Friends of Liverpool FC: ANDRÉ VILLAS BOAS SOUGHT BY LIVERPOOL OWNERS

Monday, May 21, 2012

ANDRÉ VILLAS BOAS SOUGHT BY LIVERPOOL OWNERS

André Villas Boas, next Liverpool Manager?
Liverpool's increasingly frantic search for a new Manager have them focussed on André Villas-Boas.
According to many reports in the media this weekend, FSG have zoned in on AVB as their choice to succeed King Kenny at Anfield.

On his arrival yesterday at the Portuguese Cup Final between Academica and Sporting, the 34-year-old said: "I'm still choosing the right project and that decision will take the necessary time."

Despite his failures at Chelsea where he won 19 but lost 11 games and was given the sack by Roman Obramovich earlier this Season, the former Porto has an impressive CV.

The former Porto Manager won a Treble with the club in 2010/11 where he won the League, their FA Cup and the Europa League all in one Season, quite a feat for one so young.

His leadership skills and success alerted one Roman Obramovic Of Chelsea and he was appointed Chelsea Manager in January 2011 after paying Porto £11 million in compensation to secure the Porto manager's hand.

Just over a year later with ten defeats and 11 draws in all competitions as Chelsea boss, he was gone, sacked, paid-up and shown the door by the Russian Oligarch.

The fact that Di Matteo has come in and won the FA Cup and famously The Champions League Final 2012 has shown up AVB's short-comings.

In his short time at Chelsea:
  1. He failed to connect with his players.
  2. Lost control of the dressing room.
  3. Presided over some poor results.
  4. Lost the faith of his employer, Abramovic.

So, if FSG decide to offer the Liverpool job to this man, I will sink to my knees in despair, John W Henry seems to have developed a ruthless streak in mediocrity lately.

Let us hope I am wrong!

14 comments :

  1. Agree entirely, two further aspects of his shortcomings were an inability to work productively with players over 30 (perhaps due to an insecurity related to his own young age), so terrible news for Gerrard, Carragher and Kuyt if he were appointed, and second a remarkable egocentricity and arrogance e.g. "Chelsea are an important club going for the title and so we should not have poor refereeing decisions made against us" and "Big clubs like Chelsea should be allowed to play their B teams in the Championship". This man is everything that the "Liverpool Way" is not, we need a team player, not a narcissist.

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    1. My vote goes to Rafa although I must admit that I'm not a fan of his style of play. Other than that, I cannot fault the man's commitment to LFC. He did a great job at the academy and is a brilliant tactician - something that LFC badly requires at this time. He has managed LFC in the recent past. The club needs some amount of stability now with the dismissal of core staff. The club is taking a bigger risk with AVB. Although he has done well with Porto, there are different dynamics to managing a club with global appeal like LFC and where expectations and pressures are typically higher.

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  2. If you can't support the club's decision,you should go support everton.They will suit you very well.

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  3. Funny enough all the reasons you gave above can be applied for rafa in his last season at liverpool and inter milan.

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  4. I agree
    I beg LFC owner not to go for AVB
    After a long fasting you dont want to start breaking your fasting by eating onions, go to the beef

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  5. If i have to go for a team that doesn't win the premiership, at least that team should lose with style.

    I would give my left nut not to have to sit through another boring liverpool game where they run around like a bunch of primary school kids.

    The next manager needs to do alot of work on the mid-field where we are stuck with a bunch of players who dont know what to do with the ball, or are to old to execute.

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  6. we in Ghana want RAfa cos he is the best man we need.In rafa we trust

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  7. yes we need a high prolife manager not small boy like AVB, liverpool is a big club, so FGW shld go with fans voice and make ther choice. like hiddink, frank de bor, rafabenites, simple these three man can deliver wot we need.

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  8. Pat's Football BlogMay 21, 2012 at 4:04 PM

    No Villas-Boas, no Benítez, thanks very much. To everybody jumping on the "we want Rafa" bandwagon, and to the last anonymous commentator, Rafa did not "deliver wot we need" - the Premier League title. Forget the Chumpions' League, start with the one trophy which says you are the best in your own back-yard; Rafa Benítez, unfortunately, did not deliver first time round. What makes you think he will this time, if appointed?

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  9. Pat's Football BlogMay 21, 2012 at 4:06 PM

    No Villas-Boas, no Benítez, thanks very much. To everybody jumping on the "we want Rafa" bandwagon, and to the last anonymous commentator, Rafa did not "deliver wot we need" - the Premier League title. Forget the Chumpions' League, start with the one trophy which says you are the best in your own back-yard; Rafa Benítez, unfortunately, did not deliver first time round. What makes you think he will this time, if appointed?

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  10. I'm sorry but have all the so called brainless Liverpool fans forgotten during whose reign the rot started setting in ? I f you still can't answer that, it was during Rafa's. WAKE UP!!!

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  11. Pat's Football BlogMay 23, 2012 at 12:11 PM

    Tobas, I think that the rot set in when Graeme Souness took charge of the team in the early '90s, rather than when Benítez took over from Gérard Houllier. Souness changed the culture of the club, and made a complete mess of the whole thing.

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