Armas is a very good...assistant coach. You let him run training. I would say the same thing about Dome Torrent. You need a strong tactical manager and motivator in the mold of Jesse. Petke was a motivating coach and Red Bull canned him because they felt he was weak tactically or wouldnt get with the system...he won with a team that was multiples more talented this one and because he had Thierry. I have to believe that the organization will not have Armas behind the bench for 2021. I just have to.
It's been about 6 months since Thelwell took over, and I understand there is a pandemic going on as well, but still, this is true for every team, many of which improved. It's a bit disappointing he hasn't helped the team thus far. Let go of Sims when we have too few good options in attacking third. Didn't get any serious player. I mean it was good to get some MLS quality players like Pendant instead of Seagrist, but we lost Murillo, Lawrence, Sims (that one under his watch), there are no forwards, no bench. There are a lot holes to plug. So far, I just don't see him making any difference for the better: if anything he only made things worse by letting Sims go. Overall disappointing so far. When will he get to work?
In case there was any doubt after last year, Armas should have been fired the minute Murillo proved to be a top notch player in Anderlecht. Basically the guy is a star before Armas, star right after Armas, but Armas starts Buck over him and does not even activate a talent of that level for play-offs. This highlights concern that even if we get talent, Armas can't make it work. And we do need talent infusion for sure, but kind of worrisome that we have a coach that can misuse the talent of someone like Murillo, a proven star in MLS and Europe, who was only 23.