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I could make history, hiring the first American to manage an EPL side (that is North American, that is, US, Yankee to you lot, as, if as likely, Pelligrini goes to Citeh, he is also an American, albeit South). I'd say an English side, but Cardiff is Welsh. (I am just waiting for somebody to come up with the fact that a Yank has already managed in England. Any takers?) Damn foreigners.
I know, I know. The Cardiff fans will be saying: "Damn Yank, over here over paid and over..." But I'll buy their faith and pry Gareth away from Spurs, make Bellamy head of martial training, maybe recruit Ledley and Ramsey (they are young and have potential), and then look to the continent. Hmm, David Villa looks on the way out, then comb the Valleys. Sam's giving me advice. And the Tosh too.
Since the cat is out of the bag and I was outed as the big $500m plus Powerball winner, I have decided the SPL is worth a gamble. I plan on buying Inverness Caledonia... No, wait, despite my Scottish heritage, I have Welsh in me too. Cardiff is my target now that it is in the EPL and when I take over I will install a fellow Yank as the manager. I debated, EPL or SPL? I decided it was a no brainer.
Trying to persuade owners to give stability to managers is like trying to sell battery powered cars to oil producing countries!! with all the money and power the owners have they want instant success, this will give the owner a bigger status among his friends, not to mention the bragging rights!
Do you get a funny feeling that Fergueson, Alladyce and Moyes belong to the same club?Maybe so does Howard Webb?
The main strength of foreign managers is their ability to attract foreign players.Which puts English international football in a never ending spiral of DOOM!Of the 11 clubs that have UK born managers 8 of them occupy the bottom 8 places in the EPL plus with Liverpool flirting with danger and we must wait to see who Everton appoint. Man U buck the trend never having had a foreign manager
Moyes got the job because he is a good manager. Tactically sound, driven to prove himself, commitment to good football and giving young players a chance he is perfectly suited to United. We will only know next May if his appointment has been a good one. Di Matteo had won nothing as a manager before Chelsea and he won the European cup with them. Anything can happen.
The most successful Managers in the past 50 years in British football have been Scottish :)
Big Sam has a style. Some like it, some don't but it gets results. Blackburn would be where West Ham are now if they hadn't sacked him. His West Ham side have played some decent stuff this season aswell.
SA always said is his surname was Allardichi he would have got a top jobHe has done well this year with W Ham playing some decent footballHe (allegedly) provided the best interview/presentation for the England job & no one can tell me he would have done a worse job than the clown Mclaren didHis players always seem to play for him & has shown great loyalty to a few of his players
@93. Just for clarity, some scots may but I'm confident the vast majority of us don't. We shall find out next year. British then, British now, British forever.
@ 7Let's have some Bundesliga managers, what like Stale Solbakken?
Er....Sam, it seems that the Scots want independence. So Moyes will be just another foreign manager in England.
Idle chatters knocking Allardyce "making a fool of him self with the England job" what a crock, he would have been better than Steve McClaren for sure. Go and ask Blackburn supporters if he is useless; the fact that his newly promoted West Ham at no point looked as if they were going down, like half the Premier League did at one point or another. His track record is very impressive.
It's a fair point what he's making because more British managers can surely only benefit the British game but before Ferguson was retiring there was 2 British managers occupying Untied and Everton.. Now Moyes is moving if Everton appointment a non British manager then that's one less British manager in the prem? If a British manager comes in at City or Chelsea then his point is more relevant...
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