Demel names manager players wanted!

Guy_Demel_West_Ham_July_2014Departing defender Guy Demel has set the cat among the pigeons inside the Boleyn by suggesting that Slaven Bilic was not the preferred candidate among several Irons players for the manager’s job.

The veteran defender – who leaves on July 1 – claims that he and other players in the dressing room were keen on Marseilles boss Marclo Bielsa although it’s not quite clear how it would have affected the full back given he’s leaving!

He said “Of course I am aware of news about Olympique Marseille, so when the rumour came out we talked about it in the locker room with Morgan [Amalfitano] and other French-speaking players.

“Given the results and the performances of OM last season, we thought he would be a good choice.

“It’s a big job that has been offered but, unfortunately for West Ham, it did not happen.”

He then went on to mention how he would love to work under Bielsa at Marseille, the club he supported as a boy: “Why not? OM for a ‘Marseillais’ is always special.”


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6 comments on “Demel names manager players wanted!

  1. Stop flapping your gums Demel.You aint playing for us anymore.Bilic would have fired you out the door anyway little Curtis boy.Go open a cocoa plantation in the Ivory Coast!!

  2. ahha… I also liked Bielsa, but I think Bilic is the right choice for many reasons. Yeah he wants to work for Bielsa, but maybe Bielsa doesn’t work with him… Demel, good luck for your next adventure in Championship, I hope you can embrace Sam as manager of your team… 😀

  3. Ahh when I grow up I want to be an actor what could be better for someone who likes films. Blimey Demel is either 6 yrs old or he’s had some ass licking lessons from Phil Brown-Tongue lol

  4. Must be terrible to have someone you don’t want in charge,
    Now you know how we have felt for 4 years,and we don’t get thousands a week to tolerate it
    Demel karst a good amount of money last year for nothing sitting on his bum doing nada
    Great work if you can get it now he has nothing to loose out comes the venom,
    Who cares what the players left want most of them last term came out and told us what a great man BFS was,

  5. So the french speaking players wanted a french speaking manager… oh well lifes a bi#ch sometimes. Any other players who have been let go got anything to moan about.?

  6. I think it was more a “notice me” ploy for a move to Marseille than anything else.

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