Eats diamonds to beat thermodynamics
- Sep 30, 2012
He didn't show any interest. If he had been willing to join on Ed's terms then we would have taken him at any point I'm sure. But presumably he said I would want to sell quite a few of your players and shape things my way. And that will take a few years and cost money and I will be calling the shots. And so it didn't go anywhere. What Ed really wants is a manager who delivers top four without meanwhile kicking up a fuss about how Ed runs the club, and who keeps the fans onside. And that's what he has got.Klopp didn't join us because he was under contract when we approached him in 2013 and 2014 and he was still fully committed to Dortmund. The Disneyland thing was obviously annoying but you're contorting facts saying it was due to our "structure" we never approached him in 2015 when he was free and when LVG was still under contract.
Funny how the money suddenly appeared for Ronaldo though. Because our transfers are dictated by commercial considerations, not footballing ones. Camavinga was acceptable to Ed because he fits our profile of young player running down his contract, just like Sancho. Varane is an outlier but also a bargain so close to the end of his contract. And Rice is the kind of non bargain option that City would not blink at but Ed would never go for.And once again as I told you earlier a DM was NEVER on the cards. Our transfer business was set to end with Sancho and Varane if Ronaldo wasn't available so you're wrong to say it was an either or situation. Camavinga and Rice were the only CMs Ole wanted