Really? Why is Ralph the only man around that can do a job at Southampton?If they sack him, they go down and never come up again. You simply can't be a successful PL club with that level of investment over many years.
Ole next for them then!He's a good coach who has consistently been fecked over by the board who have basically attempted to asset strip the team in past seasons.
The funny thing is that I actually quite liked their transfer activity this summer: trying to pick up quality underage players (mainly from Citeh) like a PL Dortmund. It would have worked well if a side like West Ham had employed it because they already have a good core of a team to "absorb" the inexperience and inconsistencies of youth. However, pitching youngsters into a team with JWP (who himself is overrated) and absolutely nothing else worthwhile in it may not pay off regardless of who is in charge.
has he? 16th, 11th, 15th, 15th, 16th and now sitting 16th again.He has done a pretty good job with them. Seems a decent chap too
But yeah you could see they were probably due a change
Yeah it's an interesting one - like without checking the data even i would have just thought/assumed his league finishes were higher than those listed, which isn't that great at all.has he? 16th, 11th, 15th, 15th, 16th and now sitting 16th again.
We had one of the worst PL seasons imaginable last year and still finished only a point behind them. The narrative that they don’t spend money is weird too.
only one season under him do they have a positive net spend and in his first two years they spend 60m+. This year particularly they have spent 70m and have received nothing for players.
Agree with this. They have a shocking squad and I think he has done well to keep them competitive.Was always gonna happen at some point but ultimately I think they'll regret it. Despite the occasional spankings he kept that dreadful squad overperforming for years. Unless they start spending I don't see them in the Prem in two years time.
Relegation threatened clubs with shit squads should snatch him up immediately if they get the opportunity. Definitely a good manager to keep teams playing above their expectations.