Allegri is the front runner for this isn;t he? Hopefully doesn't bring Dybala with him.
i hope not. i might be the minority here but its been a few years now since i played with the thought of allegri managing united. not saying he is my favourite choice but he gets mentioned way too seldom. he has done a fantastic job at juve over the years.
In some ways, he’s the last link to the pre-oil years, where creating a successful team was more than spending bazillions of pounds. He wasn’t able to adapt to the new (and shite) reality as well as Fergie but he was an excellent manager in his time. I thought he messed up his chance to go out on a high after winning the FA Cup unexpectedly last year. Those late 90s- early 00s were epic battles though and made us better for it. A worthy adversary unlike the likes of Citeh and the poxy Rents.
Arsenal are lucky that they can learn from our mistakes trying to replace Fergie (especially with his direct replacement). They’ll go for whoever can give them the best chance of immediate stability and success, which I suspect will be Ancelotti.
Ian Wright's theory on Arsene Wenger could be bang on the money
It's a convincing argument.
There has been a deluge of reports in the past 24 hours since Arsene Wenger announced that he would be stepping down as Arsenal manager at the end of the season.
After almost 22 years in charge, Wenger will finally bid farewell to a club he helped transform into a genuine Premier League superpower, guiding them to 17 trophies during his tenure including three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups.
In Wenger's statement on official Arsenal website < the Frenchman said, "after careful consideration and following discussions with the club, I feel it is the right time for me to step down at the end of the season."
You'd certainly be excused for taking that at face value, but Ian Wright isn't having any of it.
Wright played under Wenger for 18 months after the manager was appointed in September 1996 and believes that the man he got to know would never resign.
"Arsene Wenger is a man of principle, honesty and integrity - that is why I am convinced he has been sacked and not resigned," Wright said in The Sun.
"For all the vitriol and abuse thrown at him, Arsene has never been a man to walk out before the end of a contract.
"It is a sad situation that it's come to this and I don't suppose we will ever find out who is responsible, because they will hide behind each other.
"One day he is doing a press conference with no hint of this, the next he's gone. It doesn't add up.
"But Arsene can go with his head high. That's why, whatever the results, it is imperative he gets the send-off a true Arsenal and football legend deserves. We all owe him so much."
Wright certainly has a point. Speaking back in February, Wenger insisted that he was proud of the fact that he had never broken a contract, yet that's what has happened – Wenger's deal at the Emirates wasn't due to expire until the summer of 2019 having penned a new two-year deal in May 2017.
“I have always respected my contracts,” Wenger said. “I would like to remind you I said no to all the biggest clubs in the world to respect my contract so that’s always what I try to do.
As Wright pointed out, it seems strange that Wenger held his usual pre-match press conference on Thursday with not a single hint that this news was coming. It's even stranger, though, that a man of Wenger's pride and convictions would go back on his steadfast refusal to break a contract. With the new structure in place at Arsenal, with Sven Mislintat as head of recruitment and Raul Sanlehhi as director of football, there was perhaps pressure behind-the-scenes in the weeks leading up to Friday's announcement.
Add to that the following line from BBC journalist David Ornstein, who seems to be as well-connected to Arsenal as anyone:
"I was told recently that Wenger was as stubborn, determined and energetic as ever and if he was to leave he would need to be dragged out kicking and screaming."
It's interesting, then, that Wenger would suddenly decide to resign with a year remaining on his current deal. However, Ornstein also noted that discussions had been taking place for some time and that the decision for Wenger to leave was mutual.
It's unlikely that we'll find out the exact circumstances leading up to Wenger's announcement, but Wright's theory is certainly not wholly implausible.
One thing's for sure, though: Wenger will be gone in a month's time, leaving Arsenal with the daunting task of finding a suitable replacement, a man capable of spearheading a new chapter and re-establishing the Gunners as Premier League contenders.
Amazing how he said he is calling it a day at the end of the season and all the supporters and ex-players are now smiling and patting his back saying he was the greatest EPL manager going yet they wanted his 'Guts for Garters' a few weeks ago, even Piers Morgan now loves him to bits.
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May 10, 2018 18:27:15 GMT
WhatsTheMata: Glad you think it's funny. When we get fucked around by the spells you just deleted you will take me seriously
May 19, 2018 11:57:48 GMT
No.7: Can this thread be unlocked or is it too early? not that i want Jose out now but i think were coming close to that time and want to hear peoples opinions on the subject.
Sept 20, 2018 10:15:25 GMT
cjjagzmoni: Pogba is a good lad minus the showboating..I think at Juventus he had Older players like Pirlo,Chiellini,Marchisio,Bonucci who shout and screams at him so he was more serious at Juve ,We dont have those type of leaders at United to caution him.
Nov 1, 2018 3:36:38 GMT
geo: Cardiff City - Huddersfield Town - Bournemouth - Newcastle United = 12 points. Back in the hunt. Come on.
Dec 19, 2018 17:55:18 GMT
geo: Job done as above - next step, stay unbeaten until we get to the PSG game.
Jan 3, 2019 23:17:42 GMT
theedge: Just discovered this forum. I live in Canada so don't get to many games, but I get to watch all the games live. Last 2 games attended in person: Europa League Final in Stockholm 2017, FA Cup Final 2016. Won the last 11 I've been to. I need to go more often
Apr 1, 2019 23:25:01 GMT
simes: Kazakhstan....well blow me down...been there many a time, not so bad a journey. FC Astana are not a bad outfit, gave Celtic a good run, and the National side beat Scotland. What do you reckon a walk over? BTW its easy to get to, I always use Air Astana.
Aug 30, 2019 14:11:59 GMT
snan1218: Hi,I'm very new member,the Red Devil from Malaysia.
Oct 10, 2019 9:16:40 GMT
shah: Hi i am shah been united fan from birec
Jan 24, 2020 8:33:02 GMT