Having been personally a little surprised that City officially unveiled two new signings before parading their new Manager, I’m left wondering if Manuel Pellegrini (if indeed his IS the man of course) will be unveiled this week.
Still patient for our new Manager’s arrival; I’m also left wondering if the time it’s taking to show off our new ‘man at the helm’ is down to him bringing a certain Spanish midfielder with him for a kind of, double ‘welcome to Manchester’ showing…and that’s taking up more time. All conjecture of course…
All appears to have gone quiet on Isco but then again if Pellegrini is indeed our new Manager elect, then their close working relationship together would make it easier to conduct any negotiations in private I’m sure.
If there ARE any jitters from me regarding the time it’s taking to bring in a new Manager then, strangely, and of course, it’s not because we need someone to orchestrate new signings. But because we are rebuilding at a fair old pace, we’ve got some clearing out to do as soon as possible.
Other teams are going to want to start tinkering with their own squads soon and the sooner we get our own Manager in place the sooner he’ll be able to say who he does and DOESN’T want to keep. He might be able to say who he wants IN from afar but how could he possibly decide who he doesn’t want to keep without being closer to the players at the Club?
Surely Pellegrini wouldn’t do a YouTube on our current players and decided from there… J
Gareth Barry has now been linked with a move to either Spurs or Stoke City and others on the sale list will probably include…
…with others going out on loan or simply being released as a free agents.
Although we still need a new striker as well as a need to ‘sure up’ the defence a little too, we need to be mindful of balancing the books...and some urgency on this would be a good thing. The quicker the final squad is in place for pre-season the better.
City won’t need the likes of me telling them that of course and as fans all we can do is sit and watch it progress in front of our watchful eyes.
Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick…