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Who would you like to see as next Rovers manager?

Tim Sherwood
7
23%
Alan Irvine
0
No votes
David Dunn
0
No votes
Neil Warnock
2
7%
Nigel Pearson
3
10%
Alan Shearer
0
No votes
Chris Sutton
0
No votes
Craig Bellamy
1
3%
Tugay
5
17%
Glenn Hoddle
4
13%
Someone else
6
20%
Igor Tudor
2
7%
 
Total votes: 30

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Owen Coyle, Rovers manager

Post by mrblackbat » Thu Apr 28, 2016 5:15 pm

Let's move this into a new thread, anyway.

Ladbrokes currently have the following odds:-

Tim Sherwood – 4/1
Alan Irvine, David Dunn – 9/2
Neil Warnock – 10/1
Nigel Pearson – 12/1
Alan Shearer, Chris Sutton – 16/1
Craig Bellamy, Tugay – 20/1
Glenn Hoddle – 33/1

So, assuming that bears any relevance to anything (it most likely doesn't), who would you have as manager?

I'm going for Igor Tudor!

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Re: New Manager Thread

Post by Gaz » Thu Apr 28, 2016 6:04 pm

Wonder who will conduct the interviews seeing as we have no board members....

I'm genuinely worried about the future of this club. I've had a season ticket for 23 consecutive seasons and never have I felt this low. Even with the 2 relegations suffered during this period (particularly the 1999 one) I so a glimmer of hope at the end of the tunnel. Ewood is going to be empty next season.

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Re: New Manager Thread

Post by thehatts » Thu Apr 28, 2016 6:06 pm

I wish we could get hoddle. Talks a lot of sense when commentating.

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Post by Dan » Thu Apr 28, 2016 6:10 pm

mrblackbat wrote:Let's move this into a new thread, anyway.

Ladbrokes currently have the following odds:-

Tim Sherwood – 4/1
Alan Irvine, David Dunn – 9/2
Neil Warnock – 10/1
Nigel Pearson – 12/1
Alan Shearer, Chris Sutton – 16/1
Craig Bellamy, Tugay – 20/1
Glenn Hoddle – 33/1

So, assuming that bears any relevance to anything (it most likely doesn't), who would you have as manager?

I'm going for Igor Tudor!
Dan wrote:I'm wondering if Sherwood is going to be an early favourite for this... :yeahright:
8-)

From that list, I'd go for Sherwood. He's shown he likes to play quick, attacking football; we don't have money for him to blow on silly signings with his inexperience in the transfer market; and the fans might just get behind him more than they did Lambert.
Tugay and Bellamy can come back and register as players.

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Re: New Manager Thread

Post by thehatts » Thu Apr 28, 2016 6:16 pm

Let's work it another way who would you defo not want from that list.

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Re: New Manager Thread

Post by Dan » Thu Apr 28, 2016 6:24 pm

Dunn, Warnock, Shearer, Sutton, Bellamy, Tugay, Hoddle

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Re: New Manager Thread

Post by Darth Rover » Thu Apr 28, 2016 6:45 pm

Club in disarray, hostile fans, distant owners, no money to spend and under achieving players. Who in their right mind would want to manage Blackburn Rovers football club. We are going down to league one next season. This will all end when Venky's finally decide enough is enough and that day cannot come soon enough. We need a Venxit.

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Re: New Manager Thread

Post by mrblackbat » Thu Apr 28, 2016 6:55 pm

And who would buy that club in disarray, one asks?

I think the issues are far too easily pushed on the owners as an easy target.

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Re: New Manager Thread

Post by Dan » Thu Apr 28, 2016 7:00 pm

Possibly, but they make the issue for themselves. In a couple of weeks the club will be without a manager, without a chairman, without a chief executive, and without a managing director. Just how is anything supposed to get done?

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Re: New Manager Thread

Post by mrblackbat » Thu Apr 28, 2016 7:01 pm

Dan wrote:Possibly, but they make the issue for themselves. In a couple of weeks the club will be without a manager, without a chairman, without a chief executive, and without a managing director. Just how is anything supposed to get done?
Do they make the issue for themselves though? The first complaints about them were they were too involved, now it's that they're too silent. Can't win, it would seem.

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Post by Dan » Thu Apr 28, 2016 7:13 pm

It seems they've gone from one extreme to the other though. They took over, sacked a successful and experienced manager for no reason, put Shebby in charge of whatever he wanted and made ludicrous promises and announcements through him. Now, they sit in India, apparently with very little communication, don't visit to see how things are doing, have overseen the resignations of key staff without replacing them, and it would seem still make promises they can't keep.

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Re: New Manager Thread

Post by Gaz » Thu Apr 28, 2016 7:22 pm

The irony is, without Venkys we could quite easily go the way of Bolton and many other teams from a financial perspective, but at the same time with Venkys in charge I realistically never see us progressing.

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Re: New Manager Thread

Post by Darth Rover » Thu Apr 28, 2016 7:55 pm

Billy Davies would be my choice of manager.
William McIntosh "Billy" Davies (born 31 May 1964) is a Scottish football manager who is currently without a club. He won the 2007 Playoffs with Derby County, finished as runners-up in 2005 with Preston North End, and reached the semi-finals in 2006 (Preston), 2010 and 2011 (both with Nottingham Forest).

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Re: New Manager Thread

Post by Joe » Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:02 pm

thehatts wrote:I wish we could get hoddle. Talks a lot of sense when commentating.
Gary Neville did too.......... :lol: ( ;) I know, it was a silly job for him to take as a first job etc)

He's said a few stupid things in his life, but yeah I do like Hoddle's approach to football/ coaching. I'm sure he's had far better offers over the last decade or so, none of which have tempted him from his other ventures.

I also like Souness. I'd have him back in a heartbeat.

Sherwood, I'd take the gamble on him if he was an option.

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Re: New Manager Thread

Post by WacoRover » Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:03 pm

Voted for Tugay.

It may be a case of "burn it down to the foundation" before it can be built back up.

I agree with Gaz/ worried about the future. In the short-term, if things remain like this, I don't see any way this team remains in Championship after next season. In the long-term, it appears to me a lot of the old die-hards have left the team, and new fans, who are willing to support the club with their presence at Ewood (like me, across the big pond), aren't coming on board.

It's hard to believe Rovers were a top-6 PL team, just 10 years ago.

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