誰是利亞姆-福克斯,他能拯救曼聯嗎?

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誰是利亞姆-福克斯,他能拯救曼聯嗎?

在傑克-羅斯短暫的災難性統治之後,鄧迪聯隊從內部晉升,任命利亞姆-福克斯為主教練。

這個方法在15個月前非常有效,當時譚庫爾被提升到最高職位,並確保了第四名的成績--這是曼聯九年來的最高成績--並在他掌舵的唯一一個賽季重返歐洲足壇。

福克斯在臨時負責的三場比賽中,顯然代表了壓力巨大的坦納迪斯高層的另一個 "精心策劃的風險"。

這位38歲的前利文斯頓和雷斯流浪者的中場球員將不得不應對他只是一個 "廉價的選擇 "的懷疑--他需要打好基礎以安撫支持者。

福克斯之前唯一的一份經理工作並不完全是一個巨大的成功。2016年5月,他從Hearts的青年教練職位轉為Cowdenbeath的老闆,但10個月後 "經雙方同意 "離開,俱樂部在第二聯賽中落後7分,並面臨連續第三次降級。

他從這一挫折中反彈,回到泰內卡斯爾擔任一線隊教練,然後擔任利文斯頓助理,去年以類似身份加入曼聯。

現在他被推到了聚光燈下,他的任務是通過從昂貴的球隊中獲得比羅斯更多的東西,將坦納迪斯人從英超聯賽的底部拖出來。

在10月1日對聖約翰斯通的泰山德比中取得首場勝利將是一個好的開始,福克斯的任期將以連續三個主場比賽開始。


After the short and calamitous reign of Jack Ross, Dundee United have promoted from within by naming Liam Fox as head coach.

It's a method that worked a treat 15 months ago when Tam Courts was elevated to the top job and secured a fourth-place finish - United's highest in nine years - and return to European football in his sole season at the helm.

Fox, who has had three games in interim charge, clearly represents another "calculated risk" by the under-pressure Tannadice hierarchy.

The 38-year-old former Livingston and Raith Rovers midfielder will have to deal with suspicions he is simply a 'cheap option' - and needs to hit the ground running to appease supporters.

Fox's only previous job as a manager wasn't exactly a roaring success. He moved from a youth coaching role at Hearts to become Cowdenbeath boss in May 2016, but departed 'by mutual consent' 10 months later with the club seven points adrift at the bottom of League 2 and facing a third successive relegation.

He rebounded from that setback with a return to Tynecastle as first-team coach, then served as Livingston assistant before joining United in a similar capacity last year.

Now he is thrust into the spotlight and tasked with hauling the Tannadice men off the bottom of the Premiership by getting more out of an expensively-assembled squad than Ross could.

A debut victory in the Tayside derby against St Johnstone on 1 October would be a good way to start, with Fox's tenure kicking off with three straight home games.

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