Jump to content


SINCE 1996
Proudly partnered with TheTerraceStore.com

Jol Sacked Too Soon


Recommended Posts

Jol Sacked Too Soon

Despite earlier speculation that Mark Hughes was a target for the vacancy at Sunday’s opponents Spurs, according to various media sources Seville manager Juande Ramos will be installed as the new Spurs manager this week, as a replacement for the sacked Martin Jol.

Personally, I believe Hughes link with Spurs, was pure speculation on the part of the media, similar in the past when former manager Graeme Souness was linked with Spurs. It is inevitable that whenever a manager is successful the media will link him with a move away from Ewood Park. However why would Hughes want to move to Spurs, where the manager, if the media is to be believed, appears to be constantly undermined by internal manoeuvres. I can’t remember the exact quote, but Souness once stated, Blackburn is a football club, run as a football club not as part of supermarket or as part of a plc, and is run by football people.

It is inevitable that some day Mark Hughes will move on to greener pastures, it is however, my belief that Mark Hughes is a football person and the set up at Ewood is a perfect marriage for the Welshman with football ambitions, backed up by a board made up of football people.

In his three years at the Rovers Hughes has built a strong and talented squad, would he really want to leave now, to start all over rebuilding a team elsewhere, before achieving success with this squad. The day to worry will be when Sir Alex Ferguson retires, and if Hughes is linked with that vacancy, then Rovers supporters will have had a few years of success.

In the meantime the sacking of Martin Jol has come a week to soon, with Spurs’ development coach, Clive Allen and youth team manager Alex Inglethorpe taking charge of the team for Sunday's game.

With only one win in the last nine League visits to White Hart Lane, a repeat of the 4-0 win at the end of the 2002-03 season with goals from Dwight Yorke, Craig Hignett, Damien Duff and Andy Cole, was on the cards, however Rovers should now be wary of this fixture or, as so often happens the “new manager” syndrome will bite them on the ass.

With the exception of Jason Roberts, who is still a week away from returning to training and Steven Reid, who isnt match fit, Mark Hughes has a full squad to select from for Sunday's game at WHL.

Messageboard Match Preview.

Link to comment
Share on other sites


This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.