I do understand that g88ner, but the reality is that there have been a number of "foreign" managers that have come to England and struggled with the language in their first year (poch for starters), but have been very successful regardless - I know that it is very important to be able to communicate with the players, but I do think that it was overplayed somewhat in emery's case cos the players had downed tools and used every little issue to undermine him. Clubs sign foreign players without English all the time and nobody raises an eyebrow about it, so hiring a manager with broken English and who is getting ongoing lessons, shouldn't stop us hiring an experienced winner like allegri
fair point mate. I guess I'm just fatigued from 18 months of broken English.
If Allegri is the best candidate then so be it. I hope he showed his credentials in his pre-juventus managerial career though because I reckon you and me could have won titles in series A at that time.
And shrek and donkey could have been assistant manager at pep's citeeh team, and no-one would have noticed any drop off either. That isn't a point aimed at you, but is aimed at the clowns who are advocating arteta.
I'll be honest and admit that a small part of the reason I would want allegri is because he is Italian - I know Italian football isn't everyone's cup of tea, but there is a pragmatism to their thinking at all times, and that is a forgotten trait that has been missing from our club for a long, long time. Wenker blatantly prioritised entertaining football, and even yesterday Freddie spoke about the importance of players enjoying their football - for the past decade AFC players have had a blast in wenger world with no accountability for anything, and anyway last time I checked, nothing is more enjoyable than winning. Allegri is a winner and would bring a winning mentality with him - there is of course the possibility that he wouldn't be a success with us, but I do feel that the thought process in Italian football is exactly what we need to address our defensive issues, so he would get my vote.
Substance over style for me