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Watford chief: Reading a sideways step

Watford chief: Reading a sideways step

Despite hearing his manager insist the vacant Reading position is 'a big job', Watford chairman Jimmy Russo reckons a move to the Madjeski Stadium would be a sideways step for Brendan Rodgers.

The Hornets gaffer has been as low as 1-3 in the betting stakes to take over from Steve Coppell amid a week packed to the brim with speculation that Rodgers was all set to up sticks and leave for Berkshire.

Not that Watford Chairman Jimmy Russo could see the logic behind such a Royal appointment mind you.

Fresh from a lovely little city break in Milan with his brother and Brendan, the top man at the Hornets helm told the W`Observer '…there is no reason why he would want to leave - he stated he is happy here…'.

And whether it was one glass too many of fine Italian vino or maybe a little too much Mediterreanean sun that went to his head but Russo took a thinly disguised swipe at Reading, suggesting that it wouldn`t be a forward step for Rodgers.

An enigmatic Russo added 'Why would he want to move sideways? It is not like he is going to a Premier League club.'

Ooooo. Cue the catfight.



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Writer:Dr Watford
Date:Saturday May 16 2009
Time: 9:00AM

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there is alot of it about in football..sad press trying to make a story out of nothing,one reading fan on sky sports said they would like aidy.Be a great job for him,were is aidy..can anyone see him coming back as a manager?
eldlive
16/05/2009 15:48:00
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Let's hope Brendan's recent trip to Milan, when he was accompanied by the Russos, has strengthened his ties and commitment to the Vic. Would be interesting to know whether Buck discussed the situation with Jose and what advice he received. We need him to stay at this time. Aidy? Yes I think he'll be back somewhere, possibly at League One if not Championship level, although competition for jobs is fierce and he may have to take a coaching role initially. Anyway, I wish him well; he made mistakes for sure (and wasted a lot of cash) but it wasn't all bad and he did give us that one glorious season...
RFB-gloryhornetboys
17/05/2009 12:02:00
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for sure,myself personaly have always liked aidy as a manager.the football we played in his first full year was exellent. and the players he brought in were fantastic. did not go wright for us in the premiership,i felt we were unlucky not to do better that year.the following season was going to plan,without the likes of ashley bouazza it was always going to be difficult. we were top of the championship and eveyone thought we would run away with it. then for some reason things went against us,king and mahon left during the season and they were big boots to fill. ellington, eustace,and bromby did not live up to expectation,and that was aidy's downfull.overall we made the play-offs,so given the chance,he could still do a good job elsewere,be good to see him back in football.
eldlive
17/05/2009 18:24:00
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brendon will stay,i have no doubt about that,looking forward to next season. should be a good one
eldlive
17/05/2009 21:42:00
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It funny how Boothroyd has not got a job, there have been a lot on offer, we fell apart midway through the season for sure, but that was because other teams learned how to deal with us! Not because of Mahon leaving, he had to go, he was slow in midfield and making to many mistakes. King was problematic and causing more harm than good, even Aidy admits he should have sold him in the summer, stiil if found guilty in October, then im sure he will walk straight in to the prison team.
ANDY710
19/05/2009 09:06:00
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@@@Andy710 - "if found guilty" - That's a big 'If' I will have you know....then again he's hardly got an unblemished record.
DrWatford
19/05/2009 09:29:00
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