Underrated Managers In English Football

11 Sep 2018 16:01:14
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new article entitled, Underrated Managers In English Football

1.) 11 Sep 2018
11 Sep 2018 16:18:10
Really liked this piece ed, few new names for me to look into. Funny you mention brentfords recruitment I remember reading something a while back about a statistical approach they are implementing. Is this still the case and does it seem to work in your opinion?
Although I know nothing of him other than his season at Watford I always like quiche Sanchez Flores. Seemed unfair he was let go after a great first season.

{Ed001's Note - it is still ongoing and working, though it is not purely stats-based. It is the owner's company that is a stats company, hence why they use it. He does the same with FC Midtylljand (sp?) as well. They used to buy purely on stats, but now they use the stats to pick out players to scout.

Sanchez Flores makes Mourinho look like an attacking manager. He is not my cup of tea.}

2.) 11 Sep 2018
11 Sep 2018 16:28:33
Ah I like this Ed, I agree especially about Bielsa he won't be underrated come next season though because I honestly believe he'll take them up into the PL. Right now though he is underrated which is a good thing in a way because when Utd and Mourinho part ways we won't see him going there! I hope he sticks with Leeds because if he does he won't only take them up but he'll keep them up.

Zdenek Zeman as a free agent is kind of shocking isn't it? how old is he now though, he must be getting on, late 60's maybe, I guess he's just leaving it alone and I don't blame him but it'd of been good to see him in the premier league.

Great little read, thanks very much mate!

{Ed001's Note - I think Zeman is 70 maybe? Not sure, but I checked and he has not retired.}

3.) 11 Sep 2018
11 Sep 2018 16:51:38
Yeah thought he was around that age Ed, it'd be good to see him do something in the PL or even the Championship. I'm surprised he isn't retired though, fingers crossed he is given another job soon!

{Ed001's Note - I think his age puts teams off to be honest.}

4.) 11 Sep 2018
11 Sep 2018 17:06:44
I wouldn't mind seeing Chris Hughton as England Manager to be honest. of the most underrated, he'd be near the top of the list for me. Thanks for this Ed.

{Ed001's Note - good shout, though I am not sure he can wear a waistcoat like Spoofgate….}

5.) 11 Sep 2018
11 Sep 2018 18:04:03
Great article Ed, huge thumbs up for that one. Claude Puel the pick of the bunch for me, soton were crackers to let him go.

{Ed001's Note - cheers mate and I agree it was a huge mistake.}

6.) 11 Sep 2018
11 Sep 2018 18:12:38
Great read again, ED001.

Is there anyone who doesn't like Hughton? ; doing a great job at Brighton and treated badly by Newcastle.

I absolutely agree about Puel too. I remember Gary Lineker being somewhat bemused by his appointment, but I imagine quite a few Leicester fans being the same when Ranieri was brought in.

{Ed001's Note - Hughton is genuinely one of the nicest guys in football. I have never heard anyone with a bad word to say about him.}

7.) 11 Sep 2018
11 Sep 2018 18:24:31
Great read. Thanks Ed001.

I also think that Darren Moore deserves a mention. If he'd have been brought in earlier, I'm sure WBA would have survived but it was too little too late.

{Ed001's Note - I did consider him but I think most people see it the same way as you.}

8.) 11 Sep 2018
11 Sep 2018 18:30:53
Maybe Ed001. Time will tell if any of the first bigger clubs to let their manager go, go circling after him. It's also early doors in his management career.

{Ed001's Note - I doubt they will, there will always be a fancy name in the frame.}

9.) 11 Sep 2018
11 Sep 2018 18:31:53
He's the promotion king but always suffer with the second season in the prem.

He seems to he getting over that. Would be an excellent shout for England manager.

10.) 11 Sep 2018
11 Sep 2018 18:38:30
He definitely comes across well.

It's interesting that you mentioned Puels lack of charisma. I recently read an interview with Glenn Hoddle and Puel - obviously, they played together at Monaco - and he seems to be exactly as he appears in front of the press: quite dry and reserved.

However, it's obvious that he's insightful and knowledgable.

{Ed001's Note - the fact that Puel is quiet and French seems to be enough to turn the press against him.}

11.) 11 Sep 2018
11 Sep 2018 18:51:39
It's a shame, really.

I think he'll do well for Leicester, given enough time.

{Ed001's Note - he seems to be doing pretty well already to be fair.}

12.) 11 Sep 2018
11 Sep 2018 20:53:31
Could do with CH as Ireland manager - get rid of that lunatic Keane.

13.) 11 Sep 2018
11 Sep 2018 21:00:38
Good article, cheers ed. It always makes me wonder why some of these guys never get a chance when the likes of Pellegrino get chances at Southampton last season after doing very little in La Liga or whoever next from abroad takes over at whichever team is struggling in October.

{Ed001's Note - it is odd how some guys get undeserved chances and others fail to get what they should.}

14.) 12 Sep 2018
11 Sep 2018 21:23:27
What were Southampton thinking when they got rid of Puel, finished 8th and got to a Cup Final? They really weren't going to do any better than that Ed?

{Ed001's Note - with hindsight I don't think anyone agrees, at the time though the media were on his back and had a large portion of the fans turned against him.}

15.) 12 Sep 2018
11 Sep 2018 22:24:39
This is great Ed01, though it would be greater if its longer. Love to read your opinions on things.

I kinda like Hughton in his pre-match interviews, especially the way he talked about the matches and stuffs. Sound like a really nice guy like you were saying.

I recalled reading some fans' comments (I forgot where) of how most of the Newcastle fans were quite disappointed with him being sacked.

{Ed001's Note - the Newcastle fans loved him mate.}

16.) 12 Sep 2018
11 Sep 2018 22:37:54
Ed, is there anyone on that list, outside of Bielsa, that you wouldn't mind seeing at Liverpool.

{Ed001's Note - none of them because it would mean Klopp was gone.}