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s.a.m
22-01-2018, 01:17 PM
Jane Dougall‏ @janedougallsky 24s24 seconds ago (https://twitter.com/janedougallsky/status/955428432883658753)


Michael O'Neill: "Having given the matter a great deal of thought and consideration, I have decided not to take up the opportunity to become the next Scotland National Team Manager ...."

s.a.m
22-01-2018, 01:17 PM
Jane Dougall‏ @janedougallsky 2m2 minutes ago (https://twitter.com/janedougallsky/status/955428767962402816)


"... It's a huge honour to be offered the position however, I do not feel that this is the right opportunity for me at this moment in my career. I would like to place on record my gratitude to the SFA for the very professional manner in which they conducted negotiations ..."

Sir David Gray
22-01-2018, 01:19 PM
Wise man.

Spike Mandela
22-01-2018, 01:20 PM
Stewart Regan told him about the armageddon if he didnít sign, Campbell Ogilvie tried to convince him with a side letter and he still said no???:cb

Golden Bear
22-01-2018, 01:20 PM
Yesterday's spectacle must have been too much for the guy.

:greengrin

Jones28
22-01-2018, 01:21 PM
The SFA cover themselves in glory again 😂😂😂

Bostonhibby
22-01-2018, 01:30 PM
Maybe he didn't fancy working with the blazers at the cross between a bowling Club committee and Masonic Lodge membership that is responsible for steering the clowns bicycle that is Scottish football, they appointed Malky MacKay FFS. Just shuffling managers around won't solve Scottish football's problems. They should go the whole hog and appoint Malky as manager.

bingo70
22-01-2018, 01:31 PM
Plan B not available either now (paul lambert)

Step down Alex Mcleish.......the only candidate we only ever wanted.

FWIW I wasnít convinced about Michael OíNeill but the way itís all been done has been a shambles.

Hibs53
22-01-2018, 01:33 PM
SFA back to the drawing board. Did not even consider that he would turn it down

JDHibs
22-01-2018, 01:42 PM
It'll be Malky, always was going to be.

Firestarter
22-01-2018, 01:43 PM
This day just gets better and better.

Ginger Judas Hibernian and internationally come on down.

SonOfDavidFrancey
22-01-2018, 01:46 PM
Iím not sure either that MOíN was the man. Horses for courses etc.

Lago
22-01-2018, 01:53 PM
Wise man.

Agree, the lack of enthusiasm from the SFA to move it forward quickly was insulting towards him.

Guess we'll end up with another no hoper has been. Alex McLeish come on down.

Firestarter
22-01-2018, 01:54 PM
Iím not sure either that MOíN was the man. Horses for courses etc.

The good news is we won't see that weirdo macphee representing Scotland any time soon.

Thecat23
22-01-2018, 01:55 PM
Delighted.

PeeKay
22-01-2018, 01:59 PM
Obviously Huns Disease is highly contagious, sweeping across Glasgow from Govan to Mount Florida.

Ozyhibby
22-01-2018, 02:02 PM
Hardly a surprise. Petrie bringing his reverse Midas touch to the SFA as well.[emoji23]


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bingo70
22-01-2018, 02:35 PM
Suspect Mcleish will get the job.

Looking at SkyBet odds there really aren't many genuine candidates, hopefully this means the SFA have to use their imagination and think outside the box a little.

Michael
22-01-2018, 02:36 PM
Why do we need a manager? Every citizen should get a vote on the squad.

Famous Fiver
22-01-2018, 02:40 PM
Tailor made for Sven Goran Eriksson.

Could cause a flutter or two in the corridors of power:wink:.

cleanyman
22-01-2018, 02:43 PM
What a total embarrassment again from the SFA

JimboHibs
22-01-2018, 02:45 PM
Delighted.

Don't you rate O'Neill.

bigwheel
22-01-2018, 02:49 PM
Delighted.


