The Premier League season is only two weeks old yet the sack race is already on! The two main contenders come in the shape of QPR’s Mark Hughes and West Ham’s Big Sam. Both have had money to spend – have they spent wisely?
Let’s start with QPR. They’ve replaced Paddy Kenny with Rob Green. Enough said. Similar to his time at Man City, he’s bought players who have Premier League experience. We’ve seen that this tactic doesn’t guarantee success judging from what Mancini has managed to achieve. Mark Hughes hasn’t signed well. For all the money he’s spent on the attack, he’s forgotten about the defence. Fabio, Clint Hill, Anton Ferdinand and Nedum Onuoha aren’t Premiere League quality – even for a team fighting against relegation. Before the window slams shut, he needs to bolster his defence.
Despite spending a ton of money on his side last season, West Ham barely made it into the Premier League. I’m shocked Big Sam has bought Jussi Jaaskelainen to replace the fumbling Rob Green. He’s past his best, so much so that Bogdan replaced him at Bolton and they went down; what makes Big Sam think he’s still got what it takes? Carlton Cole looks isolated and it’s a question whether Big Sam knows how to play any other way except the long ball game. I think they do have the players to play it along the ground which is a shame.
So who’s tipped to replace either gaffer? Harry Redknapp. Harry was the former Hammers manager, but I heard he may not be welcome by all fans because he’s managed Spurs. Either way, I think he would do a better job than the current managers. Both will be looking over their shoulders for the next few matches.
Who do you think leads the sack race? Would Harry do a better job?