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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Gianni Paladini's Role at QPR?

And yet another item from the Daily Mail

Daily Mail/HATCHET MAN: Dowie's not a lone Ranger as long as Paladini sticks his oar
QPR have been hammering another nail into the coffin of the role of director of football.
After Tottenham's struggles in the Premier League had other clubs crowing about their slicker structures, Rangers' Gianni Paladini has demonstrated how hard it is to stay on the same wavelength as a manager in that position.
Sporting director Paladini said this week that Lee Camp could leave the club if they got a decent offer because he has not been playing.
Manager Iain Dowie then insisted he was not putting the goalkeeper up for sale and expected him to work hard in an attempt to regain his place.
Directors of football, of which Paladini is one by a slightly different title, and the men who direct their teams, such as Dowie, just can't seem to work well together in this country.
There is too much power playing and politics as a position between manager and board can only encroach on the traditional team boss's role, which was all encompassing.
Maybe that is why Terry Venables, Darren Ferguson and other managers who might fancy taking charge of the richest club in the Championship, keep being linked with Dowie's job. Daily Mail

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