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Re: New Manager

Post by niall_hearty2000 » Fri Apr 23, 2021 9:43 am

Alrightourfella wrote: Fri Apr 23, 2021 9:18 am Ffs out of all the names mentioned over the last few days we slipped up there we should of got Higgins or at least spoke to him Americans asleep again going to end up with Mike Bassett.
Nah. That's not the next level appointment we need. That's another left field punt imho.
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Re: New Manager

Post by GC. » Fri Apr 23, 2021 9:53 am

Toys out of the pram there. Higgins, has no experience. If he was given the job and failed there would also be ranting about his lack of experience.

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Re: New Manager

Post by Pepsi » Fri Apr 23, 2021 9:54 am

Lads whatever about us putting names out there and putting 1 and 1 together ........ let the truth be told ..... none of us have a clue of who is in the mix. Fillipos appointment is proof of that, the owners could come with an Italian, a youth coach from the UK, a Danish lad or maybe even an American. Likewise JM might go with someone he knows, might be able to attract a star name ...... time will tell, however it is nice to see what fans want.

Some want the familiar name, someone they know something about regardless of experience etc., nose bleeds if you pass the toll bridge stuff, likewise some of us want an experienced head in there and most of probably realise that calibar of trainer aint on the Irish market at the moment. It will remain interesting ....... the next few weeks will be interesting and will show us what direction the owners are trying to take us.

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Re: New Manager

Post by niall_hearty2000 » Fri Apr 23, 2021 10:07 am

There were rumours of lyttle getting it. Personally would be underwhelmed if he got it. But I would have imagined if it was him, he would have been announced by now, being friends with Magilton, you would have imagined he would have been sounded out and been ready to walk away from the northern Ireland underage set up. The fact he hasn't been announced as yet might signify it isn't him? The positive is that they are saying the minimum requirement is the uefa A licence which should always be the minimum, stops the fiasco of the past year occurring ever again.
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Re: New Manager

Post by Martin Lawlor80 » Fri Apr 23, 2021 11:20 am

GC. wrote: Fri Apr 23, 2021 9:53 am Toys out of the pram there. Higgins, has no experience. If he was given the job and failed there would also be ranting about his lack of experience.
Of course GC, sure everyone is a fcuking bluffer according to some on here

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Re: New Manager

Post by magarnagle » Fri Apr 23, 2021 11:37 am

Imagine spending the last year complaining that FG has no pro licence or experience and then throwing a strop when we don't hire a guy who has yet to get his pro licence and has no managerial experience. This forum never ceases to entertain.

Ruaidhri is obviously highly thought of but that's it. If you are to bring in someone with no experience you better be willing to give them time to learn and build, like Bradley at Rovers. It's clear that our owners and fans are not prepared to do that

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Re: New Manager

Post by superman » Fri Apr 23, 2021 11:47 am

Ruaidhri Higgins would have really been the only Irish manager you could have given the job too. Maybe David Healy from Linfield.

This season is already over in terms of challenging of trophies. The aim is to stay out of the relegation fight. (We have played two thirds of the teams in the league and havent won (which included the bottom team)).

The Sligo job was too big for Lyttle. It would be massivly underwhelming if he came here (and would sound like job for the boys for Jim).
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Re: New Manager

Post by magarnagle » Fri Apr 23, 2021 12:03 pm

superman wrote: Fri Apr 23, 2021 11:47 am Ruaidhri Higgins would have really been the only Irish manager you could have given the job too. Maybe David Healy from Linfield.

This season is already over in terms of challenging of trophies. The aim is to stay out of the relegation fight. (We have played two thirds of the teams in the league and havent won (which included the bottom team)).

The Sligo job was too big for Lyttle. It would be massivly underwhelming if he came here (and would sound like job for the boys for Jim).
Ruaidhri is not a manager, he is now starting in his first job, so has less than a day experience as the top man. Best of luck to him but he would need time that our club and fans are not willing to give.

