Saturday, 18 April 2009
New Contract for Zola? Why exactly? We aren't Tottenham!
The papers and web sites are full of talk about Zola being offered a new contract and I must ask, why exactly? We only appointed the guy in mid September so why on earth are we offering a new contract? What did we say in September? We want you until the end of the season and we will see how the ground lies then? I know Tottenham appoint managers on a six month basis but at West Ham, we do things differently - the average tenure is close to a decade!
It's not as if the guy has pulled up any trees! We went out of the League Cup to the mighty Watford, courtesy of Zola selecting an understrength side, and thereby surrendering our best chance of winning a trophy this season. Our FA Cup run saw us triumph over the formidable Barnsley and Hartlepool but came to a juddering halt after a home draw against relegation threatened Miserableborough. In the Premiership, we have averaged a goal a game since Zola took charge, a return that stands unfavourable comparison with both Turds and Roeder. We are on 44 points at the moment with a very challenging run it. If we make it past 50 points, I will be pleasantly surprised. 50 points? That would be just one more than Turds managed last season!
So I ask the question, why are we negotiating a new contract at this stage? The guy is still wearing water wings as a manager and has proved nothing so far.
Posted by Hammersfan at 00:43