Warnock – out on his arse?
Imagine you are boss of a struggling bakery. You’ve got loads of money to pay a really good head baker to come in and make your yum-yums but there aren’t any big-name head bakers available because you’re only a small bakery just off the high street.
However, you’re able to get a pretty good head baker in. His yum-yums are good and the increased sales mean you can buy a shop right in the middle of the high street next to Starbucks and McDonalds.
Then a brilliant Italian baker becomes available. He’s shown in the past that he can make the best yum-yums in Europe and his star power will attract other good bakers, meaning you have a better chance of competing with Starbucks and McDonalds.
Should you stick with the baker who gave you initial success? Or go for sexy new Italian?
Anyway, that absolutely flawless metaphor leads us to the question of whether or not QPR should stick with Neil Warnock – the man who helped them to promotion to the Premier League – or try and go for Champions League winning boss Carlo Ancelotti?
Warnock’s two biggest allies on the QPR board have both left in the past couple of days, with former CEO and chairman Ishan Saksena sacked and vice-chairman Amit Bhatia resigning yesterday. Saksena had this to say:
“The recent decisions to sack club CEO and chairman Ishan Saksena and significantly increase season ticket prices are just two of the decisions I disagree with. While it saddens me to leave QPR after such a successful season and at the beginning of an exciting new phase, I do not wish to be associated with or take responsibility for decisions made by the board and with which I disagree so strongly.”
Not sounding good for Warnock, is it? However, while a vast majority of the people involved behind the scenes at QPR appear to be the biggest bunch of %!$£s you are ever likely to meet, it’s hard to disagree with them if they are trying to get Ancelotti in.
The Italian is clearly an amazing manager while Warncock’s only Premier League foray so far resulted in – somewhat controversially – relegation for his Sheffield United side.
Now, The Spoiler is all for loyalty and all those old fashioned values but – BUT! – look at Newcastle United and, perhaps more pertinently, West Bromwich Albion.
West Brom were doing alright under Roberto Di Matteo but were slowly heading in the wrong direction. Roy Hodgson becomes available. Di Matteo gets sacked. Hodgson comes in. West Brom finish comfortably in mid-table.
Surely if Ancelotti does is available then QPR have to see if he’s interested and do everything they can to get him?
Or are we bring horrible, unromantic b@stards? The Spoiler is intrigued to know what people think about the issue. Let us know what you reckon with a comment below…