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    Quote Originally Posted by the saint in winchester View Post
    Borislav Mihaylov is immediately available.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/50054475
    He wasn't a great success at Reading:

    https://www.wsc.co.uk/the-archive/26...obbyq-mihailov

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    Interesting article on Ralf Rangnick: https://www.theguardian.com/football...P=share_btn_tw

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    despite the frankly non existence of funds, from that article, could we tempt ragnick to come to us? if we were to give him what he asks and let him manage the income however little, from player sales and sky money and also whatever amount the owner can/might give, it would be the dream ticket.

    it sounds like he'd be interested in an opportunity to come to the premier league. and seeing as how the big clubs might be reluctant to hand over significant control over the goings on of their clubs, we on the other hand have nothing to lose. and the ralph connection might be a catalyst for us. it is doubtful that he'd leave his post so soon after taking on a new role, and his current circumstances are ideal compared to the shambolic situation we are currently in, but maybe just maybe he could be tempted by the prospect of saving our asses and making a name for himself in the process. after all we all thought hasenhuttle was too good to come to our mess of a club before he took the job, so there might be a slight chance of the same happening with ragnick.

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    Interesting article on the role of directors of football in transfer negotiations;
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/50086438

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint_clark View Post
    Interesting article on the role of directors of football in transfer negotiations;
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/50086438
    Webber has done an incredible job at Norwich.

  6. Default Southampton look to former manager Dave Jones as new sporting director


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    That has to be made up

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    Article doesn’t say that they are looking into him.

    Hope we get someone european with a very good knowledge of German, French and Belgium leagues. Aboslute gems out there.
    We need someone with contacts and can help us shift our below par european players we can t shift.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maysie View Post
    That has to be made up
    So random that could actually be something in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevy777_x View Post
    Article doesn’t say that they are looking into him.
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    The second line says 'Southampton look to former manager Dave Jones as new sporting director'

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    He'd be my first choice by a mile. Lee Todd me right up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Le God View Post
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    The second line says 'Southampton look to former manager Dave Jones as new sporting director'
    Hoped we could tempt and elder statesman back into football. But.... dear god

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Le God View Post
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    The second line says 'Southampton look to former manager Dave Jones as new sporting director'
    Give me strength

    Lee Todd, Scott Marshall, Stuart Ripley to name but three of his great signings !

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevy777_x View Post
    Article doesn’t say that they are looking into him.

    Hope we get someone european with a very good knowledge of German, French and Belgium leagues. Aboslute gems out there.
    We need someone with contacts and can help us shift our below par european players we can t shift.
    Agree - not a single word of evidence to link us explicitly and concretely to Jones. Appalling ‘journalism’. I could do exactly the same with Hoddle, Strachan or Souness. Doesn’t make a word of it true.

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    Reckon it will be an internal promotion. Probably from the famed academy

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    Les Reeds son

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    Everyone's joining in the fun. Some are just twisting the knife.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/fo...or-search.html

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    AZ Alkmaar are generally doing a good job recruiting players and managers on a budget. Their DoF is Max Huiberts, might be worth having a look at him.

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    Won't happen given the level they are operating at in Europe but Overmars has done a great job replacing their key players at Ajax over the years.


    Also it's the classiker today Ajax v Feyenoord at 16.00 if anyone is interested

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    You guys need to start looking closer to home (cheaper) for a new DoF.

    Remember, we are not a club that buys success, we breed it.
    Natural that the new DoF will come from within or at least already associated with SFC

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batman View Post
    You guys need to start looking closer to home (cheaper) for a new DoF.

    Remember, we are not a club that buys success, we breed it.
    Natural that the new DoF will come from within or at least already associated with SFC
    Kelvin or Dave Watson it is then

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    ^^ this^^^^ it will be one of them

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    It will be someone who is at this moment in time in a job.
    If he has already been identified and will arrive before the next international break, he would probably have to serve notice at his existing club.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevy777_x View Post
    It will be someone who is at this moment in time in a job.
    If he has already been identified and will arrive before the next international break, he would probably have to serve notice at his existing club.
    Any thoughts who this might be? Someone from abroad perhaps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batman View Post
    You guys need to start looking closer to home (cheaper) for a new DoF.

    Remember, we are not a club that buys success, we breed it.
    Natural that the new DoF will come from within or at least already associated with SFC
    Hasenhuttl was not a cheap option with links to Saints. So why would the DoF be?

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    Southampton 'want to pip Manchester United to Erik Stoffelshaus — who found Manuel Neuer and Mesut Ozil — as they seek new sporting director'


    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-7618839/Southampton-want-pip-Manchester-United-Erik-Stoffelshaus-seek-new-sporting-director.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_ campaign=1490

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    Ozil does always go missing to be fair.

