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Bothered But Only If Its Wise
Published : 16 Sep 2012 13:54:43Rss feed
One Man's View
As we slump to our lowest league position since 1959 we still haven't appointed a new manager.
How long does it take to hold an interview? We are now told its down to the last three. Perhaps the reason it's taking so long is that 99% are not suitable.
If you have a look at some of the leading candidates if I'm honest I'm really not that bothered who they appoint. Robins, Ince, Brown, Shaw, Dickov, Staunton, Black, Blackwell, Money, Wilder...none of them stand out or excite me.
Harry Redknapp at 50-1 is the only top draw Manager but we've got more chance of appointing his dog! Although Harry has said to be interested if the Club relocates to the south coast.
Billy Davis at 20-1 has a decent track record but I can't see him wanting the post unless the Board give him some transfer money.
The only Manager in the running that might get the team back on track is Dennis Wise. Wisey made a massive impact when he came on loan and he is said to want the job.
I can't see him being happy with some of the effort of the players but can he get more out of them? He certainly got Doyle playing his best football by pointing and telling him what to do. His win ratio at Swindon and Leeds is impressive.
Has he got enough contacts to bring in some loan players who would want to step down to league one football?
Wisey started his managerial career at Swindon leaving them in second place when he accepted the Leeds job. He hadn't been in the job long and moved with ex-Chelsea team mate Gustavo Poyet as his number two.
Wise left Leeds in third place in league one winning two manager of the month awards and joined Newcastle as an Executive Director of football.
After the death of Sir Bobby Robson, The Sun published a story quoting Sir Bobby as saying "My biggest disappointment was Dennis Wise, a director of football who was hardly seen at the ground, and who brought in players who were neither suitable, nor right, for Newcastle United. I forgive most people, but I am not sure I can forgive Wise for what he did to my club." Moving on to Millwall as player-boss he and Ray Wilkins enjoyed success taking Millwall to the FA Cup Final but left after not getting on with Millwall's new chairman Jeff Burnige.
"I've had a meeting with the new chairman, he told me his direction and I didn't agree," said Wise. Millwall had a win ratio of 40% After the defeat against Tranmere we have now gone 12 games without a win, our worst run since 2003. If you look at his record Wisey does come in and turn things round.
If it isn't Dennis Wise and one of an uninspiring list then I'm really not that bothered.
Wisey will lift the place, lift the fans, lift the team and get us back up the table and out of this division.
Tim Fisher needs to get on the dog and bone and appoint Wisey now