Former Palermo and Chievo boss Giuseppe Sannino tells Italian radio he is flying to England for Watford talks

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Giuseppe Sannino has claimed there has been contact from Watford over succeeding Gianfranco Zola and he is flying to England “to understand if something can be born”.

Sky Sports are reporting comments the 57-year-old former Palermo and Chievo boss has made to an Italian radio station.

Sannino is reported to have told Radio Sportva: “Me to Watford? I don’t want to say too much, but there has been some contact and soon I will fly to England to analyse things and to understand if something can be born.

“I always want to be working in the field and I always want new challenges.”

Zola brought down the curtain on his time at Vicarage Road yesterday after 18 months in charge following a nine-game run without a win in the Championship, including five straight home defeats.

Sannino is now a strong odds-on favourite to succeed his Italian counterpart.

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11:43am Tue 17 Dec 13

llloydwithathirdl says...

Welcome baldy! Bring it on.
Welcome baldy! Bring it on. llloydwithathirdl

11:54am Tue 17 Dec 13

JHEAFFEY says...

Many people on this website (including myself) believed Zola's resignation for the club was a mistake, he made us play beautiful football at times, he was clearly a footballing and attacking genius on the pitch and all he really needed was help from someone with real championship experience.

If this is to be our manager I would happily say it makes me nervous bringing in someone with no Championship experience at all who will certainly favour a European (and specifically Italian, 3 at the back) playing style.

That being said if he is appointed manager we should all support him wholeheartedly, we should do no less as fans, and hope that his lack of experience isn't a problem.

Sometimes a new manager can do untold things for a teams confidence though as well so who knows.....
Many people on this website (including myself) believed Zola's resignation for the club was a mistake, he made us play beautiful football at times, he was clearly a footballing and attacking genius on the pitch and all he really needed was help from someone with real championship experience. If this is to be our manager I would happily say it makes me nervous bringing in someone with no Championship experience at all who will certainly favour a European (and specifically Italian, 3 at the back) playing style. That being said if he is appointed manager we should all support him wholeheartedly, we should do no less as fans, and hope that his lack of experience isn't a problem. Sometimes a new manager can do untold things for a teams confidence though as well so who knows..... JHEAFFEY

11:55am Tue 17 Dec 13

hornet1990 says...

Looking at his career it doesn't look like he has ever held down a job for long... Not a positive move in my opinion
Looking at his career it doesn't look like he has ever held down a job for long... Not a positive move in my opinion hornet1990

11:56am Tue 17 Dec 13

Hornet Cornet says...

Not heard of this chap before. Anyone know if he is any good / if he has any Pozzo history?

HC
Not heard of this chap before. Anyone know if he is any good / if he has any Pozzo history? HC Hornet Cornet

12:04pm Tue 17 Dec 13

Ramageland says...

I know I should be a bit more positive but this news is fairly underwhelming. Surely it was worth splashing a bit of money on an experienced Championship manager. Coming from Serie A, does this mean the emphasis will be on defence - never been the most exciting division to watch!
I know I should be a bit more positive but this news is fairly underwhelming. Surely it was worth splashing a bit of money on an experienced Championship manager. Coming from Serie A, does this mean the emphasis will be on defence - never been the most exciting division to watch! Ramageland

12:05pm Tue 17 Dec 13

Quicky100 says...

He prefers 4-4-2
He prefers 4-4-2 Quicky100

12:08pm Tue 17 Dec 13

steveherts says...

I understand that this could be for the rest of the season. I know roberto dimatteo was at a recent match but is under contract still at chelsea for 140k a week so maybe to fill a gap.
I understand that this could be for the rest of the season. I know roberto dimatteo was at a recent match but is under contract still at chelsea for 140k a week so maybe to fill a gap. steveherts

12:10pm Tue 17 Dec 13

The BestTrip2011 says...

Interesting article on Sannino…


http://www.thefootba
llexpress.co.uk/2011
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Interesting article on Sannino… http://www.thefootba llexpress.co.uk/2011 /08/a-new-face-in-se rie-a-giuseppe-sanni no/ The BestTrip2011

12:12pm Tue 17 Dec 13

Jedarado says...

I think it has been obvious that the Pozzo's were going to go Italian again. I just can't see Holloway or Warnock having the attributes to deal with FF, Fabbrini, Ireney etc who are probably at the club mainly for the Italian influence installed.
I think it has been obvious that the Pozzo's were going to go Italian again. I just can't see Holloway or Warnock having the attributes to deal with FF, Fabbrini, Ireney etc who are probably at the club mainly for the Italian influence installed. Jedarado

12:16pm Tue 17 Dec 13

andyandyandy says...

This worries me a lot. He will no doubt vastly underestimate the quality of the championship. Its a lot better than the italian second tier.
But under the Pozzos we maybe in a catch 22. If we employed an english manager with championship experience would he attract players from Italy? So we go for an Italian that may attract players but will have zero knowledge of the English game.
This worries me a lot. He will no doubt vastly underestimate the quality of the championship. Its a lot better than the italian second tier. But under the Pozzos we maybe in a catch 22. If we employed an english manager with championship experience would he attract players from Italy? So we go for an Italian that may attract players but will have zero knowledge of the English game. andyandyandy

12:24pm Tue 17 Dec 13

jasonwatford says...

Chievo have picked up just six points from their first 12 games of the season, winning only once against Udinese in September.......Does not fill me with confidence at all..never stayed anywhere more than 2 years.....has had one small bit of success ....... worrying
Chievo have picked up just six points from their first 12 games of the season, winning only once against Udinese in September.......Does not fill me with confidence at all..never stayed anywhere more than 2 years.....has had one small bit of success ....... worrying jasonwatford

12:25pm Tue 17 Dec 13

steveherts says...

He is a top class defensive coach which is a good sign. I think they will have a new manager in the summer and he is a good fill in for a push next season i guess.
He is a top class defensive coach which is a good sign. I think they will have a new manager in the summer and he is a good fill in for a push next season i guess. steveherts

12:27pm Tue 17 Dec 13

Harrydownunder says...

Never heard of him, but then again I had never heard of Aidy either and look what happened….

I would prefer someone with Championship experience….
Never heard of him, but then again I had never heard of Aidy either and look what happened…. I would prefer someone with Championship experience…. Harrydownunder

12:30pm Tue 17 Dec 13

Bobbyhowfield says...

Sky Sports just reported a sighting of Aidy Boothroyd in Occupation Rd early this morning.
Fortunately he was just emptying the bins !
Sky Sports just reported a sighting of Aidy Boothroyd in Occupation Rd early this morning. Fortunately he was just emptying the bins ! Bobbyhowfield

12:34pm Tue 17 Dec 13

Bobbyhowfield says...

andyandyandy wrote:
This worries me a lot. He will no doubt vastly underestimate the quality of the championship. Its a lot better than the italian second tier.
But under the Pozzos we maybe in a catch 22. If we employed an english manager with championship experience would he attract players from Italy? So we go for an Italian that may attract players but will have zero knowledge of the English game.
Zola had no experience in the Championship until he joined Watford.
Last year the team were superb.
[quote][p][bold]andyandyandy[/bold] wrote: This worries me a lot. He will no doubt vastly underestimate the quality of the championship. Its a lot better than the italian second tier. But under the Pozzos we maybe in a catch 22. If we employed an english manager with championship experience would he attract players from Italy? So we go for an Italian that may attract players but will have zero knowledge of the English game.[/p][/quote]Zola had no experience in the Championship until he joined Watford. Last year the team were superb. Bobbyhowfield

12:47pm Tue 17 Dec 13

andyandyandy says...

