Rather than clutter up the thread discussing missing Leicestershire school girls I have decided to addres the Ranieri comments here.
I think that he has been handed a crock of shit. (Not his fault). I am unaware of his reputation as I am fairly parochial when it comes to football.
However he needs to have some early success because my reading of the situation is that he will not automatically have the terraces or the dressing room with him. He may have the confidence of the owners but how will he fair in a eightway relegation tussel?
I hope Nigel Pearson gets a new job soon.
I have a feeling he will do ok. Gerard houllier at aston villa ok. He will keep them up just basically. I think west ham and aston villa will struggle this season. Villa in their pre season games couldn't beat lower league opposition and they signed a host of new signings that will take time to bed in and have no premier league experience . Plus they lost benteke who has kept them up the last three seasons. watford ,Sunderland and aston villa relegated.