Snowflake RoyalNamelessSnowflake Royal If we want someone with character to mentor young players we should hire them as a coach (on a much cheaper salary), not resign a player who is no longer up to it on the pitch. So I agree, apart from being very dubious about O'Shea as a coach. I'd rather someone who is a coach than an past it ex pro who might be interested in learning to be o e.
How do you know O’Shea is not a good coach ? Ex players do sometimes make good coaches. He has done his coaching badges so is possibly a bit more than some who might fancy learning to be a coach. You’d think 20 years as a pro, 100 international caps, multiple medals might just give him a few things to pass on....
FFS Nameless you've got a real problem at the moment.
I haven't said he isn't a good coach. I haven't said he can't be a good coach. I said I'm dubious about having him learn on the job with us when we could get someone with a track record.
Being a successful pro is no indication of being a good coach, as we've seen time and time again, so I don't really care about his playing record.
I respectfully suggest the problem may lie with someone who flies into a hissy fit if anyone dare challenge their loose assertions.
Rather than behaving like a child perhaps you could accept that a qualified coach backed up by huge experience is not just ‘someone who might like to become a coach’.
We’re not going to make O’Shea manager, but he’d be a better option than McShane to add to the bsckroom, given that was suggested asvthe plan when he joined.