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21 Oct 2018 08:11:52
Hi Eds

Is there any credibility to this Leonardo Jardim rumour? Reckon he'll be any better than Sparky, or better the devil you know?!



{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any approach from Southampton to Leonardo Jardim at this time and I cannot imagine why they would look to approach him.}

1.) 21 Oct 2018 10:44:13
Why's that Ed? Want to see Hughes stay, or just don't think Jardim is up to scratch?

{Ed002's Note - Jardim is a very good manager - but he hardly speaks English.}

2.) 21 Oct 2018 14:13:38
Bit like poch then?

{Ed002's Note - No, he spoke good English.}

3.) 21 Oct 2018 21:17:06
Aside from the language barrier, why would Saints not go for him and/ or why would he not go for Saints? The whys and wherefores of the managerial sack race are something I really don't understand.

{Ed002's Note - Clubs look to coaches and managers who can fit right in and improve the side. Coaches and managers look for clubs which are high profile, playing at the highest level and somewhere they can excel. Southampton pushed a good manager out of the door - other would be wary of that.}

4.) 21 Oct 2018 22:07:46
In a nutshell, and as the original armchair fan, your first two points don't make me think Jardim/ Saints is a non-starter, in fact, quite the opposite. Saints have got a good squad, it just needs the right manager to make it work. Jardim sounds like he could be the right man for the job.


Puel? Bowing to fan pressure was definitely a mistake there. All things considered, he did one hell of a job. This is what happens when you have an ice hockey coach running a football club. Are you saying that moving forward, that could be the decisive factor in terms of Saints' ability to attract managerial/ coaching talent?

5.) 22 Oct 2018 08:24:41
I think the point that is trying to be made is questioning if Hughes is right for the job. I actually think the thought process of a lot of fans is wanting to see the club return to the style of how they played in the couple of seasons after promotion back to the pl. We played confident high press football and managers and pundits couldn't lavish enough praise on us. then came the background. the black box, the scouting and transfer policy was admired and studied up and down the country, and possibly further afield. Now it seems those have all changed or adapted from those exciting times to what I csn only see as a hope of pl longevity and stability, it looks like we play with a huge fear of losing and our transfers of late have been supposedly out of the box ready to go. however I don't think its working, we have conducted our transfer business terribly for a good couple of years now and I fear 2 things, firstly we keep going through managers like underpants as they're being drilled that whatever you do don't lose and secondly if, if we get relegated would we have the structure in place to handle the championship, which has become a very strong, very rich league. I hope someone takes the breaks off and we're able to find that suitable balance of excitement and fight but right now, top to bottom I'm not so sure where we are or where we go.

6.) 25 Oct 2018 09:43:26
it doesn't help when ex players are criticising the manager as well. The fact is puel wasn't appreciated till he left and he has a similar issue at Leicester where fans want him out (if u believe the press) . Playing deep is ok if you have out and out pace up front which we didn't. For me the squad doesn't look fit enough to play a high press game. Were Koeman more popular with the squad (apparently arrogant and didn't do social work) he may still be here and we may still be playing that game.




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08 Aug 2019 10:08:40
I was under the impression he'll be back after Christmas. Assuming he's had a few months first team football hopefully he'll provide a new energy for the 2nd half of the season, he'll be like a new signing!





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