- Sep 27, 2004
Its pretty obvious that this quote was designed to light a fuse under certain players. This season isn't about assessing the squad, its about building a squad.I know, and 2months ago, as well pretty much. This is the most annoying thing for me, personally - every single manager in the Premier League is 'assessing his players for next season's squad'. It's part of the bloody overall job of being the manager, it's not the main focus of the role and it's certainly not what an entire season of football revolves around.
It'd be like me telling my bosses that I haven't conducted my main duties this week in work because I've been busy 'checking and sending emails'. No mate, that's a basic element of your job, not your main duty. It goes without saying that Ole should be assessing the squad for next season but that should be an afterthought, his main duty is to get results and propel us to the next level.