Morgans had been expected to remain at Finch Farm following the arrivals of Marcel Brands, Marco Silva and his selected staff but there appears to have been a change in plan.
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1 Posted 14/06/2018 at 07:23:09
The highly rated Morgans was expected to stay on but only coach Duncan Ferguson remains from previous manager Sam Allardyce's staff.
Steve Ferns... was this bloke any good? Should we be glad or shed a tear?
2 Posted 14/06/2018 at 16:05:36
First of all what is a head of performance? Well look at his career. What does he actually do? Hes a fitness coach. Thats always been his domain. Allardyce gave him a fancy title, but essentially hes in charge of making sure the first team is fit enough.
So, when Silva came in and they announced Ryland Morgans was staying on, I found it strange. Silva has a small team. Hes one of his own main coaches, hence the hands on part. But his small team also includes a fitness coach. Because fitness is a key thing for Silva, it needs to be for his tactic to work.
So, how does Morgans fit in with that. Is he in charge of Silvas guy? It didnt make much sense.
So not at all surprising to see him go. He is a man of significant repute (RS and Wales are on his CV), and I bet a significant wage. I expect the reason he remained was linked to both, and clearly Brands and Silva will have sat and talked with him and its now been decided that there is no actual role for him.
3 Posted 14/06/2018 at 16:20:08
Another good sign from a fast-changing regime.
4 Posted 14/06/2018 at 16:26:06
5 Posted 14/06/2018 at 16:30:20
6 Posted 14/06/2018 at 16:33:33
In my opinion he is tailor made for his current job.
7 Posted 14/06/2018 at 18:41:48
8 Posted 14/06/2018 at 19:07:52
Right throughout the game, millions is wasted on compensation in order to make the new appointment feel secure.
9 Posted 14/06/2018 at 19:26:28
I like Unsworth but for his own good he needs to move on and get himself a managers job, I know Oxford were interested and he turned them down. And yes, if he is going to move into management, he needs everything as he sees it to be in place, I guess that wasn't the case at Oxford.
He has done a good job but I don't see how he progresses by staying at Everton. For me, he should have got the Ferguson job, but I will be interested to see if Ferguson has the same input under Silva as the previous two managers.
10 Posted 14/06/2018 at 19:45:00
Myself, I love my seemingly low-level job of working a front-desk at a place where I could probably step in for half of the more important people (I did that work years ago, and I disliked it a lot...).
But at 50, I'll pass at the higher salaried work that would make me unhappy overall! I try to hide my past proficiences, I'm sad to say... ;D
11 Posted 14/06/2018 at 19:46:06
Being selfish, I'd be very happy for him to continue overseeing the U-23s. But when David took over as caretaker manager after Koeman, one of his first statements was "I am ready for this. I want this."
It didn't work out for him in the top job at the club, but given his declaration, I would expect Unsworth to take on the head role at any number of possible clubs.
He was strongly linked to the Oxford job, but stayed put. If he is sincere in his statement and also confident about his abilities, he must know that before much longer he has to cut his ties to Everton and take up club management elsewhere, or his chance to prove himself may soon be gone.
12 Posted 14/06/2018 at 21:36:14
13 Posted 14/06/2018 at 22:06:42
In response to Derek Taylor, perhaps it's not loyal staff getting the boot to make room for the new bosses' mates. You wouldn't say that had you got rid of Allardyce, and replaced him with an "in his prime" Brian Clough, that getting rid of Sammy Lee and replacing him with Peter Taylor was just a case of getting rid of someone to get the mate in. We've hired Brian Clough, we want Peter Taylor. So, could it not be that to have the best of Silva, we need the rest of the team? That they aren't just hangers on, but part of what makes the manager himself so good?
In terms of Rylands Morgan, how long would it take for him to do what Silva knows Goncalo Pedro can do instantly? Pedro's fitness coaching is specifically tailored to fit in with Silva's tactics and coaching. How long would it take for Morgan to get to that level? Can we afford to wait that long? Would Silva be able to bring around that instant impact he has done at so many previous clubs if he was without Goncalo Pedro?
I don't think it's about getting mates in, it's the team we want. Let's wait and see how could Klopp is without his "brain", now Buvac looks certain to take a management job of his own. For me, Rafa Benitez was never the same after he lost his right hand man, Pako Ayestarán. Sure, Benitez won trophies after he left, but not the big ones. List his accomplishments and the stuff at the top is with Ayestarán, and the stuff at the bottom is without. Often the manager is part of a package, and when you get just the one guy rock up, then the results aren't the same.
14 Posted 15/06/2018 at 16:21:36
You'd expect that the local contacts of Kirkbride et al would be tied in well to club developments, and they should have the better grasp of veracity in this era of fake news... Just a little strange, the number of different versions of this story.
15 Posted 16/06/2018 at 00:04:55
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17 Posted 16/06/2018 at 08:58:26
18 Posted 17/06/2018 at 11:09:21
19 Posted 17/06/2018 at 15:42:04
20 Posted 17/06/2018 at 16:01:59
Hard to tell what really goes on behind the scenes. I love Big Dunc from his time as a player but hard to see under a few managers now how our striking department has improved in any way. Victim of transfer policy or coaching? Who knows.
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