It has been a drag since Garry Monk departed the club around three weeks ago. Fans are becoming increasingly frustrated with the lack of movement for a head-coach and with nearly all others clubs beginning to sign players and plan for the season ahead, we still don’t know who will be in charge.
Aitor Karanka seemed nailed on, and since we have had various people lead the race for the job. Pep Clotet, Alan Pardew, Nigel Pearson, Victor Sanchez, Jaap Stam, Juande Ramos, the list goes on. None seem to be taking the job so the question has to be, who is? Last week Andrea Radrizzani tweeted saying he knows the frustration of the fans and to be patient so he can get the right man for the job. Since then “talks with candidates” have apparently taken place but we are none the wiser as to who could take the job.
Pre-season was set to be announced last week but was delayed until this week, Monday has almost been and gone and we have heard nothing on pre-season or a head-coach. This needs to be sorted and extremely soon because fans are becoming restless. Fair enough you need some time, but it needs to be done quicker than this, yet again we are falling behind in the summer, just like last year when Garry Monk came in and was left playing catch up from the word go. Did it effect us? The first month of the season proved it did, massively.
The club is now on the brink of doing the same. The fact pre-season is all but sorted and Victor Orta is at the club and is in charge of recruitment means we are ahead of where we were a year ago but it is at a crossroads and we need to know who is going to take the team going forward. It needs to be right and despite it coming as a surprise that Garry Monk left three weeks is more than enough time to find a replacement. Everyone expects an appointment early this week, let’s hope we get one.