New Irons managerial name to consider

810864_w2A stray thought hit me as I rose on this bright Easter Monday morning but you will need to wind forward until the end of the season, having kept an eye on events at the Stadium of Light, before considering it over-seriously

Sunderland yesterday scored their first win under caretaker boss Dick Advocaat, just as the Dutchman had predicted and raised themselves to 15th place in the Premier League.

Advocaat has declared emphatically that he will keep Sunderland up and then he’s off which given our own managerial situation is interesting.

Now I know he is 67 years old and has managed around 20 international and domestic clubs but yesterday afternoon the old Dutch warhorse had his team rocking against their deadliest enemy on his first match in charge at home.

Having been in charge only a couple of days, he had brought them to Upton Park and was as close as it gets to gaining a draw.

Now he has a run-in which includes Arsenal and Chelsea and Everton (away) to overcome but should he do so – given that he is free at the end of the season – he might be an interesting contender for the Irons.

Things may change and it’s more than possible – should they survive – that the Black Cats will offer him a permanent job – but he would none the less be open to offers.

Meanwhile Marcelo Bielsa remains very much on the minds of our board but we were told by a source this morning: “All the balls are still in the air but there’s a seriously growing atmosphere now that a change is definitely required.”


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29 comments on “New Irons managerial name to consider

  1. Surely I prefer Bielsa.

  2. whats the difference? one is 67 and the other is 60.
    can’t we be a bit more imaginative on this site? All this newspaper talk is sooooo boring, and usually untrue.

  3. Ahahah… It’s not a matter of age but of mentality… Have you ever watched an Olympic Marseille’s match?

  4. Flowerpot aka lifeissobeautiful aka sleepinwithdafishes 😀

    • far too funny for me lol

      did u ever think of making a comment of your own? no

      • Oh sorry,has someone made these allegations about you before? My apoligises 😉

        • Sleeps, you could make comments about us. I’m curious to know your opinion… 😉

          • I love the fun on this site, and so I love you all. Even modern man lol

            I’m not so impressed by a lot of the opinions though. But who wants agreement all the time anyway.

  5. aka sam allardyce

  6. Don’t get your train of thought Prawn, but I am getting quite excited about the prospects of being short listed for the job as I am only 64.

  7. Thanks sleeps, but I don’t need agreement all the time, I’m convinced of what I write. It’s good enough for me.

  8. Two Words

    Paulo Wanchope


  9. NOOOOOOOOOOO & NOOOOOOOO again..!!!!!

  10. I would like to see a younger more exciting coach come in & breath some fresh ideas into the club.

  11. I heard yesterday that Glenn Hoddle was being talked about possibly in conjunction with Teddy Sheringham – that’d work for me!

    Oh btw I heard that this Bielsa guy doesn’t speaka da lingo – a definite no-no!

  12. Well, your choice is based on the language spoken by the manager. I suggest you mr Bean, he is as funny as your guru.

  13. BFS would have no problem with the language in another country,
    Point at ball and point in the air, then run up the pitch,then point at the other 10 and tell them not to cross the half way line with hand gestures,
    Problem would be trying to explain it to Nolan but I am sure he can draw ?
    At least Difk Advocates had 3 centre forwards on the pitch against us what I would have done to have seen Fletcher or Defoe alongside Sakho last Saturday ( I know they lost )
    But a least they tried to win.

  14. Ahahah… I’m imagining BFS as you described him…

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