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The Tinkerman?

Post by Cjay » Sun May 27, 2018 1:07 pm

Claudio Ranieri.

One of the most popular people in the game.

Already pretty popular from his Chelsea days, after winning the title with Leicester he became practically a saint in the eyes of the English football fan.

Name checked by Radz in the past as someone he considered approaching to be our manager.

Alan Nixon has said that Hecky's future depends on if Leeds can get in this "experienced, foreign, maverick coach", if so he will go (according to Nixon)

Thats basically the story of Hecky Leeds career.

Upon appointment it was strongly implied he wasnt first choice, indeed Ian Dennis of Sky Sports reported there were 3 candidates, Marco Silva was one, he was definitely approached.

Soo is the Tinkerman a good choice?

Would we be happy?

Or does the love for Claudio because he is a nice bloke, because he did one incredible thing because he is a big name.

Does that hide the fact that despite a 30 year managerial career, a career where he counts, Atletico Madrid, Valencia, Chelsea, Juventus, Roma, Inter Milan, amongst his former clubs, Claudio only has 1 major trophy to his name?

What he did at Leicester was incredible, but it was one incredible moment in 32 years of management.

Lovely bloke Claudio, better then Hecky, yes, but the right choice for us, not so sure myself. .

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Post by faaip » Sun May 27, 2018 1:12 pm

I'd be happy with Claudio, he doesn't have to win a trophy with us to be successful.
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Re: The Tinkerman?

Post by hector » Sun May 27, 2018 1:14 pm

Aye gi him a go for aseason or 2.....

gotta be good innit?
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Re: The Tinkerman?

Post by SG90 » Sun May 27, 2018 2:20 pm

Just imagine what an appointment like this would do for the club. Season tickets sales, players would be tempted to play under him, his aura would give the current players a huge boost. However much we have to pay him, we'll make it back in ticket sales and commercial income. Half the league are in ffp trouble, now is our time to move, otherwise we'll be down here forever.

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Post by 1964white » Sun May 27, 2018 2:40 pm

Claudio would be a massive coup for our club, his presence would put us on the map worldwide, Sky & even the BBC would report this appointment :shock:

Unconvinced it will happen but if Ranieri does become our next coach I'd be over the moon :-D

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Post by lufc1304 » Sun May 27, 2018 2:53 pm

Can only echo what others have said, he'd be a great appointment
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Post by fred » Sun May 27, 2018 3:03 pm

Now guarantee Ranieri do better than Heck...lol
One point seems evident: if the club are able and prepared to invest serious money (at least in comparison to past seasons), and given that the coach has a say,
then it would seem obvious that such Investment would only seen as appropiate if they had full trust in the coach. Why would one spend money for players Heck would want, if one believes he isn`t up to it building a team?

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Post by Cjay » Sun May 27, 2018 6:08 pm

https://mobile.twitter.com/PhilHayYEP/s ... 4603064325

It does sound like the club and Hecky are at odds.

Very much think if Hecky stays he will show he is just a yes man.

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Post by Shields53 » Sun May 27, 2018 7:58 pm

With Leicester he was given a great foundation on the pitch built by Nigel Pearson. With us he would inherit a bit of a shambles.

I'm not sure how he would deal with that task but it would be an appointment with ambition.

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Post by 1964white » Sun May 27, 2018 9:29 pm

Shields53 wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 7:58 pm
With Leicester he was given a great foundation on the pitch built by Nigel Pearson. With us he would inherit a bit of a shambles

I'm not sure how he would deal with that task but it would be an appointment with ambition.
Hey Adam that's been a constant description from me for much of last season ;-)

Agree the Leeds job may not work out for Claudio, would still take a chance on him though

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Re: The Tinkerman?

Post by Cjay » Sun May 27, 2018 9:40 pm

different foreign coach has been mentioned to me. Not saying who because I don’t know if it’s got legs. As for Ranieri, honestly not sure.

6:32 pm · 27 May 2018

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Re: The Tinkerman?

Post by faaip » Sun May 27, 2018 9:43 pm

I'd hope he had legs ....or those cool looking blade things like the girl had in Kingsmen.
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Re: The Tinkerman?

Post by fred » Sun May 27, 2018 10:00 pm

Cjay wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 9:40 pm
different foreign coach has been mentioned to me. Not saying who because I don’t know if it’s got legs. As for Ranieri, honestly not sure.

6:32 pm · 27 May 2018
Phil Hay...could be Fillipo Inzaghi I guess.

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Re: The Tinkerman?

Post by Richard » Sun May 27, 2018 10:14 pm

I’d love the appointment but someone of his quality not having a say on transfers? Forget it...

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Re: The Tinkerman?

Post by Cjay » Sun May 27, 2018 11:00 pm

fred wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 10:00 pm
Phil Hay...could be Fillipo Inzaghi I guess.
Yes thanks, sorry thought I'd copied Phil's name.

Doubt its Inzaghi.

Lee Sobot said he'd do some digging then came back saying it definitely wasnt him.

You'd hope he dropped Phil a text before saying that.

Quite anfew experienced higher profile coaches out of work atm.

QSF
Vincenzo Montella
Eduardo Berizzo
Slaven Billic
Etc

Fingers crossed.

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Post by liggy » Mon May 28, 2018 3:20 am

Claudio is a nice bloke but not what leeds need right now.
LUFC have absolute zero ambition,
PH is manager of leeds sorry but it says it all.
Anyhoo much more pressing matters tides ebbing off to the sluice

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Re: The Tinkerman?

Post by Richard » Mon May 28, 2018 6:37 am

Although blindingly obvious we wouldn’t be getting Inzaghi, it’s usually best to Ignore anything Lee Sobot comes up with, he is always wrong. He was the idiot who said Tom Pearce had signed a new contract.

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Re: The Tinkerman?

Post by SG90 » Mon May 28, 2018 9:26 am

Richard wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 10:14 pm
I’d love the appointment but someone of his quality not having a say on transfers? Forget it...
He didn't at Leicester did he? Steve Walsh was in charge of recruitment.

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Re: The Tinkerman?

Post by SG90 » Mon May 28, 2018 9:28 am

Cjay wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 11:00 pm
Yes thanks, sorry thought I'd copied Phil's name.

Doubt its Inzaghi.

Lee Sobot said he'd do some digging then came back saying it definitely wasnt him.

You'd hope he dropped Phil a text before saying that.

Quite anfew experienced higher profile coaches out of work atm.

QSF
Vincenzo Montella
Eduardo Berizzo
Slaven Billic
Etc

Fingers crossed.
I'd love any of QSF, Berizzo or Bilic. De Boer and Oscar Garcia are also available.

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Re: The Tinkerman?

Post by SG90 » Mon May 28, 2018 9:46 am

Oh God I forgot about Stam. :shock: Please no!

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