It seems like the vacancy left by the ex-Middlesborough man Tony Pulis is a spot many are keen to contest. Of course, Jonathan Woodgate, the club’s former defender, is still the standout candidate but it seems like the Riverside Stadium job has attracted some other potential big fish.
If the reports of The Hartlepool Mail are to be believed, former Argentina striker and legend of the game Gabriel Batistuta is being linked with the job opening and might have put his name in the hat.
The fans were, of course, pretty quick to jump on that news, offering their insight and opinions. Even though having such a big name as Batistuta’s at the helm sounds surreal, it seems that they would rather have someone with a bit more experience steering their team forward.
One of the main reasons as to why this job would simply not suit Batigol is the fact that this would indeed be his first managerial role and as such, he might just be too big of a risk to take.
While his footballing career is under no circumstances undermined by the Boro fans, some of them are definitely putting his experience and sheer love for the game in question.
Here’s a look at what Boro fans are saying about the shock Batistuta rumours…
Great article from @DomShawGazette. Put a few contenders into perspective. Woodgate still a maybe, Batistuta an absolute no. Reiziger and Arteta I’d definitely take. Cowley and Stendel i’m on the fence. Karanka, who knows!? #Boro https://t.co/1nNleSYydZ
— Matthew Rowney (@Matt_Rowney) May 20, 2019
Batistuta with Leo as assistant? What could go wrong! Go on then???#UTB
— Steve (@wallsendredicko) May 20, 2019
I seen that I’m not sure if it would be an amazing appointment or a terrible one
— stew (@borobaldy77) May 21, 2019
— Kev Smith (@Kevs_Miff) May 20, 2019
With so many credible coaches in limbo within the premiership why would U even take a gamble & hire an inexperienced foreign with no experience of the rigorious high tempo English game?..They might as well look at one of their old legends to come in & coach not Batistuta,NO pic.twitter.com/1cLkiFe7Fc
— Hadebe_M (@HadebeM2) May 21, 2019
Not for me like. Big Pearson, get him back
— Scott McLellan (@scott__mclellan) May 21, 2019
— Nick Watson (@Wheezy_Watson) May 21, 2019