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Post by RealGunner on Mon Apr 21, 2014 7:48 pm

The new trend in football is that the managers are being transferred and swapped around the clubs as much as the players themselves. We might see quite few managerial changes around with few clubs looking towards a change of managers.

This thread covers up all of that.
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Post by RealGunner on Mon Apr 21, 2014 7:48 pm

Rumours that Claudio Ranieri will be relieved of his managerial duties at the end of the season. Monaco eyeing up Allegri & Simeone
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Post by EL Patron on Mon Apr 21, 2014 7:52 pm

what has Ranieri done to be sacked  scratch 

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Post by M99 on Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:13 pm

Blanc to extend PSG contract

Paris Saint-Germain's hierarchy are satisfied with how the team have performed this season and are set to offer coach Laurent Blanc a contract extension.

Source: Le Parisien




Barca target Van Gaal

Barcelona are considering Louis van Gaal as Tata Martino’s replacement this summer. The 62-year-old Dutchman is also wanted by Tottenham.

Source: Mail on Sunday




Valverde to succeed Tata Martino

Barcelona are set to replace under-fire coach Gerardo Martino with Athletic Bilbao counterpart Ernesto Valverde at the end of the season.

Source: Mundo Deportivo




Sherwood muted as a replacement for Pardew

Tottenham head coach Tim Sherwood is amongst the favourites to succeed Alan Pardew at Newcastle should owner Mike Ashley pull the trigger, and will bring St James' Park favourite Les Ferdinand with him.

Source: Daily Mail




Moyes to be sacked by Man Utd

Manchester United's owners, the Glazer family, have finally lost patience with David Moyes and are ready to dismiss the Scot, who, having lost the dressing room, could be relieved of his duties before the end of the season.

Source: Various

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Post by Arquitescu on Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:13 pm

Barcelona can GTFO if they think they can pry Txiguirri from Athletic.

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Post by Robespierre on Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:14 pm

Allegri to Tottenham Hotspur according Corriere dello Sport.
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Post by RealGunner on Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:37 pm

Hope not. Don't want them to get a good manager.
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Post by Tomwin Lannister on Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:39 pm

Moyes could've saved his job by spending 80M on Llorente in the Winter

Imagine that beast getting 83 crosses per game

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Post by urbaNRoots on Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:41 pm

Any of Allegri/Moyes/Ranieri to Spurs is good news.

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Post by Robespierre on Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:56 pm

agreed with urban roots tbh.
they can take of better than him / them
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Post by BarrileteCosmico on Mon Apr 21, 2014 9:22 pm

I thought Pochettino was the front runner for the Spurs job if they miss out on Van Gaal.

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Post by Busby Babe on Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:23 pm

Official announcement expected tomorrow. Ryan Giggs and Nicky Butt to takeover until the end of the season. David Moyes will only get one year’s salary rather than the remaining five years of his deal.

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Post by juvealbanian on Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:44 pm

Wenger > Moyes
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Post by jibers on Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:53 pm

Hopefully we get Messi as a manager.

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Post by Mr Nick09 on Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:57 pm

JIbers, who do you want coaching united? pochettino? van gaal? Tata martino? mourinho?

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Post by Doc on Mon Apr 21, 2014 11:38 pm

Why exactly would Barcelona want Van Gaal back? I know it's a rumour from the Mail but the last time he were there, didn't he fall out with, well, everyone?!

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Post by Robespierre on Mon Apr 21, 2014 11:54 pm

lol Van Gaal would send away Messi Laughing
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Post by B-Mac on Tue Apr 22, 2014 12:00 am

ffs Moyes out :bow:

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Post by Natalie Portman on Tue Apr 22, 2014 12:38 am

LVG to Man Utd plzzz...

let the clown show continue :bow:

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Post by B-Mac on Tue Apr 22, 2014 12:41 am

Giggs to take over until we pry Klopp away from Dortmund in the summer Proud Proud drinking
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Post by Don't call me James on Tue Apr 22, 2014 12:51 am

Van Gaal has a good coaching team with him. Doubt he coaches himself. He'll just manage the club. He'll definitely bring a philosophy with people that can instill it accordingly.

