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General Krulak On Tough Timing To Find New Manager

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 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 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 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'

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Monday August 23 2010
Time: 7:15PM


Isn't Martin O'Neil still available?
23/08/2010 19:21:00
I have to say I find it very refreshing that GK comes on here and addresses the fans. There is a fair amount of crap and conspiracy theories doing the rounds, but the yanks certainly have their heads screwed on and won't be forced into making rash and bad decisions. In Randy I trust.
23/08/2010 19:34:00
My favourite thing about the current board is krulaks openness and honesty with the fans. He is of course right. MON has truly screwed us over. Kmac really showed his tactical naivity and inexperience yesterday and that is not a good combo against the best strategic managers on the planet! No easy solution atm.
23/08/2010 19:50:00
If he really said ****e as appososed to the american version ***t he is a legend.
23/08/2010 20:07:00
Klass Jan Huntelaar? Hasn't he practically been openly offered out to clubs? About the manager, I understand what you're saying, it's obviously not going to be easy at this time in the season, so to that i'll just Good Luck.
23/08/2010 20:13:00
I question the intelligence of some folks on here, I'm fairly sure that GK doesn't really think managers sit around on their sofa waiting for a call, he was simply illustrating the point that there aren't that many good managers out there at the mo. I'm fairly confident that the club are reviewing CVs and possibly interviewing candidates, Erikson and Bradley have both said they have been in touch with the club. Better to take time and get the right man. As far as strikers are concerned, available means clubwill sell for sensible fee, wants to come and we can afford the wages - just because the red tops print that a player is unwanted and being touted around, it doesn't mean its true, if Huntelar was truly "available" why has no club across europe signed him never mind one in the EPL. Give Randy and Co a break its not their fault MON is a total w***er, who dropped us in it.
23/08/2010 21:06:00
dont think Kevin MacDonalds is the man for the job 2 nice of a guy,need somebody harsh
23/08/2010 22:16:00
@Stig-How are Villa 'in decline'?. The form after Moscow/Stoke City in 08/09. That was 'decline'. Villa have lost a severely limited manager who'd taken the club as far as he could. The side now has an inexperienced caretaker who made some tactical/selection mistakes. Big deal! Villa are above Liverpool. It's a long season, anything can happen. After the side were beaten by Wigan a year ago, there was talk of relegation, then the team got a fantastic result against L'pool.
24/08/2010 08:34:00
The sheer arrogance of P.avfc & Steve64k has got me properly angry, to suggest we shouldn't have lost to Newcastle just cos it was Newcastle is exactly the same attitude the players had (and hence WHY we lost - Petrov apparently admitted as much) and exactly the same attitude I expect from Spurs fans. This is the Premiership, turn up half-hearted to ANY game at ANY team (newly promoted or otherwise) at ANY ground and you WILL get embarrassed.
24/08/2010 13:25:00
Sorry, I should've said SOME Spurs fans. Not all of you are that bad, most of the ones that post on here I actually have a lot of time for.
24/08/2010 13:26:00
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