Bielsa offered 3 million?

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  1. CU soccer

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    So he gets no credit for making a real offer to a real soccer mind? That seems a bit biased to me.
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    Huge difference between a "real" offer and a "realistic" one.
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    Hmm...should add bonuses qualifing first, be first place in qualfiers, & $2million for getting a victory in the Aztec:)
    whip repped this.


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    Ok wordsmith, what's not "realistic" about the offer? It seems to me that you don't like Sunil, so no matter what move he makes, you'll criticize. I'm not his biggest fan either, but complaining about making a serious offer to Bielsa is silly.
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    Why is this not in N&A? That article is the first new actual news on this issue since the GC final.
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    The only problem about that article is that it doesn't say when the offer was made. If it happened during the time mlssoccer.com reported contact, then most likely this story is irrelevant now and both sides have already moved on.
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    That crossed my mind, but b/c of the date it was posted, I took it for current.
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    Whether new or old, I don't like the "Bob Bradley would remain in charge of the senior national team" part of that article.
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    Mom/Pop tech can offer Bill Gates 5m to come run their company.

    That's real, but not very realistic.
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    Bielsa is 99% (we'll find out by the end of today) the new manager of Athletic Bilbao on a one year deal. It'll be interesting to find out how much he's making there, as I'm sure he's turned down much bigger deals. This guy would have been great for us
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    3 mill for Bielsa is not remotely the same as 5 mill for a multi-billionaire Bill Gates. Sorry, but that's just a silly comparison.
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    Would be a great step for us if it happens.
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    Agreed. Chile has become one of my favorite teams to watch. Those offers out of the middle east were probably rather large... will definitely be interesting to see what they offered/what he turned down.

    Unless something has changed, that election is today, no??
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    The premise was you not getting "realistic."

    You now do.

    The comparison doesn't matter. The point of it does.

    Lesser entity offering overly qualified candidate a job position. The offer is very real, but it isn't realistic in terms of happening.
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    Agreed. It would begin to address the development/training issues below the Senior Nats & the amateur vs. professional issues that have plagued the USSF to date with development and that MLS will now be dealing with more and more via Academies.

    Not to mention, provide an outside technical view for the current staff to use as a resource w/o a full shake up of replacing a coach and having that person potentially not have a full grasp of the unique issues to US Soccer.
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    The comparison absolutely matters, because one is clearly unrealistic (few million to a multi-billionaire), the other is so only depending on your much more tenuous valuation of Bielsa. What I DON'T know is how much Bielsa was getting paid to coach Chile. Do you know?
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    I also like the way Biesla's Chile squad plays, so on one level his involvement w/ the US seems like a good thing. On another level I'm not sure what it's supposed to accomplish.

    I don't mean to be dense, but what exactly would Biesla be hired to do? I get what his title would be. But what would he actually do on a day to day basis? Is he a sort of gm? B/c that seems silly in that he can't acquire players not in our player pool. Is his position different than the role Queiroz took years ago? If that's what he would be hired to do, does that really help? Even if the report that Queiroz wrote was spot on, did it really do any good?

    Put more bluntly: If he's not the coach/manager (and he's not going to be Bradley's assistant obviously), what power is he going to have, exactly? And how is he going to make the men's team better?
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    Improve the development of each successive cohort of the best 50-100 U14/U17/U20/U23 players for the USSF and hopefully change some of the amateur vs. professional issues in the USSF. Also, hopefully assisting MLS academies get players into domestic academies rather than be bench fodder for foreign teams and maybe convince more elite players that signing for Traffic is something akin sliding your career into a threshing machine.
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    TBD, I imagine.

    Although I think his involvement, on any level, would be a good thing.

    Would he be given the power that Klinsman wanted?
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    Did Klinnsman get it ? Nope. Is that why Klinnsman isn't on the job ? Yep.
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    Bielsa has a better chance of getting it.
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    To me, this looks like Bielsa's job is to restructure the youth system & get the National Team ready for the Olympics. My guess is that he would then take over as coach of the National Team, whether after the Olympics or for the next World Cup cycle.

    My only questions is, why are they willing to make Bielsa the technical director when they were so against giving Klinsmann that position?
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    Your assuming this is a real offer - as opposed to a non-starter offer that Bielsa had no intention of accepting. (i.e. an announcement for PR value only...)

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