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Could do worse than Paul Lambert in my opinion, plenty of experience 

If we win on Saturday though Stevie must be in with a great shout 

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1 hour ago, wellfan said:

Very few if any on that list that inspire confidence, I reckon we will end up with the cheap in-house option and see Hammell getting the job. 

If it happens and bookies are seldom wrong he might turn out to be a great appointment  but for me it's a huge risk I don't think it's the job for a 1st time manager with limited Coaching experience.

But only speculation at this point so let's wait and see.

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I realise that this is yet another piece of speculation and I'm not putting this forward as my choice nor can I claim that it's true, but I have heard from a couple of folk who claim links with the club that it'll be O'Dea as manager with Steven McManus as his assistant.

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4 minutes ago, Wishielad said:

I realise that this is yet another piece of speculation and I'm not putting this forward as my choice nor can I claim that it's true, but I have heard from a couple of folk who claim links with the club that it'll be O'Dea as manager with Steven McManus as his assistant.

surely not

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I wouldn't take any rumors seriously at this point. The timeline that the club mentioned makes sense to me, and at this point they'll be assessing the applications they have, and have probably sounded out the people they wanted to. Over the next week or so they'll speak to the shortlisted ones in depth then make a decision. Maybe that speeds up if someone blows them away, but I'd be surprised if that was O'dea.

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17 minutes ago, Wishielad said:

I realise that this is yet another piece of speculation and I'm not putting this forward as my choice nor can I claim that it's true, but I have heard from a couple of folk who claim links with the club that it'll be O'Dea as manager with Steven McManus as his assistant.

That doesn't inspire me but at end of the day whoever gets the job needs the fans to get behind them and give them a chance

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Hearing a lot of talk about Lambert being a great choice. Not quite sure what that's based on to be honest. 

At one point with Ipswich he had won 2 games from 25, and the reaction of the fans when he was sacked was of the type of jubilation that makes Motherwell fans reaction to Alexander going look like nothing.

In short, his style was turgid, he was actually arrogant and abrasive with media and even fans, showing indifference to the idea of him being sacked for terrible form. When asked if he fears for his job by a reporter he said:

"As I’ve said before, and I’ll say it again, if Marcus (the owner) came to me today or tomorrow and said whatever... nae problem, I can’t do nothing about that, I can’t influence that."

Some of our fans believe that Alexander fell out with O'Donnell and lost the dressing room? Lambert absolutely did fall out with Ipswich's players. He was sending guys to train with the under-23's, and when reporters were asking him who he was talking about when he was slagging players off in the media, he responded like...

Basically, he would be a terrible choice. 

A great player, but a manager who's way past his best. 

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I really don't want Hammell to get the job however I be open to him being  assistant good link between the fans and the club.

I am so uninspired by every name mentioned lol its like every name just doesnt get me excited at all.

Start of the season has been the most bizarre it's so all over the place.

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It shouldn’t be Hammell as he has zero experience just now, however I’d be more than happy to see him get some sort of role as part of the new management team.

As I said last week, my choice would be Ian McCall.

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52 minutes ago, David said:

Hearing a lot of talk about Lambert being a great choice. Not quite sure what that's based on to be honest. 

At one point with Ipswich he had won 2 games from 25, and the reaction of the fans when he was sacked was of the type of jubilation that makes Motherwell fans reaction to Alexander going look like nothing.

As someone who worked in Ipswich for a few years and went to watch them regularly, I have followed their plight over the years.

It's pretty safe to say their demise was well in place long before Lambert was involved - started around the Roy Keane days and went downhill from there. Basically, when Marcus Evans was the owner.

I have no idea how good Lambert would be now, but I wouldn't judge him on his record at Portman Road.

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5 minutes ago, weeyin said:

As someone who worked in Ipswich for a few years and went to watch them regularly, I have followed their plight over the years.

It's pretty safe to say their demise was well in place long before Lambert was involved - started around the Roy Keane days and went downhill from there. Basically, when Marcus Evans was the owner.

I have no idea how good Lambert would be now, but I wouldn't judge him on his record at Portman Road.

I also watched them regularly, having lived there for a bit. Sure, the situation at Ipswich wasn't great, but his style of football was rank. As you'll no doubt know, the fanbase there is fairly passive, so to see them react to him in the manner they did was a bit of an eye-opener. 

Basically, Lambert was many of the things our support didn't like about Alexander. Which is why I think he'd be a terrible choice.

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5 hours ago, David said:

I also watched them regularly, having lived there for a bit. Sure, the situation at Ipswich wasn't great, but his style of football was rank. As you'll no doubt know, the fanbase there is fairly passive, so to see them react to him in the manner they did was a bit of an eye-opener. 

Basically, Lambert was many of the things our support didn't like about Alexander. Which is why I think he'd be a terrible choice.

I tend to agree. I would like a Manager that would be happy and grateful to get the Motherwell  job. Even as a stepping stone. 

Already you can sense by his comments that he considers himself above the role to even bother applying.  Not an encouraging sign imho.

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6 minutes ago, Welldaft Mk1 said:

I tend to agree. I would like a Manager that would be happy and grateful to get the Motherwell  job. Even as a stepping stone. 

Already you can sense by his comments that he considers himself above the role to even bother applying.  Not an encouraging sign imho.

Dick Campbell :danced:

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Im in a minority of one. I couldn't care less who we get because no fans myself included are in anyway qualified to determine whether someone will be good bad or indifferent managing Motherwell. There are no guarantees no matter who they are. We will get who we will get and those in charge of the club are paid to do the necessary due diligence.

