Hoots Mon, Tony Adams Steve Claridge Paul Peschisolido and lots others have not exactly been much of a success and there are plenty more.
When I first read this, I thought Bigmart was including Hoots Mon in his list of failed footballing types
Current managers still on the heap include Dave Penney, Terry Skiverton, Steve Ayre.
You look on the LMA site and someone like Paul Bracewell ias listed despite having 2 clubs under his belt but no appointment for around 9 years now, but the fact he is still listed would indicate he's not given up on management.
Managers have to start somewhere, but such appointments are a proving ground and big names like Peter Shilton, Ray Clemence and Bobby Charlton, have faired not too well with management.
However Tranmere are not really in a position to gamble. If Tranmere had £5,000 a week for players and the manager had been poached to a £15,000 a week championship side, then a fresh manager managing a great performing lesser team, has a massive inducement, but if your team has seriously dropped off the pace by November, compared to the previous season, bin him, get a new guy in with a month to assess training and match form, then deal in January.
Tranmere don't have the money for amazing players, (but they have some amazing value for money players), who might underperform with a poor manager, but be devastating with a good manager, though Ronnie has upset the apple cart with the current bunch in that respect
If Tranmere had rank form, and were bottom 4 by November and a few points away from the line like Barnes was, a new manager would be really struggling to bolster the form and shoot up the table, as was proven by Les, when the team just stayed up, although they could have probably done enough to be okay with 2-3 games left, so that was a little bit down to Les, but largely down to Barnes's poor tenure.
I think Tranmere would be more able to take a risk on someone fairly green at management if they had 3x the money and 5 or 6 players capable of regular championship football, as underperforming players of that calibre, can really be dangerous when played well and turning around some insubstatial form with around 6 months to go, would be very doable, for sides that could average another 0.5+ on their goal difference every 1-2 games over a 6 month period.
Then I ate his Liver.......... with some baked beans and a can of coke.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 24/03/2012 23:02 by Matt34.