not really all true though.
their methods have sort of worked with their current clubs.
have to dispute martinez on that though.
rodgers did not do well with reading.
its way too early to predict if these two will really be the real deals.
would be really stupid to put them in this pressure cooker.
Let me ask you quickly:
What had Klopp done before Dortmund?
What had Rafa done before Valencia?
Same thing for De Boer and Ajax, Guardiola and Barca, Conte and Juve, Luís André de Pina Cabral e Villas-Boas and Porto.
All the great managers have to start somewhere and most of them have some sort of disappointment or failure on their CV.
That's how you learn.
But they only become great managers when a big club takes a chance on their potential and gives them a shot.
There are obviously no guarantees but there are no guarantees with big names either...they just represent a bit less of a risk.
It's certainly not 'really stupid', especially when you have little other choice.
Let's be clear here...we are running out of candidates and it looks like Rafa isn't going to be an option unless no-one else wants it, which would be the worst of insults for the great man.
FSG need to really think here.
They, and the new general manager (whoever that may be), will presumably be interviewing these people trying to work out who has the best vision for getting Liverpool back into the top 4.
As we don't have the money to spend of Man City, United, Chelsea or Arsenal, that plan is going to involve considerable Academy integration.
If, for example, Martinez goes in there and knocks them over with innovative ideas on how to improve the conveyor belt of talent from the Academy, and how best to get all the teams playing the same way, and he gets the job, then he will have earned it.
Fuck all this arrogant bullshit about who we should be turning our nose up at.
Ian Ayre's laughable garbage last week about every manager wanting the job has been shown up for what it was...embarrassing nonsense, and it massively damaged our chances of getting the first choice, who was more than likely one of the guys who has already said no. It made the whole process a laughing stock.
We aren't that atractive a proposition for managers...the number that have turned down the interview should show you that.
I don't particularly care if it's Martinez, Luís André de Pina Cabral e Villas-Boas, Laudrup, Lambert, Rodgers, Sa Pinto, Girard, Favre or whoever.
I just want us to get the guy with the best ideas and back him with enough money to give him a realistic chance of success.
That, in our current predicament, is the very best we can hope for