The Fletcher thing is mad. I missed that originally. Doesn't surprise me though.bman2 wrote: ↑6 months ago I think the reality of Manchester United today was summed up neatly when a journalist asked Rangnick what Fletcher did and he admitted that he had no idea. That was early on too, so he was still being fairly diplomatic. There’s all these people with overlapping titles like director of football, technical director, head scout, chief scout, blah blah blah. But it’s obvious they’re all doing nothing. The recruitment is shit. Squad management is incompetent. Management of back room staff is also totally incompetent, as shown when Carrick and McKenna just quit simultaneously and left Rangnick in the lurch. What good are Murtaugh, Carrick, and all these other people if they can’t even minimally staff the coaching team in the middle of a season? Can anyone remember any time previously when a professional football club found itself with no senior coaches in the middle of a season? And with no idea how to get any? Phelan is still at the club. Anyone have a clue what he does?
It’s obvious that Rangnick was making moves and trying to bring Paul Mitchell on board, a guy with as good a CV as you could ask for in terms of DoF stuff and player recruitment, who also happens to be from the area and totally gets the club. That’s obviously not going to happen. But why would we want one of the best DoFs around when we’ve got total nobodies like Murtaugh, Fletcher, and Phelan?
Bring in a new manager, blame the old one, and sign a couple of hyped players by throwing too much money at them to turn down. Players who’ll be throwing a strop to get out of the club in two years’ time. Some old shit with Glazer FC.
I heard a new one the other day. The Athletic reported that one of Rangnick's coaches (the bald cunt with the earphones) had the job of relaying info from Rangnick's former coach, Lars Kornetka, who watched the game on telly in Russia.
Basically Rangnick wanted him as a coach at United but United weren't prepared to pay him. So they asked if he'd do it for free, and he said yes. So he watched games on TV in Russia whilst on the phone with the bald cunt (hence the earphones) who then passed on information to Rangnick on the touchline
Have you ever known of anything as fucking ridiculous they should just liquidate the club at this point