Manchester United, Arsenal & Mancini
What a shambles at Manchester United. And it's not going to get better any time soon.
David Moyes looks shot to pieces. I feel sorry for the guy, but there's little more I can add on the subject. I refer you to my previous Blogs. He's got to go.
I would make that decision now. Before next week's game v Bayern Munich.This Utd team will get embarrassed by the German champions. Destroyed. So why wait?
Ryan Giggs is going to manage Manchester United one day soon, that's a certainty.
Either bring the timeline forward and make the apt now, which I would do, or.......I'll come back to that.
I learned this week one of the agreements Fergie had with Moyes was that he wouldn't disrupt the backroom staff. Fergie was furious when he did.
That might account for the 'genuine' lack of support - and his constant hanging about the place denying Moyes the chance to get in and do the job his way.
But that 'or......' Or go and get Mancini to fill the void until Giggs is ready. That was the thinking of half the Utd Boardroom last summer.
Except the idea then was Mourinho.
Mourinho would've kept Utd competitive. Mancini would do now. And what a way to get right in the face of the 'noisy' neighbours!
Mancini is just like Fergie - arrogant, determined, aloof, a fighter - he takes no prisoners.
It won't happen of course, so it's over to Giggs.
And if I was making decisions at Arsenal Mancini would be my next call. I think everybody at The Emirates needs a change, including Arsene Wenger.
The last thing I want to see happen is that Wenger ends up getting fired. He deserves better than that.
He's been awesome at Arsenal and for English football in general.
I hope he wins the FA Cup this season and then decides to walk.
Arsenal then need to think very hard about the next man in. Do they go down the same route - pretty but ineffective football - or take a slightly different direction.
Mancini would certainly do that
As well as all of the above - he's a winner! Look what he did at City. No more the 'nearly' men. He transformed the place and with it, expectation.
Quite simply, he delivered. He's one of the game's coaching 'giants'. Food for thought eh?