Shay Given can’t quite understand why Swansea City is so keen to sign Marcelo Bielsa.
According to the veteran, somebody, who has got the experience of managing the English teams and knows the nature of Football in this country, would be more beneficial than a foreigner as far as Swansea City is concerned.
A website quoted Shay Given as saying, “It’s incredible that Swansea is at somebody who has never worked in England and is not able to communicate in English. I don’t think too many people even know him over here.”
“They should instead be looking to sign a manager who has seen English Football from close quarters and has got the idea how it works in this part of the world.”
When asked if he is hinting towards the former Everton and Manchester United manager David Moyes who is currently out of job, the star shot stopper said, “Yes for sure.”
“David would be a better choice in my opinion. He knows Premier League as well as anyone having worked in it over a long period of time.”
As far as Bielsa is concerned, he might not be a known commodity in England, but, he is a well respected figure in some other Football crazy counties in the world.
He has been in charge of the national team of Argentina in the past and has guided them to Olympic Gold.
Apart from that, he has fairly successful tenures with Chile and the Spanish club Athletic Bilbao too.
Those who know him well say he is an aggressive manager and one of the shrewdest tacticians going around.
So, while some people including Shay Given might not agree to it, there’s surely some logic behind Swansea’s interest in Bielsa.
However, his language problem might be an obstruction in his work in England.