Slaven Bilic - New (for Now) Watford Manager

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by wfcSinatra, Sep 26, 2022.

  1. wfcSinatra

    wfcSinatra Predictor Choker 14/15

    Wonder how long he'll tolerate Gino's BS? He's hardly the calmest and most patient of folk is he?
  2. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Administrator Staff Member

    Is this 100% confirmed?
  3. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    No but the BBC of all places is running with it on their football news page.
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  4. Burnsy

    Burnsy First Team

    It is official now.

    18 month deal pending work permit.
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  5. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    Bilic woooah, Bilic woooah.
    He comes from Croatia, he’ll ******* murder ya.
  6. RookeryLad

    RookeryLad Reservist

    May as well get it ready a few weeks early…….

    Pozzo OUT
  7. DaveWFC

    DaveWFC Five Star Man

    Didn't he once comment on how ridiculous our policy on sacking managers was?
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  8. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    Great minds think alike.

    Lets see if we can sack him before he even steps foot at vicarage road
  9. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team Captain

    I think he'll last until the World Cup break, then he'll be gone.
  10. wfcwarehouse

    wfcwarehouse First Team Captain

    Not a chance he lasts the season.
  11. Burnsy

    Burnsy First Team

    Sensible guy then.

    He won’t last a minute with that kind of truthful attitude.
  12. Cude>2<

    Cude>2< First Team Captain

    He may have done in a moment of madness. I imagine its a good gig for a manager, 18 month - 2 year deal, give it a half arsed go and get a nice big payout a couple of months later.
  13. quincymd

    quincymd Academy Graduate

    Will laugh my t1ts off if Liz Truss and Co now turn down his work permit request.
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  14. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team Captain

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  15. Heidar

    Heidar Reservist

    I actually enjoyed watching his WBA side. A real focus on Pereira at AMC and I can see João being perfect in that role.

    4-2-3-1 suits the players we have at least. I'm cautiously optimistic...
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  16. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth First Team Captain

    Yes UEA did, post 1750 on the Edwards sacked does seem very odd....maybe he doesn't agree with the decision or maybe he's on his way too....
  17. J.B

    J.B First Team

    Gino throwing down some crumbs to the battered housewives in our fanbase.

    The podcasters will lap up the 'improved communication' no doubt.
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  18. I Blame Pozzo

    I Blame Pozzo First Team

    Pozzo speaks,now that IS a surprise!
    At least Bilic has some provence.
    As predicted Edwards didn't even last to his funny little song line.
    I don't know what to think anymore.
    So much for SEJ's words!
    Good luck Slaven.
  19. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    As long as not three at the back, I’m happy.
  20. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    We have been here before so many times it’s getting tedious,I thought he did ok at West Ham, but then again I could be wrong I feel I’ve lost the plot and need a lie down!
  21. Lloyd

    Lloyd Squad Player

    But does Billic use a Manscaped pube trimmer?
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  22. Robert Peel

    Robert Peel Squad Player

    Ha ha. Wonder if Edwards left a used one in his desk draw for Bilic.
  23. AndrewH63

    AndrewH63 Reservist

    Not certain Liz Truss will survive this weeks vote of confidence.
  24. GoingDown

    GoingDown "The Stability"

    Next to a note stating, ‘Dear new coach, I’m afraid there’s no right backs left.’
  25. carboy98

    carboy98 Reservist

    Bilic really should be an upgrade on Edwards, but, you know... who cares?
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  26. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    Is this all true? I presumed he was finished as a manager (I have no clue when he last managed a team), but now you have given me great hope.
  27. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Administrator Staff Member

    Some side in the Chinese Leagues. He moved back to the UK to be with his family.
  28. wfcSinatra

    wfcSinatra Predictor Choker 14/15

    Another 3 month cycle of starting Cathcart, Kabasele, Cleverly, Gosling before realising none of them are very good anymore and they are mostly over the hill so trying a different combination to cover their deficiencies but by then it's all too late and the players have stopped listening and then new manager time. Yay!
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  29. Heidar

    Heidar Reservist

    I think we need a @reids analysis to confirm.

    But it looked quite fluid to me. When it works it is great, but in the PL it gets taken to bits.

    We really need Imran Louza.
  30. HampshireHorn84

    HampshireHorn84 Academy Graduate

    Any takers on him being in the role past January?
    Just another guy who has taken the money without looking beyond his bank balance. It can't be about restoring his reputation, as to do that you actually need the basis of a decent team which we do not have.
    Mind you it really is a win win for him, get paid hasomely whilst the **** shower assembled by Pozzo on the pitch fail, get sacked as Pozzo is too arrogant to see past his own failures and get a nice payoff.

    We must be in the 10's of £m in settlements figures now
  31. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    That's good enough for me. Plus he has experience managing Rolls Royce players, and was decent himself so they might respect him.

    Bilic IN!
  32. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    I doubt Edwards pushed it that much higher.
  33. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Probably fall out with Pozzo and co in weeks ..
  34. Cude>2<

    Cude>2< First Team Captain

    Not sure if it'll help, but I've always thought he had a bit of a Rowan Atkinson look about him
  35. K9 Hornet

    K9 Hornet Border Collie Dog

    His name is an anagram of "balls in vice", so that's something.

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