Yes you heard it right. Allardyce for Aston Villa.
Now many of you are very unhappy about McLeish and deservedly so according to the media. Now that you just escaped relegation to join your neighbours I would like to suggest an idea. Now if the owners sack McLeish then who would be the best option?
MON is at Sunderland, Houllier is unwell. Young managers like Lambert, Rodgers and Martinez are happy at their clubs. Now only one option remains - BIG SAM. A manager who could even manage big teams like Real Madrid and Barcelona as he said. You can just imagine his calibre.
I think he would be a big hit at Villa Park. His style of no-nonsense play would suit you. The tippy tappy nonsense you played under Gerrard lead to you nowhere. Big Sam has a proven record. Blackburn were comfortably midtable when he was at helm and now they are relegated as he was sacked. This shows that he is a very capable manager.
Your players and his style go hand in hand. I request you to keep Heskey as he is very integral to that style of play. Given, Huttton, Dunne, Collins, Heskey. All would gel perfectly in that route one style football.
They say it's boring. I disagree. Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. Personally I find this tippy tappy passing football boring. Just imagine this. Dunne gives a long pass to Heskey, Heskey outmuscles the defender and finishes cleanly past the goalkeeper. There is nothing more enjoyable than watching a goal scored this direct way.
So I think the owners should sack McLeish (Not that he is a bad manager.After all he has won the CC). but Big Sam is the bigger and better version of McLeish. No pun intended though. He will lead to back to past glories while playing the best and the most efficient brand of football.
long ball football is so underrated.