Me too...not convinced about him at all...so was not excited by the prospect.

Tbh..even if I did fancy him fore the role.what's in it for him? Despite my personal views, he already has a track record at international level that should help him get a decent club role. Also NI are offering him higher package than we are, so not sure why he would want to take the job on anyway.. decision does not surprise me in any way.

Stokesy's on fire
22-01-2018, 03:10 PM
Mccinnes will surely be the next target.

Michael
22-01-2018, 03:12 PM
Mccinnes will surely be the next target.

I can't see him being interested. Also, we already know how he feels about taking jobs with numpties in charge.

StevieCowan
22-01-2018, 03:16 PM
Is Rod Pertie on the sub committee (there just had to be a committee with the SFA involved, didnt there)... if RP is, and I suspect that he is, then are we surprised at this failure as he overseen some of the most baffling and pathetic appointments of managers at Hibs during his tenure.

Peevemor
22-01-2018, 03:17 PM
Is Rod Pertie on the sub committee (there just had to be a committee with the SFA involved, didnt there)... if RP is, and I suspect that he is, then are we surprised at this failure as he overseen some of the most baffling and pathetic appointments of managers at Hibs during his tenure.

:yawn:

stoneyburn hibs
22-01-2018, 03:18 PM
The money they were willing to spend to get him was ridiculous, not fussed that they didn't get their man.
The way they've handled this appointment is ridiculous.

Pretty Boy
22-01-2018, 03:31 PM
Hopefully we can get a manager who realises our strength lies with our forward thinking players and sets us up accordingly.

SteveHFC
22-01-2018, 03:37 PM
Charlie Nicholas speaking some sense on SSN. :top marks

HibbyAndy
22-01-2018, 03:37 PM
Well said Charlie :aok:

lucky
22-01-2018, 03:41 PM
Money must have been the issue, if the SFA were only offering similar whatís the point in the guy leaving a secure job to work for the SFA?

heretoday
22-01-2018, 04:19 PM
What's Ray Mckinnon doing these days?

bingo70
22-01-2018, 04:23 PM
Well said Charlie :aok:

What was he saying?

Bishop Hibee
22-01-2018, 04:24 PM
Not bothered. Iíd have preferred Lambert but that ship has sailed. Tam McMannus tweeting we should approach Klinsman or Bilic who are both free. Why not? They can only say no.

OsloHibs
22-01-2018, 04:39 PM
Bit embarrassing to tell the world of their no1 target- then not get that person. Ouch. Give it to Darren Ferguson with his father helping him out!!

Iggy Pope
22-01-2018, 04:41 PM
Bit embarrassing to tell the world of their no1 target- then not get that person. Ouch.
Give it to Darren Ferguson with his father helping him out!!

I'd rather face the embarrassment.

OsloHibs
22-01-2018, 04:42 PM
I'd rather face the embarrassment.

It was a joke that's all. Jeez. Touchy poster!

Iggy Pope
22-01-2018, 04:45 PM
What was he saying?

If it's Charlie Nicholas, then it is probably a whole lot of words and some other stuff that don't actual string, sentencely, just right as they proper should in the right set up.

Onion
22-01-2018, 04:48 PM
Smart man :agree:

Stonewall
22-01-2018, 04:49 PM
The SFA: corrupt and incompetent.

Sounds like a job for McLeish, he's got a rather large tax bill to pay, I wouldn't rule out McKay though.

ancient hibee
22-01-2018, 04:52 PM
Money must have been the issue, if the SFA were only offering similar whatís the point in the guy leaving a secure job to work for the SFA?
SFA probably offering less than his new contract.

Ozyhibby
22-01-2018, 04:59 PM
What was he saying?

ďIím sitting here, and Iím thinking........Ē


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Thecat23
22-01-2018, 05:00 PM
Don't you rate O'Neill.

No i hate his style. Very Craig Levein! I honestly donít think heíd improve Scotland but thatís just me.