Wish people would stop banging on about the myth that was Hoofroyd!
Burkinshaw was the man behind his success. As soon as he left Aidy was exposed. Thats when the wheels fell of. Thats why hes done nothing ever since.
Wish people would stop banging on about the myth that was Hoofroyd! Burkinshaw was the man behind his success. As soon as he left Aidy was exposed. Thats when the wheels fell of. Thats why hes done nothing ever since. andyandyandy

12:52pm Tue 17 Dec 13

ForzaWatford says...

Says on Wikipedia he has been appointed, but then again, I can make myself King on Wikipedia.

Looks too much like Vialli for my liking.

Looking at his record, I'm not convinced but then the Pozzos are no mugs and if you were to judge a manger by their record alone then Pochettino wouldn't be at Southampton, keep the faith!

Zola in his staffing team? Please?
Says on Wikipedia he has been appointed, but then again, I can make myself King on Wikipedia. Looks too much like Vialli for my liking. Looking at his record, I'm not convinced but then the Pozzos are no mugs and if you were to judge a manger by their record alone then Pochettino wouldn't be at Southampton, keep the faith! Zola in his staffing team? Please? ForzaWatford

12:56pm Tue 17 Dec 13

Mickey Quinn, not so thin says...

Completely underwhelmed. Does he speak English ? Missing GFZ already.
Completely underwhelmed. Does he speak English ? Missing GFZ already. Mickey Quinn, not so thin

12:59pm Tue 17 Dec 13

poole-horn says...

JHEAFFEY wrote:
Many people on this website (including myself) believed Zola's resignation for the club was a mistake, he made us play beautiful football at times, he was clearly a footballing and attacking genius on the pitch and all he really needed was help from someone with real championship experience. If this is to be our manager I would happily say it makes me nervous bringing in someone with no Championship experience at all who will certainly favour a European (and specifically Italian, 3 at the back) playing style. That being said if he is appointed manager we should all support him wholeheartedly, we should do no less as fans, and hope that his lack of experience isn't a problem. Sometimes a new manager can do untold things for a teams confidence though as well so who knows.....
Apparently he prefers a 4-4-2 or 4-2-4
[quote][p][bold]JHEAFFEY[/bold] wrote: Many people on this website (including myself) believed Zola's resignation for the club was a mistake, he made us play beautiful football at times, he was clearly a footballing and attacking genius on the pitch and all he really needed was help from someone with real championship experience. If this is to be our manager I would happily say it makes me nervous bringing in someone with no Championship experience at all who will certainly favour a European (and specifically Italian, 3 at the back) playing style. That being said if he is appointed manager we should all support him wholeheartedly, we should do no less as fans, and hope that his lack of experience isn't a problem. Sometimes a new manager can do untold things for a teams confidence though as well so who knows.....[/p][/quote]Apparently he prefers a 4-4-2 or 4-2-4 poole-horn

1:00pm Tue 17 Dec 13

rayman01 says...

If you look on Wikipedia Sannino is already appointed. I said before be careful what you wish for...all those calling for Zola's head and not supporting team are not so smug this morning! If they wish really hard they might get Holloway or Warnock! My only hope is that Malkey re-joins us...that wouldn't please some though. Luv the Horns through thick and thin.
If you look on Wikipedia Sannino is already appointed. I said before be careful what you wish for...all those calling for Zola's head and not supporting team are not so smug this morning! If they wish really hard they might get Holloway or Warnock! My only hope is that Malkey re-joins us...that wouldn't please some though. Luv the Horns through thick and thin. rayman01

1:04pm Tue 17 Dec 13

67horn says...

hornet1990 wrote:
Looking at his career it doesn't look like he has ever held down a job for long... Not a positive move in my opinion
Totally agree 1990. As far as I can see his record is v poor. Getting marked down for saying no thanks on the last item. No worries there - only my opinion its a backward step if true. Still time to salvage something this season. If they want RDM get him while he's available. Rather have Steve Clarke - or a REAL long shot, bring Hoddle back into management where he got his first football break. That would be a dream for us and unlikely of course, but I don't want this guy anywhere near the place.
[quote][p][bold]hornet1990[/bold] wrote: Looking at his career it doesn't look like he has ever held down a job for long... Not a positive move in my opinion[/p][/quote]Totally agree 1990. As far as I can see his record is v poor. Getting marked down for saying no thanks on the last item. No worries there - only my opinion its a backward step if true. Still time to salvage something this season. If they want RDM get him while he's available. Rather have Steve Clarke - or a REAL long shot, bring Hoddle back into management where he got his first football break. That would be a dream for us and unlikely of course, but I don't want this guy anywhere near the place. 67horn

1:06pm Tue 17 Dec 13

Mickey Quinn, not so thin says...

67horn wrote:
hornet1990 wrote:
Looking at his career it doesn't look like he has ever held down a job for long... Not a positive move in my opinion
Totally agree 1990. As far as I can see his record is v poor. Getting marked down for saying no thanks on the last item. No worries there - only my opinion its a backward step if true. Still time to salvage something this season. If they want RDM get him while he's available. Rather have Steve Clarke - or a REAL long shot, bring Hoddle back into management where he got his first football break. That would be a dream for us and unlikely of course, but I don't want this guy anywhere near the place.
Can't see RDM, SC or GH being interested in managing WFC.
[quote][p][bold]67horn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hornet1990[/bold] wrote: Looking at his career it doesn't look like he has ever held down a job for long... Not a positive move in my opinion[/p][/quote]Totally agree 1990. As far as I can see his record is v poor. Getting marked down for saying no thanks on the last item. No worries there - only my opinion its a backward step if true. Still time to salvage something this season. If they want RDM get him while he's available. Rather have Steve Clarke - or a REAL long shot, bring Hoddle back into management where he got his first football break. That would be a dream for us and unlikely of course, but I don't want this guy anywhere near the place.[/p][/quote]Can't see RDM, SC or GH being interested in managing WFC. Mickey Quinn, not so thin

1:08pm Tue 17 Dec 13

67horn says...

Maybe not of course, but someone credible please .....
Maybe not of course, but someone credible please ..... 67horn

1:09pm Tue 17 Dec 13

andyandyandy says...

Bobbyhowfield wrote:
andyandyandy wrote: This worries me a lot. He will no doubt vastly underestimate the quality of the championship. Its a lot better than the italian second tier. But under the Pozzos we maybe in a catch 22. If we employed an english manager with championship experience would he attract players from Italy? So we go for an Italian that may attract players but will have zero knowledge of the English game.
Zola had no experience in the Championship until he joined Watford. Last year the team were superb.
Zola had at least some experience of the English game and had managed in England. Big big difference. Your comparison is a total fail.
[quote][p][bold]Bobbyhowfield[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andyandyandy[/bold] wrote: This worries me a lot. He will no doubt vastly underestimate the quality of the championship. Its a lot better than the italian second tier. But under the Pozzos we maybe in a catch 22. If we employed an english manager with championship experience would he attract players from Italy? So we go for an Italian that may attract players but will have zero knowledge of the English game.[/p][/quote]Zola had no experience in the Championship until he joined Watford. Last year the team were superb.[/p][/quote]Zola had at least some experience of the English game and had managed in England. Big big difference. Your comparison is a total fail. andyandyandy

1:14pm Tue 17 Dec 13

Hornets number 12 fan says...

We need a proven manager who can get us out of the Championship! This person does not have any experience! Who is the caretaker? Alec Chamberlain? no news there
We need a proven manager who can get us out of the Championship! This person does not have any experience! Who is the caretaker? Alec Chamberlain? no news there Hornets number 12 fan

1:16pm Tue 17 Dec 13

lockerbiehornet says...

ForzaWatford wrote:
Says on Wikipedia he has been appointed, but then again, I can make myself King on Wikipedia.

Looks too much like Vialli for my liking.

