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The Manager Sacked/Hired Thread 2022/23

Donegal Wolf

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I get that Ireland's current pool of players is pretty dire (shockingly, when he's fit Doherty is genuinely one of their best players), but Stephen Kenny has won 5 of his 24 games in charge. Those wins were against Andorra, Qatar (also drew with these), Azerbaijan (also drew with these), Luxembourg (also lost to these) and Lithuania.

Grim stuff, I don't know where they go from here. They're rapidly going the same way as Hungary were through the 90s/00s and Bulgaria are now.
We were making progress and putting in good performances in the latter half of the world cup qualifying, drawing with Portugal and serbia and things seemed to be on an upwards curve, last two games have been 3 steps back thought, game against Scotland suddenly more important then it should be. More worryingly for Kenny is the results and performances improved when he got in Tuchals assistant as a coach, he has gone now to Belgium and performances have dropped and we do struggle against teams who sit back.

Couple of things in Kennys favour is he is dirt cheap which is important for an association which is broke at €250k a year (and has just signed new contract), people can see the resources at his disposal and were prepared to accept short term pain for the bigger picture and we do seem to have a good crop of under21's coming through (know very few will make it) who are going well in euro qualifying and that's without the 6 or 7 who qualify who are in the full squad already.
Unless things collapse completely he will still be there at start of next euros qualifying.
 

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Nathan Collins was easily the best player on view the other night . Very comfortable on the ball , never looked rushed , always seemed to do the right thing .
 

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Stephen Kenny is going no where . Our cupboard is bare in terms of new quality players coming through , patience is needed . Kenny loves the job and is cheap relatively speaking .
We are also now trying to play an attractive style of football - kind of hard to do when the players at our disposal are limited enough . We'll see improvement again shortly enough , it'll be like that , peaks and troughs .
 

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Indeed the problems go back from before Kennys time, since we beat Wales away in a key world cup qualifier in autumn 2017 to make the playoffs, under O'Neill and Mick we won 3 out of 14 competitive games (Gibraltar x2 & Georgia).
So 8 wins in 38 since Cardiff all against minnows, we have been at a low ebb for a very long time.
 

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Looking at the side who played the other night Collins is the PL regular from the end of last season and that's soon to be ex - incidently I'd have him at Wolves, more skilful than your average Bunley centre half.

Like the North there's a big talent gap at the moment
 

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Looking at the side who played the other night Collins is the PL regular from the end of last season and that's soon to be ex - incidently I'd have him at Wolves, more skilful than your average Bunley centre half.

Like the North there's a big talent gap at the moment
Was thinking the same about Collins watching the game the other night, seems to have bit of pace as well. They spent £15million on him so he won't be cheap.
 

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Jon Dahl Tomasson to Blackburn. Won the league with Malmö in each of his two seasons there and got them to the CL group stage last year.
 

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Kompany in at Burnley.
 

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Looking at the side who played the other night Collins is the PL regular from the end of last season and that's soon to be ex - incidently I'd have him at Wolves, more skilful than your average Bunley centre half.

Like the North there's a big talent gap at the moment
Just scored a cracking goal, showing skills you would never expect of a Burnley centre half
 

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Just scored a cracking goal, showing skills you would never expect of a Burnley centre half
Or even Bunley 😀

I was listening to 5live driving home, Kompany wants to play Pepball, he's either going to have to get a lot of new players or it'll go very Stalesque
 

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Burnley released a ton last week, no choice but to sign a lot of players
 

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PSG have apparently sacked Pochettino.
 

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Wolves manager 2024 Paulo Fonseca set to sign a 2 year deal as Lille manager
 

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Rooney leaving Derby according to Percy
 

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If they give it to Rosenior which may or not be why he knocked back Blackpool then other than a change of name back to Derby County it won't make much difference
 

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Rooney leaving Derby according to Percy
Bit odd for me. Why wait all summer under such uncertainty, them the minute they look like they've got a decent buyer who buys the stadium too he jacks in?

The cynic in me says the new owner has told him they can't afford him and his staff, so they've let him quit with his reputation intact instead of getting publicly binned.
 

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He's been on holiday and just come back. The Kirshner bid fell through while he was away, they have 6 players with pre season starting on Monday, he's multi millionaire Wayne Rooney, he just doesn't need the hassle. The new owner can't just say I can't afford you without paying him up, it's a football creditor
 
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He's been on holiday and just come back. The Kirshner bid fell through while he was away, they have 6 players with pre season starting on Monday, he's multi millionaire Wayne Rooney, he just doesn't need the hassle. The new owner can't just say I can't afford you without paying him up, it's a football creditor
Timing still seems odd. You would imagine he would want to speak to the new owner before coming to a decision, and multi-millionaire or not, he will be want another managerial post and they are all stressful.
 
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