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    Markus Babbel Sacked


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    The Western Sydney Wanderers have sacked manager Markus Babbel following the club's 1-0 loss to Perth Glory.

    A dismal set of results has seen the Western Sydney Wanderers part ways with German coach Markus Babbel, the last few results of a 2-0 loss to Wellington and a 1-0 loss at home to Perth the straws that broke the camel's back.

    After last season's failure to make the finals series, along with the return to Parramatta there was high expectation for this A-League season. They have not been met. With the Wanderers winning the first three games of the season in a not too convincing fashion, the side quickly collapsed into a black hole with a 7 game win-less run that included losing 5 games in a row. Rumours of feuds within the coaching staff, ex-players slating the club's management for their treatment of players, and ongoing grudges with A-League officials all coalesced into making Babbel's continued presence at the club untenable.

    Babbel's time at the club resulted in an extremely poor sub 25% win-rate, and with little improvement on the horizon the club took action and relieved the German of his duties. While Babbel was a charismatic figure, and rebuilt the squad in the post-Gombau era the results on the field were not up to the standard required from the owners of the club and it's supporters. His best signing has been Swiss goalkeeper Daniel Lopar, but a lack of cutting edge has been marked by the total failure of expensive marquee striker Alexander Meier despite his pedigree as a former German Bundesliga golden boot winner. Meier departed and was replaced by Irish international Simon Cox, however the new striker will be leading the line with a new manager taking control for their game against Gosford.

    No successor has been named at this time, although rumours swirled earlier in the season that ex-Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat would take the Wanderers hot seat despite his being linked to a top flight job in Western Europe, wild stories of Graham Arnold quitting the Australian national team and even the return to Australia of legendary coach Guus Hiddink all named.

    Assistant coach Jean-Paul de Marigny has been named the interim manager.

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    3 minutes ago, Sithslayer1991 said:

    Soooo... who were gonna replace Babbel with? Season still can be saved were 4 points from 6th 6 from 5th. 

    I find it funny.

    We have lost so many games and we are still in contention in making top 6 and winning the toilet seat.

    Season is over once they sacked Babbel. Time for us to rebuild our squad. Maybe have a coach that has a philosophy and create good culture like we had in our first two years.

     

    But something smells rotten in upper management and it isn't smoked meats. I reckon that is a bigger problem for us.

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    4 hours ago, Pup55 said:

    I have a sick feeling about JP being our main man.

    Don't like it one bit.

    All good if we don't get immediate results. History shows results change when the real coach comes in after a caretaker, just look at Hayden Foxe.

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    1 hour ago, mack said:

    Babbel's results put him down in the bottom tier of managers. Alongside Mehmet Durakovic, Paul Okon, Darren Davies, Rado Vidosic and Scott Miller.

    Scott Miller could talk a good game.

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    I'm a Babbel in...I think this season has been alot of if only this and if only that but I can agree with others that this season its been a cluster **** but imo sacking him and leaving JP in charge changes nothing but its certainly on brand for our head office

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    2 hours ago, thefairy said:

    THAT is one good looking shirt. I will be wearing that at the next game.

    Should we all get that shirt and wear it to the next home game in respect to Babbel?

    It is cheaper than the jersey...

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    1 hour ago, Smoggy said:

    So with Babbel gone perhaps we can heal a few WSF rifts and welcome back FCB and Manfred sometime soon i hope.

    To be fair, I'm not sure why they left in the first place.

    Things just didn't work out like they claimed they would. So be it. That is football the world over.

    Nobody is right and nobody is wrong. We are all Wanderers.

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    10 minutes ago, Unlimited said:

    Should we all get that shirt and wear it to the next home game in respect to Babbel?

    It is cheaper than the jersey...

    I'll be disappointed if it isn't on sale in the merchandise van at the next home game. Along with the cap. Red and black versions of them both.

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    27 minutes ago, Horus said:

    I'm a Babbel in...I think this season has been alot of if only this and if only that but I can agree with others that this season its been a cluster **** but imo sacking him and leaving JP in charge changes nothing but its certainly on brand for our head office

    I think your a bit late.   :wacko::pardon:

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    It's always a sad day when a manager is sacked but I'm sure Babble knew it was coming.

    The problem (if you believe the rumors which the club seems to) was that the complain was that JP was running the show. If that was true and we were winning you would sack Babble and  promote JP. If on the other hand we are doing badly (as we are) you would sack them both.  Why promote JP when he was as responsible as Babble.

    I hope I am wrong but I cannot image all the underperforming players becoming stars in the next couple of weeks.  Players have to take most of the blame and most probably we will get a result against CCM but that won't mean we have turned the corner the real test is against ESFC.