Looking at his record, I'm not convinced but then the Pozzos are no mugs and if you were to judge a manger by their record alone then Pochettino wouldn't be at Southampton, keep the faith!

Zola in his staffing team? Please?
Doesn't say anything about him being our manager

http://en.wikipedia.
org/wiki/Giuseppe_Sa
nnino
[quote][p][bold]ForzaWatford[/bold] wrote: Says on Wikipedia he has been appointed, but then again, I can make myself King on Wikipedia. Looks too much like Vialli for my liking. Looking at his record, I'm not convinced but then the Pozzos are no mugs and if you were to judge a manger by their record alone then Pochettino wouldn't be at Southampton, keep the faith! Zola in his staffing team? Please?[/p][/quote]Doesn't say anything about him being our manager http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Giuseppe_Sa nnino lockerbiehornet

1:27pm Tue 17 Dec 13

Dino1982 says...

Ramageland wrote:
I know I should be a bit more positive but this news is fairly underwhelming. Surely it was worth splashing a bit of money on an experienced Championship manager. Coming from Serie A, does this mean the emphasis will be on defence - never been the most exciting division to watch!
Coming from Serie A, does this mean the emphasis will be on defence - never been the most exciting division to watch!

Typical comment from someone stuck in a time warp.
Did Zola try to play defensive?!!!

Of course they still play Catenacio football in Seria A!!!
If you don't watch Seria A, then don't make basic comments.

Chievo and Palermo have always played quite attacking football and caused the bigger teams trouble.

However they both have struggled under this man! Can he speak English and does he know anything about this division is my concern.

I would prefer Clarke.
[quote][p][bold]Ramageland[/bold] wrote: I know I should be a bit more positive but this news is fairly underwhelming. Surely it was worth splashing a bit of money on an experienced Championship manager. Coming from Serie A, does this mean the emphasis will be on defence - never been the most exciting division to watch![/p][/quote]Coming from Serie A, does this mean the emphasis will be on defence - never been the most exciting division to watch! Typical comment from someone stuck in a time warp. Did Zola try to play defensive?!!! Of course they still play Catenacio football in Seria A!!! If you don't watch Seria A, then don't make basic comments. Chievo and Palermo have always played quite attacking football and caused the bigger teams trouble. However they both have struggled under this man! Can he speak English and does he know anything about this division is my concern. I would prefer Clarke. Dino1982

1:33pm Tue 17 Dec 13

Mickey Quinn, not so thin says...

Hopefully they'll be talking to 4 or 5 candidates and this guy is the only one who's made it public ?
Hopefully they'll be talking to 4 or 5 candidates and this guy is the only one who's made it public ? Mickey Quinn, not so thin

1:34pm Tue 17 Dec 13

Ronny oh Ronny Ronny says...

Hornets number 12 fan wrote:
We need a proven manager who can get us out of the Championship! This person does not have any experience! Who is the caretaker? Alec Chamberlain? no news there
It appears there is no need for a caretaker as Sannino was already lined up as early as last week.
Be it long term or short term we all just need to get behind him, he may well have a wealth of experience in his backroom staff and i'm sure will work wonders on our defense!
[quote][p][bold]Hornets number 12 fan[/bold] wrote: We need a proven manager who can get us out of the Championship! This person does not have any experience! Who is the caretaker? Alec Chamberlain? no news there[/p][/quote]It appears there is no need for a caretaker as Sannino was already lined up as early as last week. Be it long term or short term we all just need to get behind him, he may well have a wealth of experience in his backroom staff and i'm sure will work wonders on our defense! Ronny oh Ronny Ronny

1:53pm Tue 17 Dec 13

abbotshornet says...

67horn wrote:
hornet1990 wrote: Looking at his career it doesn't look like he has ever held down a job for long... Not a positive move in my opinion
Totally agree 1990. As far as I can see his record is v poor. Getting marked down for saying no thanks on the last item. No worries there - only my opinion its a backward step if true. Still time to salvage something this season. If they want RDM get him while he's available. Rather have Steve Clarke - or a REAL long shot, bring Hoddle back into management where he got his first football break. That would be a dream for us and unlikely of course, but I don't want this guy anywhere near the place.
Please not that nutter Hoddle
[quote][p][bold]67horn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hornet1990[/bold] wrote: Looking at his career it doesn't look like he has ever held down a job for long... Not a positive move in my opinion[/p][/quote]Totally agree 1990. As far as I can see his record is v poor. Getting marked down for saying no thanks on the last item. No worries there - only my opinion its a backward step if true. Still time to salvage something this season. If they want RDM get him while he's available. Rather have Steve Clarke - or a REAL long shot, bring Hoddle back into management where he got his first football break. That would be a dream for us and unlikely of course, but I don't want this guy anywhere near the place.[/p][/quote]Please not that nutter Hoddle abbotshornet

2:07pm Tue 17 Dec 13

Watfordpete says...

A poor record?

He has won five promotions (and never relegated, nor out of work long) in Italy including four in five years from 2006-2011, three of them with Varese taking them from the fourth tier to playoffs in the second (and the cup semis). He may not stay long in places but that's because he keeps getting better offers, I suspect. And at Palermo he was appointed and then sacked after three games only to be reappointed later in the season. I suspect that might have been the club's mistake not his.
A poor record? He has won five promotions (and never relegated, nor out of work long) in Italy including four in five years from 2006-2011, three of them with Varese taking them from the fourth tier to playoffs in the second (and the cup semis). He may not stay long in places but that's because he keeps getting better offers, I suspect. And at Palermo he was appointed and then sacked after three games only to be reappointed later in the season. I suspect that might have been the club's mistake not his. Watfordpete

2:11pm Tue 17 Dec 13

Watfordpete says...

Watfordpete wrote:
A poor record?

He has won five promotions (and never relegated, nor out of work long) in Italy including four in five years from 2006-2011, three of them with Varese taking them from the fourth tier to playoffs in the second (and the cup semis). He may not stay long in places but that's because he keeps getting better offers, I suspect. And at Palermo he was appointed and then sacked after three games only to be reappointed later in the season. I suspect that might have been the club's mistake not his.
Try again...

...four in five years from 2005-2010
...two promotions with Varese from fourth to second tier...
[quote][p][bold]Watfordpete[/bold] wrote: A poor record? He has won five promotions (and never relegated, nor out of work long) in Italy including four in five years from 2006-2011, three of them with Varese taking them from the fourth tier to playoffs in the second (and the cup semis). He may not stay long in places but that's because he keeps getting better offers, I suspect. And at Palermo he was appointed and then sacked after three games only to be reappointed later in the season. I suspect that might have been the club's mistake not his.[/p][/quote]Try again... ...four in five years from 2005-2010 ...two promotions with Varese from fourth to second tier... Watfordpete

2:12pm Tue 17 Dec 13

edhorn says...

According to Wiki he's had 14 jobs in the last 17 years. Does he have a short attention span?
According to Wiki he's had 14 jobs in the last 17 years. Does he have a short attention span? edhorn

2:12pm Tue 17 Dec 13

GoldenManc says...

The guy has had a management job for 19 years straight - not many managers in the UK have done that - in Pozzo's we trust
The guy has had a management job for 19 years straight - not many managers in the UK have done that - in Pozzo's we trust GoldenManc

2:23pm Tue 17 Dec 13

Wooter bout that! says...

Just lumped on at 50/1 to get relegated.
Just lumped on at 50/1 to get relegated. Wooter bout that!

2:30pm Tue 17 Dec 13

ramage1996 says...

My boyfriend thinks he is hot, he likes older guys so its a yes from him!

I think we should give him a go and not judge until after a few games..
My boyfriend thinks he is hot, he likes older guys so its a yes from him! I think we should give him a go and not judge until after a few games.. ramage1996

2:35pm Tue 17 Dec 13

1watford says...

