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58 minutes ago, Granny Danger said:

I don't know the answer to that and I wouldn't expect many on a football forum would; I'd expect the board to have an idea though.

My bigger concern would be the calibre of manager we would be able to attract if we punted McKinnon a third of the way into the season, particularly given the position we would be in the league that would prompt such a decision.

At the end of the 14/15 season the United job would have looked very attractive to a number of managers, by the time we binned McNamara it looked a far less attractive one.

I still think in Scottish football terms the United post is an attractive one. The chance to restore a club back to the Premiership and one that has a good size fan base would be an attractive one for a few managers looking to either make a name for themselves or restore their reputation. 

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Just now, stumigoo said:

I still think in Scottish football terms the United post is an attractive one. The chance to restore a club back to the Premiership and one that has a good size fan base would be an attractive one for a few managers looking to either make a name for themselves or restore their reputation. 

I don't disagree but I think it's a more attractive option at the start of a season than in a situation like when Mixu took over (and we were in the Premiership at that time) and that getting a manager mid season is far more difficult.

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5 minutes ago, stumigoo said:

I still think in Scottish football terms the United post is an attractive one. The chance to restore a club back to the Premiership and one that has a good size fan base would be an attractive one for a few managers looking to either make a name for themselves or restore their reputation. 

McGhee's your man...

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I don't know the answer to that and I wouldn't expect many on a football forum would; I'd expect the board to have an idea though.
My bigger concern would be the calibre of manager we would be able to attract if we punted McKinnon a third of the way into the season, particularly given the position we would be in the league that would prompt such a decision.
At the end of the 14/15 season the United job would have looked very attractive to a number of managers, by the time we binned McNamara it looked a far less attractive one.

I wonder if the board are constantly looking at potential managers?

I was thinking about Southampton today. Every time they lose a manager, they seem to be able to appoint one who fits into their plan and philosophy. It looks like they are looking at potential candidates over a long period of time which means they reduce the risk of appointing the wrong man.

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Just now, GraemePaynesSocks said:


I wonder if the board are constantly looking at potential managers?

I was thinking about Southampton today. Every time they lose a manager, they seem to be able to appoint one who fits into their plan and philosophy. It looks like they are looking at potential candidates over a long period of time which means they reduce the risk of appointing the wrong man.

Seriously, I think a board should always have potential (realistic) managers in mind in the same way a decent manager should always have potential (realistic) signings in mind.

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Seriously, I think a board should always have potential (realistic) managers in mind in the same way a decent manager should always have potential (realistic) signings in mind.

The number of knee jerk appointments I've seen makes wonder how common that thinking is...!

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2 hours ago, Alert Mongoose said:

Hartley? Or should be looking for a higher calibre of candidate?

Oh, he could only dream!

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3 hours ago, Granny Danger said:

I don't know the answer to that and I wouldn't expect many on a football forum would; I'd expect the board to have an idea though.

 

I don't reckon the board have much idea about appointing managers: simply looking at their record to date.

 

Presently the board is adopting the same approach as our football authorities at the SFA/SPFL. Sitting on their hands, hoping everything goes away.

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3 hours ago, stumigoo said:

I still think in Scottish football terms the United post is an attractive one. The chance to restore a club back to the Premiership and one that has a good size fan base would be an attractive one for a few managers looking to either make a name for themselves or restore their reputation. 

Don't forget the chance to work with Stephen Thompson.  Who could turn that opportunity down?

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2 hours ago, Poet of the Macabre said:

Jim Duffy's success this season will lead to clubs going back to experience. You'll end up with Calderwood or McGhee.

McGhee is an abomination of a manager.  Calderwood would at least bring the opposite problem we currently have, with team selection being a complete lottery as opposed to the depressing predictability of McKinnon.

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16 hours ago, Bigmouth Strikes Again said:

Bernie Winters is looking well these days,

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12 hours ago, Bigmouth Strikes Again said:

Image result for stephen thompson dufc

as are Little and Large...

14 hours ago, johnnydun said:

Ricky Gervais, not so much

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Great start in recruiting for next season. Looking forward to it already

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3 minutes ago, Granny Danger said:

Jon Daly looks like he's carrying less weight than when was playing for us.

His new fitness regime of running up and down stairs carrying notes from Craig Levein is evidently paying off.

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Coll Donaldson is playing in the middle of defence with Christian Kalvenes. Worth the entrance fee alone.

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