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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.
The problem for managers at elite clubs nowadays is that they often don't get to choose the players that are contracted, yet they get judged on their performances.
Managers aren't magicians : if players come in they need time to adapt or maybe just don't fit in.
 

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It’s been mooted that Chelsea Ladies manager Emma Hayes is being considered for the AFC Wimbledon managers job...Groundbreaking,unless you take into account the appointment of Gabriella Benson(Cherie Lunghi) to a second division team in 1989 😎
Apparently Hayes has considered this an insult to women's football. You can see her point - why would someone in charge of the top team in the Super League want to give that up and go and work for a small relegation threatened third division club?

Very fond memories of Gabriella benson btw:cool:
 

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Apparently Hayes has considered this an insult to women's football. You can see her point - why would someone in charge of the top team in the Super League want to give that up and go and work for a small relegation threatened third division club?

Very fond memories of Gabriella benson btw:cool:
The Manageress I think, 😍
 

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In RaWZ we trust....Amen.
Apparently Hayes has considered this an insult to women's football. You can see her point - why would someone in charge of the top team in the Super League want to give that up and go and work for a small relegation threatened third division club?

Very fond memories of Gabriella benson btw:cool:
Indeed....Though it’s up for debate about the relative standing of WSL against a tier of the EFL ?
 

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The problem for managers at elite clubs nowadays is that they often don't get to choose the players that are contracted, yet they get judged on their performances.
Managers aren't magicians : if players come in they need time to adapt or maybe just don't fit in.
Funny how these managers who don't get to choose which players they sign are happy enough to take the managers jobs though. If a club spends as much on players as Chelsea have though, no matter if Lampard wanted them or not, the manager will get the boot if they don't perform.

I think the Bournemouth job would be a really good fit for Lampard though. I also believe it's his managerial level for the moment.

As for Klopp being under pressure. It's insanity. Yes he lacks a Plan B, yes he's without Van Dijk etc and not had the back ups to replace them and yes it looks like the squad are completely knackered and can't do the high tempo, high press as much as they used to. However, it's a bad season and he's more than enough credit in the bank to be able to have a poor season without stupid people who know nothing about football calling for his sacking.

Clearly Klopp has revealed some flaws to his tactics and to his management but he's got the rest of the season and the summer to sort everything out and go again. I wouldn't put it past him to refresh the squad and go full tilt for the title next season.
 

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Lucky he’s not the Chelsea manager 😯
He is. Even if you win the PL or Champion's League at Chelsea you can get the golden boot if you lose a couple of matches at the start of the following season .
Having said that, getting your contract paid off and taking it easy for the next couple of years ain't so bad.
 

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Funny how these managers who don't get to choose which players they sign are happy enough to take the managers jobs though. If a club spends as much on players as Chelsea have though, no matter if Lampard wanted them or not, the manager will get the boot if they don't perform.

I think the Bournemouth job would be a really good fit for Lampard though. I also believe it's his managerial level for the moment.

As for Klopp being under pressure. It's insanity. Yes he lacks a Plan B, yes he's without Van Dijk etc and not had the back ups to replace them and yes it looks like the squad are completely knackered and can't do the high tempo, high press as much as they used to. However, it's a bad season and he's more than enough credit in the bank to be able to have a poor season without stupid people who know nothing about football calling for his sacking.

Clearly Klopp has revealed some flaws to his tactics and to his management but he's got the rest of the season and the summer to sort everything out and go again. I wouldn't put it past him to refresh the squad and go full tilt for the title next season.
Agree wholeheartedly with all your comments above. Spot on
 
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