The Tavern was left confused at the announcement of Gary Neville’s appointment at Valencia. Additionally, due to this shocking announcement speculation at the bar has begun over the future of his Monday Night Football cohost Jamie Carragher’s immediate future.
Current West Brom manager Tony Pulis, 57, has weighed in with his opinion on Carragher’s next career step. The Baggies boss has revealed that he tried to persuade the Liverpool legend to follow his counterpart Neville into management. Quoted by The Mirror over the weekend, he said:
“I’m absolutely delighted Gary has gone and taken the job. I rang Carragher up afterwards and said ‘make sure you don’t wait too long to make the move (into management) yourself’. I really want younger players who have been very good professionals to have a crack at management.”
Further pressure will be placed upon Carragher to enter the world of management with rumours swirling that Ryan Giggs is set to leave his post as Louis Van Gaal’s assistant and return to Wales to take the reigns at current Premier League Swansea City.
This would please Pulis as the former Stoke City and Crystal Palace manager has admitted that he is worried by the lack of players moving into management.
“The top players of the last generation seemed to bypass management. Players now finish football with so much money, do they need all the hassle that we get?”.
Most of the punters at the Tavern agree that ex-players make for the most entertaining managers and would welcome Jamie Carragher’s football knowledge back in the game.
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