Lord Rother wrote:Spec wrote:They need someone who is a stabling, calming influence not Di Canio. And not sure about Di Matteo either.
Owen Coyle is an interesting idea although I think Nigel Adkins might get it.
Phil Parkinson would be a popular choice, wouldn't he?
In many ways he would be a popular choice, as an RFC "legend" - until he was exposed as being out of his depth, which would probably happen.
McDermott >> Parkinson without a doubt.
I would be more than happy with Adkins as his teams play football that is good on the eye, which we haven't seen much of in the last decade or 2, despite the success along the way.
I just think Coyle is ridiculously under-rated and can't understand why he seems to be a forgotten man.
I said on the Arsenal thread a few years back that I'd like for Coyle to come to Arsenal as Wenger's number 2 for a while and eventual successor. And then it all went horribly wrong.
I like(d) him as a manager and would be happy to see him in charge of Reading. He has that experience of managing clubs in the championship (and taking them up) and the Premier league.