     

     

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    8 minutes ago, tardotz said:

    It's always a sad day when a manager is sacked but I'm sure Babble knew it was coming.

    The problem (if you believe the rumors which the club seems to) was that the complain was that JP was running the show. If that was true and we were winning you would sack Babble and  promote JP. If on the other hand we are doing badly (as we are) you would sack them both.  Why promote JP when he was as responsible as Babble.

    I hope I am wrong but I cannot image all the underperforming players becoming stars in the next couple of weeks.  Players have to take most of the blame and most probably we will get a result against CCM but that won't mean we have turned the corner the real test is against ESFC.

     

     

    On current performances, we're not good things to get a result against CCM.

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    14 minutes ago, tardotz said:

    The problem (if you believe the rumors which the club seems to) was that the complain was that JP was running the show. If that was true and we were winning you would sack Babble and  promote JP. If on the other hand we are doing badly (as we are) you would sack them both.  Why promote JP when he was as responsible as Babble.

    Has me wondering as well. The only reason I can think of is that JP was training the team on instructions from Babbel, otherwise you're right.The caretaker manager hinted there were a few things he wanted to change....but refused to elaborate.

    I have to say one thing about being a WSW supporter....it's never dull is it ?

    :D

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    37 minutes ago, WHACKO said:

    I think your a bit late.   :wacko::pardon:

    I was/ still am a Babbel in??

    But the rest: but imo sacking him and leaving JP in charge changes nothing but its certainly on brand for our head office  is still valid

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    17 minutes ago, sonar said:

    The caretaker manager hinted there were a few things he wanted to change....but refused to elaborate.

    This is what concerns me, if he was running the show why didn't he make the changes why wait for Babble to be sacked. Maybe he tried and Babble said no but that would mean Babble was in control.

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    10 minutes ago, tardotz said:

    This is what concerns me, if he was running the show why didn't he make the changes why wait for Babble to be sacked. Maybe he tried and Babble said no but that would mean Babble was in control.

    I thought I saw JP reading a copy of 'The Prince' at the coffee shop the other day, nekminit Babs is gone.

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    1 hour ago, Wanderboy said:

    To be fair, I'm not sure why they left in the first place.

    Things just didn't work out like they claimed they would. So be it. That is football the world over.

    Nobody is right and nobody is wrong. We are all Wanderers.

    I doubt it some people on here have been right nobs to them, and continue to be so.  
     

    Be nice if they did

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    JP is as responsible fot this debacle as Babbel, did the same job at Jets with Miller trying to get a head gig.  Does anyone who thinks players weren't doing what they were told by Babbel seriously think they will perform under the half of the partnership they actually dislike?

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    Yeah I think a couple more heads have to roll....the CEO is responsible for this debacle when all said and done. And do we have some sort of technical director of football? I think Mr Lederer and his fellow owners have some work to do in order to get this house in order. 

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    17 minutes ago, scarcev said:

    JP is as responsible fot this debacle as Babbel, did the same job at Jets with Miller trying to get a head gig.  Does anyone who thinks players weren't doing what they were told by Babbel seriously think they will perform under the half of the partnership they actually dislike?

    I’d hope that he has between 0-1 games in charge we have a buy next week new manager in place by the CCM game, it will be OK you bank ON it 

     

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    4 minutes ago, Potkorok said:

    Yeah I think a couple more heads have to roll....the CEO is responsible for this debacle when all said and done. And do we have some sort of technical director of football? I think Mr Lederer and his fellow owners have some work to do in order to get this house in order. 

    You must have missed the press conference......JT says everything is tops...best of everything the only issue must have been the coach. Hopefully with the new coach all the crosses will start hitting the mark, the defense will stop gifting goals and all those misses from a few meters out will all start to go in. 🙄

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    Why isn't Marcus's farewell video on the club website? Or is it and I can't find it?

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    14 minutes ago, Wanderboy said:

    Why isn't Marcus's farewell video on the club website? Or is it and I can't find it?

    Twitter 

     

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    9 hours ago, Dugongs said:

    I’ve been super critical of Babbel for his coaching ability. To be fair to him though, it takes some balls to front up to the media like he did before and after the game yesterday. He seems like a thoroughly decent human being, it’s just a shame he showed next to no coaching ability at the Wanderers.

    This next appointment is absolutely crucial. The board has to get it right, we’ve been **** for too many seasons now.

    Exactly my sentiments.

    If Babbel has any ambition he needs to genuinely interrogate his tenure here and understand where it went wrong. And if possible learn from it

    He really seems like a top guy though. That video farewell had me tearing up, you could see the sincerity. Im sad it didnt work out; for us and him

    And now the team and club must move positively and purposefully forward

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