MightyWhite wrote:Not entirely convinced by RDM's managerial skills just yet (let us not forget his average spells at Franchise and WBA). Seems there's a certain element of Jimmy Armfield in '75 - e.g. sit back and let a team of ageing superstars have one last crack at immortality
Yep, kind of think AVB failed at Chelsea because he tried to try and break up the click at Chelsea (Terry, Lampard, Drogba etc) and bring new regime into the ageing team. Those players had two much power so he needed to show who's boss, this failed, they play made AVB time at Chelsea difficult and he got the boot. RDM was one of their own, let the old guard get on with it, didn't challenge their power and things started to work. I am not saying what RDM did was wrong - they won the Champions League after all.
This is just a theory I might add.