Rock and Roll football ?
Enough dwelling on the last defeat for now as sore as it was.
And just when youre seeking to move on a juicy wee number just goes and sits in your lap , in a figure of speech that is.
The question of who is probably the biggest one out there for a Celtic fan right now and this week see’s a new name in the frame.
Today we will ‘ Squint at Slaven “ !
Slaven Bilic was officially linked to our managerial job some two or three days ago and the reason we are even writing about this is because he has expressed a desire for the job.
If this job is on the open market he would like to speak to the Club , thats out there and clear.
As mentioned yesterday CelticUnderground has Dermot fancying a bums on seats name and has alreayd spoken to a few big hitters among them Jose and Rafa.
You can see how they might use the attention of the PLC to their advantage in whatever angle they are seeking to exploit , but here we do have a come and get me plea so its certainyl worth looking at in my book.
I wont claim to know much about the man , but tbh he would get the juices flowing a bit and he does have an aura about him. The Croat’s themselves are technically good and tough , and we could do with a bit of that bigstyle.
Their domestic market could be seen as ripe for the plucking to someone with gravitas and knowledge of that scene ,,, someone with money to spend. Triple Check.
However much as I can drool or sell him to you readers theres nothing like a bit of an insight into the man , some knowledge on him and his style.
And alas I just happened to know the right men for the job.
The other two of the Terrific Trio have delightfully volunteered their time and snippets to help us get to know our potential new gaffer.
Beppe you will remember as the Venice CSC and the man who strolled over for a never to be forgotten 6 – 2 debut game at Parkhead .
The good man was kind enough to take time out of his busy day ( 3 kids , bloody hell ) to help to the blog with some answers on Slaven. Many thanks Beppe.
Do you feel Slaven would be a good fit for Glasgow Celtic ?
A lawyer who can speak 4 languages. What better man to run a football team in these crazy days of football. Actually, if I was a football President, I’d want those characteristic as standard !
Born and raised, also footballing wise, in Split, in the proud Land of Croatia. Called The Chief, the Socialist, the Hard Rock gaffer.
A man always troubled by the search for a way to conquer “the beautiful game”.
Do I think an old style central defender unaccustomed to good manners, a fighter who surrenders to nothing, a man who fractured his hip on the year of the world cup so refused surgery to play in France filled up by pain killers, do I think a man like that can guide the Bhoys?
Well, the answer is Yes, if you hadn’t guessed it by now.
He once said to think at him like the young guy who dies in the Film Armageddon to stop Earth being destroyed….maybe too much but after all he was 38 when he lead Croatia to famous victories.
With West Ham he showed his ideas of the game: yes he is a meticulous man who likes to study all details but a man who think players should not be used as in a chess game, that strategy, though important, are not as vital as an his idea of the game.
He believes if tactics were enough, we all would be great coaches. But to coach you need a good mixture of knowledge, experience, character and lightheartedness (if not carelessness).
A bit like Brian Clough he thinks the ball must move and the players move accordingly.
With the Hammers he shaped a solid style based on two marble columns, Kouyate and Noble, leaving Lanzini and Payet to create suddenly the “winning play”. His players were flexible tactically and therefore able to change strategy during games.
He knows the history behind Celtic and if he is taking the job, he will continue that history bringing back to Paradise the fighting spirit, the immense sense of pride and ultimately The Game.
Many thanks Beppe but holy crap what has happened to your own team Real Madrid ?
You cannot replace CR7. You cannot plan the future if you are only worried about the present. You cannot fix leaking pipes with tape.
You cannot lose a game if you are Real Madrid.
That in few words, our problem.
If you add that fans are unhappy even after 3 champions in a row and 4 in five years, then you understand there are no answer which can bring back logic and sense to the situation.
The answer is: we’ll try to buy Hazard, Pogba, Erikssen, Neymar, Mbappe and our Lord Jesus Christ and some will come. And we’ll hope it works…or Zizu will go and another 4/5 managers will try till we win another champions.
This is us. It will never change.
And secretly we are all fine with it because few can remember who won various leagues in different countries last year (never mind in last 5) but everyone can tell who won last year Champions.
Zizu was crazy coming back but then, was he? He lives in Madrid, his family is there, kids, business and probably now has a bit more power in making decisions. That is the only reason Bale is going, 10000%.
The answer of Madrid fans after last year champions was “we cant always win” but no chance of rebuilding the team unless victory was guaranteed…which lead to some mistakes which are nothing new (remember the years of Gravesen, Flaubert, etc?). Random buys with no plan behind it.
Now money will be spend and if trophies come, we’ll forget again….maybe.
Patrick is also my right hand man and is a West Ham fan and like the other two of us is struggling with his club of choice and its direction over the last decade or so.
He has however seen up close Slaven and witnessed his highs and lows whilst in charge of his beloved Hammers. He was kind enough to say this about whether the man would be a good fit or not. Again many thanks Patrick.
“ Bilic is an intelligent and insightful man but most importantly passionate.If your board get behind him and support both him and his ideas you’ll be a perfect fit for one another and he could be there for a long time.
I guarantee you that you’ll have a bromance with him if he gets the job.
Celtic fans will love him.
He started the Bestikas revival and their fans carried him on their shoulders at the airport when he was leaving them to join West Ham.
He had West Ham playing the best football I’ve ever seen,4th in the Premiership at Xmas having beat Citeh,Utd,Spurs,Chelsea and Liverpool both home and away…..sadly we are owned by the Dildo Brothers and they didn’t go after his January targets.
Bilic and the squad could see the writing on the wall and knew they were shysters, Dimi left and Bilic was hung out to dry.
I f%#king detest GSB, scumbags ,they’ve ruined West Ham.
I would be following Celtic again if Slaven goes there absolutely love the man.
He could’ve screwed that board but he’s an honourable man and wouldn’t entertain it.
He has subtly let the fans know what was going on since through his TV work.
All I can say is I seriously hope he goes to Celtic,it would be brilliant,a breath of fresh air. “
As you can see the reports are good from our sources and I personally feel anyone that plays drums and has piercings would be a breath of fresh air and certainly doesnt seem the yessir nossir type . He gets my vote.
We would have the toughest boss going and the refs would think twice as would the Sfa.
Rock and Roll football anyone ?