. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Get a few loans in too..
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  26. ITK platypus

    ITK platypus Reservist

    Deeney and Abdi as a duo. One of them will be an excellent manager and one will not and I cannot decide which way round it will be.

    Either way, we employ them as joint coaches then sack the ineffective one in a ruthless and uncompromising manner in November after a 0-0 draw at Rotherham.
  27. K9 Hornet

    K9 Hornet Border Collie Dog

    I've heard there is going to be a Peaky Blinders spin-off, but if this is a teaser it looks disappointing.
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  28. GoingDown

    GoingDown "The Stability"

    Almen doesn’t do ‘duos’. He doesn’t share them either. As far as He’s concerned, a Twix Duo is all His. He is fully aware that if He returns, it’d be grossly unfair to the rest of the teams in world football.
  29. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Administrator Staff Member

    Just remembered his guy.

    With a left-hook like that, might get a few of our cowards minds on the job. Young age of 57. He reminds me (in this image) of that bloke in the "Goonies" movie from the 80s. :p
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  30. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    I have a feeling we are getting a relatively young, relatively inexperienced (at senior level) manager from the UK.
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  31. dynamo380

    dynamo380 Reservist

    So it is Gifton after all then?
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  32. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

    Bielsa has to be the most overrated manager of all time. What has he actually ever done? Got Leeds promoted at the second time of asking and kept them up for a season. That's it. Oh, and won the Olympics in 2004 and a few titles in Argentina in the 90's.

    Never been given/trusted with the job at a big club, never won a major trophy, and set about undoing his work at Leeds because he only has one tactic and can't organise a team to defend competently to save his life. The fact people refer to him as "world class" has to be one of the weirdest things in football.

    Thankfully he'd never come here anyway.
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  33. K9 Hornet

    K9 Hornet Border Collie Dog

    It does look like he's boxing the invisible man, just at the exact moment he's been punched hard in the face
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  34. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Administrator Staff Member

    He would certainly be a ex-player fans' would love to mange us. Still has a lot of love for the club - has great hair - and knows the sport and club well. He is also the sort of guy Dux would never dream of going for even if he was on their radar. Why? Because we need an old timer who can blame fans' for his poor subs, smile and joke through a post-match interview despite being battered and say and do anything they are told.

    We would never get a manager who is young and upcoming, wants to build a new philosophy with the side and bring in some fresh and willing faces. Exactly what we need right now, but not what we will get.
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  35. dynamo380

    dynamo380 Reservist

    What about Malky Mackay? Knows the league, knows how to get teams playing for him. He did a good job for us, as well as Cardiff before his fall out with Tan, was linked to premier league clubs and has by all accounts done very well at Ross County this season. Knows Hungbo, who you would have thought will feature for us next season and should know one or two of the Scottish players we were looking at earlier in the season.

    As long as none of the foriegn players look at any of his text messages then we should be ok.
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