Wednesday, April 11, 2007

City condemn another manager to the scrapheap

In the wake of our 3-1 victory over Fulham on Easter Monday, the Craven Cottage side have sacked manager Chris Coleman, appointing current Northern Ireland manager Lawrie Sanchez on a caretaker basis until the end of the season.

The dismissal after a City defeat follows those of Graeme Souness and Mick McCarthy after similar defeats put paid to their reigns at Newcastle and Sunderland.

Fulham are currently in the midst of a shocking run, and find themselves in danger of being sucked into the bottom three so must be hoping that this appointment will provide the jolt to the side to pick up the necessary points to safeguard their Premiership status.

Looking at their squad, whilst not a top six side by any means they do have some talent in there but yet again have struggled and I have picked them to finish around the relegation zone for the past two seasons now. It is perhaps not a surprise that ultimately Coleman has paid the price for their under achievement.

I've got more on the Coleman sacking over at Fox Sports.

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8 comments:

Wigan Blue said...

Anyone feel happy about this?

Coleman was a good lad, as was Dowie & Pardew. I really, really hope Watford continue their spurt so that West Ham, Charlton & Fulham go down.

Wigan Blue said...

See Glasgow Rangers are sniffing after Mpenza. Why would anyone want to play non-league football??

Adam said...

If someone said that we were sacking Pearce and getting Coleman in tomorrow, I would bite their hand off! Also, remember that Pearce wouldn't cost us any compensation...

Anonymous said...

i cant we miss curbs, pardew, oneil and even coleman to keep the 'the brain of the year' stuart pearce and his sidekick mongy wigley

Anonymous said...

Well he's had Saha, malbranque, boa morte and van der sar sold by the chairman and not been given a lot of the money to spend. What do the Fulham board expect?

patrick said...

What talent do Fulham have then? Volzy?

The only player who I rate of theirs is Antti Niemi. Put a back four he could rely on in front of him and he'd be different class

Danny Pugsley said...

Whilst not anywhere near a top six side, a look through their squad - Volz, Quedrue, Diop, McBride, Routledge should ensure they are mid-table mediocrity.

In reality they have come close to the relegation places the past couple of seasons.

weenie said...

As the anonymous guy said, some great players left Fulham and weren't replaced, so I think the sacking of Coleman was pretty harsh. Why not wait until the end of the season?