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Hieronymus Bosch
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Smart man.
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Yep. The only way was down. And also, he wants his name out of the headlines as long as Moggigate is rumbling on, otherwise some of the mud is sure to stick to him.

Not that it would make a great deal of sense fo Juventus players and coaches to actually be involved. If the fix was in to help them win games, they are just required to go out and do their job, and if that doesn't prove good enoug then Moggi's dead hand would see them through, anyway. They are likely the only innocents in the whole buisness.

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Mat Pereira
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Yep. The only way was down. And also, he wants his name out of the headlines as long as Moggigate is rumbling on, otherwise some of the mud is sure to stick to him.
No, the last thing Lippi needs now is getting himself smudged.
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Croute au fromage et oeuf au plat
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Smart move indeed, where do you go after you won the WC with your national team...? Plus I have a nagging feeling the EC2008 campaign of Italy won't be something to remember...
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I always remember Fabio Capello saying that the worst decision he never took was resigning from Milan after the 1994 European Cup Final.

Just as there are good and not so good choices to take certain jobs at certain times - following Ferguson at Man United would not be a good time for example - so there are good and less good choices deciding when you leave a job.

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Peter O'Hanraha-hanrahan
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Although international football is different. As a World Cup winner, there really is nowhere to go but down, and you've got four years before you can even attempt to repeat the feat (the European Championship isn't quite the same). As, say, a Champions League winner, you can start defending your title in four months time.

The last six World Cup winning coaches have immediately quit, and that run will probably continue for a little while.

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There was absolutely nowhere to go after winning the European Cup in the style Milan did in 1994 though.
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Interesting that the scuttlebutt during the day puts Donadoni in pole position, whereas Gentile had been the safe bet up to now (Gentile having been very successful with U-21 teams including a number of the current senior squad).
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Hieronymus Bosch
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The last six World Cup winning coaches have immediately quit

Five -- Carlos Bilardo stayed on as Argentina boss until Italia 90.

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Peter O'Hanraha-hanrahan
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Six including Lippi, though, which goes back to 1990.
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Er, no it doesn't. Silly me.

[ 12.07.2006, 16:24: Message edited by: Should have picked Hamann-delay ]

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Hieronymus Bosch
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Italy have named Roberto Donadoni as their new coach.
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It's been done before but
Wayne Coyne
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Roberto Donadoni
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ursus arctos
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Good choice in my book.

I imagine Gentile is upset. Seemed to be a done deal once the "senators" (Buffon, Canavarro, Pirlo & Gattuso) came out in favour of him in today's Gazzetta.

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Smart move indeed, where do you go after you won the WC with your national team...?

The England job. Serious. Let's see him try and win the World Cup with that shower of shit. It's a job Lippi fancies. Apparently when the FA announced they were looking for a foreign coach, Lippi started learning English.

Plus I have a nagging feeling the EC2008 campaign of Italy won't be something to remember...

Nah, Italy will be there. I'll go as far as naming the qualifiers now:

Belgium
Croatia
Czech Republic
Denmark
France
Greece
Italy
Netherlands
Portugal
Republic of Ireland
Romania
Russia
Spain
Turkey

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