what would Souness do?
- Apr 1, 2013
There's more to it than that. Do you think Conte is a good fit for the Glazers, Woodward and co. I honestly couldn't think of a worse fit for our club on how it is run. He falls out with everyone as it is. Conte will never succeed here.What you seem to be saying is that unless the very best is available, you may as well stick with someone who's essentially, not good enough.
Conte, the last time he was in the PL, won it, and won it well. Clearly, he is an improvement and in my opinion it's hard to argue that he wouldn't do a better job given his pedigree and experience. There are (by any sensible standard) better managers out there, who are available. Whether you like them or not isn't the point.
There is no "answer" - no manager is a guaranteed success. And I am not desperate to see the manager go, more so being realistic that he looks completely out of his depth.
When we look past the romance of it all, and the admittedly good start he had, objectively looking at his record he had done nothing to deserve the job. He's done nothing since to suggest he's going to be good enough to challenge for the top trophies or take us to the next level. With the players he has - especially those brought in this summer, he has to challenge. As it stands, in mid-October we're already off the pace.
He issue now is that he has to deliver given the investment and the players he has and under the pressure, he looks increasingly lost. The Ronaldo factor is huge, because if he's unhappy, he isn't going to sit quietly by and waste the last few years of his top level career fighting for fourth in the PL.