Please No..... seems like another 'Stale Solbakken' (ex wolves to me).... would love Malky back...... he would be in heaven back at the Vic....
Please No..... seems like another 'Stale Solbakken' (ex wolves to me).... would love Malky back...... he would be in heaven back at the Vic.... 1watford

3:08pm Tue 17 Dec 13

MJ1 says...

It's a strange industry football. The consumer's view, i.e. the fans appear to count for nothing. If these rumours are true - and they appear to have foundation - why would the Pozzo family want to bring across a failed lower league Italian manager who has almost certainly never even been to an English Championship match? How does being sacked from two mangerial posts this year alone after having taken Palermo to relegation and Chievo to the brink qualify him as he best person to manage our team. It's time the Pozzos stopped behaving like the Sopranos and advertised the vacant post to ensure we get the best person available to avoid relegation and consolidate the team in the Championship.
It's a strange industry football. The consumer's view, i.e. the fans appear to count for nothing. If these rumours are true - and they appear to have foundation - why would the Pozzo family want to bring across a failed lower league Italian manager who has almost certainly never even been to an English Championship match? How does being sacked from two mangerial posts this year alone after having taken Palermo to relegation and Chievo to the brink qualify him as he best person to manage our team. It's time the Pozzos stopped behaving like the Sopranos and advertised the vacant post to ensure we get the best person available to avoid relegation and consolidate the team in the Championship. MJ1

3:10pm Tue 17 Dec 13

rogeruk says...

Bobbyhowfield wrote:
Sky Sports just reported a sighting of Aidy Boothroyd in Occupation Rd early this morning.
Fortunately he was just emptying the bins !
That's more like it! Good humour always welcome- very very funny!
[quote][p][bold]Bobbyhowfield[/bold] wrote: Sky Sports just reported a sighting of Aidy Boothroyd in Occupation Rd early this morning. Fortunately he was just emptying the bins ![/p][/quote]That's more like it! Good humour always welcome- very very funny! rogeruk

3:12pm Tue 17 Dec 13

Peter_R says...

Watford would be much better advised to hire a manager that understands the English game, particularly the English championship where fierce competition exists at nearly every match. On reflection the Pozzo's should never have fired Dyche, he seems to be doing pretty well these days.
Watford would be much better advised to hire a manager that understands the English game, particularly the English championship where fierce competition exists at nearly every match. On reflection the Pozzo's should never have fired Dyche, he seems to be doing pretty well these days. Peter_R

4:05pm Tue 17 Dec 13

Mickey Quinn, not so thin says...

1watford wrote:
Please No..... seems like another 'Stale Solbakken' (ex wolves to me).... would love Malky back...... he would be in heaven back at the Vic....
Looks more like an Italian Gary McAlister to me !
[quote][p][bold]1watford[/bold] wrote: Please No..... seems like another 'Stale Solbakken' (ex wolves to me).... would love Malky back...... he would be in heaven back at the Vic....[/p][/quote]Looks more like an Italian Gary McAlister to me ! Mickey Quinn, not so thin

4:08pm Tue 17 Dec 13

soulfulhornet says...

Ronny oh Ronny Ronny wrote:
Hornets number 12 fan wrote: We need a proven manager who can get us out of the Championship! This person does not have any experience! Who is the caretaker? Alec Chamberlain? no news there
It appears there is no need for a caretaker as Sannino was already lined up as early as last week. Be it long term or short term we all just need to get behind him, he may well have a wealth of experience in his backroom staff and i'm sure will work wonders on our defense!
That doesn't surprise me, the speed of the approach to him suggests that if Zola left then he was the Pozzos Plan B. However he is not yet appointed only over for interview, and for him to look at the club.

As I know little about this man, it would be unfair to prejudge him. His record in Italy is not exactly awe inspiring, but if he has the defensive coaching skills even a moderate manager in Italy needs then that might tick one of the boxes that Gianfranco did not. 14 managerial, sorry head coaching jobs in 17 years sounds a lot. Must have an impressive interview technique.

I would prefer a coach who has experience of the English leagues and preferably the Championship - not necessarily British. Our football is distinct and different from Italy/ Spain or even Germany.

For me Malky would be perfect if the Cardiff situation develops as it looks like it might. The bookies are rarely wrong however. anyone know if he speaks English ?
[quote][p][bold]Ronny oh Ronny Ronny[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornets number 12 fan[/bold] wrote: We need a proven manager who can get us out of the Championship! This person does not have any experience! Who is the caretaker? Alec Chamberlain? no news there[/p][/quote]It appears there is no need for a caretaker as Sannino was already lined up as early as last week. Be it long term or short term we all just need to get behind him, he may well have a wealth of experience in his backroom staff and i'm sure will work wonders on our defense![/p][/quote]That doesn't surprise me, the speed of the approach to him suggests that if Zola left then he was the Pozzos Plan B. However he is not yet appointed only over for interview, and for him to look at the club. As I know little about this man, it would be unfair to prejudge him. His record in Italy is not exactly awe inspiring, but if he has the defensive coaching skills even a moderate manager in Italy needs then that might tick one of the boxes that Gianfranco did not. 14 managerial, sorry head coaching jobs in 17 years sounds a lot. Must have an impressive interview technique. I would prefer a coach who has experience of the English leagues and preferably the Championship - not necessarily British. Our football is distinct and different from Italy/ Spain or even Germany. For me Malky would be perfect if the Cardiff situation develops as it looks like it might. The bookies are rarely wrong however. anyone know if he speaks English ? soulfulhornet

4:10pm Tue 17 Dec 13

soulfulhornet says...

Re above my last sentence refers to Sannino not Malky by the way.
Re above my last sentence refers to Sannino not Malky by the way. soulfulhornet

4:57pm Tue 17 Dec 13

SuperHorns says...

Wahey is that a Moran Lookalike .. He will do for me!!
Wahey is that a Moran Lookalike .. He will do for me!! SuperHorns

5:02pm Tue 17 Dec 13

Watfordwes says...

soulfulhornet wrote:
Re above my last sentence refers to Sannino not Malky by the way.
Yes with a strong Scottish accent ;-)
[quote][p][bold]soulfulhornet[/bold] wrote: Re above my last sentence refers to Sannino not Malky by the way.[/p][/quote]Yes with a strong Scottish accent ;-) Watfordwes

5:14pm Tue 17 Dec 13

jsjf1979 says...

I do not profess to know anything about this guy but for me, knowledge and experience of this league is CRUCIAL and we should appoint someone who knows their way around this division. Not many of the players are experienced in this league hence we need someone who understands you need to be able to battle your way to wins as well as play football when you can. Steve Clarke for me....or if we do go Italian, we NEED an experienced assistant at least.
I do not profess to know anything about this guy but for me, knowledge and experience of this league is CRUCIAL and we should appoint someone who knows their way around this division. Not many of the players are experienced in this league hence we need someone who understands you need to be able to battle your way to wins as well as play football when you can. Steve Clarke for me....or if we do go Italian, we NEED an experienced assistant at least. jsjf1979

5:15pm Tue 17 Dec 13

North of Watford says...

