Thursday, June 02, 2016

Underwhelmed by Owen Coyle's appointment as Blackburn Rovers manager

Owen Coyle is going to have to turn around not only his own flagging career, but the mindset of an exhausted and insulted group of fans AND the fortunes of a club in the financial mire. If he manages it, then he could well have a religion named after him.

Can he do it? On the evidence of his last three jobs he has lost the touch he once had at Burnley. Crap at Wigan, Not good at Houston in the MLS and sacked from his dream job at Bolton. When he got Burnley promoted I thought he was a decent bloke who understood how football should be played, but he torched all of that when he took the Bolton job.

I'm not excited by this appointment, I'm underwhelmed by it.

I'm not offended by this appointment, but we all long ago gave up on any notion that the Venky's knew what they were doing.

1 comment:

Vinjay said...

The Houston one is a little harder to judge maybe. Jason Kreis was sacked by New York City FC after a poor debut season and he was a former MLS Cup winner. Not easy to build a team in that league. Failing at Bolton Wanderers and Wigan Athletic are bigger concerns. Its ridiculous that someone can fail at 2 smaller clubs like that and yet get appointed at Ewood. That's the main issue regarding his appointment as far as I'm concerned. I expect he will be a stooge in the Kean mould (though maybe not quite as bad) and yes he achieved promotion with a much smaller club but they didn't have idiots for owners. He's been found out ever since.

Venkys should be the primary focus in protests though. Problem is Rovers fans don't always learn from their mistakes.