But is Martin O'Neill the right man for West Ham?
" When O'Neill arrived, Villa were 2 places outside the relegation zone. In his first season, he stabilised things and stopped the rot (moving the club 5 places up the table); in his next 3 seasons, O'Neill solidified Villa in the top half of the table, with three sixth place finishes in a row. Given Villa's resources/second-tier status/ability to attract second-tier players, 6th is arguably the best the club could hope for."
"O'Neill creates *stability* at clubs he manages. For example: At Villa, he has bought 28 players; 24 of them are still at the club."Having said that, I have a few concerns about O'Neill.
- Gives up when things get rough
- No Plan B when Plan A fails in matches
- Does not have extensive knowledge on European-based players
- Old-school manager, archaic tactics at times
Sullivan and Gold typically gets their managerial appointment spot-on. This article gives an interesting insight into how much experience and credibility as football club owners the duo have. SuGo are also not known to be hasty in their decisions and do give sufficient time to their managers to get things right. I expect Avram Grant to remain as manager until the end of the season, no matter what happens this season.