abbotshornet wrote:
67horn wrote:
hornet1990 wrote: Looking at his career it doesn't look like he has ever held down a job for long... Not a positive move in my opinion
Totally agree 1990. As far as I can see his record is v poor. Getting marked down for saying no thanks on the last item. No worries there - only my opinion its a backward step if true. Still time to salvage something this season. If they want RDM get him while he's available. Rather have Steve Clarke - or a REAL long shot, bring Hoddle back into management where he got his first football break. That would be a dream for us and unlikely of course, but I don't want this guy anywhere near the place.
Please not that nutter Hoddle
I'd like to see Glenn Hoddle back in management. He maybe a nutter but he knew how to play football and hasn't had a bad managerial career
[quote][p][bold]abbotshornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]67horn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hornet1990[/bold] wrote: Looking at his career it doesn't look like he has ever held down a job for long... Not a positive move in my opinion[/p][/quote]Totally agree 1990. As far as I can see his record is v poor. Getting marked down for saying no thanks on the last item. No worries there - only my opinion its a backward step if true. Still time to salvage something this season. If they want RDM get him while he's available. Rather have Steve Clarke - or a REAL long shot, bring Hoddle back into management where he got his first football break. That would be a dream for us and unlikely of course, but I don't want this guy anywhere near the place.[/p][/quote]Please not that nutter Hoddle[/p][/quote]I'd like to see Glenn Hoddle back in management. He maybe a nutter but he knew how to play football and hasn't had a bad managerial career North of Watford

5:16pm Tue 17 Dec 13

jsjf1979 says...

soulfulhornet wrote:
Ronny oh Ronny Ronny wrote:
Hornets number 12 fan wrote: We need a proven manager who can get us out of the Championship! This person does not have any experience! Who is the caretaker? Alec Chamberlain? no news there
It appears there is no need for a caretaker as Sannino was already lined up as early as last week. Be it long term or short term we all just need to get behind him, he may well have a wealth of experience in his backroom staff and i'm sure will work wonders on our defense!
That doesn't surprise me, the speed of the approach to him suggests that if Zola left then he was the Pozzos Plan B. However he is not yet appointed only over for interview, and for him to look at the club.

As I know little about this man, it would be unfair to prejudge him. His record in Italy is not exactly awe inspiring, but if he has the defensive coaching skills even a moderate manager in Italy needs then that might tick one of the boxes that Gianfranco did not. 14 managerial, sorry head coaching jobs in 17 years sounds a lot. Must have an impressive interview technique.

I would prefer a coach who has experience of the English leagues and preferably the Championship - not necessarily British. Our football is distinct and different from Italy/ Spain or even Germany.

For me Malky would be perfect if the Cardiff situation develops as it looks like it might. The bookies are rarely wrong however. anyone know if he speaks English ?
Malky would be good - but however, I think if he leaves Cardiff he has earned a crack with another Prem club not owned by a crazy Malaysian!
[quote][p][bold]soulfulhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ronny oh Ronny Ronny[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornets number 12 fan[/bold] wrote: We need a proven manager who can get us out of the Championship! This person does not have any experience! Who is the caretaker? Alec Chamberlain? no news there[/p][/quote]It appears there is no need for a caretaker as Sannino was already lined up as early as last week. Be it long term or short term we all just need to get behind him, he may well have a wealth of experience in his backroom staff and i'm sure will work wonders on our defense![/p][/quote]That doesn't surprise me, the speed of the approach to him suggests that if Zola left then he was the Pozzos Plan B. However he is not yet appointed only over for interview, and for him to look at the club. As I know little about this man, it would be unfair to prejudge him. His record in Italy is not exactly awe inspiring, but if he has the defensive coaching skills even a moderate manager in Italy needs then that might tick one of the boxes that Gianfranco did not. 14 managerial, sorry head coaching jobs in 17 years sounds a lot. Must have an impressive interview technique. I would prefer a coach who has experience of the English leagues and preferably the Championship - not necessarily British. Our football is distinct and different from Italy/ Spain or even Germany. For me Malky would be perfect if the Cardiff situation develops as it looks like it might. The bookies are rarely wrong however. anyone know if he speaks English ?[/p][/quote]Malky would be good - but however, I think if he leaves Cardiff he has earned a crack with another Prem club not owned by a crazy Malaysian! jsjf1979

5:16pm Tue 17 Dec 13

jsjf1979 says...

soulfulhornet wrote:
Ronny oh Ronny Ronny wrote:
Hornets number 12 fan wrote: We need a proven manager who can get us out of the Championship! This person does not have any experience! Who is the caretaker? Alec Chamberlain? no news there
It appears there is no need for a caretaker as Sannino was already lined up as early as last week. Be it long term or short term we all just need to get behind him, he may well have a wealth of experience in his backroom staff and i'm sure will work wonders on our defense!
That doesn't surprise me, the speed of the approach to him suggests that if Zola left then he was the Pozzos Plan B. However he is not yet appointed only over for interview, and for him to look at the club.

As I know little about this man, it would be unfair to prejudge him. His record in Italy is not exactly awe inspiring, but if he has the defensive coaching skills even a moderate manager in Italy needs then that might tick one of the boxes that Gianfranco did not. 14 managerial, sorry head coaching jobs in 17 years sounds a lot. Must have an impressive interview technique.

I would prefer a coach who has experience of the English leagues and preferably the Championship - not necessarily British. Our football is distinct and different from Italy/ Spain or even Germany.

For me Malky would be perfect if the Cardiff situation develops as it looks like it might. The bookies are rarely wrong however. anyone know if he speaks English ?
Malky would be good - but however, I think if he leaves Cardiff he has earned a crack with another Prem club not owned by a crazy Malaysian!
[quote][p][bold]soulfulhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ronny oh Ronny Ronny[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornets number 12 fan[/bold] wrote: We need a proven manager who can get us out of the Championship! This person does not have any experience! Who is the caretaker? Alec Chamberlain? no news there[/p][/quote]It appears there is no need for a caretaker as Sannino was already lined up as early as last week. Be it long term or short term we all just need to get behind him, he may well have a wealth of experience in his backroom staff and i'm sure will work wonders on our defense![/p][/quote]That doesn't surprise me, the speed of the approach to him suggests that if Zola left then he was the Pozzos Plan B. However he is not yet appointed only over for interview, and for him to look at the club. As I know little about this man, it would be unfair to prejudge him. His record in Italy is not exactly awe inspiring, but if he has the defensive coaching skills even a moderate manager in Italy needs then that might tick one of the boxes that Gianfranco did not. 14 managerial, sorry head coaching jobs in 17 years sounds a lot. Must have an impressive interview technique. I would prefer a coach who has experience of the English leagues and preferably the Championship - not necessarily British. Our football is distinct and different from Italy/ Spain or even Germany. For me Malky would be perfect if the Cardiff situation develops as it looks like it might. The bookies are rarely wrong however. anyone know if he speaks English ?[/p][/quote]Malky would be good - but however, I think if he leaves Cardiff he has earned a crack with another Prem club not owned by a crazy Malaysian! jsjf1979

5:17pm Tue 17 Dec 13

harrowboy says...

JHEAFFEY wrote:
Many people on this website (including myself) believed Zola's resignation for the club was a mistake, he made us play beautiful football at times, he was clearly a footballing and attacking genius on the pitch and all he really needed was help from someone with real championship experience.

If this is to be our manager I would happily say it makes me nervous bringing in someone with no Championship experience at all who will certainly favour a European (and specifically Italian, 3 at the back) playing style.

That being said if he is appointed manager we should all support him wholeheartedly, we should do no less as fans, and hope that his lack of experience isn't a problem.

