LeRouxIsPHat wrote: Avenger wrote:
LeRouxIsPHat wrote:I find that very strange timing, really should have got rid of him during the summer.
International break. No game til the 17th. Looks like its Klopp BTW.
I meant why back him at all if they were only going to give him until the start of October?
I reckon they planned on letting him start the season and seeing how things went. This is the second season for the signings he made with the Suarez money, so would have been a better indicator of how he/they were fitting to the system. He could
have turned things around, and if he had we wouldn't be having this discussion. I think most people felt he had till the middle/end of November-ish to chart progress. The facts are, though, that the football has been awful - plenty of possession but no creativity, no defensive awareness and no clue what to do in front of goal. The results have mirrored the performances - indeed you could argue we were gifted the points against Bournemouth, possibly also against Stoke and maybe even the point at Arsenal. In light of this, the owners (rightly, imho) decided to accelerate his departure. There are a few bleeding hearts out there saying he shouldn't have been sacked, but the reality is that he has been given plenty of time, has spent an absolute fortune and has achieved nothing - the team look headless and most of the players he's bought in are shadows of their former selves. Whether that's his fault or not we'll find out. Surely no-one could argue that the club has progressed under his stewardship.