Originally posted by communist:
Originally posted by Willisfn4life:
Serious??? That can't be true...Hiring the coaching staff without asking the GM is a blueprint for disaster.
Lombardi was hired after Chud.
Lol@Jerry Jones, Abramowitch and all the other Billionaires who think they know anything about sports without ever been a pro just because they succeeded somewhere else big time. That is a very arrogant and foolish approach in sports and almost everywhere else.
A Chelsea FC reference eh?
Abramovich's problem and european soccer in general is an incessant wanting of perfection. This is a self-inflicted wound caused by transfer market, on a managerial/coach note it is again a bit different because of the way the premier league works. He's told every manager they had to qualify for the champions league and then win it. Only Mourinho came close to it and Di Matteo succeeded in that regard and Di Matteo had hit a wall last year, and now Mourinho is back.
The way money is awarded via competitions makes soccer a much more demanding sport than football. Most clubs operation in a constant state of near debt. Much more pressure on managers to succeed for this and many other reasons.
Abramovich doesn't mess with personnel decisions like Jones does either. He just holds his managers to a near obscene standard, except for Fernando Torres and Andriy shevchenko they've pretty much never missed on outside talent since Abramovich took over; and Torres has helped deliver impact play in non-BPL comps and leadership even though he is far from his El Nino form he was in at Liverpool and Athletico.
Sorry I'm a big CFC fan and I worked at an MLS team for a bit.
I'm just happy that we have an owner that doesn't throw his weight around on every player decision but I do hope he is chiming in on our absurd play calling lol.
[ Edited by sfout on Dec 29, 2013 at 8:50 PM ]