Who do you want next?

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Dr Bob
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Re: Who do you want next?

Post by Dr Bob » Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:04 pm

Reading the recent message from Eales, it is clear we are doing the right thing (unlike FKs sweet shop approach). This involves interviewing several candidates, and he is clear that some will be met more than once.

The main problem is the inability or unwillingness of the media generally to accept that interviewing someone does not mean that person is our "number one choice" (as the media keep making out, with every new name to appear). And like any interview process, it as much for the candidate to look at the potential employer, as much as the other way around.

I also think the Sky argument is nonsense. If any ex-player appears on Sky (or any other TV or radio outlet) and has been linked with a vacant managerial post, do you really think the programme host will NOT ask them about the story? The fact that one such host is one of our Board members, and a couple of ex-players on Sky are currently linked to Oxford, is simply an irrelevance when taken in the wider context. And if someone does say something that causes Eales problems, then they may well have just ruled themselves out of the running.

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Re: Who do you want next?

Post by Kairdiff Exile » Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:45 pm

Dr Bob wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:04 pm
I also think the Sky argument is nonsense. If any ex-player appears on Sky (or any other TV or radio outlet) and has been linked with a vacant managerial post, do you really think the programme host will NOT ask them about the story? The fact that one such host is one of our Board members, and a couple of ex-players on Sky are currently linked to Oxford, is simply an irrelevance when taken in the wider context. And if someone does say something that causes Eales problems, then they may well have just ruled themselves out of the running.
I know that applying normal HR practices to football is a mug's game, but in any normal recruitment process, you wouldn't expect an applicant to start talking in public about jobs they were applying for - and, indeed, as an employer you would probably think less of a candidate who did so. I cannot understand why prospective OUFC managers think it's in their interests to appear on telly and allow those questions to be asked, or to allow their agents to put it about to newspapers that they're interested in a role. Quietly get on with applying, researching the club, and preparing a good interview pitch - and say nothing until the process has been completed.

You're right - maybe Eales is using this as a process to weed out the sort of people who think that it's a good idea to be shouting the odds from a S*y Sports sofa and carrying out shameless self-promotion through their agent. If so, Eales is an even shrewder man than we realised.

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Re: Who do you want next?

Post by Old Abingdonian » Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:55 pm

I note in one interview, Mr Campbell says that he realises to get into management he must 'start at the bottom'. Ugh. If this is really how he views our club, he can find another one - preferably at Sunday league level.

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Re: Who do you want next?

Post by Dr Bob » Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:37 pm

Old Abingdonian wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:55 pm
I note in one interview, Mr Campbell says that he realises to get into management he must 'start at the bottom'. Ugh. If this is really how he views our club, he can find another one - preferably at Sunday league level.
He is a footballer. Of course he is going to speak in cliches...

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Re: Who do you want next?

Post by OtmoorYellow » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:13 pm

What would people's view on Stuart McCall for next Oxford manager be?

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Re: Who do you want next?

Post by Kernow Yellow » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:49 pm

Well I'd quite like someone to be Oxford's next manager before too long.

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Re: Who do you want next?

Post by Jimski » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:13 pm

Yeah, they need to sort this out. It just feels like it's drifting.

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