Sometimes a new manager can do untold things for a teams confidence though as well so who knows.....
Agree 100% with this post but the appointment rests with the Pozzo's.
Hopefully Duxbury can persuade them that Championship experience is critical if not for the top man then at least his No: 2.
[quote][p][bold]JHEAFFEY[/bold] wrote: Many people on this website (including myself) believed Zola's resignation for the club was a mistake, he made us play beautiful football at times, he was clearly a footballing and attacking genius on the pitch and all he really needed was help from someone with real championship experience. If this is to be our manager I would happily say it makes me nervous bringing in someone with no Championship experience at all who will certainly favour a European (and specifically Italian, 3 at the back) playing style. That being said if he is appointed manager we should all support him wholeheartedly, we should do no less as fans, and hope that his lack of experience isn't a problem. Sometimes a new manager can do untold things for a teams confidence though as well so who knows.....[/p][/quote]Agree 100% with this post but the appointment rests with the Pozzo's. Hopefully Duxbury can persuade them that Championship experience is critical if not for the top man then at least his No: 2. harrowboy

5:20pm Tue 17 Dec 13

MainStandShambles says...

abbotshornet wrote:
67horn wrote:
hornet1990 wrote: Looking at his career it doesn't look like he has ever held down a job for long... Not a positive move in my opinion
Totally agree 1990. As far as I can see his record is v poor. Getting marked down for saying no thanks on the last item. No worries there - only my opinion its a backward step if true. Still time to salvage something this season. If they want RDM get him while he's available. Rather have Steve Clarke - or a REAL long shot, bring Hoddle back into management where he got his first football break. That would be a dream for us and unlikely of course, but I don't want this guy anywhere near the place.
Please not that nutter Hoddle
Quite right abbotshornet. I haven't got a problem with Hoddle's mystical beliefs but i've never forgiven him for not owning up that his so-called 'wonder goal' scored at the Rookery End many years ago was in fact a hopeful cross to the back post that drifted over Sherwood's head.

Shameful i say !
[quote][p][bold]abbotshornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]67horn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hornet1990[/bold] wrote: Looking at his career it doesn't look like he has ever held down a job for long... Not a positive move in my opinion[/p][/quote]Totally agree 1990. As far as I can see his record is v poor. Getting marked down for saying no thanks on the last item. No worries there - only my opinion its a backward step if true. Still time to salvage something this season. If they want RDM get him while he's available. Rather have Steve Clarke - or a REAL long shot, bring Hoddle back into management where he got his first football break. That would be a dream for us and unlikely of course, but I don't want this guy anywhere near the place.[/p][/quote]Please not that nutter Hoddle[/p][/quote]Quite right abbotshornet. I haven't got a problem with Hoddle's mystical beliefs but i've never forgiven him for not owning up that his so-called 'wonder goal' scored at the Rookery End many years ago was in fact a hopeful cross to the back post that drifted over Sherwood's head. Shameful i say ! MainStandShambles

5:25pm Tue 17 Dec 13

ramage1996 says...

North of Watford wrote:
abbotshornet wrote:
67horn wrote:
hornet1990 wrote: Looking at his career it doesn't look like he has ever held down a job for long... Not a positive move in my opinion
Totally agree 1990. As far as I can see his record is v poor. Getting marked down for saying no thanks on the last item. No worries there - only my opinion its a backward step if true. Still time to salvage something this season. If they want RDM get him while he's available. Rather have Steve Clarke - or a REAL long shot, bring Hoddle back into management where he got his first football break. That would be a dream for us and unlikely of course, but I don't want this guy anywhere near the place.
Please not that nutter Hoddle
I'd like to see Glenn Hoddle back in management. He maybe a nutter but he knew how to play football and hasn't had a bad managerial career
Glenn Hoddle expressed a view on reincarnation, a view held by 100's of millions in this world. 'The Sun' called him a 'nutter' but some people have religious views.

'abbotshornet' and 'North of Watord' are you that small minded, do you get the world view you have from 'The Sun'? Are you as thick as you sound from the posts you have made? I'm intrigued.. You both sound soooo bright!
[quote][p][bold]North of Watford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]abbotshornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]67horn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hornet1990[/bold] wrote: Looking at his career it doesn't look like he has ever held down a job for long... Not a positive move in my opinion[/p][/quote]Totally agree 1990. As far as I can see his record is v poor. Getting marked down for saying no thanks on the last item. No worries there - only my opinion its a backward step if true. Still time to salvage something this season. If they want RDM get him while he's available. Rather have Steve Clarke - or a REAL long shot, bring Hoddle back into management where he got his first football break. That would be a dream for us and unlikely of course, but I don't want this guy anywhere near the place.[/p][/quote]Please not that nutter Hoddle[/p][/quote]I'd like to see Glenn Hoddle back in management. He maybe a nutter but he knew how to play football and hasn't had a bad managerial career[/p][/quote]Glenn Hoddle expressed a view on reincarnation, a view held by 100's of millions in this world. 'The Sun' called him a 'nutter' but some people have religious views. 'abbotshornet' and 'North of Watord' are you that small minded, do you get the world view you have from 'The Sun'? Are you as thick as you sound from the posts you have made? I'm intrigued.. You both sound soooo bright! ramage1996

5:37pm Tue 17 Dec 13

femalehornet122 says...

If this man is going to be our manager, then he will need to appoint someone with championship experience. This is needed to deal with the block outs that we get from the lower teams aiming just to grab a goal. We have seen this many times and this was the problem that Zola was not able to sort out. because of this we have lost a good manager who played lovely football. Championship experience is a must as far as I am concerned, I would like to see someone like Steve Clark come in . Again if we are looking to bring in some new players then again they need to be players able to cut and thrust in the championship. Well known to the scouts to be sure we are not wasting our time.

If this goes wrong we could be relegated and that is not the point is it? I don't feel very positive about this if it is true.
If this man is going to be our manager, then he will need to appoint someone with championship experience. This is needed to deal with the block outs that we get from the lower teams aiming just to grab a goal. We have seen this many times and this was the problem that Zola was not able to sort out. because of this we have lost a good manager who played lovely football. Championship experience is a must as far as I am concerned, I would like to see someone like Steve Clark come in . Again if we are looking to bring in some new players then again they need to be players able to cut and thrust in the championship. Well known to the scouts to be sure we are not wasting our time. If this goes wrong we could be relegated and that is not the point is it? I don't feel very positive about this if it is true. femalehornet122

5:38pm Tue 17 Dec 13

MainStandShambles says...

Did anybody else see the interview with Richard Sneekes (ex WBA player) on Sky Sports News this morning? He said Zola would be a good appointment for WBA because of his football principles but would need a strong No 2 beside him.

A few of the Albion fans interviewed mentioned Zola by name aswell.

Why on earth didn't our management team think that was the answer for us?

My wife and her family are all disappointed to see Clarke leave the Albion and feel he should have been given more time.
It seems his only mistake was in prefering Sessignon to Vydra to start. Sessignon has recently missed a host of good chances but then they did pay £3.5m for him while Vydra is only on loan. Could that have been a factor perhaps?
Did anybody else see the interview with Richard Sneekes (ex WBA player) on Sky Sports News this morning? He said Zola would be a good appointment for WBA because of his football principles but would need a strong No 2 beside him. A few of the Albion fans interviewed mentioned Zola by name aswell. Why on earth didn't our management team think that was the answer for us? My wife and her family are all disappointed to see Clarke leave the Albion and feel he should have been given more time. It seems his only mistake was in prefering Sessignon to Vydra to start. Sessignon has recently missed a host of good chances but then they did pay £3.5m for him while Vydra is only on loan. Could that have been a factor perhaps? MainStandShambles

6:30pm Tue 17 Dec 13

rousman 2 says...

This frying pan & fire time, rather than appoint a number 2 with Championsip experience why not appoint a number 1 who knows the division there are one or two about & no I dont mean Hollowhead.
This frying pan & fire time, rather than appoint a number 2 with Championsip experience why not appoint a number 1 who knows the division there are one or two about & no I dont mean Hollowhead. rousman 2

6:32pm Tue 17 Dec 13

ramage1996 says...

MainStandShambles wrote:
Did anybody else see the interview with Richard Sneekes (ex WBA player) on Sky Sports News this morning? He said Zola would be a good appointment for WBA because of his football principles but would need a strong No 2 beside him.

