- May 1, 2014
Favourite for the blues job....
Bigger than Sunderland... ***scratches head*** Real Madrid perhaps... after that, nothing!I’m confident he’d stay, he has the trust of the owners here and the fans are more likely to cut him slack.
he’s already turned down Sunderland who are a bigger club than Birmingham will ever be.
He's repeatedly shown that emotions don't drive his decisions, so it all comes down to practicalities. Is he going to swap SISU (with whom he's stated more than once he has a great relationship) for Paul Suen Cho Hung & his 'advisors', who seem to be running a madhouse, and is it going to give him a better chance of getting as high as he can in his profession, and is it going to pay more? You can maybe say 'yes' to one of those three factors, a 'perhaps but not definitely' to another and a 'no' to the other part. Bearing in mind how jumping to Huddersfield went for him as well, I can't see it. We could go down next year and we'd more than likely stick with him, he'd get a few months at Brum and be gone if there wasn't huge progress and he didn't like the interference from the owner, then what does he do.If he was approached I'm sure he would turn it down flat. We are in the same league now and we are a one City club on the up. Brum are a perenial championship side in the shaddow of Villa. all it ould do is increase MR's contract pay to keep him and ensure SISU also backed him for the cause ahead. We have developed a great model at Coventry which he is paramount to and he and Vivash can deliver again here more so than at Brum. the chance of being the manager that took us up thrugh the divisions is leagacy material, and the route to a big pay day. Go to brum and obscurity beckons.
Yes, and not only that, you have to go back to Strachan before that, and Sillett before that. By the end of next season (if he stays) then he'll overtake Strachan and Sillett, and be catching up on Jimmy Hill. Strange that, doesn't feel like it.As it goes - is Robins the first manager since strachan to manage us through 3 full seasons?
What's gone on with the club is nothing shorter than remarkable with the culmination shown in the results.He has probably more power at the club than 95% of managers in all 4 divisions
He's built the team in his own image, has assembled his own coaching and backroom staff and seems to be trusted completely by Joy, so much so that Tim Fisher has been submerged since Dave Boddy arrived
And he's almost certainly managing a Championship team next season
It would need to be a life changing offer to tempt him
If the Telegraph disappeared I'm not sure many people would actually notice.When the relationship between the telegraph and the CCFC fan base is already so fractured, I don’t know why they publish such articles. There’d be no love lost if the newspaper ceased to exist tomorrow.
So on that basis who do you think will do better next year Birmingham City or Coventry City? I think Robins would be confident of doing better than Birmingham City tbh. Now if Derby, Forest came calling it could be a different story but even then as 'better days' says he has built this club around himself and will want to take it to the next step surely? The fan base is as good as any and if back at the Ricoh the sky's the limit.Or maybe he thinks he done all he can for us, getting us back to the Championship.
I hope he s got reassurances that he ll have some sought of budget he can use to
cement us in the Championship or even better .