Tuesday, 9 February 2010
Ossie Zola Or Gianfranco Ardilles? Both Are Heading For the Exit
If we don't win tomorrow night, Zola will be, at best, a dead man walking. Sullivan's comparison of Zola to Ardilles tells us how highly the Vibrating David rates the Italian as a manager. Apparently the Rampant Rabbiter said of his manager: "The question is, 'Is he too nice?' Ossie Ardiles was the nicest guy you could meet but look what he did to Tottenham." Now if that isn't a loaded rhetorical question, I don't know what is!
Zola has taken the most unusual step of speaking out, actually daring to criticise the new owners of the club. There is clearly no love felt for Sullivan and Gold based on his retaliatory words, "I am not getting in to a debate about I am like this and they are like that. I am what I am and I respect that they are different. There is no concern there and it's not my interest to judge them." It may not be his job to judge them but his contempt for his new masters is very thinly veiled in those words!
Zola, indeed, has hinted at resignation, saying, "I don't like to leave situations unfinished but I am a person with principles and I won't allow anybody to walk over my principles or my person". Well Sullivan isn't walking over Zola's principles as such, rather he is stamping all over them!
Zola is heading for the exit door. The question is, who do the Davids have in mind as a replacement? Anybody willing to work for peanuts would appear to be the first priority! Meanwhile, I can see another constructive dismissal claim in the making!
And to think, whilst all this is going on, we play a crunch game against Birmingham tomorrow. Perhaps the two sets of fans can unite in burning effigies of Sullivan!
Posted by Hammersfan at 23:01