A few of the Albion fans interviewed mentioned Zola by name aswell.

Why on earth didn't our management team think that was the answer for us?

My wife and her family are all disappointed to see Clarke leave the Albion and feel he should have been given more time.
It seems his only mistake was in prefering Sessignon to Vydra to start. Sessignon has recently missed a host of good chances but then they did pay £3.5m for him while Vydra is only on loan. Could that have been a factor perhaps?
Who cares?

Sessignon or Vydra at West Brom....

They play in different positions anyway, Sessignon plays behind the stiker and Vydra is a poacher.

Vydra aint that great anyway, 20 odd goals in the Championship and done noting at West Brom, wow! Rubbish attitude after Christmas last season when his head was turned so again, who cares?
[quote][p][bold]MainStandShambles[/bold] wrote: Did anybody else see the interview with Richard Sneekes (ex WBA player) on Sky Sports News this morning? He said Zola would be a good appointment for WBA because of his football principles but would need a strong No 2 beside him. A few of the Albion fans interviewed mentioned Zola by name aswell. Why on earth didn't our management team think that was the answer for us? My wife and her family are all disappointed to see Clarke leave the Albion and feel he should have been given more time. It seems his only mistake was in prefering Sessignon to Vydra to start. Sessignon has recently missed a host of good chances but then they did pay £3.5m for him while Vydra is only on loan. Could that have been a factor perhaps?[/p][/quote]Who cares? Sessignon or Vydra at West Brom.... They play in different positions anyway, Sessignon plays behind the stiker and Vydra is a poacher. Vydra aint that great anyway, 20 odd goals in the Championship and done noting at West Brom, wow! Rubbish attitude after Christmas last season when his head was turned so again, who cares? ramage1996

6:48pm Tue 17 Dec 13

There was only one Scully says...

This is beginning to turn into 1987 deja vue when WFC appointed the biggest disaster so far in our managerial history.
What are the family playing at contemplating a similar type of Italian coach to that clueless allsort that was Bassett.
Talk about keeping to those you know but, this is an unknown quantity who has no idea of the Championship the hardest and most competitive league in Europe to get out of.
He can watch all the catch up on sky to help him get up to speed but I cannot see him being better than the current out of work coaches in this country!
I hope for the club I love and have supported for over 50 years that this will not be another false dawn or bad appointment on our horizon!
Boy, I have seen a few but this could be the best of the worst.
I hope I'm wrong.
This is beginning to turn into 1987 deja vue when WFC appointed the biggest disaster so far in our managerial history. What are the family playing at contemplating a similar type of Italian coach to that clueless allsort that was Bassett. Talk about keeping to those you know but, this is an unknown quantity who has no idea of the Championship the hardest and most competitive league in Europe to get out of. He can watch all the catch up on sky to help him get up to speed but I cannot see him being better than the current out of work coaches in this country! I hope for the club I love and have supported for over 50 years that this will not be another false dawn or bad appointment on our horizon! Boy, I have seen a few but this could be the best of the worst. I hope I'm wrong. There was only one Scully

7:38pm Tue 17 Dec 13

croxley46 says...

MainStandShambles wrote:
Did anybody else see the interview with Richard Sneekes (ex WBA player) on Sky Sports News this morning? He said Zola would be a good appointment for WBA because of his football principles but would need a strong No 2 beside him.

A few of the Albion fans interviewed mentioned Zola by name aswell.

Why on earth didn't our management team think that was the answer for us?

My wife and her family are all disappointed to see Clarke leave the Albion and feel he should have been given more time.
It seems his only mistake was in prefering Sessignon to Vydra to start. Sessignon has recently missed a host of good chances but then they did pay £3.5m for him while Vydra is only on loan. Could that have been a factor perhaps?
Don't think we'd get Vydra back in Jan, particularly if Zola goes to West Brom - Vydra would be one of the first names on his teamsheet.
Also can't see Chalobah returning to us in Jan now that Zola's gone.
On another matter, does anyone know the name of Zola's no. 2 at Watford this season ? - he seems to be a mystery, apart from the fact that he was a friend (or relative?) of Zola's.
Also, why was the previous no.2 dismissed? - even more mysterious despite our success last season.
[quote][p][bold]MainStandShambles[/bold] wrote: Did anybody else see the interview with Richard Sneekes (ex WBA player) on Sky Sports News this morning? He said Zola would be a good appointment for WBA because of his football principles but would need a strong No 2 beside him. A few of the Albion fans interviewed mentioned Zola by name aswell. Why on earth didn't our management team think that was the answer for us? My wife and her family are all disappointed to see Clarke leave the Albion and feel he should have been given more time. It seems his only mistake was in prefering Sessignon to Vydra to start. Sessignon has recently missed a host of good chances but then they did pay £3.5m for him while Vydra is only on loan. Could that have been a factor perhaps?[/p][/quote]Don't think we'd get Vydra back in Jan, particularly if Zola goes to West Brom - Vydra would be one of the first names on his teamsheet. Also can't see Chalobah returning to us in Jan now that Zola's gone. On another matter, does anyone know the name of Zola's no. 2 at Watford this season ? - he seems to be a mystery, apart from the fact that he was a friend (or relative?) of Zola's. Also, why was the previous no.2 dismissed? - even more mysterious despite our success last season. croxley46

8:44pm Tue 17 Dec 13

ralear49 says...

rayman01 wrote:
If you look on Wikipedia Sannino is already appointed. I said before be careful what you wish for...all those calling for Zola's head and not supporting team are not so smug this morning! If they wish really hard they might get Holloway or Warnock! My only hope is that Malkey re-joins us...that wouldn't please some though. Luv the Horns through thick and thin.
****! I was planning on flying over myself to "see if something can be born".
I guess I'll go for the Spurs job instead.
[quote][p][bold]rayman01[/bold] wrote: If you look on Wikipedia Sannino is already appointed. I said before be careful what you wish for...all those calling for Zola's head and not supporting team are not so smug this morning! If they wish really hard they might get Holloway or Warnock! My only hope is that Malkey re-joins us...that wouldn't please some though. Luv the Horns through thick and thin.[/p][/quote]****! I was planning on flying over myself to "see if something can be born". I guess I'll go for the Spurs job instead. ralear49

9:08pm Tue 17 Dec 13

anywayasiwasaying says...

femalehornet122 wrote:
If this man is going to be our manager, then he will need to appoint someone with championship experience. This is needed to deal with the block outs that we get from the lower teams aiming just to grab a goal. We have seen this many times and this was the problem that Zola was not able to sort out. because of this we have lost a good manager who played lovely football. Championship experience is a must as far as I am concerned, I would like to see someone like Steve Clark come in . Again if we are looking to bring in some new players then again they need to be players able to cut and thrust in the championship. Well known to the scouts to be sure we are not wasting our time.

If this goes wrong we could be relegated and that is not the point is it? I don't feel very positive about this if it is true.
I don't believe Championship experience is the main criteria when appointing the new coach. We have an excellent squad of players and with one or two additions we can get back in to play off contention quickly. I just have a feeling that our problems may stem from egos, attitudes and poor discipline amongst the squad, and it hasn't been dealt with. A progressive, organised and tactically aware coach, strong on discipline and the team ethic, would be the qualities I would like to see over and above anything else including Championship experience. Certainly don't want one of the merry go round managers always touted when jobs are available.
[quote][p][bold]femalehornet122[/bold] wrote: If this man is going to be our manager, then he will need to appoint someone with championship experience. This is needed to deal with the block outs that we get from the lower teams aiming just to grab a goal. We have seen this many times and this was the problem that Zola was not able to sort out. because of this we have lost a good manager who played lovely football. Championship experience is a must as far as I am concerned, I would like to see someone like Steve Clark come in . Again if we are looking to bring in some new players then again they need to be players able to cut and thrust in the championship. Well known to the scouts to be sure we are not wasting our time. If this goes wrong we could be relegated and that is not the point is it? I don't feel very positive about this if it is true.[/p][/quote]I don't believe Championship experience is the main criteria when appointing the new coach. We have an excellent squad of players and with one or two additions we can get back in to play off contention quickly. I just have a feeling that our problems may stem from egos, attitudes and poor discipline amongst the squad, and it hasn't been dealt with. A progressive, organised and tactically aware coach, strong on discipline and the team ethic, would be the qualities I would like to see over and above anything else including Championship experience. Certainly don't want one of the merry go round managers always touted when jobs are available. anywayasiwasaying

9:12pm Tue 17 Dec 13

stevyweavy says...

