Thursday, February 14, 2008

Blades axe United legend in Brussels coup d'état...

The King is dead, long live the King - Bryan Robson has been reportedly (and there's no other way of putting this) sacked again.

To Manchester United fans of my generation Robbo remains a hero and always will be. Yet today, and not that surprisingly following several weeks of murmurings of discontent at Bramall Lane, Robbo has been 'relieved of his duties'. The decision to axe Robson, was according to reports made in Brussels, there's talk of a new managerial regime being installed.

Last month Robbo master-minded Sheffield United's win over Man City in the FA Cup and deservedly so. Reds fans will not need reminding that our illustrious leader Ferguson hasn't achieved that feat this season with the Reds on the wrong end of two defeats to near neighbours City.

While Sheffield United have done well in the FA Cup this season, in the league it has been a different story. Robson was of course following in the footsteps of local hero Neil Warnock, so it was always going to be a hard act to follow especially when things didn't go to plan.

It remains to be seen whether Robbo will stay on at Bramall Lane in some capacity, or indeed will he ever be given another managerial job in England, that must be in doubt given his track-record.

Captain Marvel's managerial record:
Middlesbrough: 31 May 1994 - 6 December 2000. Contract ended by mutual consent
Bradford City: 24 November 2003 - 17 June 2004 -Short-term contract not renewed following relegation
West Bromwich Albion: 9 November 2004 - 18th September 2006 - Contract ended by mutual consent
Sheffield United: 22 May 2007 14 - February 2008 - Relieved of his duties.

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