Vital Football

Latest Manchester United News

Playing Musical Chairs!

Playing Musical Chairs!

Sat in the pub, yesterday afternoon, watching the trio of broadcast FA Cup games, a few thoughts were exchanged with my fellow drinkers.

Apart from some rather loud laughter at the demise of Liverpool, at the hands of Paul Scholes favoured Oldham, much of the talk related to the managerial situation at the top of the Premier League.

Firstly, you couldn`t help but hear the disdain in which the Chelsea supporters hold for Rafa Benitez, clearly a marriage not made in heaven and a marriage we can`t see lasting considering the Russian`s record over the last few years.

Secondly, although Manchester City scraped through, in the Saturday televised game, the mutterings about Mancini`s future continue to entertain us. Will those who pay his huge salary be content with yet more total European failure?

Down the Anfield Road, Brendan Rodgers may be finding that his honeymoon period at Anfield may be coming to an end, following their cup demise, plus, in our opinion, he`s not going to be in the same class as those who came from the Anfield boot-room is he?

Which brings us back to Sir Alex and how blessed we are to have the wily Scot in charge. We can only hope he goes on for a few more years otherwise, without a tangible, available, candidate, we may find ourselves playing the same merry game of musical chairs the others get continually involved in - not a nice thought!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Red Boy
Date:Monday January 28 2013
Time: 5:01PM

Comments

0
Not a nice thought but I'm sure the club has been planning for this for a while now with Fergie having a lot of input as to who his successor should be. Obviously things don't always go to plan but even then there's a number of great coaches out there who could take the mantel and do well. Mourinho is a solid call but only to steady the ship. Guardiola isn't a bad shout but there's still massive question marks as to whether he's a great coach or just an average coach who inherited the best team in the world, will be interesting to see how he does at Bayern and is another whos not for the long term. Klopp and Loew seem to have similar footballing philosophies as that of our club and like fergie value hard work and determination as much as they appreciate technical ability. Laurent Blanc is a good coach and worthy of a shout also.
TheFamousNo7
28/01/2013 19:47:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Manchester United Articles

Premier League Team Of The Season So Far (25/3/17)

The Team of the Season so far based on statistical scoring points has now been released.

Vote For The March Awards - 2016/17

The Premier League have now opened voting for the Manager, Player and Goal of the Month awards for March.

Smalling Injured on England Duty

News has filtered through that another of the Manchester United contingent in the England squad has picked up an injury.

A Premier League Brexit Breakdown

The numbers have been crunched from the Brexit vote and details have now been given for each local authority to provide an 'idea' of how fans of each Premier...

Archived Vital United Articles

Vital United articles from

Site Journalists

Red Boy
Editor email
Profile
Charlie Bacchus
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MOTM v Middlesbrough (a)?
Suggested By: Red Boy
De Gea13%
Bailly1%
Smalling0%
Jones0%
Young1%
Carrick0%
Fellaini3%
Valencia42%
Mata1%
Rashford3%
Lingard33%
Rojo3%
Martial0%
Darmian0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 28 22 3 3 69 38
2 Spurs 28 17 8 3 59 34
3 Man City 28 17 6 5 57 24
4 Liverpool 29 16 8 5 56 25
5 Man Utd 27 14 10 3 52 19
6 Arsenal 27 15 5 7 50 22
7 Everton 29 14 8 7 50 21
8 WBA 29 12 7 10 43 1
9 Stoke 29 9 9 11 36 -9
10 Southampton 27 9 6 12 33 -3
11 AFC Bournemouth 29 9 6 14 33 -12
12 West Ham 29 9 6 14 33 -12
13 Burnley 29 9 5 15 32 -11
14 Watford 28 8 7 13 31 -15
15 Leicester City 28 8 6 14 30 -14
16 Crystal Palace 28 8 4 16 28 -10
17 Swansea 29 8 3 18 27 -27
18 Hull City 29 6 6 17 24 -32
19 Middlesbrough 28 4 10 14 22 -13
20 Sunderland 28 5 5 18 20 -26
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Manchester United Results (view all)

Manchester United Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : West Bromwich Albion (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 4 2017 8:00PM : Everton (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 9 2017 1:30PM : Sunderland (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 16 2017 4:00PM : Chelsea (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 23 2017 2:15PM : Burnley (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 27 2017 8:00PM : Manchester City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Vital Football Comment