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2 hours ago, FirParkCornerExile said:

Im in a minority of one. I couldn't care less who we get because no fans myself included are in anyway qualified to determine whether someone will be good bad or indifferent managing Motherwell. There are no guarantees no matter who they are. We will get who we will get and those in charge of the club are paid to do the necessary due diligence.

I wouldn’t trust them to do the necessary due diligence on a lucky bag! :lol:

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15 hours ago, David said:

I also watched them regularly, having lived there for a bit. Sure, the situation at Ipswich wasn't great, but his style of football was rank. As you'll no doubt know, the fanbase there is fairly passive, so to see them react to him in the manner they did was a bit of an eye-opener. 

Basically, Lambert was many of the things our support didn't like about Alexander. Which is why I think he'd be a terrible choice.

I have several Ipswich fan friends and you’re on the money.
 

Yes, weeyin is also correct, the club has been in decline before and after Lambert but it’s fair to say that Lambert got access to more resources than his long term predecessor (the much maligned Mick McCarthy) who worked minor miracles to keep them a mid table Championship club.

In short, Lambert is still living off of his Norwich days where quite frankly, he  was fortunate to have what he had at the club. Motherwell’s player budget is a fraction of what he would have had to get out of League 1 and the squad he inherited would romp our league outwith the top 2.

in short … if you think Alexander was a bad move, Lambert would have burning effigies outside the main stand by next summer.

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I think a good chance that the board might go get someone that has ties to the club just to build bridges with the fans  with Hammell as a number two.I wouldn't want Lambert comes across pretty arrogant has that Strachan every press conference has to be like a 10 min set at the Fringe.

I am starting to think lets just give it to someone young with fresh ideas still got a whole season ahead of us, points on the board lets just do something different.

Pepe was managing Barca at 37ish i think albeit one of best sides in world football with one of the best players ever but why not go for a Kevin Thompson someone along those lines rather him than a Lambert type doesn't matter how old you are if you are good enough you are good enough worth a wee punt.

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Not sure if its just me, but Im not sure what it is about Kevin Thomsons managerial record that makes folk think that he is a future managerial success story? I think the jury is still very much out on that one and, if he hadnt played for one of the big 2, the media wouldnt push him anywhere near as much as they are doing right now.

PS thats not a dig at you Spit it Out, but I he does seem to be flavour of the month right now in the media when jobs come up.

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18 hours ago, David said:

Hearing a lot of talk about Lambert being a great choice. Not quite sure what that's based on to be honest. 

At one point with Ipswich he had won 2 games from 25, and the reaction of the fans when he was sacked was of the type of jubilation that makes Motherwell fans reaction to Alexander going look like nothing.

In short, his style was turgid, he was actually arrogant and abrasive with media and even fans, showing indifference to the idea of him being sacked for terrible form. When asked if he fears for his job by a reporter he said:

"As I’ve said before, and I’ll say it again, if Marcus (the owner) came to me today or tomorrow and said whatever... nae problem, I can’t do nothing about that, I can’t influence that."

Some of our fans believe that Alexander fell out with O'Donnell and lost the dressing room? Lambert absolutely did fall out with Ipswich's players. He was sending guys to train with the under-23's, and when reporters were asking him who he was talking about when he was slagging players off in the media, he responded like...

Basically, he would be a terrible choice. 

A great player, but a manager who's way past his best. 

Wow! Thats a total car crash.

No thanks.

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7 minutes ago, joewarkfanclub said:

Not sure if its just me, but Im not sure what it is about Kevin Thomsons managerial record that makes folk think that he is a future managerial success story? I think the jury is still very much out on that one and, if he hadnt played for one of the big 2, the media wouldnt push him anywhere near as much as they are doing right now.

PS thats not a dig at you Spit it Out, but I he does seem to be flavour of the month right now in the media when jobs come up.

I agree with that,thomson has had one season managing in league 2 where his budget dwarved any other club in that league,he wins promotion at a canter then resigns in hope of a bigger job which is yet to materialize.thats not a great look for a start,could he just resign leaving you in the lurch if something better came his way.hes the flavour of the month cause he's an ex old firm player trying to make it now as a manager,we have darren odeas name being mentioned in the press for the same reason.i wouldn't want either at the club,if we're looking to go down the route of an inexperienced manager then you would think hammell would be in front of those two.

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I don’t get this insistence that it has to be someone from within or a former club legend.

My adopted English home team Charlton are exactly the same (so very similar to the well in so many ways) are exactly the same.

From my vantage point, Stevie Hammel is not the right man for the job yet and if he’s doing a great job in what is a critical role, why move him? Perhaps in time, he will be and hopefully he’s smart enough to see that.

 

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Won’t rule anybody out but some hard questions need to be asked at the interview because whoever it is stuck with players already on contract extensions needs to ask the board if he has a free hand to offer players the right to move on . The new manager will need to bring in at least 6 players will the board back him like to think so . This appointment does not need to be done in a hurry as SH is a steady hand at the wheel 

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13 minutes ago, Yodo said:

Won’t rule anybody out but some hard questions need to be asked at the interview because whoever it is stuck with players already on contract extensions needs to ask the board if he has a free hand to offer players the right to move on . The new manager will need to bring in at least 6 players will the board back him like to think so . This appointment does not need to be done in a hurry as SH is a steady hand at the wheel 

Contradicting yourself slightly there. If you feel the new man has to have the right to move people on and needs to bring in 5 or 6 players then I'd argue there is a bit of urgency in appointing someone given how long is left in the transfer window. 

Personally I'm more in favour of us taking our time and getting the right man. I reckon 2 signings will be enough to make a difference...

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