Tim Sherwood would probably fare better if he walked into pressers and asked the hacks if anyone knew any good jokes.
On the subject of Louis Van Gaal, Shergar (©ODM) became very tetchy.
He’s obviously destined to want to manage in England. He’s got a good track record and he’s a good manager. I’m sure he’ll get his opportunity – he’s been shouting loud enough for it.
My future’s out of my hands. I believe I’ll be here next year. I’m planning for next season. The players are playing for their futures.”
On the spiralling rumours about winger Yevhen Konoplyanka Tim was masterful. He used words that oozed understanding of transfer market complexities “we’ve got to make sure we do our recruitment job on them” and words that made me reflux a little, “Nobody else will come in here unless I sanction it.”
He’s obviously a player who’s been linked with the club because he’s a good player. He’s certainly one who’s being talked about, but there’s nothing definitive.
I think we have to make sure we see a lot more of these guys before they come in, not just the highlights because we’ve got to make sure we do our recruitment job on them.
Not at the moment. Nobody else will come in here unless I sanction it. You can’t work any other way.
The manager has got to work with the players so, unless he gets the players he wants, it’s always going to be an uphill task. He will always have the excuse of ‘well they’re not my players’.”
To be blunt, this talentless toad can sit in the pressers reading the phone book. But the “He will always have the excuse of ‘well they’re not my players’” line chilled me to the bone.
For those that still believe that André “sanctioned” all of the Magnificent Seven, this is your biggest clue yet.