Got a taxi to the aiport at 5.45 his morning only for the first words in a nasaly voice " aye looks good weather for the cup final on saturday for the treble treble". My heart actually sank as this goon spent the full 30 minutes babbling on about how mourinho wants the celtic job and its a race between him and Benitez. Came out with the ultimate deluded tim nonsense about how lucky nourinho would be to manage them,but apparently hes pals wit the kit man who says the benitez deal is done...
When I stayed in Edinburgh in the 2000s Neil Alexander's auld man would regularly ferry me from EH6 to the airport and back. One of the nicest blokes you could ever meet. Even though he was a Hibee he was genuinely delighted when Neil signed for The Famous.
On a more serious note they are definitely trying to find as big a name as possible. Benitez has been approached and although it’s highly unlikely he hasn’t said no.
Two things here - they are totally committed to tiar and have the lump sum to attract a top name if he will come. Easier said than done of course.
Second point, and it relates to us too. Getting a ‘big name manager’ and paying the big bucks that go with it can be in fact a shrewd investment. Let’s be honest and consider Rodgers for a minute. Look how he turned around the fortunes of players like Rogic, McGregor, Forrest etc. Look how he developed Armstrong. And then sold him on for 7m. That’s roughly what Rodgers earned in his 2 and 1/2 years up here. Paid for himself.
Hopefully Gerrard can do the same but getting a top coach when you border into the richest league in the world is no bad philosophy. And they are definitely trying to do just that!