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[Albion] Who do you want to become our new manager?

Who will become our next manager?

  • Graham Potter

    Votes: 102 15.5%
  • Kieran McKenna

    Votes: 161 24.5%
  • Rob Edwards

    Votes: 38 5.8%
  • Vincent Kompany

    Votes: 42 6.4%
  • Steve Cooper

    Votes: 15 2.3%
  • Kjetil Knutsen

    Votes: 53 8.1%
  • Liam Rosenior

    Votes: 25 3.8%
  • Adam Lallana

    Votes: 6 0.9%
  • Gareth Southgate

    Votes: 3 0.5%
  • Sami Hyypia

    Votes: 14 2.1%
  • Mark McGhee

    Votes: 16 2.4%
  • Micky Adams

    Votes: 16 2.4%
  • Other (please state)

    Votes: 166 25.3%

  • Total voters
    657








Wozza

Shite Supporter
Jul 6, 2003
23,929
Online
I think McKenna is realistic.

Given Barber has links with him at Spurs and Vancouver, I think we can assume they talk - and not just about Jeremy Sarmiento.
 


US Seagull

Well-known member
Jul 17, 2003
3,837
Cleveland, OH


um bongo molongo

Well-known member
Jul 26, 2004
2,890
Battersea
I disagree that that there's no chance he's leaving. Given that Ipswich were in League 1 last year, next season its going to be incredibly difficult for them to stay up. If he's realistic about the Ipswich job, and is acknowledging the level of difficulty in keeping the up, then he may decide to leave while his stock is high, rather than wait it to drop when they get relegated. I personally don't think he will leave, but as we all know, everybody looks out for number 1 first in football so I wouldn't say there's no chance.
I agree. Look at Steve Cooper - hugely popular with Forest fans and performed a miracle to get them promoted, then gets the tin tack. If he’s ambitious it would actually be a smart move from McKenna to make a switch now because the cards will be stacked against him next season at Ipswich.
 




Barham's tash

Well-known member
Jun 8, 2013
3,670
Rayners Lane
For the football we’d play McKenna or Edwards. Both impressed me seriously.

However I am not sure they have the experience to handle our set up which take a specific set of skills. And no that doesn’t mean it will be Liam Neeson…

Honestly it’s a really tricky decision for Tony. Expect yet again we’re a more attractive prospect than we were when Potter left so awareness on our methods and potential will even more well known so the calibre of applicants should be higher. However
I think he might be put off by the RDZ experience of coming in agreeing to work within the set parameters and then demanding a change in approach and so might plump for a lesser known name who might be more malleable.
 


adub68

Active member
Jul 25, 2013
101
Farioli who finished 5th at Nice (and who according to Tribal Football RDZ has suggested to Tony B); or Arrasate for his pressing style (more Klopp than RDZ). Both may likely see Albion as a step up.
 


deletebeepbeepbeep

Well-known member
May 12, 2009
21,280
Am hoping if it's McKenna we have at least sounded out his agents and have a decent idea as to whether he wants it or not.

I'd be surprised if a new manager wasn't announced very quickly given all the planning that goes into these situations.
 








Cowfold Seagull

Fan of the 17 bus
Apr 22, 2009
21,922
Cowfold
For the football we’d play McKenna or Edwards. Both impressed me seriously.

However I am not sure they have the experience to handle our set up which take a specific set of skills. And no that doesn’t mean it will be Liam Neeson…

Honestly it’s a really tricky decision for Tony. Expect yet again we’re a more attractive prospect than we were when Potter left so awareness on our methods and potential will even more well known so the calibre of applicants should be higher. However
I think he might be put off by the RDZ experience of coming in agreeing to work within the set parameters and then demanding a change in approach and so might plump for a lesser known name who might be more malleable.
I agree, l fully expect the new appointment to be someone we hadn't even considered, and/or someone we have barely heard of.

I mean that's the Brighton way isn't it, how many of us had even heard of RDZ before he was given the job? P;robably the only reason we had heard of Graham Potter was because he was already a head coach in this country. He was hardly a top name.
 






Stato

Well-known member
Dec 21, 2011
6,941
Dunnnnno. Feels like a massive red herring
I'm getting the same impression. Last time around the earliest linked names were Steve Cooper, Brendan Rogers, Rusell Martin, Nathan Jones etc and none of them rang true as very Bloom like. Although, when Chris Hughton was sacked Potter seemed to be the only name anyone mentioned. I don't know much about McKenna, so maybe I've just lumped him in as another decent young manager from the Championship who the media links to every job. I keep hearing that we're seriously impressed that he has taken Ipswich to successive promotions and just think 'surely everyone is impressed with that,' but a face who was probably the last to acheive that just keeps haunting me:

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Beanstalk

Well-known member
Apr 5, 2017
2,765
London
I would not be shocked if the McKenna thing is a red herring. When RDZ was appointed no one was really looking at him being the favorite. Farioli or Knutsen far more likely I'd say.
Either of those would be very disappointing. Knutsen is clearly great at Bodo/Glimt but he seems to get into negotiations with clubs all over Europe and it falls apart - probably a non-starter there at best and something wrong at worst. Farioli is an interesting character for sure, but he's a more defensive version of Potter. His record at Nice is 40 goals from 34 games. That's a considerably lower rate than Hughton's first season in the Premier League. His defensive frugality is second to none really. Here is a good run down of the issues at Nice - "Nice have rarely been entertaining this season, but they have been efficient."

De Zerbi showed us football in technicolour, I can't go back to low scoring black and white. Give me someone who will aim for the stars again and try and get there by scoring loads of goals.
 


Mancgull

Well-known member
Nov 28, 2011
5,149
Astley, Manchester
I second that, Brighton born and bred, ex Albion, supported us as a kid at the Goldstone, favours possession football, understands the clubs philosophy and background, ambitious young manager success in the lower leagues.
McKenna must surely be a better option though as he has had more success with a smaller budget than RM.
It’s why Chelsea and Man United are watching him closely.
He’s coached at the highest level at Man United as an assistant and is known well by Barber.
I wouldn’t be averse to RM as a back up.
 


dwayne

Well-known member
Jul 5, 2003
15,598
London
Matthias Jaissle worth tempting ?

Did an amazing job at Salzburg before going over to the evil side in Saudi. One of the highest rated young managers around.
 




um bongo molongo

Well-known member
Jul 26, 2004
2,890
Battersea
I'm getting the same impression. Last time around the earliest linked names were Steve Cooper, Brendan Rogers, Rusell Martin, Nathan Jones etc and none of them rang true as very Bloom like. Although, when Chris Hughton was sacked Potter seemed to be the only name anyone mentioned. I don't know much about McKenna, so maybe I've just lumped him in as another decent young manager from the Championship who the media links to every job. I keep hearing that we're seriously impressed that he has taken Ipswich to successive promotions and just think 'surely everyone is impressed with that,' but a face who was probably the last to acheive that just keeps haunting me:

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I have followed a bit of the Championship due to mates who have teams in it, and there’s no comparison really. Ipswich play football that Adkins could only dream of and it’s quite similar to us. And he’s done it with very little resources and no ‘star’ players really. I’d imagine pretty much all the lights on TB’s stats dashboard are Green for McKenna. But whether he can be persuaded to come is another matter.
 




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