Below is a very lightly edited conversation as some of us here at StatsBomb HQ watched the growing Fulham disaster and speculated about their future management. The horror. The horror.
There is a serious conversation to be had about what a team in Fulham’s situation should do. Should the side cut bait and bring in a survival specialist in an attempt to survive at all costs? Should they stay true to the plan, trust that even if your relegated you’ll be back (and you’ll somehow afford to pay all those Premier League salaries with Championship revenue)? The question of how much to deviate from the plan when the specter of relegation looms is a complicated one. It’s especially complicated for a squad like Fulham which has been constructed with a style of play, and philosophical aim that differs from the typical bottom dwelling Premier League side.
To be absolutely clear, this is not that conversation. This conversation is a bunch of people being blown away by how absolutely terrible Fulham appeared to be (they managed a grand total of seven shots against Huddersfield despite trailing for the last hour of the match), and then randomly remembering a whole bunch of managers who are currently unemployed. Enjoy!
This has to be it for Jokanovic, right?
First time I’ve watched them in a bit. Absolutely terrible.
This is brutal
yeah, he’s gotta go
please show up at Hasenhüttl’s door with infinite money.
Dont even care about fit, I just want the opportunity to watch that madness in the flesh
Jardim is still just randomly sitting out there right?
Useful for finding available managers: https://www.transfermarkt.com/trainer/verfuegbaretrainer/statistik
Although I will be saying Hasenhüttl for every available job until he inevitably gets the Leverkusen gig
This is really great for reminding me of mediocre managers who I haven’t thought of in years.
Possibly the worst PL manager in recent years.
Di Canio is also on the list
Oh shit, Di Matteo hasn’t had a job in 2 years.
wow, Villa feels so much closer than that
Speaking of Villa It seems unfair for Steve Bruce to be unemployed since he’ll have to wait for Sam to get hired before anybody calls him
Quique Sanchez Flores seems like a good choice.
I was just thinking that actually.
David Moyes, also currently unemployed!
David Moyes is always employed _in my heart_
uh oh, Stam is hovering
Mike, can we package this as content?
it’s good stuff
A brief discussion of who should take over Fulham? Sure.
And voila, we have content. I hope you enjoyed being reminded that Pepe Mel exists.