I think the appointment of a DoF would help in the fact that it would give continuity to the club so if Ole fails the club should have a system in place. That would mean that instead of going for the only 'high profile' manager that is available at the time the club could choose a manager that fits the profile of the club.Lazarus wrote: ↑8 months agoWhat's the bets the deal to sack him will be much cheaper than Jose and that Ole's future success financially will be tied to success on the pitch. That removes any real barrier to sacking him, therefore allowing us to ride this wave for as long as it pushes us forward. Poch is at Spurs for a while or is going to Real (he'd be going there anyway if they rivaled us) so no harm done. No brainer for me, considering how well he's done already. The players seem to want him and that matters most.
As for the DoF, all seems to have gone quiet on that front. The board must know that Ole is going to be the next manager so it may be that they will appoint one soon (the sooner the better). Does Ole have a say in the appointment? I hope not as the DoF has to have a certain amount of autonomy from the first team manager. Do we really need a DoF? I would say yes. Most of our dealings in the transfer market over the last 5 years have been poor. We've either bought players to stop other teams getting them,or bought them with no particular use or plan for them (we can all quote a litany of players that have arrived that have either been misused,played out of position or who have just failed).Hopefully with Ole and a DoF in place that will be a thing of the past.