- Aug 29, 2021
Actually, aside from the Moyes pick-up and giving Ole a full time contract, there was nothing wrong with any of these appointments. LVG we might have sacked a little too late, but the appointment itself was fine. He was coming off a strong World Cup and he did a decent job at Bayern. Mou came off a disastrous season but before that he won the title with Chelsea. Bad timing, but overall probably the best appointment the club could have done at the time since Pep and Klopp were unavailable.There was nothing wrong with Ole's first couple of seasons, there was progress.
Moyes wasn't ready for the step up.
LVG was 20 years past his best.
Mourinho was 5 years past his best.
Ole can't hack it at the top.
They were all gambles and someone like Ten Hag or Potter is the exact same gamble but this time labeled "progressive" instead.
What set this club back are 2 appointments - giving Moyes the job and giving Ole the full time contract. We've wasted approximately 5 years because of this and untold amount of money. If Ole simply finished his interim job, then the club searched for an actual coach, we wouldn't be in this mess. Probably have won the league or something, or at the very least challenged for it. The trophy drought and us lagging as a club are more down to the Ole appointment than anything.