VLOG : My take on Rafa returning Posted by Antoine Zammit December 23, 2010 Follow @azammit Share this: Share Twitter 13 responses to “VLOG : My take on Rafa returning” i completely agree. What happened to anybody is better than Woy? He’s not coming back. End of story. Even if he were to openly express interest, there’s no way the new owners could hire him given his record in the transfer market prior to leaving as well as how much he’s polarized the fan-base. Just too much baggage. I believe NESV really do want to get rid of Roy, but Rafa is probably not at the top of their list (or even ON their list at all) for potential replacements. Personally, I’m fed up with people re-writing history in relation to Rafa but I guess that’s what pundits and press do – as well as fans. Rafa critics now claim he was a Champions League winner because he inherited Houllier’s team. At the time he was heralded as a genius for guiding a poor squad through to victory!!! Please look at facts, statistics and results in the context of the time. Hodgson is clearly dragging us down and our best players will soon want to leave if they don’t already. We were second just 18 months ago under Rafa after 5 years in charge, it was HIS team. Hodgson didn’t have much to do. All the signs are that he hasn’t got it in him. Boring tactics, demotivating public criticism of players and over 39years of mediocrity is holding us back. Bring in a proven winner – if not Rafa (who has won things – remember!) then someone else. We are Liverpool, we should have one of the best winning managers in charge. Is that too much to ask of our owners? He’ll struggle to get a ‘top’ job in the near future,he was lucky to get a shot at Inter to be honest and the constant confrontation he has had with Chairman and owners has damaged his reputation.Plus for me his career has gone downhill since he fell out with Pako A.If Roy is to go at the end of the season,i’d like to see a Dalglish/Carragher combination take over,i really think Jamie has what it takes to be a great manager. why did u post a video, when u could’ve just written: “i love rafa, but i don’t think its a good time for him to return”.. Kenny/Jamie management would be just brilliant. We don’t even have to look anywhere else. Worry about track records, commitment and total devotion to the RED cause. I believe that the new owners don’t even have to mull over it. The respect they will get from all the REDS would be all encompassing. Come on let’s do it. @Ron Is that because NO ‘dream team’ management pairing has ever worked? There would eventually be a split my friend. The last time Kenny teamed up with someone in a ‘dream pairing’ Celtic witnessed a nightmare. (Luv ya Barnesy!) History tells us that duets in football management never work. Rafa is revered as a tactician but those who have to work closely with him on a daily basis dispise the bloke, from player to boardroom. We the fans Love him in the same way we love to babysit other peoples children safe in the knowledge you won’t have to deal with their crap the following day. It’s a Fergie v Beckham situation where his employers love his talent but hate the childish circus that follows him around. I would never have sacked Rafa for Roy but saying that would NEVER allow any negative manager to manage Liverpool FC again. Jeff/Ron, Carra as manager? I don’t think so. Let’s put this one to bed before it builds up any sort of deluded support. I love the guy, he bleeds Red and he’ll be a legend forever, but as a manager? God no. The thought of him drilling players in hoofball fills me with dred about as much as Roy drilling players in hoofball. As for Rafa, when you draw up the list of potential candidates, I’m not sure we’ll get a shot at anyone better. Plus he has the advantage of knowing the players and knowing the club, plus his work with the youth squad sets him up to hit the ground running. I’d take him back, but we’re all looking at NESV and asking the question – would they? I didn’t suggest it as a partnership,Dalglish to work with Carra like Bob Paisley did with Kenny when he took charge in 85.I know its the SPL,but the same type of combination has worked at Ibrox with Walter Smith and Ally McCoist-two people who live and breathe Rangers FC,i think it could work at Anfield.A Rafa return-Please no! We need someone that talks a big game even when we are down. Liverpool should be freaking indestructible, home or away. Bring back Daglish! Well I didn’t really mean a full out on-two but to let Daglish take the reins and for Carra to learn. I believe that he not only bleeds RED but also soccer itself. Carra’s a real student of the game and that’s not a bad ability to have. Daglish is the choice. He wants to do it. He’s always been ready for it. Carra a great motivated understudy. That cannot be a bad thing can it. Carra as boss in the future a definitely possibility but not now. He will be the first to admit he is not ready for such a task. But we need to get the boot-room back and running. To guide and prepare for the future. Enough of foreign managers. Unless we’re talking Hiddink. If we can get a RED HEART then the best players manager will be the next choice. Enough of the ‘this is not my team’, ‘i need to buy players’ crap. Make do with what we have for now. It’s really not as bad a team as it’s been made out to be. The manager now that’s another story. And Merry Christmas to all Liverpool fans. May the New Year bring joy, peace, love, good health to one and all and the Liverpool team too.