It is said cats have nine lives but unfortunately for AVB he had only one and the club’s hierarchy have seen one too many indifferent performances to decide his lifeline is gone.
His methods and philosophy have continued to polarise opinion for sometime, with some fans not in agreement with his dismissal. Most of the blue and white army though, are in support of his exit. Personally, I believed in AVB. I do think somewhere beneath that husky coarse accent of his, lies undeniable talent. I almost feel sorry for the man who must be wondering where his next job will come from. At this stage, it’s difficult to see another top 4 team taking a punt on him.
What went wrong? Rumours are doing the rounds suggesting some of the big transfers made were not with his approval. When questioned he did seem to suggest that was the case. However, we all know what went wrong. Slow build up play. Predictable strategies. No plan B. The brazen among the bunch have even questioned did AVB ever know his strongest XI? As much as I like the man, it’s hard to defend a team of our stature’s abysmal losses of late. We don’t just lose. We get obliterated.
It’s premature to declare the right decision has been made to dismiss AVB. The only justification for all this malaise is if we begin to get results and get our campaign back on track. Now that takes us to our next point. Who would you have take over the reins?
I would like to see Hoddle come back. He is a football man who understands the way the game should be played. I reckon he would have us play a lot quicker offensively and utilise one of our greatest assets…pace. Capello is another candidate being mooted to be on his way. I have heard a few shouts for Klinsmann and Laudrup. Keep your seat belts buckled fellow yids, the next few days could be the unravelling of our season with the announcement of the man Levy is about to appoint…
Have something to tell us about this article?