Originally Posted by AMOROSO!
Why is there the almost religious belief that Rehhagel is infallible?
Noway Amo,the german in not infallible
.We all see his big mistakes you point,we all understand that there must be ''new blood'' in the NT bench(as in the field too).
Here's what happened in Euro and after Euro IMO:Rehhagel came and found a bunch of players that were not A level,but not trash at all as everybody considered of greek football since then.He made them believe in themselves but also to learn descipline,he organised them,made a family out of them and,with all these german characteristics and some...miles of luck,he achieved the Euro miracle.
From the day after,we entered in a new,totally different season,a season more difficult than any one imagined.The only thing harder than reaching the top is staying at the top.And that's even harder when your success doesn't really represent the quality you got.
Greek football wasn't ready for this success in any way you see it.Even the ignorants can see that greek players can be fantastic sometimes against great powers,can play with unbelievable heart and passion and manage to do great things once,but they can't ''create'' football every time they get into the field,nomatter whoever they play,Brasil or Kuweit.Being Champion of Europe can happen once,proving it everytime you play,even against Albania, is impossible when you are so ''small''.
Rehhagel stuck with these Europe champions.He didn't really believe that any other player,Salpiggidis or Lymberopoulos or whatever,could give him something more.And to tell you the truth,we all saw what Gekas did everytime the german used him.He was a joke..Gekas that scored in every game with PAO that time!
Lymbe and Kafes really helped later,but that's not the point.I must tell you,i felt what you felt,i watched the match against Kazakstan and wanted to smash my f****n TV! But i realised something:Whoever Otto would have used,i don't think there would be much difference in the team.The basic leaders of this team were just done.They were finished.The whole team seemed DEAD!Who to bring,how to fit him in,how to make anybody else a leader,and how to make a totally new team at this time?To all this,add the tragic form of players like Yourkas or Nikopolidis that shined in Euro,add the bad luck we had(even in games we performed well,like home agst Ukrain we were ''punished'' for the..ksekoloma in Portugal,that's life) and you get the result.
The point is,from now on,what???
Bajevic, to begin with. And then there are many unemployed coaches who would love to take a 2 and a half year challenge like coaching the European champions. Le Guen? Hitzfeld? Fernandez? I mean, the FA is offering enough money to make the position financially satisfiable.
From now on,this:
Yes the German should go.No doubt.Thanks a lot,we love you,we'll always remember you as the man who took some ''bandits'' and stole the crown for us,but PLEASE..LEAVE.
Who will take his place?
Bajevic? Yes...but no
.Maby he is the one needed but we all know he couldn't work.
Le Guen? Hitzfeld? Fernandez? OFCOURSE YES!!!!
But unfortunately Gagatsis chose the easy way.Anyway..Lets give the german 2 more years.I think he deserves that.Even if they turn to be lost(I hope not).Let that be the ''thank you''.At least we didn't returned to other times i don't even want to remember.