I feel more disappointed than angry after last night’s game.Ole will always be a legend to me. He loves this club so much.
He just isn’t the man to take this club forward because he is way past his managerial acumen. He just doesn’t know what he’s doing anymore, and this has rubbed on onto the players. There is only so much that managerial motivation can take you. Without proper tactical nous, this is the outcome.
The players all need to take their share of the blame. Performances have just been so poor that every game they just hit a new low. No one challenges for the ball or presses anymore. Yet it could be that none of them know what to do with the ball or when in possession, as Bruno and DDG have already hinted.
The club is now stuck between a rock and a hard place. We have hardly any choice for managerial replacements, with Zidane the only possible option (he apparently doesn’t want to take over mid season) and Darren Fletcher rumoured to be interim. I’m not sure how much difference Fletcher would make tbh but he doesn’t sound like a manager who has much of a plan either. Picking Zidane (more motivator than tactician) is also asking for a similar outcome (except Zidane has some serious silverware to show for it).
What a wasted 2021-22 season this already is. Each game is lowering my expectations of how we’ll end up by the end of the season. Hopefully we will not be fighting for relegation.
We seem to be suffering from the third season curse time and time again since SAF. Every third season of our manager is just downright abysmal.
I believe we will come back stronger, hopefully sooner rather than later.
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