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Jol Sacked

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
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Not the biggest surprise of the season, I know, but you can always rely on the Spurs board to really fuck things up. First you employ a manager, watch him take your team to it's best two finshes for decades - then undermine and sack him!

The irony of this week is that whilst Jol was being cheered off by sections of the Spures fans, the new Bolton manager was booed on his arrival...

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    What a stupid decision. Where would Everton be now if they'd sacked Moyes the year after they finished 4th? Jol's a quality manager and had them playing the best football they've seen in years. And if they wanted Ramos, at least sack him at the end of the season. Why would he give up the chance to lead Seville in the Champions League?

    Don't Spurs have a director of football who is the one who actually buys all the players? If so, they've sacked the wrong man. For the past few season Spurs have bought a continuous stream of players that were no better than what they already had. It was a joke. Every time an English midfielder became available, Spurs bought him, even though they already had a good midfield. They had three of the highest scoring strikers in the league last season, so what do they do? Spend £17m on Darren Bent and end up with no defence. And for money that could've gone towards 3 or 4 top class players that would've brought them to the next level. Spurs have one of the strongest squads in the Premiership, but their starting 11 is fairly average, and certainly no better than Man City, Blackburn, Everton, Pompey, Newcastle and a whole host of other teams.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Why would he give up the chance to lead Seville in the Champions League?

    Money perhaps. Sevilla are a club operated on a budget 1/8th that of the big Spanish teams. Ramos probably doesn't get that well paid compared to managers at clubs like Spurs, who are well financed.

    Add to that Ramos' huge admiration of English football and Spurs are a good opportunity for him. He probably doesn't see any better chance to come to England and manage a decent club, and may regret passing this opportunity up.

    While I don't agree with Jol's sacking in anyway, Ramos is a quality manager, and if he adapts to the league, he could bring Spurs to the next level. You could expect a few quality Sevilla players to be heading Spurs way as well.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Sky Sports reckon Ramos will get six times the salary at Three Point Lane, and that's all the incentive anyone needs to change jobs. Football's no different.

    Jol never had a chance once his board had undermined him so badly, but at the same time a manager lives by his decisions, and his decision to pay #16m for Bent and not bother buying a central defender to cover King was poor.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    You assume that it was his decision to buy Bent...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Good point well made.

    It's a shame that all football clubs are so results-mad that they sack someone like Jol so soon. It's become a bit of a cliche to point it out, but if Man Utd's board were like this in 1990 it's fair to say that Ferguson's dynasty would never have happened. (I'd say it's a shame they weren't, but hey...).

    When you think that people are laying serious money on Benitez getting the boot, when he's been Liverpool's best manager since Dalglish, it really does make the mind boggle.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    TBH Kermit it's symptomatic of the whole society we live in. The one which only seems to want instant results without accepting that long term sustainable things require time to build...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Well exactly. Take the England rugby union team, nothing's happened since 2004 because of the desire for short-term results. As a result half the team have now retired, with no replacements in sight.

    The time Wenger has had to rebuild his team shows how it should be done, even though they weren't getting the results they should have.
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