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Ten Hag - The Manager

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  1. Christiansmith

    Christiansmith Well-Known Member

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    https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/18721144/ralf-rangnick-consultancy-role-man-utd-scrapped/

    Not surprised. He’s presided over one of the worst periods in our history. Thank goodness it was short. I know people here blame the previous manager but a good manager would have sorted things despite all the problems . Ten Haag could do without him trying to influence him as he’s been so awful and there is not even evidence that there been any conversation never mind some debrief sessions. Ten Haag needs to start with a blank sheet and consultancy from a dreadful incompetent manager wouldn’t have helped one ounce.
     
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  2. Diego

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    Apart from the fact that both men say they have had long conversations over the phone <doh>

    Ralf has done his job and Erik now says he will draw his own line (as he should)
    I strongly suspect Erik doesn't want a consultant once he moves in because he's his own man and long may that continue.
    Success or failure will be his own doing.
     
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    History will judge the appointment of Rangnick as one of the worst decisions ever. Might as well have left \ole in place and ended up in the same position in the league without all the **** fallout that Rangnick has brought with him. Now it seems he's not even god enough to act as consultant - who'd have guessed.
     
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  4. Treble

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    There is no doubt in my mind that giving Ole a permanent contract is the worst managerial decision this club has made in my time of watching United. 3 yrs wasted when we should've done what we're doing now when he was interim.
     
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    A game of opinions.

    IMO both appointments were wrong. Ole was not good enough to take us to that ultimate prize. He managed however to make us competitive for a time esp during the interim period but was found out in key or difficult matches. But after the Ole mistake, you would have thought the execs would have learnt their lesson and appointed a decent interim. Honestly I am still trying to work out what Rangnick did during his tenure. He is not a coach nor is he a manager. And there is no doubt he would have been a crap consultant.
     
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    Christian, he was only in the job for six months. What did you think the team would have achieved? I guess you wanted Champions League football. To constantly go on and on about Rangnick is plain silly without looking at the big picture and I say this from the perspective that he is a “sht” manager as you’ve lamented. But the reality is that the season was done by the end of October. He also spent zero in the transfer market and brought in 3-4 U21 players in the closing months of the season. But you still lament this guy far more than the man that wasted millions in the transfer market across three season. Heck, GF thinks Ole should have been left in the job too. You both had fixation on this guy before his first game too. What is the logic here other than you’re still angry about the way Ole turned out?
     
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    I didn't answer him because it's pointless, even though he's been told many times that he doesn't understand the reason Ralf was brought in he still goes on and on about him being a **** manager.
    Waste of pixels trying to explain.
     
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    You make some good points but you still state that this was about Ole. Nothing to do with him at all. Unlike GF I didn’t think he could stay. I called for him to go months before he was sacked. My point was : why appoint Rangnick even as an interim for 6 months. I agree with the process . Of course we needed a good permanent appointment. And in Ten Haag we seemed to get our preferred choice for once. BUT why choose Rangnick who seemed to be the worst candidate possible? Was there no one else who could have done a better job? I never wanted him to fail. And in the early days we still had a good chance of fourth. Then everything went south and he gave up. He stopped managing and the whole place was a complete shambles. No doubt in my mind we should never have appointed him. He was a complete disaster (and no this has nothing to do with Ole). My regret is that with a half decent interim we would have got 4th and avoided umpteenth humiliations and total shambles of a dressing room.

    His departure from the club could not have come soon enough. I am not the only Utd fan with this view.
     
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    Ole came in and was a friend to everyone which brought some decent results, some of the squad took advantage of that and in essence took the piss.
    Ralf was brought in as "interim/temporary" manager whichever way you want to phrase it and the same players didn't give a **** because they knew he had no real power. His job was to weed out those players/cliques and pass info onto the club and next manager, job done.
    Now we have ETH and he has talked with Ralf and say's he will draw his own line, great attitude and at least now has something to watch out for if players start to take the piss.
    Best man i ever knew always said "take people as you find them" and it proved very good advice, listen to others but make your own judgement.
     
