Originally Posted by Uppercut
Nice to see Paul Merson chiming in to say he's made the wrong call. Where other than football would you get people criticising the career choices of someone they've never met and know next to nothing about?
Agree with grecian ftr. Plenty of fools running football clubs, should be easy to sell him for a value that doesn't take his injury record into account.
Him leaving is obviously very disappointing, but if he wants to go, he wants to go, and I'm not really bothered by whatever his motivations might be. He can make whatever decision he wants, it's fair enough, and all good things come to an end.
What gets my goat, however, is the way he's allowed this to be drawn out until the point where clubs are nearly back in pre-season training. It seems his mind has been made up all along, and to wait till now to reveal he wants out is pretty poor form. Granted, it's a big decision for him to have made, but there are more interests than just his at stake here. Of course, now that he's made this decision we've also been treated to the usual saccharine speech about how he loves the club, and loves the fans and so on, but if this were true, you'd have at least thought he'd have had the decency to not leave them hanging.