Manager Thread redux

Legohead

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Spending that amount of cash that Lampard spent and not being at least comfortably in the top 4 and playing great football was always going to be the sword of damacles for Lamps unfortunately. Seems a decent bloke. Not self obsessed and self confident, but i do think the Premier League is above him in managerial terms.

In some ways i am not too disappointed that he's got the boot as i don't like managers getting top jobs (Derby / Chelsea) on the back of being a great player when the likes of Gareth Ainsworth (arguably), Nathan Jones etc always get overlooked despite doing the hard yards in the lower leagues on minimal resources. But i guess this is not Lampard's fault that the likes of Derby and Chelsea were happy to employ him.
 

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Spending that amount of cash that Lampard spent and not being at least comfortably in the top 4 and playing great football was always going to be the sword of damacles for Lamps unfortunately. Seems a decent bloke. Not self obsessed and self confident, but i do think the Premier League is above him in managerial terms.

In some ways i am not too disappointed that he's got the boot as i don't like managers getting top jobs (Derby / Chelsea) on the back of being a great player when the likes of Gareth Ainsworth (arguably), Nathan Jones etc always get overlooked despite doing the hard yards in the lower leagues on minimal resources. But i guess this is not Lampard's fault that the likes of Derby and Chelsea were happy to employ him.
Sky and BT would veto Ainsworth getting a PL job. Play havoc with their schedules having 14 minutes of "additional time" everytime Chelsea played.
 

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True RP, but he would also suit the Prem by teaching players to roll around every 2 minutes, like they seem to love doing in the Prem. Ainsworth has done an amazing job though it has to be said. Like him or loathe him.
 

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I think Lampard got the job too soon, only one season experience, but couldn't really turn it down. I'd be surprised if he didn't turn out well as he did a good job at Derby after the money taps had been turned off by bringing through young players. He has done similar at Chelsea with the transfer ban but of course Chelsea now want the title and nothing else is good enough.

It will be interesting to see where Utd end up after sticking by Solskaer. Currently at least they seem to be going in the right direction although I doubt that they will win the title. They seem to still lack a bit of belief compared to Citteh.

The only way more unfashionable named British managers are getting jobs in the PL who haven't been there before is by being promoted there. Dean Smith and Chris Wilder for example. Graham Potter is an exception.
 

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Championship club Bournemouth have sacked manager Jason Tindall, who was in charge for just six months. Eddie Howe was a hard act to follow and not worked out for them promoting within.
 
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