Hopefully he doesn't take over at either Spurs or United.

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Post by Natalie Portman on Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:05 am

^ that's why LVG at Man Utd will be hilarious. With Charlton, and Ferguson at the board and Woodward directions, Van Gaal will have a problem every other week. Same if he goes to Spurs with Levy. Win-win . Can Gaal can't be a coach, he simply has to manage the entire organization which is not possible for neither Spurs not Man U

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Post by Mr Nick09 on Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:18 am

lol Sepi, you do realize that the basis of this Bayern winning so much is the ground work Van Gaal put forth? the change in position of Piggy, it's him. The man in football sense has 99 vision. It can be chaotic, like everywhere he has been at, but you are underestimating his ability to beat this united team into shape. And if they are smart with the next hire, they will continue growing.

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A 1-1 draw away to sixth-placed team 1. FC Nürnberg wouldn't result in the dismissal of the manager in most clubs, but as everyone in Germany knows, Bayern Munich is a law unto itself at the best of times. Louis van Gaal was unceremoniously sacked for good and with immediate effect on Sunday, after last month's announcement that he would leave at the end of the season. These are the 11 (interrelated) reasons why it didn't work out:
1. It's the table, stupid.
52 points from 29 games. Fourth place. This is patently not enough for a team who wanted to challenge on all three fronts but can now only fight off demotion to the Europa League. Crashing out to a geriatric, chaotically coached Inter would have just about been forgivable, but possibly missing out on the Champions League millions certainly isn't. Back in January, Bayern president Uli Hoeness threatened to "get nervous" if qualification to UEFA's top competition was in danger, and he did. Jürgen Klinsmann was fired at precisely the same junction -- five matches to go in the league -- in 2009.
One important facet to bear in mind is that prior achievements traditionally count for little in the Bundesliga, where Sepp Herberger's "after the game is before the game" -- mantra rules supreme. Armin Veh couldn't invoke his championship with Stuttgart (2007) in his defense when the club decided to sack him the next season, and last year's double and Champions League final with Van Gaal in charge cut little ice at Säbenerstrasse in Munich, either. Bayern expect to be successful as a matter of course. It's a somewhat crude, short-termist approach. But this culture of enormous pressure is also one of the factors underlying the club's tremendous record of 20 championships in 42 years.
2. The World Cup.
Nine Bayern players were involved until the very end of the competition in South Africa, including Arjen Robben, who came back with a huge hole in his thigh muscle. Bayern has historically struggled after big tournaments and its slow start to the season repeated the pattern. Both the board and Van Gaal underestimated that problem. Bayern has been playing catch-up ever since.
3. Too many egos.
You don't get the "FC Hollywood"-tag for no reason. Bayern's tremendous experience and footballing competence at boardroom level has long been its strength and weakness. Guys like Franz Beckenbauer (honorary president), Hoeness and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (CEO) are always on air, always speaking about players and performances and, by extension, about the manager. If you're German, you know what's in store for you. Did the Dutchman? Van Gaal famously claimed that Bayern suited him "like a warm coat" when he took office in July 2009 but probably underestimated the level of criticism and interference he'd have to put up with from his superiors. Bayern, too, wanted a strong, independent manager to begin with and knew that Van Gaal could be a prickly customer. But the board didn't realize that he would not be amenable at all to (mostly) constructive advice. And they couldn't fathom just how idiosyncratic his behavior would be.
4. Ill communication.
In November, Hoeness launched a full-frontal attack on Van Gaal -- or one last wake-up call. "He doesn't accept anyone's opinion, there's no point talking to him anymore," the former World Cup winner with West Germany said. Rummenigge consequently spent a lot of time on a diplomatic mission, trying to find some common ground between manager and president. But ultimately, he gave up, too. "It's not been possible at all to talk to Van Gaal in recent weeks", he explained on Tuesday. An employee who refuses to break bread with his boss(es) usually has a short shelf-life.
5. "I know best" -- "No, I do" -- "No, I."
There was huge amount of one-upmanship involved from the word go, from both sides. Van Gaal openly showed that he didn't value the board's soccer expertise very highly, a stance that had a knock-on effect on squad politics: Mario Gomez and Anatoliy Tymoshchuk, two expensive buys that had been signed before Van Gaal's arrival, were ignored and described as "not my players" by the manager. The disappointing form from both in 2009/10 seemed to prove Van Gaal right but Bayern felt he had actually undermined their confidence to make a point and in turn noted that his two transfers of that year, Danijel Pranjic and Edson Braafheid, didn't exactly set the Bundesliga alight either. An uneasy truce was reached in the wake of success at the end of that season, but matters came again to a head last summer, when the manager wrote a biography explaining his "football philosophy" and had the nerve to recommend that his superiors read it.
