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  1. 12 Mar '11 13:35 / 2 edits
    On 7 March 2011, Bayern Munich declared that van Gaal's contract will be cancelled after the end of the 2010–11 season.

    Can any of my German or Dutch friends elaborate upon this as all the sites that I visit are either in Dutch or German, why is this the case?

    oops Bayern Munich that is!
  2. 12 Mar '11 13:39 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    On 7 March 2011, Bayern Munich declared that van Gaal's contract will be cancelled after the end of the 2010–11 season.

    Can any of my German or Dutch friends elaborate upon this as all the sites that I visit are either in Dutch or German, why is this the case?
    Can't you get Google to translate?

    PS BBC news has a short article on it: -

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/europe/9417400.stm
  3. 12 Mar '11 14:11
    Originally posted by jimslyp69
    Can't you get Google to translate?

    PS BBC news has a short article on it: -

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/europe/9417400.stm
    Change of direction, what the heck do they want, so they are having a poor domestic run, so what, just cause the dude doesn't stand any nonsense! who are they going to get to replace him? Martin O'Neill?
  4. 12 Mar '11 14:14
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    Change of direction, what the heck do they want, so they are having a poor domestic run, so what, just cause the dude doesn't stand any nonsense! who are they going to get to replace him? Martin O'Neill?
    Does seem a little rash. Every team has slack periods. I don't understand why sacking the manager seems to be the solution to so many clubs. Surely consistency is more important.
  5. 12 Mar '11 14:32 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by jimslyp69
    Does seem a little rash. Every team has slack periods. I don't understand why sacking the manager seems to be the solution to so many clubs. Surely consistency is more important.
    I think it must be more than a little bad domestic run for it seems that they wanted to remove him immediately. Hes probably told them where to get off and they haven't liked it one bit. Hes good and he knows it! I suspect the same thing might happen to them which happened to Villa, owners trying to tell the manager how to manage.
  6. 12 Mar '11 14:46
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    I think it must be more than a little bad domestic run for it seems that they wanted to remove him immediately. Hes probably told them where to get off and they haven't liked it one bit. Hes good and he knows it! I suspect the same thing might happen to them which happened to Villa, owners trying to tell the manager how to manage.
    Extract from BBC News: -

    "The reason is differing views on the club's strategic direction," the club said in a statement.

    So yes, that probably sounds about right. Why do clubs appoint managers then start to make managerial decisions? Isn't that why they appoint managers in the first place?

    The main question is though, as you stated, who will replace him? Or do they already have someone in line? Mourinho perhaps? Who knows.
  7. 14 Mar '11 13:07
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    Change of direction, what the heck do they want, so they are having a poor domestic run, so what,
    So Bayern München pay too much not to win the Liga, that's what.

    just cause the dude doesn't stand any nonsense!

    Hah, that's good. And David Cameron is a bit polished.

    No, it's because the dude is an insufferable, irascible bighead who thinks he's the high god of the football pantheon and all shall bow before him, and whose inflammable temper is matched only by that of Uli Hoeneß, the club's president. Two such captains on one ship only ever works when everything goes swimmingly. If it goes merely very well indeed - remember, they're still in the CL! - you will have a collision of hard-heads, and one skull will crack. In this case, it was Loewieke's.

    Richard
  8. 14 Mar '11 20:36 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by Shallow Blue
    So Bayern München pay too much not to win the Liga, that's what.

    [b] just cause the dude doesn't stand any nonsense!


    Hah, that's good. And David Cameron is a bit polished.

    No, it's because the dude is an insufferable, irascible bighead who thinks he's the high god of the football pantheon and all shall bow before him, and whose inflammable ion of hard-heads, and one skull will crack. In this case, it was Loewieke's.

    Richard[/b]
    Before Van Gaal came to Munich they were getting rogered 4-0 from teams like Barcelona, he has done great with them. So he knows hes da best, so what, if the president thinks he can manage better than Van Gaal then he should take the job or shut his big mouth! Do you think for one moment that Fergie, would stand any interference from the directors? He has publicly stated that the most important position in a football club is that of manager as soon as persons recognise that fact, the better. Van Gaal da man! You might be lucky and he'll get the national coaching job in the Netherlands, i wish he would come to Scotland, he would make us invincible!
  9. 16 Mar '11 12:34 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    Before Van Gaal came to Munich they were getting rogered 4-0 from teams like Barcelona, he has done great with them. So he knows hes da best, so what, if the president thinks he can manage better than Van Gaal then he should take the job or shut his big mouth! Do you think for one moment that Fergie, would stand any interference from the directors? ...[text shortened]... sition in a football club is that of manager as soon as persons recognise that fact, the better.
    Van Gaal thinks he's the best. Well, he's good, but he's no panacea, and has some glaring weak points. The most important difference between someone like Ferguson and Van Gaal is that the former has been at the same club for decades and has been succesful all that time, whereas Van Gaal typically enters a club with a problem, gets spectacular results in the first season or two, and then either leaves in a row or tanks badly in season three. Or both.

    Van Gaal is a great drill-master, but if you want to continue to coach a team that is already succesful, you need more than that. For starters, you need not only to instill fear and work ethic into your players. He's good at those, and it works very well when you have a team on the wane, which has some real talent which isn't being used. If you want consistent results, on the other hand, you also need to make your players respect, trust, and even like you. Ferguson is clearly great at that. So, despite his obvious faults (unpleasantly physical, and bo-ring!), is Van Marwijk. Van Gaal is desperately lacking in this department.

    Van Gaal da man! You might be lucky and he'll get the national coaching job in the Netherlands,

    What, again? Grief, I hope not. Last time he tried that he failed miserably, and we didn't even qualify for the - I forget which, but it was either the Euro or World Championships. Left with his tail between his legs. For, AFAAnyoneCT, much the same reasons as I pointed out above: the national players simply didn't respect him enough, and as a result, there was little unity in the team.

    Richard
  10. 16 Mar '11 16:11
    Originally posted by Shallow Blue
    Van Gaal thinks he's the best. Well, he's good, but he's no panacea, and has some glaring weak points. The most important difference between someone like Ferguson and Van Gaal is that the former has been at the same club for decades and has been succesful all that time, whereas Van Gaal typically enters a club with a problem, gets spectacular res ...[text shortened]... dn't respect him enough, and as a result, there was little unity in the team.

    Richard
    Your logic is unassailable, how the heck did Munich lose that game, i despair, I really do. Ill be on suicide watch for the next twenty four hours!
  11. 16 Mar '11 23:05
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    Your logic is unassailable, how the heck did Munich lose that game, i despair, I really do. Ill be on suicide watch for the next twenty four hours!
    somebody please I beg you, tell my how that happened? was a it a bad dream, did not Bayern nearly score eight goals and yet cannot progress in the tournament? what the heck happened there, it begs belief.
  12. Subscriber Kegge On Vacation
    27 Mar '11 18:01
    Originally posted by Shallow Blue
    Last time he tried that he failed miserably, and we didn't even qualify for the - I forget which, but it was either the Euro or World Championships.
    World Cup 2002 ...