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    Good article from this year as he looked back on his time and transfers in Moscow.

    https://m.sportsdaily.ru/articles/er...e-did-about-me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Convict Colony View Post
    Kelvin or Dave Watson it is then
    If so, just turn the lights out


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    Quote Originally Posted by Maggie May View Post
    Everyone seems to be ignoring the possibility of Dave Jones returning?? WTF
    I can't see that happening, we were the high spot in an unremarkable managerial career, and I don't think he can point to an track record of signings here or elsewhere.

    Story strikes me as a crock of sh!t. The heading leads with the line that Jones wants to return as Sporting Director; I'm sure he would but doubtful that we'd share the enthusiasm. We couldn't be that daft could we ?

    Didn't Jones enjoy a good relationship with the Mail after his trial when he told the story of how Lowe visited the family to go on gardening leave ? Perhaps he has retained a contact there to float his name in such a fashion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Convict Colony View Post
    Kelvin or Dave Watson it is then
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    If so, just turn the lights out


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    Either of these two or Dave Jones and we might as well give up for the next couple of years.

    I still suspect the Everton bloke who came in earlier in the year being elevated to the role.

  35. Default DoF AND a player-trading expert ?!

    So much for streamlining the process.

    https://www.dailyecho.co.uk/sport/17...ph-hasenhuttl/

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperSAINT View Post
    So much for streamlining the process.

    https://www.dailyecho.co.uk/sport/17...ph-hasenhuttl/
    It seems nobody had heard of multi-tasking at SMS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rooney View Post
    It seems nobody had heard of multi-tasking at SMS.
    I suspect that a lot of the business is run on a shoestring and there isn't much capacity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VectisSaint View Post
    Not sure finding Ozil is a good point.
    Come on, he's gone off the boil in the last couple fo years (not managed very well) but this a guy with over 90 caps for Germany, was a star performer for Real Madrid, has won the World Cup, and has been consistently one the best goal creators in the league for the last 4-5 years.

    We'd be delighted unearthing an Ozil.

    Weren't when we were signing players well, didn't we basically have a transfer committee of like 3 people overseeing tranfers all having their input, getting in two new outside people, together with Ralph's input into player signings sounds like a good idea to me.

    More fresh faces the better I'd reckon.

    Also hopefully a good director of Football might quickly weed out the bad eggs in the backroom staff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tajjuk View Post
    Come on, he's gone off the boil in the last couple fo years (not managed very well) but this a guy with over 90 caps for Germany, was a star performer for Real Madrid, has won the World Cup, and has been consistently one the best goal creators in the league for the last 4-5 years.

    We'd be delighted unearthing an Ozil.

    Weren't when we were signing players well, didn't we basically have a transfer committee of like 3 people overseeing tranfers all having their input, getting in two new outside people, together with Ralph's input into player signings sounds like a good idea to me.

    More fresh faces the better I'd reckon.

    Also hopefully a good director of Football might quickly weed out the bad eggs in the backroom staff.
    Not sure that's their remit. Maybe we need a good HR guy or legal expert to go through player contracts and find a way to dismiss them for non-performance with minimal cost to the club.

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    Is a "Play Trading Expert" not just a 2019 name for a scout?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint Garrett View Post
    Is a "Play Trading Expert" not just a 2019 name for a scout?
    I expect Kruger would not know this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperSAINT View Post
    So with Ross resigning, what do we think will happen?

    Limited funds in January & a load of players we can’t get rid of.

    Will be interesting to see who we go for, with effectively no football experience at board level making decisions.
    We will do exactly what we did replacing Reed 12 months ago. Say nothing and do nothing and occasionally regurgitate the same “we are looking” cr*p many months later via The Echo mouthpiece to maintain turnstiles activity. The staff turnstiles at St Mary’s have only been set to one way, exit only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Convict Colony View Post
    Kelvin or Dave Watson it is then
    Sadly, that would not surprise me such is our low level of ambition, non-existent investment and tremendous lack of foresight (or care) any remote football intelligence and insight.

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    What’s Joe Kinnear up to these days? Experienced, knows the league and everyone picks up the phone to him

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarvSFC View Post
    Ozil does always go missing to be fair.
    The rich mans JWP?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turkish View Post
    What’s Joe Kinnear up to these days? Experienced, knows the league and everyone picks up the phone to him
    Irony? Hope so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Wayman View Post
    Irony? Hope so.
    No one's jokin' 'ere.

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    NC would sort it out, he is the best hope

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    Quote Originally Posted by benjii View Post
    No one's jokin' 'ere.
    :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dellman View Post
    NC would sort it out, he is the best hope
    Ha ha....... hes too buys being chairman of AC Milan.

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