Manchester City’s Pelligrini And Arsenal’s Wenger Are No Alexis Fergusoni
JOHN Dillon says Manchester City’s Manuel Pellegrini “realises being cool doesn’t count if you can’t add up”. Had City scored more they would have topped their Champions League group. This, it turns out, is a sign of foreign stupidity.
Here’s something that English coaches can do which apparently not all of their highly exalted foreign rivals can manage. They can count.
If Pellegrini’s oversight is a sign of foreign idiocy are Alan “exciting” Shearer’s bon mots symbols of English brain power?
Pelligrini might look like an accountant, but it turns out he’s not all that good with numbers.
Pellegrini, however, belied his suave, refined image and miscalculated… The fashion during the last decade or so has been for imported bosses. They are seen as more sophisticated, cooler, more advanced and more tactically inventive and flexible than their British counterparts.
It’s a fashion? No. Owners get the man they think best equipped for the job. And then Dillon hammers home his point:
But the saturation of the Premier League has reached a point where no one really knows how effective British bosses might be at top clubs.
A pox on that Alexis Fergusoni. If it wasn’t for him the likes of David Moyes would get a chance…