22 Nov 2021 19:33:19
Rumour doing the rounds is that Bruce is high on the list of possible interim managers.

No idea if it has any truth in it, but how would people feel about having Bruce as our manager until the end of the season?

1.) 22 Nov 2021
22 Nov 2021 19:43:42
The right type of appointment if we want to avoid a problem at the end of the season when the interim does too well again!

2.) 22 Nov 2021
22 Nov 2021 19:47:26
Tbf to bruce, he didn't do to bad under the ashley ownership at newcastle

BUT we are not newcastle.

I don't get why this season needs to be written off?

Fa cup is still up for grabs, we are on course to get to the knockouts of the UCL in how long?

And as daft as it spunds we are only 12 off the top. Regardless of current form look what tucel did,

If poch wants to come now instesd of the summer then we should go all out now if he's number 1 choice.

3.) 22 Nov 2021
22 Nov 2021 20:09:20
I have never understood the clamour for Pochettino, what did he win with Spurs? Why would Poch be any better than what we have had since SAF finished, what has Poch won? Easy to win a one team league when you have a billion euro of layers in your squad.

4.) 22 Nov 2021
22 Nov 2021 20:37:57
I agree with Bolger that if the powers that be have decided Poch is the man they may as well contact PSG and see if they can make it happen. I would be surprised if there was any way PSG would entertain it in the middle of the season, but who knows what goes on behind closed doors?

As for Bruce as interim, I am not sure I am bothered really, experienced manager can probably hold things together for 6 months, for me it's all down to getting the next permanent appointment right.

5.) 22 Nov 2021
22 Nov 2021 20:56:46
Stubuggs, while I think there is a legitimate question over Pochettino's ability to breed a "winning" mentality in his team's.

Yet I think it's massively over egged to be honest. Up until he took the PSG job in the middle of last season he hasn't ever been at a club with a history or even the resources to push towards winning things.

Espanol and Southampton are steady mid-table clubs that regularly flirt with relegation and even the occasional stint in the second tier.

Spurs have always been a nearly club, competing in a league where there are at least 3-4 better sides with more resources.

That said he took them to a title challenge and got them to the UCL final. Considering the budget he worked with, the squad he had and the competition he was up against that is very impressive.

There is an argument that maybe he should have won the title the year Leicester surprised everyone, but injuries to key players, a lack of squad depth to cover and a bout of sickness to a large part of the squad during the title run in derailed their chances.

Is Pochettino the right man? Who knows, but he isn't a terrible option and has many of the qualities we need in a manager.

Every manager has potential drawbacks or issues that could stop them being a success. While the current set up at the club is more likely to hinder rather than aid any new manager unless drastic changes are made.

That doesn't mean a manager can't be a success, just that they would need to do so in spite of how the club is run rather than because of how it's run.

6.) 22 Nov 2021
22 Nov 2021 21:03:30
I tend to lean towards preferring the club have someone like Bruce until the end of the season if it means getting the right man in May rather than the wrong man now.

That said maybe Mark Hughes or even Brian Kidd would be better choices as they're football is more entertaining than that of Bruce. Seeing as it's November if we are going to have an interim manager I'd prefer one who plays offensive football over one who plays defensive football. After all there is a lot of football left in this season and I just want to be entertained.

7.) 22 Nov 2021
22 Nov 2021 21:40:29
No ta to Bruce as anything, unless we really want to become a 16th placed team.
I’ve no idea who would want interim of any calibre though.
Perhaps they can get Poch to say he wants to leave PSG and make that happen now.
Woodward wanting Poch puts me off but I actually like Poch and think he’d do well for us style wise, and get us up the table again but as I’ve said Ten Hag for me, Naglesman or Marsch would be good too but looks like the club want Poch.

8.) 22 Nov 2021
22 Nov 2021 22:27:19
Honest if bruce is put in as interim we might as well just give up now. Were man united he's just been sacked by newcastle for being awful why is this even a question if you thought rivals singing oles at the wheel was bad imagine what they say if we appoint bruce. Newcastle forced greame jones on him late last year because his training was awful as were his tactics.

9.) 22 Nov 2021
22 Nov 2021 22:30:26
How about a rotation of ex-United legends until the end of the season. Hughes, Bruce, Kidd, Ince, Neville, Neville, Scholes, Blanc, Robson, Strachan, Robins, Stam, Berg, Forlan, Heinze, Larsson, Rooney. Should be enough for everyone to have a go for a week.

10.) 23 Nov 2021
23 Nov 2021 08:20:04
You missed Fred the Red - apparently he favours 4-3-3-.

11.) 23 Nov 2021
23 Nov 2021 09:50:52
Is this where we're at now lads . people seriously discussing bringing Steve Bruce in as manager until the end of the season.

12.) 23 Nov 2021
23 Nov 2021 10:29:49
If Bruce is the answer I am not sure what the question is. Great player, okay manager but his style is awful. To me it would make no sense and I would sooner just stick it out with Carrick and see what happens.
Either way no one that comes in now as an interim will be the coach going forward unless there is something that drastically happens results wise. I think the club have been burned and will want a clean slate. The only caveat is if one of the managers they want in the summer is now available, but this would not be on a temp contract.

13.) 23 Nov 2021
23 Nov 2021 12:25:51
This thread is incredible.

14.) 23 Nov 2021
23 Nov 2021 17:46:31
He better have a smaller head when he goes to Anfield.