6. Transfer Policy.
Most Bayern players are bought by the sporting director, in conjunction with the manager. But coaches are routinely allowed to bring in one or two of their own targets. It's a mix-and-match approach that has obvious pros and cons but key to its success is a spirit of cooperation and compromise from both sides. In Van Gaal's first summer at the club, Bayern deferred to his wishes (Lucio out, Pranjic and Braafheid in) and there was little friction in that respect. But things took a dramatic turn to the worse when Van Gaal strongly vetoed all attempts to strengthen the team in defense after the lost Champions League final. He felt that the existing squad was good enough and promised to bring through more youngsters, as he had impressively done with Thomas Müller and Holger Badstuber before. The move backfired. Bayern's chronic vulnerability at the back prevented them from winning anything.
7. Tactical intransigence.
Van Gaal came to Munich with an open mind. He played a 4-4-2 diamond to begin with, and even tried a 3-3-3-1 before settling on 4-2-3-1 halfway through his first season. The formation brought the best out of many players and gave Bayern's play a sense of identity, something that hadn't been seen in Munich for quite a while. The season after, the formation became a dogma. He never diverted from it. Not when the opposition had worked out a way to deal with, not when specific games warranted it, nor when key players were injured. Instead, players were shuffled around inside the system and often ended up in very unfamiliar positions. A general loss of confidence and stability were the consequences. The kind of possession-based soccer that Van Gaal had drilled into the side couldn't work under these circumstances. "Our buildup play was too risky," captain Philipp Lahm ventured this week. One or two attempts by senior players to talk to the manager were brusquely dismissed not long ago.
8. Mark van Bommel.
To be sure, the 33-year-old was probably past his best this season. His passing was off and stats showed he was running less than before. Van Bommel, however, was a very important player in the dressing room, someone who had the ear of both the coach and high-maintenance characters like Franck Ribéry. Ushering him out the door -- he had fallen out with Van Gaal -- in January resulted in a lack of leadership on and off the pitch. It also undermined Bastian Schweinsteiger, who's only been half the player without the tough-tackling van Bommel covering his back. A half-decent Van Bommel would certainly have done a better job than Pranjic in central midfield.
9. The Neuer-Kraft affair.
It's long been a badly kept secret in Munich that Bayern have agreed personal terms with Schalke 04 and Germany keeper Manuel Neuer. In January, however, van Gaal decided to promote second keeper Thomas Kraft, 22, to the first team. The move was very bold but justifiable, as Kraft showed great talent. Hoeness' populist complaint that Kraft's introduction "unsettled the defense" wasn't quite true. The problem, as ever, was Van Gaal's handling of the situation. He didn't inform sporting director Christian Nerlinger, the man who had effectively saved him job in autumn 2009 by insisting that the Dutchman should be given more time. Nerlinger was offended and ceased to act as a buffer between the bosses and the increasingly combative coach. Kraft's ascent also resulted in quixotic anti-Neuer (and anti-Hoeness) demonstrations by Bayern's Ultra supporters who preferred Kraft, a man who'd come through the club's youth system, to the outspoken Schalke keeper, who used to be a die-hard S04 supporter as a teenager.
10. Man-Management.
Van Gaal's authoritarian style rubbed plenty of people the wrong way to begin with. After Luca Toni's move back to Italy (December '09), the majority of the players came to terms with the manager's harsh ways. Success on the pitch made them put up with him, even when he employed some unorthodox methods -- he once showed them his genitals -- to motivate them. Publicly, the players insisted van Gaal was treating them fairly but they felt increasingly exasperated as this car crash of a season progressed. Max Reckers, the video analyst, was a source of constant irritation: he patronized players and spoke to them as if they were school children.
After one particular bad dressing-down, Holger Badstuber was close to tears. Even Arjen Robben distanced himself from his compatriot. "His management style reminds me of that of Felix Magath," said Rummenigge. "It doesn't win you any friends."
11. Media fallout.
Journalists don't know jack. That was Van Gaal's default position. He might actually be right in some cases, but was it necessary to confront them with their (supposed) incompetence at very opportunity? Critical questions were dismissed as "parrot music," as an irrelevance. Senior TV journalists had trouble keeping it together in the face of a manager who treated every query as a personal insult. The media were certainly not the reason why he was sacked but Van Gaal's lack of even basic civility toward them ensured there was no one left to fight his corner when the chickens came home to roost.


