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As ever, with both Ancelotti and James, none of us know what happened behind the scenes...
Posted by PabloMc2
on September 29, 2021, 9:30 am, in reply to "more than that
...and it definitely does seem as though Ancelotti, James, Allan, Doucoure (and Godfrey to a lesser extent) were the last big financial throw of the dice for Moshiri & Co and that we are now adopting a more pragmatic "stick rather than twist" approach in the run-up to the stadium being built. They know the full facts and figures and we don't, so if that is indeed the plan then I can't argue with that.
Of course the reality COULD be that the board were happy with the progress under Ancelotti and had actually promised him similar funds to improve the squad in a similar way this summer and he just pulled the rug out from THEM by leaving, and thus caused the change in direction and attitude (and the departure of James) due to the financial hit of recruiting Benitez & Co or disillusionment or whatever.
We just don't know and it's not worth the dtress of worrying about it. I'm just getting to as many games as I can, supporting the team on the pitch and hoping that we do OK and that the new stadium doesn't hit any issues.
Agree with you on Koeman though
I'd rather die with our history than live with theirs...