Harry's backing Jol.
But Jol has to be brave.
There appears to be no end of (fellow) arm chair managers who disagree. I cannot even indulge their suggested fantasies... Ramos, Queen guitarist Brian May, Lippi, Cherie Blair...who isn't on their crackpot lists.
Jol has been slated and in part with good reason. Especially when compared with other managers who aren't established 'top flight' men themselves.
Harry Rednapp and Steve Coppell for two... I think Redschnapps is a an adept all round manager. I don't know if he's blessed with an stella IQ, but he has a great 'footballing brain' and a truly effective rapport with players....
Coppell has proved that he has a tactical ability that is so good it can actually transcend the quality of the team. The weathering of the unrelenting Man Utd attacks on Sunday was extraordinary. Even with ten men he commanded his troops with the savvy of a winning Napoleon.
Jol, is not as good as either of these two men.
Just as it took him months to realise his substitutions were woefully slow, he is now perhaps, realising that 'botching together' a team that 'might contain and attack' is NOT A PLAN. I back Jol, but he has to be brave.
This is not a damage limitation exercise, this is football. I genuinely believe that if he threw some hungry youngsters into the mix and lost matches, he'd get an easier ride.
Wenger was handed SO MUCH SLACK for adding (in actual fact very few) youngsters to his first squad. At at time when he had little choice but do otherwise. Ars*nal's so called B Team my ars*. Jol too needs to take stock and adapt.
If Jol trys to reheat Tuesday's dog's dinner of a team then most diners are going to refuse to pay...