El Paso wrote:I love the man, but in cold light of day I don’t think he comes out of this looking well. Essentially putting his career on ice for a promise. We’ll play in Europe before he plays a competitive game again. The idea that he has to serve an apprenticeship with youth teams to get the big job, rather than stay with us should have been an insult to him.
I agree, I wonder was there a take or leave it thing going on. As in, if you don’t take this offer we won’t offer you the senior role ever again.
Another campaign in Europe, no matter how many rounds, would be far more beneficial than a couple of meaningless U21 friendlies.