Yeboah wrote:There is potentially a better managed risk approach using the academy. Which then makes the ridiculous investment in Bielsa look....well, even more ridiculous!
surely it makes the bielsa appointment more sensible. we've got some good raw ingredients we need a top chef to make the most of them. bielsa's an investment in the current resources.
as an aside i was wondering what the total costs of the academy have been over the last 20 years compared to the total revenues it has created. i would imagine when you add the fees received for kewell, woodgate, milner, lennon, delph, cook, byram et al it's a tidy little profit. having bielsa coaching this last year will inflate the values of clarke, phillips etc more than enough to cover his additional £2 wages. (presuming you'd want a decent manager who may cost £1m a year)