There are many factors that go into a successful football team, and many more that make up a good manager. One of the latter is an ability to learn and apply, and Manchester City boss Stuart Pearce has proven a master,
“I know I should have done better, if I’m being honest, in respect to our league finish the last two years,” he told The Sun.
“I still feel as though we should be in the top half of the league.
“The coaching staff and the players think that and the supporters think that as well.
“As every season goes by, you do learn valuable lessons. I’m a stronger and more balanced manager than two years ago.
“We just need three or four top players. Then, criticism will be easier to take because you know you’ve done everything to push the club in the right direction.”
Just three or four top players, and Manchester City might finish in the top half of the Premiership. How could we have been so blind? Rumours questioning Pearce’s job security have been running rampant lately and, as much as we like the man, one of the last grasps at straws for a manager on the way out is to claim he just needs a handful of big money signings to get things right.