Discussing this on twitter.
a manager whose track record is
Excellent coach at Spurs
Liked by all the press and fans at the clubs he was at
Managed real difficult characters and broken dressing rooms – Newcastle, Barton, Carroll etc
Successful with Newky
Worked with DoF
Had players sold from underneath him
picks up bargains and motivates other players
good style of football, usually wingers and two up front
fantastic jobs at previous club
that previous club is of course the major problem, if he had all the problems at blues and yet managed say Cardiff to the same position he would be wanted by many fans.
Should it matter where he came from ? at VP there was never a chant about Mcleish’s background but of all the other factors and records we know. Maybe we as Fans would actually WANT him to succeed at villa to prove all the press WRONG ?