Can we get through the CL qualifiers with a new manager?

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  1. no1armchairfan

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    As title, I think it will take a big chunk of luck and not just in the actual games but off the field as well in the appointment and how the current players take to him. Doesnt look good for next year judging by history. Unpopular but I think Ronny shouldve saw out the qualifiers and only left if we didnt qualify giving a new manager a full year at the wheel.
     
  2. faw cough

    faw cough Gold Member Gold Member

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    Considering at the minute we are below Europa league standard , then I'd think it is very unlikely the way things stand.
     
  3. doctor venglos

    doctor venglos Gold Member Gold Member

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    It would have been a big mistake for Ronny to hang around and maybe tarnish his reputation.He leaves now with two leagues in a row, and a Cup under his belt, in many people's eyes he will have enhanced his resume from being just a journeyman manager to craftsman manager.

    The new manager will have to find his feet quickly no doubt, but we have a good nucleus of a squad, and if he adds another right back, central defender and defensive midfielder. given a wee bit of luck in the draw, he should be able to do it.
     
  4. \o/

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    We can but I wouldn't count on it.
     
  5. TheHappyLoss

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    Really really hope so. For the last 15 years Europe has been what I enjoy seeing Celtic compete in most
     
  6. StPauli1916

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  7. Minty

    Minty 6 in a row, 4 to go Staff Member Gold Member Super Moderator News Writer

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    Yes, but the squad needs some investment and we need favourable draws.
     
  8. Deebo

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    Possible but I'm not getting my hopes up.
     
  9. Éamon de Valera

    Éamon de Valera Infamous Gold Member

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    I'm not too optimistic about it. We shouldn't really judge the new manager on whether he achieves it or not, just give him a free hit at it and see how well it goes.
     
  10. Sean Daleer

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  11. ticketyboo0

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    Why not? A new manager in early enough to evaluate the squad and hopefully add to it in positions we are weak in. We got the making of a good team, we have seem glimmers of it at times during the previous season. Just need someone to provide better tactical options and a new player of two.
     
  12. VikingBhoy

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    Don't see why not, we had a bit of bad luck against Maribor and Malmo (and we were lucky against Legia and Karagandy). Depends on the draw.
     
  13. JamesM09

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    Yes. Absolutely.

    The qualifiers are a hit and a miss. I think we've convinced ourselves that it's very difficult to qualify and only a quality manager can do it. I don't buy into that.

    Most of the squads we've come up against in the past few years haven't been as good as ours. We've even been richer than many of these clubs and could have bought the players they fielded.

    If a new manager had come in last summer, even without any new signings, does anyone think we really would've had no chance against Malmo and Qarabag? No, we would've probably comfortably beat Qarabag and likely Malmo too, who weren't a great side. Ronny couldn't handle the pressure and that seeped into the squad, hence why we threw away a 2-0 lead and didn't show up in Sweden.

    A couple of quality players, sensible formation, decent draw and a manager that can handle expectations and pressure and there's absolutely no reason we can't qualify.

    In fact, I'd go as far as to say we could get a dud manager in and still qualify for the Champions League. It's a hit and a miss.
     
  14. scomur1888

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    Yes I think we have a good chance,seeded in all 3 rounds.
     
  15. wulliebad

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    We will get some underwhelming manager in....spend 1-3 million and then strugle in europe and if we are lucky get to the EU groups.......its how we roll.
     
  16. JamesM09

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    We'll spend a bit more this season now that there's more revenue and a greater need.
     
  17. wulliebad

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    Not so sure....normally yes the spending would go up but I think we will spend a fair few millions clearing out our bloated squad.
    our new manager will expect a clear out.....unless its lennon and all we do is give forrest a new contract....lol.
     
  18. Celtic_renard

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    Of course we can. The best team we can play will be someone like Rosenborg. Whilst there's a decent chance we might not, even with our average team of the last two years it came down to a play-off which was effectively a 50/50 coin flip to see who would go through. If we don't strengthen and end up with a diddy like Owen Coyle we could still very well qualify with a bit of luck.
     
  19. Mcguire1

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    It's gonna be extremely tough no matter who the appointment is..
     
  20. LectersLuncheon

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    Given who we are and the resources we have we should be confident ...

    the fact that we're not, and are worried about getting dicked out again the likes of malmo shows how far our opinions of this team have gone.