Got something to say or just want fewer pesky ads? Join us... 😊

[Albion] Kieran McKenna



Bold Seagull

strong and stable with me, or...
Mar 18, 2010
29,953
Hove
None of us knows the truth, but I have always suspected that this succession planning thing is merely a potential wish list and when someone actually leaves its still a case of seeing whats available at that moment rather than some super master plan swinging into action.

a bit of smoke and mirrors me thinks.

RDZ being available and willing was more luck than judgement.
I think the difference is we keep and update analytical data on targets; I don’t think all clubs do, but I dare say we had a full scope of RDZ’s teams and methods before Potter had even cleared his desk. Doesn’t mean they’re available or will want to come, but that is what is going on in the background.
 




drew

Drew
Oct 3, 2006
23,175
Burgess Hill
But currently he is with a premier league club and has been given a lot more responsibility than most coaches. He isn’t working in L2. I’m sure he will move to a bigger club when he feels the time is right, assuming things continue to go well for him
Perhaps the best thing is if you say what you think McKenna does as a manager that RDZ wasn't expected to do?
 






Hugo Rune

Well-known member
NSC Patron
Feb 23, 2012
22,106
Brighton
We can't just blame United and Chelsea though, we put all our eggs in one basket and then completely screwed it up. With all respect its an incredibly poor run of events.
It’s very annoying that we’ve seemingly missed out on the manager who was surely our first choice.

However, Bloom and Barber never put their eggs in one basket. You know this.
 






Washie

Well-known member
Jun 20, 2011
5,690
Eastbourne
As we have just seen with Kompany, getting relegated does nothing to lower your reputation, he would be stupid to leave Ipswich.
 


Dorset Seagull

Once Dolphin, Now Seagull
Perhaps the best thing is if you say what you think McKenna does as a manager that RDZ wasn't expected to do?
See the earlier post on this thread from the Ipswich fan as he lists things like input into training facilities etc etc. It's about being given the freedom to be involved in everything that could affect the players etc (y)
 








Cornwallboy

Well-known member
Oct 13, 2022
473
I think it's all been such a shame. Imagine that the last couple of weeks had never happened - we'd all be really excited for the new season, with everyone back.

Bugger.
Do we actually know whether we approached KM?? Seems to be a lot of assumptions that he was our number one target but nothing concrete to back this up. It's possible that he was never of interest to us.
 




Flounce

Well-known member
Nov 15, 2006
2,071
I think it's all been such a shame. Imagine that the last couple of weeks had never happened - we'd all be really excited for the new season, with everyone back.

Bugger.
Have to say I’d be very nervous about the RDZ of the last few months being the man who took us into next season. You cannot have a loose cannon as manager/coach imo :shrug:
 










drew

Drew
Oct 3, 2006
23,175
Burgess Hill
See the earlier post on this thread from the Ipswich fan as he lists things like input into training facilities etc etc. It's about being given the freedom to be involved in everything that could affect the players etc (y)
Well I'm pretty sure that the Albion consult the manager/coach when making changes. As for the other things, I'm not convinced but then I'm not going to trawl through 99 pages to try and find this Ipswich fan!!
 


Hiheidi

Well-known member
Dec 27, 2022
1,144
Well I'm pretty sure that the Albion consult the manager/coach when making changes. As for the other things, I'm not convinced but then I'm not going to trawl through 99 pages to try and find this Ipswich fan!!

Exactly. When Roberto came, I seem to remember reading that we added a huge TV screen to the training pitch at his request.
 






SeagullinExile

Well-known member
Sep 10, 2010
5,869
London
It’s very annoying that we’ve seemingly missed out on the manager who was surely our first choice.

However, Bloom and Barber never put their eggs in one basket. You know this.
Here we go again. How on earth do you know McKenna is 1st choice? You don’t. You’re jumping to conclusions by accepting rumors as truth.

The bed wetting on here is becoming embarrassing.
 


trueblue

Well-known member
Jul 5, 2003
10,604
Hove
Do we actually know whether we approached KM?? Seems to be a lot of assumptions that he was our number one target but nothing concrete to back this up. It's possible that he was never of interest to us.
I think with this much smoke, there's a little fire but I also believe he'll have been far from the only name on the list. Not sure how he could be our 'number one target' as so many are claiming. We might have liked his style but until we'd actually spoken to him, how would we know whether his view of the future and our own would align. Some reports said we spoke to him or his representatives last week. Nobody knows whether that increased or decreased our interest.
 


Albion and Premier League latest from Sky Sports


Top
Link Here