MTFCMusings wrote:I hope not. A man who has never achieved anything in club football.
If true what are the club doing?! Chasing headlines again because he's a well known name with a well known wife?
Think that's slightly harsh Musings. He did alright early in his career, took a pretty much impossible job on at Sunderland (a place where pretty much everyone wanted him to stay, apart from the new owners).
The job at Wales can't be ignored either, just because its at international level.
Let's go through it then -
Fulham - Kept them in the premier league for a number of years with a pretty good squad of players. I think one year they finished top half, but I think they also went a very long period without an away win.
Coventry - 29% win ratio. Led them to lowest finish in their history. Obviously it's not gone well for them since then, so you could say poor choice of club, but he didn't achieve anything.
Sunderland - Again, perhaps poor choice of club, but had ample time to turn things around and didn't manage it.
He's had jobs in Spain, Greece and China where he didn't achieve anything.
His biggest success with Wales. Failed to qualify for World Cup 2014, did very well with Wales to get to the Semis, but the only team of note they beat was Belgium and they also had one of the best players in the world, but no doubt that they overachieved in a similar way England did at the last World Cup (but does that mean Gareth Southgate is also a good club manager?). Failed to qualify for World Cup 2016.
You cannot equate club football to international football. You see the players once every two/three months, having training sessions for 5/6 days. You don't have to worry about buying and selling players.