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Post by Natalie Portman on Tue Apr 22, 2014 3:02 am

@Mr Nick09 wrote:lol Sepi, you do realize that the basis of this Bayern winning so much is the ground work Van Gaal put forth? the change in position of Piggy, it's him. The man in football sense has 99 vision. It can be chaotic, like everywhere he has been at, but you are underestimating his ability to beat this united team into shape. And if they are smart with the next hire, they will continue growing.

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A 1-1 draw away to sixth-placed team 1. FC Nürnberg wouldn't result in the dismissal of the manager in most clubs, but as everyone in Germany knows, Bayern Munich is a law unto itself at the best of times. Louis van Gaal was unceremoniously sacked for good and with immediate effect on Sunday, after last month's announcement that he would leave at the end of the season. These are the 11 (interrelated) reasons why it didn't work out:
1. It's the table, stupid.
52 points from 29 games. Fourth place. This is patently not enough for a team who wanted to challenge on all three fronts but can now only fight off demotion to the Europa League. Crashing out to a geriatric, chaotically coached Inter would have just about been forgivable, but possibly missing out on the Champions League millions certainly isn't. Back in January, Bayern president Uli Hoeness threatened to "get nervous" if qualification to UEFA's top competition was in danger, and he did. Jürgen Klinsmann was fired at precisely the same junction -- five matches to go in the league -- in 2009.
One important facet to bear in mind is that prior achievements traditionally count for little in the Bundesliga, where Sepp Herberger's "after the game is before the game" -- mantra rules supreme. Armin Veh couldn't invoke his championship with Stuttgart (2007) in his defense when the club decided to sack him the next season, and last year's double and Champions League final with Van Gaal in charge cut little ice at Säbenerstrasse in Munich, either. Bayern expect to be successful as a matter of course. It's a somewhat crude, short-termist approach. But this culture of enormous pressure is also one of the factors underlying the club's tremendous record of 20 championships in 42 years.
2. The World Cup.
Nine Bayern players were involved until the very end of the competition in South Africa, including Arjen Robben, who came back with a huge hole in his thigh muscle. Bayern has historically struggled after big tournaments and its slow start to the season repeated the pattern. Both the board and Van Gaal underestimated that problem. Bayern has been playing catch-up ever since.
3. Too many egos.
You don't get the "FC Hollywood"-tag for no reason. Bayern's tremendous experience and footballing competence at boardroom level has long been its strength and weakness. Guys like Franz Beckenbauer (honorary president), Hoeness and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (CEO) are always on air, always speaking about players and performances and, by extension, about the manager. If you're German, you know what's in store for you. Did the Dutchman? Van Gaal famously claimed that Bayern suited him "like a warm coat" when he took office in July 2009 but probably underestimated the level of criticism and interference he'd have to put up with from his superiors. Bayern, too, wanted a strong, independent manager to begin with and knew that Van Gaal could be a prickly customer. But the board didn't realize that he would not be amenable at all to (mostly) constructive advice. And they couldn't fathom just how idiosyncratic his behavior would be.
4. Ill communication.
In November, Hoeness launched a full-frontal attack on Van Gaal -- or one last wake-up call. "He doesn't accept anyone's opinion, there's no point talking to him anymore," the former World Cup winner with West Germany said. Rummenigge consequently spent a lot of time on a diplomatic mission, trying to find some common ground between manager and president. But ultimately, he gave up, too. "It's not been possible at all to talk to Van Gaal in recent weeks", he explained on Tuesday. An employee who refuses to break bread with his boss(es) usually has a short shelf-life.
