A lot of the media etc missing the point. He is not the worst manager out there by any means, and he isn’t the worst manager we have had, he did OK, but I just can’t stand the fat Cnut, there is something about his stupid face and his whiny voice that really sticks in my craw. I still wish he had never been our manager and that will never change.
Your that minority he spoke about, one of those forty odd thousand who used to boo him at each game..
Agreed, he’s not the worst manager in the world, albeit he is a very flawed one IMHO and overrated at times by some of his pals in the media. I think it says a lot that ex-players, like Gerrard, don’t exactly rave about him in the way a lot of ex-players of Guardiola, Mourinho, Klopp, Pochettino etc. tend to always speak well about them.
The fact is that a part of what makes football so great is that tribal element, and he was not and never will be one of us. He will always be one of ‘them’ and would always openly admit that himself.
Plus, I can’t stand this false narrative that he did a good job here or steadied the ship. It was probably the most divisive I’ve ever seen this club, with regards the disconnect between board and supporters, and there’s been plenty of competition for that over the years!
We were only points behind the leaders when he joined and ended up 14 behind, just scraping CL football in an era where there weren’t six or seven strong teams in the League like there is now. We also lost to inferior sides in the League Cup semi and World Club Cup final and, in the Europa League, ended up winning an eighth competition after missing out on the seven we set out to win at the start of that campaign (albeit Robbie was in charge for us losing three of those).
I will always think he sacrificed a shot at the title to win the Europa Cup. He seemed to give up before the fat lady had started to sing.
The fking cnut has the audacity to say he saved our season - we ended up ten points further behind the league winners than we were when he came in, but stayed in the same position - yeah, cheers YC!
And he keeps going on about it as well, just shut the fuck up and move on. His time here actually kick started his career which had stalled.