TIA's Tusken Druid
- Jul 8, 2006
Can't argue with that mate. Bob was there behind the scenes still, after he stepped down and Fagan took over. And even when Fagan handed over to King Kenny, he was there, almost as a second assistant manager for Dalgliesh to turn to. Kenny was still wet behind the ears as far as management went, and Bob was there for him whenever needed. He was still helping steer the ship from the boardroom for those first couple years of Kenny's management.He left on the high, and he left the club where we are still at our peak. Unlike Ferguson who left the club and went spiral down till today.
Like Paisley, Pep Guardiola did not leave the club he managed in a mess. Hence why I have a lot more respect for the Spaniard than the likes of Mourinho who usually leave with skidmarks to show for.
If he hadn't fallen ill, and had still been there when Souness took over, I have no doubt he'd have been a calming influence on him as well, and we'd have just carried on as normal. Souness loved and respected Bob as a player, so if he'd been able to have Paisley's ear as Kenny had, he may not have made some of the stupid decisions he did.