There have been rumours flying around about Damien Comolli for the last week or so. The man that made Martin Jol’s job impossible is to be removed as quietly as possible once all the transfer activity is done and the season gets underway.
The figure that was apparently so influential at Arsenal for seven seasons has been a total disaster for their main rivals. Younes Kaboul, Kevin-Prince Boateng, Ricardo Rocha, anyone think he’s still on Arsenal’s payroll?!
He may have had his critics but I loved Martin Jol. He was a great manager for us and a great character. The way he was treated by Levy was a disgrace. It seems to have all been forgotten so quickly now we have the dream team of Ramos and Poyet but it still sticks in my mind, especially the role Comolli played in his demise.
It’s fairly common knowledge Martin Jol wanted to sign certain proven players to sure up the side, especially the defence, but instead he was given some complete disasters from the very man that wanted him gone.
Comolli is credited with unearthing the talent of Gaël Clichy at Arsenal but there are also claims that he thought Peter Cech, Michael Essien and Didier Drogba would never cut it in the Premiership.
Why Levy allowed Comolli so much power at the club I don’t know but let’s hope he does the right thing and gives him the bullet as soon as possible.
In other news…
Keano should tie up his move to Liverpool this week but to soften the blow Spurs will announce the capture of Bentley and one other player on the same day. Robinson’s move to Blackburn was a sweetener in the Bentley deal.
Portsmouth are confident of signing Younes Kaboul this week. Roy Keane is getting fed up with his indecision.
Spurs have made an enquiry about IF Elfsborg ‘keeper Johan Wiland.