- Feb 12, 2016
The final left a very poor taste in my mouth towards Ole that being said our only starter was Cavani last summer. Vdb despite not living up to expectations was always thought of as someone to come and give Bruno a challenge. The other teams in the top 4 signed players for their 1st 11. Liverpool with thiago and jota, Chelsea with Mendy, Werner and Ziyech. Finishing 2nd without a pre season and a weak summer window are a great accomplishment. If he gets 3 starters as you say and doesn't make significant strides it would be time to say goodbye.Totally depends on how Ole is backed in the market. If he gets at least 3 first team players that he believes are starters, then the pressure will be on to start delivering trophies.
Realistically though, finishing above any of City, Liverpool and Chelsea will take some doing next season, never mind finishing above them all.
I genuinely think Ole has over achieved with the squad we have and he deserves to be backed this summer. Sadly, I can't see him being given enough to compete and think there is a good chance next season will be his last.
Overall I expect the team will be battling at the end of the season to finish in the top 4 unless we have a mega window...