Registered On: December 23, 2013
That’s what normally happens, surely you have to support the current manager and, to my mind, that has to mean he has input into signings. (It helps if the manager stays long enough to cover a players 2 year contract of course.)
It’s what has happened in the past but I think football has changed, especially as managers everywhere have become more disposable. Clubs like Brentford & Barnsley, punching well above their weight, work like this. Swansea got to the Premier League doing the same thing: the manager changes but the overall approach doesn’t.
Of course, those clubs appointed managers who clearly bought into this plan and worked with it, managers whose preferred playing style matched the club’s plans. I’m not sure you can say that about some of our recent appointments.