What is this absolute mess of a post dear me… yes those results happened in six weeks, but Ole had been at the club for multiple seasons beforehand? Its his team, its his tactics, he didnt just show up like Rangnick just has
Damn he’s better than Klopp we should have kept Ole
Its not the mess you make it out to be. I looked it up. You are right on the first point with the smallest of margins, but that was not your point was it? After last season, Ole had managed 168 games (big dataset) for us and was just one point behind Klopp on his first 168 games.
I guess this fall went in Klopps favor with some 10-20 points more.
Anyhow, overall Ole did well, but he failed to win a trophy (on the 10th penalty kick), he had the worst of luck in all cup draws, broke the PL away record and there was a togetherness in the squad. We got 2nd and 3rd. But, l’m not making the case here that he should have stayed the way things devloped over that 6 week period.
Now Rangnick is here as an interim, and he will not be here with resposibillity after that. The games under Rangnick has been bad, and the stats lie becouse its such a small dataset that are not representative of the leauge or the CL. We have played the worst teams in the leauge. And by all accounts the team has taken a turn for the even worse both on and off the pitch. My point here is that Rangnick would have lost all his games so far if we had played above avarage teams. Add to that the off field noise that is bubbeling, we are now somehow worse of than with Ole. That calls for big qustionemarks over his approch to his managment at our club.
Rangnick will not be above the next manager, and all of you need to understand just that. The consequens of that is that its not possible for him to «make the team ready»
for a new manager when it commes to formation and system of play. Unless there is allready an agreement with a new manager and they have plan toghether. This looks not to be the case at the moment.
So what have Rangnick to play for:
• he has been in charge of 5 PL games. He took over at 14 games. He has been in charge for about 30% of our season so far.
• he has 19 PL left games = 57 points.
• we have now 31 points and can reach 88
• we need +70 to get CL. This means we can loose 18 points from the last 19 games.
• we still have CL, which we worked very hard for last year
• and we have the FA cup.
Now, how on earth can he be a interim manager worth his salt, and football consultant worth keeping, if he cant work with this challange — with a squad that has finished top four the last two years in a row and was in the EL final?
The narrative on here is that we should disregard all of that becouse the players are not good enuogh, when they clearly are.
Rangnick innsist on a advanced 4-2-2-2 like a stubborn fool. The system doesnt suit our players and and will take time and different players to work. Anyone can see. And to throw this whole season under the bus under the exuse to make the team ready for a new manager, which we even dont know who is yet — with 4222— is in my book not proper thinking. There is close to zero managers out there who play 4222 like Rangnick, and with good reasons. So how does that work with setting us up for anything but Rangnick?
So, maybe Rangnick is just a one trick pony? And he want the job for himself.
Anyhow, this leaves us with these alternatives:
1. As-is: continue with Rangnick on interim, new manager from next season
2. Hire Ragnik as a permanent manager
3. Fire Rangnick as an interim and hire a new permanent manager or a new interim manager
From what I can see. Alternativ 1 is not working and we must do something very soon. I’m fine with either alternative 2 or 3