5. "I know best" -- "No, I do" -- "No, I."
There was huge amount of one-upmanship involved from the word go, from both sides. Van Gaal openly showed that he didn't value the board's soccer expertise very highly, a stance that had a knock-on effect on squad politics: Mario Gomez and Anatoliy Tymoshchuk, two expensive buys that had been signed before Van Gaal's arrival, were ignored and described as "not my players" by the manager. The disappointing form from both in 2009/10 seemed to prove Van Gaal right but Bayern felt he had actually undermined their confidence to make a point and in turn noted that his two transfers of that year, Danijel Pranjic and Edson Braafheid, didn't exactly set the Bundesliga alight either. An uneasy truce was reached in the wake of success at the end of that season, but matters came again to a head last summer, when the manager wrote a biography explaining his "football philosophy" and had the nerve to recommend that his superiors read it.
6. Transfer Policy.
Most Bayern players are bought by the sporting director, in conjunction with the manager. But coaches are routinely allowed to bring in one or two of their own targets. It's a mix-and-match approach that has obvious pros and cons but key to its success is a spirit of cooperation and compromise from both sides. In Van Gaal's first summer at the club, Bayern deferred to his wishes (Lucio out, Pranjic and Braafheid in) and there was little friction in that respect. But things took a dramatic turn to the worse when Van Gaal strongly vetoed all attempts to strengthen the team in defense after the lost Champions League final. He felt that the existing squad was good enough and promised to bring through more youngsters, as he had impressively done with Thomas Müller and Holger Badstuber before. The move backfired. Bayern's chronic vulnerability at the back prevented them from winning anything.
7. Tactical intransigence.
Van Gaal came to Munich with an open mind. He played a 4-4-2 diamond to begin with, and even tried a 3-3-3-1 before settling on 4-2-3-1 halfway through his first season. The formation brought the best out of many players and gave Bayern's play a sense of identity, something that hadn't been seen in Munich for quite a while. The season after, the formation became a dogma. He never diverted from it. Not when the opposition had worked out a way to deal with, not when specific games warranted it, nor when key players were injured. Instead, players were shuffled around inside the system and often ended up in very unfamiliar positions. A general loss of confidence and stability were the consequences. The kind of possession-based soccer that Van Gaal had drilled into the side couldn't work under these circumstances. "Our buildup play was too risky," captain Philipp Lahm ventured this week. One or two attempts by senior players to talk to the manager were brusquely dismissed not long ago.
8. Mark van Bommel.
To be sure, the 33-year-old was probably past his best this season. His passing was off and stats showed he was running less than before. Van Bommel, however, was a very important player in the dressing room, someone who had the ear of both the coach and high-maintenance characters like Franck Ribéry. Ushering him out the door -- he had fallen out with Van Gaal -- in January resulted in a lack of leadership on and off the pitch. It also undermined Bastian Schweinsteiger, who's only been half the player without the tough-tackling van Bommel covering his back. A half-decent Van Bommel would certainly have done a better job than Pranjic in central midfield.
9. The Neuer-Kraft affair.