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    His departure was always imminent. Which half a decent “interim” are we even referring to? Also, you think the humiliation came after Rangnick joined? Did you type that with a straight face and were you living under a rock prior to his appointment?

    What is the obsession with fourth place? Is that really some sort of measurement of success for a club with one of the highest wage bill in the land that spends heavily on transfers? Even watching Tottenham getting top 4 has not convinced me that Conte is the right man for the club. Not because he isn’t a great manager, but mostly because the club needs to go back to the basics and rebuild from ground up. Conte is not a man for that. Quick fix is not what we need.

    Also, what matters is that Rangnick was never going be a permanent appointment. We also didn’t bother buy any players in January because the board had resigned to a non-eventful season after the horrible first twelve games but the appointment of Rangnick was part of a broader strategic plan and it was always about buying more time. 1/ Give the club time to get a proper full time manager that can build. Not simply another celebrity manager that was looking for work. 2/ Give the club time to truly reevaluate the full football structure at the club both on and off the field and build a system that can sustain the club into the coming future.

    This club has made many horrible mistakes in recent times. It is deep negligence of the recent history to suggest that Rangnick’s appointment as an “interim” manager is anywhere near the top of that list.
     
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    I don't disagree, my point is the appointment of some ****wit whose legacy seems to be a disunited and dispirited squad. may as well have left Ole - as bad as he was, or put Carrick in charge while the selection process for a new manager was underway. Rangnick has a lot to answer for (plus Woodward for appointing him).
     
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    If the club didn't already know who the piss takers/lazy arses were then they need shooting. Everyone at the club knows who the problem players are/were - it isn't rocket science so quite why someone had to be brought in who had no managerial/coaching experience to tell the club what everyone already knew is beyond me.
     
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    Not achieving a top four finish reduces our sponsorship income from just one headline sponsor alone (Adidas) by £75m - so yes, I'd say it matters.
     
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    Which translates to - Ralf mate, **** off you tosser, what the hell experience do you have to tell me what to do.
     
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    No he was contracted to stay 2 years as a highly paid consultant to the management team. But after Ten Haag assessed his performance he was quite rightly given the boot in that role. They tried to sugar coat it for his pride but as some here agree : why appoint a complete half-wit as a manager even if we needed to assess the players and the team and feed back to the permanent manager. Surely I cannot believe he was the only one in the world available who could have done that latter task.
     
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    For all the renewed Pogba and other pigs’ contracts? To hell with that £75m that never benefited the fans that foot the bills.

    How much money has the club made in the last decade from qualifying for the Champions League? And what good has come from it apart from paying the owners dividends?

    Commercial first and football distant second is precisely what got us here.

    Now, don’t get me wrong, I want Champions League football. But we have been useless in it since Sir Alex left. I’m absolutely okay to live without it until we are able to adequately compete again.
     
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    I still that you’re fixated on Rangnick and not looking at the bigger picture.
     
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    Let’s agree that while the process was right and ole had to go, the appointment of Rangnick was a mistake and we end that debate right now <laugh>
     
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    I think you have a narrow view of the realities of modern sport. Football is as much a business as Tesco, revenues drive the business forward, be that sponsorships, merchandising, digital partnerships - whatever. Without the financial resources that these external financial partnerships bring, this club cannot survive in the modern world. It is essential that the club continues to drive up revenues from all streams, not just match-day receipts which form a small percentage of our overall income. To even imagine that on-pitch success is the key to financial success is naïve, every brand, any major brand (and we are a global brand) needs to maximise revenues in order to sustain the massive costs of running the club.
     
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    Tbh GF I just don't want to go over it all again, or us arguing. The past 12 months has been toxic on here at times and I accept my part in that and I don't want it anymore.

    Can we pls just look forward and get behind the new guy and talk about that. End of the day we're all United supporters, all want our club to do well and I think we all agree there's a lot to be optimistic about.
     
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