The league is almost certainly out of reach but there is still panty to play for. After the Celje (who are actually in the relegation playoff now after 29 games) game we thought the season was over and look what happened. I would certainly hope the aim will still be for the league but at least a run in Europe, retain the cup and finish in the top 3.

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Re: New Manager

Post by magarnagle » Fri Apr 23, 2021 12:30 pm

In possibly unrelated news, Curtis Fleming announced on twitter that he has left Punjab FC in India. Could be just a coincidence

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Re: New Manager

Post by GC. » Fri Apr 23, 2021 12:51 pm

magarnagle wrote: Fri Apr 23, 2021 12:30 pm In possibly unrelated news, Curtis Fleming announced on twitter that he has left Punjab FC in India. Could be just a coincidence
Or realising that life abroad is not all that rosey when there is a pandemic, especially in a country that has it as bad as India at the moment.

Or was he sacked?

Just looked him up. He was the reserve team coach over there. Seems strange to go that far to be a reserve coach. I doubt he is on the radar though. Surely can’t be.

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Re: New Manager

Post by magarnagle » Fri Apr 23, 2021 1:29 pm

GC. wrote: Fri Apr 23, 2021 12:51 pm
magarnagle wrote: Fri Apr 23, 2021 12:30 pm In possibly unrelated news, Curtis Fleming announced on twitter that he has left Punjab FC in India. Could be just a coincidence
Or realising that life abroad is not all that rosey when there is a pandemic, especially in a country that has it as bad as India at the moment.

Or was he sacked?

Just looked him up. He was the reserve team coach over there. Seems strange to go that far to be a reserve coach. I doubt he is on the radar though. Surely can’t be.
Yeah the state of India might be a factor. Also agree the mutual consent can mean anything. They are a Division 1 side and have missed out on promotion but were in the playoff split league.

He was reserve team coach but looks like he was promoted to first team coach last year. Likely nothing in it.....

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Re: New Manager

Post by colymull » Fri Apr 23, 2021 1:51 pm

Alrightourfella wrote: Fri Apr 23, 2021 9:18 am Ffs out of all the names mentioned over the last few days we slipped up there we should of got Higgins or at least spoke to him Americans asleep again going to end up with Mike Bassett.
So you want us to go from one manger with no experience to another manager with no experience??
I wish Higgins all the very best, he may turn out to be a great manager for them but he's just as likely to not be.
Dundalk FC dont have time for another fella to serve his apprenticeship in our dugout.

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Re: New Manager

Post by GC. » Thu Apr 29, 2021 11:25 am

The silence is deafening. Has Bill finally fixed all the leaks?

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Re: New Manager

Post by Richie87 » Thu Apr 29, 2021 11:46 am

There are in safe hands temporarily with Magilton as manager. Probably assessing all options before a
fair idea of a few candidates. The role of Football Director is to consider a potential manager.

I don't know why Gerry Malone keeps insisting to give the job to Magilton until end of season. He was brought into do a certain job, recruitment, market the club.
It's a big appointment for Jim Magilton as much as it is for Peak 6.

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Re: New Manager

Post by Martin Lawlor80 » Thu Apr 29, 2021 1:57 pm

Richie87 wrote: Thu Apr 29, 2021 11:46 am There are in safe hands temporarily with Magilton as manager. Probably assessing all options before a
fair idea of a few candidates. The role of Football Director is to consider a potential manager.

I don't know why Gerry Malone keeps insisting to give the job to Magilton until end of season. He was brought into do a certain job, recruitment, market the club.
It's a big appointment for Jim Magilton as much as it is for Peak 6.
Absolutely correct and right Richie. Gerry should give it up. What would happen if JM did become manager and it didn’t work out? If Bill sacked him , he’d hardly stick around as director of football! We’d be faced with filling two roles.

I’m hoping the long wait might signal a move for a David Healy when the NI league finishes

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