Farewell Jose, see you around some time. Possibly after Chris Wilder sticks two fingers up at Roland Duchatelet due to team interference and replacement Nebojsa Vignjevic takes us dangerously close to the bottom four of League One. I’ll put you down for March 2017 Jose.
I know, I’m in that kind of mood.
Chris Wilder may well have had his head turned by an unsolicited Charlton approach but why an earth would he want to leave Kelvin Thomas’ Nothampton and work for Roland Duchatelet’s circus? The 48-year old Wilder comes across as a bright, outspoken and honourable manager. He has been in the game a long time and is not afraid to speak his mind after over 30 years in English football.
Wilder and Duchatelet and Meire do not appear to be a match made in heaven. Wilder may get the assurances that he will undoubtedly demand. These will certainly include the very experienced Alan Knill joining him as assistant at The Valley. Wilder apparently was not impressed with the infighting on the Bolton board after they made an approach, and new Cobblers owner Kelvin Thomas, a man Wilder trusts, will be desparately trying to tie his Championship winning manager to an extended contract. Wilder has just over a year left.
Duchatelet will have to pay Wilder more than he paid Riga, Luzon, Peeters and Fraeye plus there will be compensation and Wilder’s plans will be the antithesis of every crackpot idea the Belgian believes in. There have been no signs that Roland has had a lobotomy. Nor Meire, mind you she didn’t have a brain to start with.
No panic, we still have (inter)Wim De Corte. Happy days.