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How to pick a boss?

How to pick a boss?

The arrivals of Jim Gannon and Brian McDermott has Peter Beagrie asking how managers are chosen.

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Dave Weekly (Queens Park Rangers fan) says...

Your first three paragraphs raise some interesting points. Being a Rangers fan, I just wonder how the board at my club chooses a manager as we seem to be getting through a lot of them these days. If they were to take their time, choose someone, give them 3 years to (1) develope a side as in buying new players or moving others on, (2) develope a style of play, and in year 3 (maybe year 2 if you are lucky) let them push for promotion. Having said that, I haven't invested my cash in the club....I am just a loyal supporter

Posted 09:46 17th February 2010

Nigel Bishop (Ipswich Town fan) says...

chairmen have no idea about football both ipswich and qpr r crap since jim magilton left them jim is pure magic

Posted 20:01 12th February 2010

Joe Beresford (Doncaster Rovers fan) says...

Hello Peter, i would be interested to know what has happened to Doncaster Rovers? Since Sean O'Driscoll almost left we have won 2 matches (One being in the cup), Why is this? Have our team been unsettled by this or the calls by the fans of 'plays offs'?

Posted 12:51 11th February 2010

Ray Mchugh (Tottenham Hotspur fan) says...

The majority of chairman have never played professional football,but then they want to make the most important decision of all. Chairman would be advised to employ a suitably qualified football person/s to go through the process of finding the best manager/coaching staff. I

Posted 13:39 9th February 2010

Tom Kent (Peterborough United fan) says...

After seing the change in posh today i agree with the desision. And posh dont have many overpaid pre modonnas. Posh pay out £3million a year on wages.compaird to derby who pay ten times that. we pay our highest paid player, joe lewis something like £4,000 a week

Posted 01:33 7th February 2010

Steve Murray (Stockport County fan) says...

He performed brilliantly at Stockport in extremely difficult circumstances. His record for developing young players was fantastic and maybe at Peterborough he will be allowed to hang on to a few. Tactically he is pretty astute and likes to play attractive football which might not keep them up this year but should see them well placed for next season

Posted 18:15 5th February 2010

Chris White (Manchester United fan) says...

Peter i was just wondering what impact you think Scott McDonald will have on Middlesbrough? Also what is your opinion on Aussie players in the English game, such as Rhys Williams and Patrick Kisnorbo?

Posted 14:12 5th February 2010

Lee Way (Middlesbrough fan) says...

Boro will be lucky not to get relegated with Strachan as boss - he is a disater and you can already see the team falling to bits with his awful signings!!

Posted 12:44 5th February 2010

John Smith (Barnsley fan) says...

If anyone needs showing how to pick the right manager for the job, just ask us. Mark Robins has been a breath of fresh air for our club and the results on the pitch have reflected this. For a long time, Barnsley fans have seen the potential in their squad wasted by poor management and an acceptance that we were overachieving by being in the Championship, but this has changed. We should be the template for any clubs looking to bring a new gaffer in, as we got it spot on this time.

Posted 11:19 5th February 2010

Alex Edwards (Stockport County fan) says...

I think it's a ltitle harsh to brand Jim Gannon has an almost 'nothing' manager. He did a fantastic job at County, he only lost it because of the serious financial mess they are in. Motherwell is a different story, because although they had a great start, they went on a bad patch and as many clubs do, they panicked, and sacked the manager. I'm not sure Peterborough are savable at the foot of the Championship, but he WILL do a great job for them next year, Championship or League One. Every manager needs time.

Posted 09:58 5th February 2010

Shaun Farrer (Sheffield Wednesday fan) says...

I would like to know, what Peter thinks of wednesdays chances of staying in the Championship this season, his views on Alan Irvine's appointment, and i feel that sheffield Wednesday is a massive Club with massive support, i know we are in Debt, but why do you think it has taken this long for potential investors to come to Hillsborough, i mean we can and would easily get 30,000 fans per game back in the Premiership, i feel that wednesday is the last sleeping giant in the u.k. apart from Leeds United, forget Sheffield united they have gone as far as they can with the fan base ,, i would be very interested to know your views on these subjects please.

Posted 23:43 4th February 2010

Mack Mclaughlin (Celtic fan) says...

Gannon was likely picked because he rescued Stockport from relegation and then got them promoted. Motherwell didn't support him and they will fail as usual. Gannon is a good manager. Sure it's tough but if he can do it, there will be another feather in his cap. Of Ipswich,Reading, Plymouth and Peterborough - Peterborough have the better manager

Posted 17:25 4th February 2010

Chris Newbery (Stockport County fan) says...

I can see fireworks in the boardroom! - Jim certainly wont be pushed around. However, if he is allowed to manage they may avoid the drop and even if the task is too much this year, they will be back in the championship in no time.

Posted 16:08 4th February 2010

David Wilde (Stockport County fan) says...

Gannon will save POSH he is a brilliant man manager, he won't take any rubbish from the overpaid pre madonnas at Peterbrough

Posted 12:57 4th February 2010

Jason Young (Newcastle United fan) says...

What about the appointment of Chris Houghton at Newcastle. I was disappionted when it was revealed that he would be taking the job full time as i'm sure that there would have been several good managers with experience interested in the vacancy. However look how the black and white army are doing at the moment, some great results, some good january signings, and a good team spirit. Its just what Newcastle needed to turn the team around, and I couldn't be happier at the moment. What are your opinions about the managerial set up at the toon Peter?

Posted 12:50 4th February 2010

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