Wenger to quit at the end of the season.

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Re: Wenger to quit at the end of the season.

Postby Bodacious Benny » Fri May 18, 2018 11:44 am

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Pep at Barcelona and Zidane at Real are completely different given the ready made squads they had to work with. Arsenal is a big rebuilding job. It might work, but it's a risk for someone with zero experience.


The idea that Pep had a ready made squad at Barca is a complete myth.


It certainly wasn't a bad team! And he knew the club inside out from the youth team up, and managed the B team. It's completely different to Arteta taking the Arsenal job.
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Re: Wenger to quit at the end of the season.

Postby ALF » Fri May 18, 2018 11:52 am

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The idea that Pep had a ready made squad at Barca is a complete myth.


It certainly wasn't a bad team! And he knew the club inside out from the youth team up, and managed the B team. It's completely different to Arteta taking the Arsenal job.


It wasn't a bad team by any stretch, but they'd just finished 3rd, 18 points behind Real and 10 points behind Villareal. That summer they moved on Ronaldinho, Deco, Zambrotta and Thuram(retired). He brought in a young Pique, Dani Alves and he promoted Busquets and Pedro from the B Team.

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Re: Wenger to quit at the end of the season.

Postby Bodacious Benny » Fri May 18, 2018 12:45 pm

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It certainly wasn't a bad team! And he knew the club inside out from the youth team up, and managed the B team. It's completely different to Arteta taking the Arsenal job.


It wasn't a bad team by any stretch, but they'd just finished 3rd, 18 points behind Real and 10 points behind Villareal. That summer they moved on Ronaldinho, Deco, Zambrotta and Thuram(retired). He brought in a young Pique, Dani Alves and he promoted Busquets and Pedro from the B Team.


For sure, but his entire career was interwoven into the fabric of that club. Yes Arteta played for Arsenal for 6 years, but I doubt he's got that tacit knowledge of the club that Pep had at Barcelona.

I hope he does well as it's good to see things getting freshened up, I just think that it's a big ask.
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Postby I'm over Colo » Fri May 18, 2018 1:59 pm

I'd add though, given the front office that's been developing there, I don't think any incoming manager was going to have complete control over transfers, and they might need someone who is to be more a coach. I wasn't saying that he's guaranteed to be a success, but I kinda appreciate they didn't just name one of the same-ol' managers that do the rounds, and went with an interesting option.

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Re: Wenger to quit at the end of the season.

Postby Tsi » Fri May 18, 2018 2:07 pm

Lambert's just became available <whistle>

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Re: Wenger to quit at the end of the season.

Postby Bodacious Benny » Fri May 18, 2018 2:41 pm

I'm over Colo wrote:I'd add though, given the front office that's been developing there, I don't think any incoming manager was going to have complete control over transfers, and they might need someone who is to be more a coach. I wasn't saying that he's guaranteed to be a success, but I kinda appreciate they didn't just name one of the same-ol' managers that do the rounds, and went with an interesting option.


Sometimes risks can pay off, and if he has the respect of a lot of the players there already then that helps. Although difficult transition going from former teammate to manager type relationship.
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Re: Wenger to quit at the end of the season.

Postby I'm over Colo » Fri May 18, 2018 2:43 pm

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I'm over Colo wrote:I'd add though, given the front office that's been developing there, I don't think any incoming manager was going to have complete control over transfers, and they might need someone who is to be more a coach. I wasn't saying that he's guaranteed to be a success, but I kinda appreciate they didn't just name one of the same-ol' managers that do the rounds, and went with an interesting option.


Sometimes risks can pay off, and if he has the respect of a lot of the players there already then that helps. Although difficult transition going from former teammate to manager type relationship.

Absolutely - nobody can really know what to expect. But as a neutral that will be watching, I'm excited to find out!

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Re: Wenger to quit at the end of the season.

Postby Tsi » Fri May 18, 2018 7:04 pm

Bodacious Benny wrote:
I'm over Colo wrote:I'd add though, given the front office that's been developing there, I don't think any incoming manager was going to have complete control over transfers, and they might need someone who is to be more a coach. I wasn't saying that he's guaranteed to be a success, but I kinda appreciate they didn't just name one of the same-ol' managers that do the rounds, and went with an interesting option.


Sometimes risks can pay off, and if he has the respect of a lot of the players there already then that helps. Although difficult transition going from former teammate to manager type relationship.


Wenger himself was a risk at the time and he didn't do too bad <roll>

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Re: Wenger to quit at the end of the season.

Postby overseasTOON » Fri May 18, 2018 7:20 pm

Arsene went to Arsenal.

Wagner should replace Wenger.

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Re: Wenger to quit at the end of the season.

Postby Tsi » Fri May 18, 2018 8:18 pm

Well <schteve> is out of the running now he's been made manager of QPR but still time for <pards> <carvs> or Image

On a serious note though was glad to see Moore get the WBA job he did a fantastic job in the time he had.

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Re: Wenger to quit at the end of the season.

Postby ColbacksFlamingBarnet » Sun May 20, 2018 9:43 am

Tsi wrote:On a serious note though was glad to see Moore get the WBA job he did a fantastic job in the time he had.


winning manager of the month with a team that's been that bad under pardew is definitely commendable!

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Re: Wenger to quit at the end of the season.

Postby CIH » Sun May 20, 2018 9:53 am

Yeah I'd say he did enough to desrve the chance for sure. He gave them a fighting chance, something they hadn't had in a very long time. Whether he will get them up or be sacked by christmas remains to be seen.


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