I think Berizzo we’re going to say goodbye to Berizzo tonight.
However, who in the right mind would appoint a failure of a coach like Javi Gracia in the helm of a club that needs urgent re-awakening and competes in 3 fronts, two of which very important ones (aiming 4th place in La Liga and CL quarters)?
To have a clearer picture, Gracia’s managerial record so far:
390 matches managed, 162 wins, 95 draws and 133 losses. Most of these statistics have been achieved in Segunda and Tercera division with the likes of Pontevedra, Villarreal B, Cadiz and Almeria. The percentage of the wins in his career so far is 41.54%.
During his two seasons with Malaga in La Liga, he achieved the 9th and 8th positions, and the record goes like this: 84 matches managed, 28 wins, 22 draws and 33 losses. The win percentage at 33.33%.
His recent tenure was as a manager of Rubin Kazan in Russia where he totally failed by achieving nothing more than the 9th place with 13 wins, 8 draws and 13 losses out of 34 total matches managed with the Russians.
Now of course, Emery also failed in Russia and was sacked prior to joining us, but in overall, do we really want Javi Gracia as Berizzo’s replacement? After all, Berizzo has a much better record in La Liga with Celta and managed to send them to the semi’s of EL last season.
Hopefully the management won’t screw this up and actually bring a decent manager as a replacement. This will be a make or break for us.
Why can’t we sign Luis Enrique, Laurent Blanc or even Juande Ramos?