Iggy Pope
22-01-2018, 05:01 PM
It was a joke that's all. Jeez. Touchy poster!

Well edited, but steady on. No touchiness here. Just a reaction to a plainly daft suggestion.

ScottB
22-01-2018, 05:04 PM
Theyíre going to end up giving it to the racist full time arenít they...

eastmainsmsh
22-01-2018, 05:07 PM
McLeish looking to get in consortium @ charlton athletic

OsloHibs
22-01-2018, 05:19 PM
Well edited, but steady on. No touchiness here. Just a reaction to a plainly daft suggestion.

Bad day? Maybe you should chill out & listen to some of your namesake. Good Luck.

snooky
22-01-2018, 05:41 PM
Mccinnes will surely be the next target.

Levein is doing well at Hearts. Worth a shout?
5-4-0

:tin hat::tin hat::tin hat:

:stirrer: :wink:

StevieCowan
22-01-2018, 06:03 PM
:yawn:

Which bit donít you agree with?

Keith_M
22-01-2018, 06:06 PM
That's a shame.

I wonder who'll be the next choice...

lapsedhibee
22-01-2018, 06:12 PM
Levein is doing well at Hearts. Worth a shout?
5-4-0

:tin hat::tin hat::tin hat:

:stirrer: :wink:

Who got sent off for persistent fouling? :dunno:

lord bunberry
22-01-2018, 06:20 PM
The problem we have is that the best man for the job is the man we just sacked. Strachan had his faults, but he was making consistent progress.

snooky
22-01-2018, 06:22 PM
Who got sent off for persistent fouling? :dunno:

:greengrin
Arithmetic not my strong point :embarrass
5-5-0

IGRIGI
22-01-2018, 06:22 PM
Stick on that it's going to be McCleish and a few years of a jobs for the boys select 11 while the media chugs away at draws against the likes of Moldova and Belarus.

Scorrie
22-01-2018, 06:38 PM
Aw bugger it. I was in for a decent wedge if OíNeill had got the job 😡

Peevemor
22-01-2018, 06:44 PM
Which bit don’t you agree with?

Some people's need to have a dig (often ill informed) at Petrie whatever the opportunity.

GeofferyMacleod
22-01-2018, 06:46 PM
No real surprise, can't think why anybody with any credibility would want to get involved with the current shower of incompetent clowns running or more like ruining Scottish fitba. The job will go to some currently out of work desperado with little or nothing to lose.

KeithTheHibby
22-01-2018, 06:56 PM
McLeish would be a terrible appointment. Done nothing for years and basically whores himself for any big job that comes along.
Letís not forget heís also a Judas twice over.

Lago
22-01-2018, 07:16 PM
McLeish would be a terrible appointment. Done nothing for years and basically whores himself for any big job that comes along.
Letís not forget heís also a Judas twice over.
At last someone talking sence. Well done that man.

One Day
22-01-2018, 07:20 PM
Charlie Nicholas speaking some sense on SSN. :top marks

that's not a phrase you hear to often

Colr
22-01-2018, 07:50 PM
Maybe he didn't fancy working with the blazers at the cross between a bowling Club committee and Masonic Lodge membership that is responsible for steering the clowns bicycle that is Scottish football, they appointed Malky MacKay FFS. Just shuffling managers around won't solve Scottish football's problems. They should go the whole hog and appoint Malky as manager.

Scotlandís problems start at the grass roots level.

Sir David Gray
22-01-2018, 07:57 PM
Levein is doing well at Hearts. Worth a shout?
5-4-0

:tin hat::tin hat::tin hat:

:stirrer: :wink:

I know you're joking and it wouldn't happen anyway but he is possibly the only person the SFA could appoint that would make me want Scotland to lose every game they played during his tenure.

Sammy7nil
22-01-2018, 08:11 PM
Delighted.

