up's and down's of Leicester City management, MON still staying
DATE: 12.11.2017 - THE CUNNING FOX - NEWSDESK
To look back at the days
of MON and his way of building a winning structure, always being
above expectations, that is the ideal way of management, and how you
avoid the sack
If you can run your club and always be above
expectations, you will never be sacked, nowhere. The club as it is
today is one very simular to what Leicester City always has been.
You can say this and that, but to be in the Premier League is enough,
but if you flirt with the relegation zone, you will always be in
trouble. If the club are relegated, the push to get back up in the
next season, will always be the goal.
So for a manager coming to Leicester City it's easy to understand
what to do. As we all experienced with Shakespeare and Ranieri, they
with relegation, and both got sacked.
If you look at the history, going back to the days of
MON you will find the right pattern on how to survive as a manager.
MON establish a
team that had the right blend and balance. His formula worked
wonders and he got all of the players behind him, made some very
bold signings and gave youth and experience a chance in a good mix.
Emile Heskey and Stefan Oakes were the two youngsters playing a key
part. Steve Walsh was the one, giving the squad that special touch
of long term feeling. Garry Parker and Simon Grayson were great
examples of other quality players taking a "father" role.
Neil Lennon, Muzzy Izzet and Steve Claridge all had a goal and
ambition to get back to the life of Premier League football that
they had been involved in, shortly as youngsters, without really
getting a proper chance.
Steve Guppy, Matt Elliott and Ian Marshall came in after the
promotion, and with previous experience from a top flight life and
now getting a proper chance that they never really got when playing
for Newcastle, Charlton and Everton, made this the perfect formula.
This is the "art of football
management" that you can't copy or really describe, but MON
managed to bring the club forward in a way that few thought was
When MON left he opened the door for a new manager, the red carpet
was there, but Peter Taylor, who came in, never understood how too
follow in the steps, and made too much chance too fast and destroyed
MON's work in a few months.
Let's hope that City's new manager Claude Puel will be able to make
the right moves and stear the club into safety or a bit better.
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