Nice how you completely ignored the rest of my post.
Pep before Barcelona?
Di Matteo before Chelsea?
Rafa before Valencia?
Shankly before Liverpool?
Alex Ferguson before United?
Mourinho before Chelsea?
I could go on. Answers on a postcard please.
We have to accept we are currently a mid-table team, however we shouldn't be satisfied therein lies the difference.
Also if you get a minute I'd appreciate you commented on the rest of my post.
Pep was a fantastic player for Barca then groomed for the role
Di Matteo has been the manager of Chelsea for half a season so I don't see the relevance
We are a bigger club than Valencia
Shankly I'll give you but it took him years to get it right here
Ferguson won the scottish title beating teams with far greater resources
Mourinho...really....you didn't see anything he did with Porto?!?
Either of these 2 men would be a step down - they would have been assistant manager types here in the past.
Look at it another way what has changed from when we appointed Rafa to us after he'd crushed the big boys in Spain and won in europe? He was one of the most in demand coaches in Europe and he came here.
All that's really changed is the level of ambition of ownership