It’s hard to pick many holes in his managerial record, apart from the fact that he is relatively inexperienced having only managed Wales and Blackburn to date. It’s a question of whether he’s taken Rovers ‘as far as he could’, something which Mark Hughes is almost certain to say if indeed he is to be installed as the new manager at Eastlands.
The Press Association report that, while Sven has left the building and Richard Dunne looks almost certain to leave, one of the Manchester City fanzine editors is still predicting a bright future, especially if the Welshman takes charge. However, will many of the City squad only have signed for the club due to the Eriksson factor?
Dave Wallace, editor of the respected King of the Kippax fanzine, feels City are actually in a far healthier state than it initially appears.
“If you look at the fact we have a European campaign to build on, plus the young players and ones like Elano, Martin Petrov and Vedran Corluka, we have a lot to look forward to,” said Wallace.
“We should be in a position to kick on from here and hopefully Mark Hughes, if that is to be who we get, will do that.”
City fans, do you agree with the above sentiments or do you feel that Shinawatra has unnecessarily started rocking the boat after one season of ownership? If Hughes is going to become manager, he’ll have a tough job in motivating a set of players seemingly disillusioned by the boardroom antics of the past few weeks.