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    Mac back??

    Been told the Maclaren back as Technical Director.
    Is this confirmed wanyone??

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    God, will it mean Rooney gets the gig??
    Nnnnoooooooo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by macstheman View Post
    Been told the Maclaren back as Technical Director.
    Is this confirmed wanyone??
    Hmmm...just heard the same thing, ‘Technical Director and Advisor to the Board’. Boro’ should be fun!

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    This is surely the time for one to put ones head in ones hands in despair. Regressive move to my mind, the sort of move that must surely presage either the takeover having collapsed or the new owners not actually having much disposable income to drive ambitions

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    Having a football expert advise our senior management team on the next appointment, recruitment etc is a good idea in my opinion. Otherwise Mel will make some stupid decision again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdiSalisbury View Post
    Having a football expert advise our senior management team on the next appointment, recruitment etc is a good idea in my opinion. Otherwise Mel will make some stupid decision again.
    He’s now described in the DT as ‘advisor to the new owners once the takeover is complete’, Adi...so not sure Mel will have much, if any, say.

    All a bit confusing but maybe not as ‘regressive’ as GP implies.
    Last edited by ramAnag; 24-11-2020 at 02:20 PM.

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    the issue as I see it was that Mac was a good coach, tactically and in terms of handling the players on the training ground etc

    As he moved up the "intellectual spectrum" this is when his limitations became more clear - transfers were not that great and it seemed to me that he was the perfect "peter principal" candidate. The higher he got the less effective he became. So now, at board level advisory, he is potentially above his comfort level and equally further away from what he does best.

    He would have been a great assistant manager / head coach, but not so sure about this

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    Predicted by/rumour started by me for the third time, he might take us down to div three but he’ll do it in style

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff Parkstone View Post
    the issue as I see it was that Mac was a good coach, tactically and in terms of handling the players on the training ground etc

    As he moved up the "intellectual spectrum" this is when his limitations became more clear - transfers were not that great and it seemed to me that he was the perfect "peter principal" candidate. The higher he got the less effective he became. So now, at board level advisory, he is potentially above his comfort level and equally further away from what he does best.

    He would have been a great assistant manager / head coach, but not so sure about this
    Unfortunately, this sums up my feelings regarding Mac.

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    Would he want to play assistant manager? He's "completed" that game, and some. Mac part IV is on!

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