Sunday, 11 April 2010
Managerial Vacancies At West Brom & Newcastle
If the directors of West Brom and Newcastle have any sense, they will be seeking to recruit new managers over the summer. As Martinez, Zola, Dowie, Laws and even Coyle show, the Premiership is no place for a wet behind the ears manager to ply his trade. Yes Di Matteo and Hughton have done brilliantly well this season, but it is one thing managing a winning team and quite another oragnising a bunch of yard dogs to battle for their lives over a whole season.
Watching the highlights of games in the Championship, I have been struck by the poor quality of the football. It really is ugly, rudimentary stuff for the most part. Carroll has looked England quality at times but I think I might score a goal or two against the yard dog defenders he has been playing against.
So, congratulations to West Brom and Newcastle for bouncing straight back but the likes of Davenport are not going to transform them into Premiership teams next season and big name players will present big challenges to inexperienced managers. Still perhaps Newcastle can pull a managerial rabbit out of the hat come next November when they are back in the bottom three. Alan Shearer anybody?
Posted by Hammersfan at 14:34