Last night I was thinking about this and why are fans seeming to be so desperate for OGS.
There is no doubt that as soon as OGS was known to be the number one target he became the number one fans choice. Unlike last year we seem to have a good range and quality of manager to pick from, why is OGS so popular then ?
Is it because after last season he is the total opposite of what we saw from Mcleish ?
Age – whilst Mcleish was not ready for his pension, OGS is a very young manager and this provides a certain level of freshness that the whole club is desperate for
Style – this is possibly the biggest difference. Yes OGS has only done it in Norway. But he changed a long ball team to a widely acclaimed short passing and fast team. When you see the clips about the coaching style the difference to Mcleish could not be more marked.
Public apperance – People said Mcleish was good in the press, he was not, he was dour, downbeat and often ‘misled’ the fans. Check the piece I posted yesterday and the interview one on one reported. He never ducked anything, he answered what he could. He has a manner which relaxes you and puts you at ease.
The differences after such a dark dour winter could not be more marked. We want the whole club to change and unlike Lambert or Martinez, OGS represents a brave step into the unknown. It may be a massive risk to take a rookie manager at this stage but he is such an opposite to the past 12 months that Villa fans have clearly shown their support.
If fan power meant anything then Randy would be offering the job to OGS today, if he did not on friday and I personally CAN NOT WAIT for him to start.