I wish people would stop suggesting Malkay as a replacement. We gave him his chance and then he raped us of whatever coaching staff and players he could grab and did not even have the courtesy of thanking the club and the fans on the premise that he was not allowed to in his leaving agreement - no agreement is going to prevent you from saying thank you. Get real he's done it once and if a better opportunity came up do you not think he would do the same again!
I wish people would stop suggesting Malkay as a replacement. We gave him his chance and then he raped us of whatever coaching staff and players he could grab and did not even have the courtesy of thanking the club and the fans on the premise that he was not allowed to in his leaving agreement - no agreement is going to prevent you from saying thank you. Get real he's done it once and if a better opportunity came up do you not think he would do the same again! stevyweavy

9:38pm Tue 17 Dec 13

QUINNPT says...

Why do people say we need a coach/manager with experience.
A person has to start somewhere? Why not Watford, but I would agree he needs a number 2 or at least some of the coaching staff to understand how the Championship works when you need to mix up formation and style than reverting to type all the time.
We will have to trust the board that they make the correct decision.
In addition by the Pozzo's operating the European style of set-up, some Managers will not agree to that setup - Warnock....Holyhead.

We all will have to learn to lower our expectations for the rest of the season and then if we do better than that all well and good.
Whoever is appointed, we need to support him and give him time to turn things around.
Why do people say we need a coach/manager with experience. A person has to start somewhere? Why not Watford, but I would agree he needs a number 2 or at least some of the coaching staff to understand how the Championship works when you need to mix up formation and style than reverting to type all the time. We will have to trust the board that they make the correct decision. In addition by the Pozzo's operating the European style of set-up, some Managers will not agree to that setup - Warnock....Holyhead. We all will have to learn to lower our expectations for the rest of the season and then if we do better than that all well and good. Whoever is appointed, we need to support him and give him time to turn things around. QUINNPT

10:14pm Tue 17 Dec 13

matey_from_brighton says...

Unlikely to happen but Gary Johnson really would be a great appointment. Top class coaching skills, foreign experience and of course his previous Watford connections would mean he would have the fans onside from day one.

..Get Gibbsy in as his no. 2 and everyone's happy!
Unlikely to happen but Gary Johnson really would be a great appointment. Top class coaching skills, foreign experience and of course his previous Watford connections would mean he would have the fans onside from day one. ..Get Gibbsy in as his no. 2 and everyone's happy! matey_from_brighton

10:50pm Tue 17 Dec 13

gazmondo says...

I Know Who We Should Go For, A Manager Who Might Be Out Of A Job By The End Of The Week.Ally McCoist.
I Know Who We Should Go For, A Manager Who Might Be Out Of A Job By The End Of The Week.Ally McCoist. gazmondo

11:25pm Tue 17 Dec 13

Andrew1963 says...

I think this appointment if confirmed is confirmation that the original plan has not changed. Watford is part of the policy of increasing player value as the way of funding the clubs. So see this as a head coach who the owners know, who they expect will manage the squad which they will augment in January. Rather than an appointment of a hardened manager with a track record of getting clubs promoted to the Premiership (like a Warnock; McCarthy,etc). The premiership would generate lots of money, which normally flows straight to the players. For the Pozzo's, that is not very attractive, so they will want to churn lots of young players and players from nations who will not demand the sort of wages that QPR and others shelled out after promotion. I suspect that this season will be a success if Anya, Angela increase in value and attract a high bid in the summer. Of course that means a team playing good football and not fighting relegation.
I think this appointment if confirmed is confirmation that the original plan has not changed. Watford is part of the policy of increasing player value as the way of funding the clubs. So see this as a head coach who the owners know, who they expect will manage the squad which they will augment in January. Rather than an appointment of a hardened manager with a track record of getting clubs promoted to the Premiership (like a Warnock; McCarthy,etc). The premiership would generate lots of money, which normally flows straight to the players. For the Pozzo's, that is not very attractive, so they will want to churn lots of young players and players from nations who will not demand the sort of wages that QPR and others shelled out after promotion. I suspect that this season will be a success if Anya, Angela increase in value and attract a high bid in the summer. Of course that means a team playing good football and not fighting relegation. Andrew1963

9:03am Wed 18 Dec 13

corbindallas says...

Jeez this guy is being judged on looks as well, seriously!! If he is appointed I will back him 100% and hopefully he can turn things around quickly as clearly there is a player gelling issue, January just around the corner so lets see what support the Pozzos give him to sort our striker issue out and if he can sure up our leaky defence! Makes sense with our current sister clubs player access to appoint another Italian, I just wish people would stop stating you need Championship experience to be a manager here, total rubbish you just need a good manager, besides if he does the job he will be managing a Prem club soon hopefully.
Jeez this guy is being judged on looks as well, seriously!! If he is appointed I will back him 100% and hopefully he can turn things around quickly as clearly there is a player gelling issue, January just around the corner so lets see what support the Pozzos give him to sort our striker issue out and if he can sure up our leaky defence! Makes sense with our current sister clubs player access to appoint another Italian, I just wish people would stop stating you need Championship experience to be a manager here, total rubbish you just need a good manager, besides if he does the job he will be managing a Prem club soon hopefully. corbindallas

10:31am Wed 18 Dec 13

watfordrick says...

Dino1982 wrote:
Ramageland wrote:
I know I should be a bit more positive but this news is fairly underwhelming. Surely it was worth splashing a bit of money on an experienced Championship manager. Coming from Serie A, does this mean the emphasis will be on defence - never been the most exciting division to watch!
Coming from Serie A, does this mean the emphasis will be on defence - never been the most exciting division to watch!

Typical comment from someone stuck in a time warp.
Did Zola try to play defensive?!!!

Of course they still play Catenacio football in Seria A!!!
If you don't watch Seria A, then don't make basic comments.

Chievo and Palermo have always played quite attacking football and caused the bigger teams trouble.

However they both have struggled under this man! Can he speak English and does he know anything about this division is my concern.

I would prefer Clarke.
Agree with this better to have a British Coach very difficult to get out of the Championship without any experience.
[quote][p][bold]Dino1982[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ramageland[/bold] wrote: I know I should be a bit more positive but this news is fairly underwhelming. Surely it was worth splashing a bit of money on an experienced Championship manager. Coming from Serie A, does this mean the emphasis will be on defence - never been the most exciting division to watch![/p][/quote]Coming from Serie A, does this mean the emphasis will be on defence - never been the most exciting division to watch! Typical comment from someone stuck in a time warp. Did Zola try to play defensive?!!! Of course they still play Catenacio football in Seria A!!! If you don't watch Seria A, then don't make basic comments. Chievo and Palermo have always played quite attacking football and caused the bigger teams trouble. However they both have struggled under this man! Can he speak English and does he know anything about this division is my concern. I would prefer Clarke.[/p][/quote]Agree with this better to have a British Coach very difficult to get out of the Championship without any experience. watfordrick

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