General Director of Football required?

Sarge

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would a Director of Football stabalise, improve or have no impacts on how things currently are at Oxford United?

I think it would, could, and should improve things
 
It's probably what Robinson would've needed this season but it's too far gone now. We either hire a first team coach with either a DOF or a strong recruitment team, or we sign a manager who brings along their own coaching staff.

What people really want to know is what happened with the recruitment last summer - why did we resort to signing 11th hour cripples on long term contracts?
 
Far, far too late for that.

Merely taking Robinsons mobile away from him would have solved half the recruitment crisis.
 
It would yes. This season has gone now and we aren’t going up nor are we going down IMO. The board either get rid of Robinson and get a new man in or keep Robinson, bring a DOF in and re build the back room staff.

What ever happens, it needs them to sit down in a calm way and go through a plan of action like adults and work out the best way forward for our football club.
 
It would yes. This season has gone now and we aren’t going up nor are we going down IMO. The board either get rid of Robinson and get a new man in or keep Robinson, bring a DOF in and re build the back room staff.

What ever happens, it needs them to sit down in a calm way and go through a plan of action like adults and work out the best way forward for our football club.
Why not bring in a new manager AND DoF?
 
Why not bring in a new manager AND DoF?
That would be an option too but one that would be done in the summer rather than now. Generally you bring in a DOF first then let them bring in a manager that they want to work with so if Robinson is to see the season out, I’d bring in a DOF now.
 
That would be an option too but one that would be done in the summer rather than now. Generally you bring in a DOF first then let them bring in a manager that they want to work with so if Robinson is to see the season out, I’d bring in a DOF now.
But keeping KR on now AND bringing in a DoF is going to be fraught with problems on a number of levels. Most of all that KR supposedly won't work with one (at least not one he hasn't hand-picked). He was quite clear in the FMFF the other night that he thinks his so-called "technical committee" already effectively performs the DoF role. So all I can see is loggerheads between now and May and a very much unhappier camp. KR will also see the writing on the wall and will do the square root of f-all to get the team performing.

In addition, I dare say a DoF will have very little impact on selection, formation and tactics - that very much remains the remit of the coaching staff - so again, what overall difference would it make. If anything it could be dtrimental.

No point flogging a dead horse IMHO. If you;re going to bring in a DOF, you might as well get rid of the manager at the same time and be done with it 🤷‍♂️
 
But keeping KR on now AND bringing in a DoF is going to be fraught with problems on a number of levels. Most of all that KR supposedly won't work with one (at least not one he hasn't hand-picked). He was quite clear in the FMFF the other night that he thinks his so-called "technical committee" already effectively performs the DoF role. So all I can see is loggerheads between now and May and a very much unhappier camp. KR will also see the writing on the wall and will do the square root of f-all to get the team performing.

In addition, I dare say a DoF will have very little impact on selection, formation and tactics - that very much remains the remit of the coaching staff - so again, what overall difference would it make. If anything it could be dtrimental.

No point flogging a dead horse IMHO. If you;re going to bring in a DOF, you might as well get rid of the manager at the same time and be done with it 🤷‍♂️
Surely they’d bring in a whole new back room team. But that’s presumably not been their focus so far.
 
That would be an option too but one that would be done in the summer rather than now. Generally you bring in a DOF first then let them bring in a manager that they want to work with so if Robinson is to see the season out, I’d bring in a DOF now.

He is a lame duck now, getting painful to watch, he can’t stay.

Rumour going round that he tried to resign last week, probably B*****s but I don’t think he really wants the job anymore.
 
Wednesday night will be interesting especially if we lose that as well…….
 
Yes, and a more important appointment than our next manager in my opinion.

It’s also essential that the DOF runs the recruitment process for a Head Coach, which is why I worry about the mess we are in now and hope, if KR does go, it’s an interim appointment whilst we make the first hire of a DoF.
 
It’s also essential that the DOF runs the recruitment process for a Head Coach, which is why I worry about the mess we are in now and hope, if KR does go, it’s an interim appointment whilst we make the first hire of a DoF.
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Yes. I think a temporary coach while a DoF is recruited (now we're in extremis under threat of collapse in on-field performance) is what's required. I seriously would make this appointment from within the club.
 
Yes. I think a temporary coach while a DoF is recruited (now we're in extremis under threat of collapse in on-field performance) is what's required. I seriously would make this appointment from within the club.
I actually disagree. I think the staff needs a shake up and if we appoint a DOF it needs to be an external appointment to bring in fresh eyes and ideas.
 
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