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Is Scolari the man for Man City?

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Manchester City have now made their first move to instal Portugal coach Luiz Felipe Scolari - a World Cup winner with Brazil in 2002 - as Sven Goran Eriksson's successor.

Is he the man to take over from Eriksson, who will be sacked at the end of the season?

He has a track record of success at international level, but does this mean he will succeed at Eastlands?

Let us know your thoughts.

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comment by Andy (U3200718)

posted May 9, 2008

Should stick with Sven - I see a repeat of the Leicester situation brewing

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comment by roybus (U5131760)

posted May 9, 2008

Scolari has done well as an international manager but what of his record at club level? Has he ever managed a European team before?

Sven's done a good job - I'd ceratinly have settled for 9th place at the beginning of the season. Given a summer to spend time making his next signings, there's no doubt that we would be moving up, not down, next season.

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posted May 9, 2008

Nah, the team was going nowhere under Sven. Dead end. Teams like Everton have much better and consistent players. All the managers just watched a couple of tapes of Elano and Giovanni playing, and taught their players to neutralise them. You need some world class signings.

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posted May 9, 2008

I read a comment above which said "put city right back where they belong which is in the top six of the premiership"?

I'm sorry, but thats simply not true. City have NEVER finished in the top six! You're sacking Sven who has been great for you, only to replace him at the end of the season because you didnt finish in the top six? Madness.

I think people need a reality check here.

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posted May 9, 2008

"Scolari has done well as an international manager but what of his record at club level? Has he ever managed a European team before?"

His record was won two (I said TWO) Libertadores da America Cup. How much european managers have 2 UEFA Champions League in your curriculum? Few...

One thing I can say you: Luis Felipe Scolari do not take a team to be top 6 or top 5, he takes to be champion ;)

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posted May 9, 2008

City have already ggot the right man.
What they need to change is the idiot who's going toget rid of him.
Hopefully he'll land in jail and their problem will be solved

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posted May 9, 2008

Tell you what - as a lifelong red I have to hand it to Erikson for the dignified way he has handled himself during this ridiculous state of affairs but with all due respect to the many bitters fans I know I fear you are destined to continue as serial under achievers no matter who takes on the managers job as long as this long standing perceived obsession that pervades your club and supporters in that you hate the reds more than you love the bitters.

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posted May 10, 2008


Cleiton, como esta?

Yes I have heard of Novo Hamburgo but have never been there. I was wondering with it's Germanic connotations if it was anything like Gramado...a kind of Alpine Brazil!

I doubt very much if Scolari will uproot his family from Portugal and certainly not to go to England. Shinawatra will want a big name to go with his own ego and to him that might mean Mourinho. But he will off to Milan this summer.

It was interesting to see the body language of Scolari and Eriksson when England last played Portugal.

There was Big Phil pacing up and down the technical area like a caged tiger whilst Sven was sitting on the bench like a man who had just missed the last bus home.

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posted May 12, 2008

Like most City fans I expect, the way I see it is we've not been in the bottom half of the table all season, has got to make Sven a success. Sure not been a massive one, but good enough and 9th is about right given how we've played in the later half of the season.

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posted May 12, 2008

I don't know if Scolari is the right man for the job. I thought Erikkson was a decent enough choice although I think Erikkson is the football equivalent of the Sex Pistols, signing for companies then getting paid off and taking the money. Filthy Lucre indeed!!!

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