- Apr 26, 2014
Every team is "rebuilding" their squad.It will now take time to rebuild the squad left from the mish mash of manager philosophies that have gone before and, imo, Ole has made a good start on that aspect.
When Jose first came in, I think he bought 4 players and then the following season, we got 2-3 more.
I would define that number of players as "rebuilding".
When LVG came in, he also bought plenty of players. Again, he was "rebuilding".
Most other clubs are also buying players. LFC, who are top of the league bought a Japanese player within the last couple of months.
Last Summer LFC didn't do much in the market, but the previous Summer, they bought 4 players.
Real Madrid are also rebuilding. They are currently joint top of their league table.
What I'm trying to say that is that most clubs are spending money and "rebuilding". The difference is that only Ole uses this as an excuse for failure.
When a manager uses this excuse, it irritates me, but for me, the worst is when fans believe this nonsense.
What is actually happening is that we are on a budget (fair enough) and Ole is the best man to tell the fans that we won't spend big money (for some silly made up reason). Also don't forget that a big name manager will demand funding for transfers. Ole, will quite happily accept the MUFC job, with a budget of £0.
He is a League One level manager and somehow he has landed this job with MUFC. I'm not surprised he is smiling all the time (unless of course, he gets called out by RvP).