General Krulak On Tough Timing To Find New Manager
General Krulak has spoken in his thread in 100% Villa (
That all that can be done is being done to bring in a new manager.
'With all due respect, let's review the bidding. Our manager walked out with 5 days before the beginning of the season. Randy had spoken to him on Saturday and flew back to the US thinking things were fine. On Monday, the manager quit. That same day Randy started his trip back to the UK. He arrived, appointed KM as interim manager, finalized the Milner/Ireland deal and started getting with advisors re. a manager.'
'He certainly wasn't sitting on his duff.'
'Many fans would love for me to come on the site and say, 'Here is the list of people we are looking at, here they are in priority order, and here is who we believe will be on the sidelines next week.' Well, I just can't do that! Everyone knows that whatever I put on a site is open game for the media...do NOT expect me to give that sort of info. You ask that I give a statement that we are working 'flat out' to get a manager...how many ways do you want me to say it???? I have said it, at least, four times on this site alone.'
'How many quality managers do you think are out there...sitting on their couches waiting for the Villa to call??? How many good manager have either recently signed contracts or are on extended ones? How many of those feel ready to jump ship? Throwing money at them does NOT do the job...believe me.'
Good point, sadly, the timing of MON's departure has made the job twenty times harder for the club to replace him. Coincidence? Yes, I'm sure it is... ahem.
GK added about the fickle nature of football:
'A week ago, KM had a squad that played an exciting brand of football against a team...he then took a squad to Vienna and came away with an away goal and a good chance for a win at Villa Park...fans on this very site were saying that we 'found our manager.' This weekend, his team had a howler at Newcastle and it is 'throw him out.' Everyone wants a manager yesterday...well, that isn't going to happen. AND, as for those who seem to see some nefarious hidden agenda in the time lag (ie. so we won't have to spend money during the transfer window) that is hogwash!!!!!!'
'Everyone wants a striker...anyone have a name for us that is available??? Seriously available...that a team is ready to put on the chopping block? And if so, how good do we really think he is if the lad is up for sale at this time?'
He also assures the fans he has passed on the feedback to Randy: 'I know fans are unhappy. I have passed ALL of the comments up to Randy. He is NOT thumbing his nose at the fans. He gives a shite and is working hard'