Me too, I am glad he turned it down , I would rather not qualify trying to play football than fail trying to get a 0 - 0 whilst hoping for the hard fought 1 - 0

Michael
22-01-2018, 08:15 PM
Me too, I am glad he turned it down , I would rather not qualify trying to play football than fail trying to get a 0 - 0 whilst hoping for the hard fought 1 - 0

You have to base your style on what players you have available. Scotland just don't have the players to play football at that level.

Sammy7nil
22-01-2018, 08:18 PM
You have to base your style on what players you have available. Scotland just don't have the players to play football at that level.

I disagree there are an awful lot of very average international teamsnset up with the sole purpose of not losing. I dont expect us to play Germany France etc but the level below that why not?

StevieCowan
22-01-2018, 08:28 PM
Some people's need to have a dig (often ill informed) at Petrie whatever the opportunity.

OK.. so Iíll bite. Are you telling the world that Rod hasnít been heavily informed in picky every manager since Williamson.. that includes Mixu, Yogi, Calderwood, Fenlon, Sauzee and as being on the Professional Game Board of the SFA has no influence on the next Manager of Scotland?

Rod has done a lot of good, very good at Hibs in fact, but heís a poor judge of a football manager.

Peevemor
22-01-2018, 08:39 PM
OK.. so Iíll bite. Are you telling the world that Rod hasnít been heavily informed in picky every manager since Williamson.. that includes Mixu, Yogi, Calderwood, Fenlon, Sauzee and as being on the Professional Game Board of the SFA has no influence on the next Manager of Scotland?

Rod has done a lot of good, very good at Hibs in fact, but heís a poor judge of a football manager.There's no logic to what you're saying. The SFA obviously want O'Neill but it looks like he's going to refuse (we can only speculate as to the reason) . Therefore this has nothing to do with a duff appointment by Petrie or anyone else and everything to do with a cheap shot for the sake of it.

Diclonius
22-01-2018, 08:52 PM
Hopefully Moyes or Lambert won't be sacked before we appoint anyone.

Ardenttwo
22-01-2018, 09:20 PM
that's not a phrase you hear to often

What did Charlie say ?

Jones28
22-01-2018, 09:24 PM
Is Rod Pertie on the sub committee (there just had to be a committee with the SFA involved, didnt there)... if RP is, and I suspect that he is, then are we surprised at this failure as he overseen some of the most baffling and pathetic appointments of managers at Hibs during his tenure.

Shut up

BoltonHibee
22-01-2018, 09:45 PM
Steve Clarke 25/1....


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MountcastleHibs
22-01-2018, 09:48 PM
Slaven Bilic or Jurgen Klinsmann

The Modfather
22-01-2018, 10:39 PM
What did Charlie say ?

https://www.eurosport.co.uk/football/nicholas-calls-sfa-an-embarrassment-after-failed-move-for-oneill_sto6493966/story.shtml

Petrie as the next president, hopefully not. Scottish football is badly enough run now never mind Petrie having more influence than he now does.

heretoday
22-01-2018, 10:43 PM
Saving himself for the ER job.

Bostonhibby
22-01-2018, 10:46 PM
https://www.eurosport.co.uk/football/nicholas-calls-sfa-an-embarrassment-after-failed-move-for-oneill_sto6493966/story.shtml

Petrie as the next president, hopefully not. Scottish football is badly enough run now never mind Petrie having more influence than he now does.Don't see it myself, think Petries got one eye on replacing Frank Dougan when he's served his time as fans rep.

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Unseen work
22-01-2018, 10:46 PM
Wonder if they would consider Lennon.

The Modfather
22-01-2018, 10:49 PM
Don't see it myself, think Petries got one eye on replacing Frank Dougan when he's served his time as fans rep.

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At least we could then vote him out 😀

Bostonhibby
22-01-2018, 10:55 PM
At least we could then vote him out [emoji3]☺

Vote out the Rodfather? [emoji6]

Never gonna happen.

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