It's long been a badly kept secret in Munich that Bayern have agreed personal terms with Schalke 04 and Germany keeper Manuel Neuer. In January, however, van Gaal decided to promote second keeper Thomas Kraft, 22, to the first team. The move was very bold but justifiable, as Kraft showed great talent. Hoeness' populist complaint that Kraft's introduction "unsettled the defense" wasn't quite true. The problem, as ever, was Van Gaal's handling of the situation. He didn't inform sporting director Christian Nerlinger, the man who had effectively saved him job in autumn 2009 by insisting that the Dutchman should be given more time. Nerlinger was offended and ceased to act as a buffer between the bosses and the increasingly combative coach. Kraft's ascent also resulted in quixotic anti-Neuer (and anti-Hoeness) demonstrations by Bayern's Ultra supporters who preferred Kraft, a man who'd come through the club's youth system, to the outspoken Schalke keeper, who used to be a die-hard S04 supporter as a teenager.
10. Man-Management.
Van Gaal's authoritarian style rubbed plenty of people the wrong way to begin with. After Luca Toni's move back to Italy (December '09), the majority of the players came to terms with the manager's harsh ways. Success on the pitch made them put up with him, even when he employed some unorthodox methods -- he once showed them his genitals -- to motivate them. Publicly, the players insisted van Gaal was treating them fairly but they felt increasingly exasperated as this car crash of a season progressed. Max Reckers, the video analyst, was a source of constant irritation: he patronized players and spoke to them as if they were school children.
After one particular bad dressing-down, Holger Badstuber was close to tears. Even Arjen Robben distanced himself from his compatriot. "His management style reminds me of that of Felix Magath," said Rummenigge. "It doesn't win you any friends."
11. Media fallout.
Journalists don't know jack. That was Van Gaal's default position. He might actually be right in some cases, but was it necessary to confront them with their (supposed) incompetence at very opportunity? Critical questions were dismissed as "parrot music," as an irrelevance. Senior TV journalists had trouble keeping it together in the face of a manager who treated every query as a personal insult. The media were certainly not the reason why he was sacked but Van Gaal's lack of even basic civility toward them ensured there was no one left to fight his corner when the chickens came home to roost.


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I fully admire Van Gaal's coaching abilities and considering one of the GOATs, but I just think he is ill-fitted with English football. He was actually gonna become Liverpool's director of football in 2012. He is a bit like Laudrup, always falling out with people. He can definitely bring the shock that United needs, but he won't be a long-term solution as I can totally see him falling out with the board after a few months.

He needs to "Manage" , and I don't think Charlton/ Woodward/Ferguson will allow him to do so in Man Utd. If Charlton and SAF totally decide not to interfere with ANYTHING, then yea, he'd be a brilliant option, otherwise it'd just be train-wreck.

Managers who want 100% control usually fail in English football. Fergie aside, I can't think of a consistently successful one. Wenger was actually very successful before getting the 100% control btw.

I think they'll hire LVG, he'll give them a boost, but will fall out with the board and leave end of last season, and then Mourinho will finally get his dream job and become the United boss for 2015-16 season. That's my projection.
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Van Gaal would work with Utd, just a gut feeling it would be fantastic for them. That same gut feeling does not extend to Barcelona. He got fired under a very sour note (confirmation on this but I think he got the hanky treatment before he left), I really don't think he would add much.

Then again, what do I know?!

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