Hector Cuper

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Cuper has been appointed as coach of the Egypt National Team. Good luck Hector!

sidenote: I can't believe he is in La Grande Inter. though i admit he isn't as terrible as many like to make him out to be and he's been fucking unlucky in his career.
 

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Hopefully we can actually qualify for a world cup now :yao:
 

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You'd probably get to the playoff for a World Cup spot and lose :p
 

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Lost another final :cry:.I love this guy so much.Always a dramatic defeat right at the end for him.
 

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I wonder if he is considering suicide now...wow,so many final loses
feelz for him,I do
 

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It's unreal how the guy always manages to fuck up the last match. This must be the seventh or eighth time.
 

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Yah he needs to be removed ASAP, no poll needed really.
 

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I love this guy and will defend him. First he doesn't seem like he aged at all. Losing finals apparently doesn't get to him.

Second his his team over performed and was disciplined. Third they almost scored in the first minute, so it should have been at least 2-2 or maybe 2-1 by full time, and it's not his fault the player missed such a chance. That chance actually reminded me of Recobas chance in the game against Milan in the CL semi-final.
 

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Second his his team over performed and was disciplined.

Frankly, his teams always over-perform which is why I respect him even when he loses. His losses are also very unlucky and his team doesn't let it go without a fight.

Unlike another manager that I know who used to lose with atrocious style year after year despite having players of the highest quality.
 

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Hello, we have Recoba, Figo and Simeone in LGI :work:

Those are separate arguments. I'd only consider Figo to be perhaps worthy because he was a class player and contributed to our Scudetto streak. Zanetti gave him the armband in his last game just so he could lift the trophy. That speaks volumes about both players.

But Cuper LGI? And I say this as someone who has a generally positive opinion of his time here.
 

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I really do not know what La Grande Inter means here on this forum but i hold Cuper in really high esteem for his time at Inter.We were very poor when he joined and had consistently under achieved for 2-3 seasons.We were really in the doldrums in Italy and in Europe and it was him who brought us right back to the top in Italy as well as in Europe.

We had been humiliated by the likes of Helsinborgs and Alaves in Europe and then under Cuper we went on to knock out 2 time UCL finalists Valencia in the Uefa Cup and then went on to make the semis of the Ucl the next season - a feat we had not achieved in the 90s and did not replicate till 2010 when we lifted the Big Ears.I still cannot believe we sacked a manager who won 3-0 at Highbury in the season they went the whole Epl season unbeaten :palm:.

He also brought us closest we had been to a Scudetto since 89 in 2002.That defeat still tears me up.

So if this is a Hall of Fame forum then Cuper deserves a place here because this guy pretty much rebuilt us and brought us back near the zenith of domestic and continental football.We did not take the final step with him but we really grew in stature in those years.Infact outside of 2010 i have never seen us play as well against a top team away from home as we did at Highbury in 2003.3-0 up at halftime is quite the achievement.
 

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Man I love Cuper. His Inter team certainly wasn't the best and most entertaining Inter team, but we were a very tough nut to crack during his time. We scored tons of goals under his care too, despite not playing the prettiest kind of football. In other words, we were clinical, effective, disciplined, competitive, and would punish the fuck out of any opposition who didn't see it coming (just ask Wenger's Invincible Arsenal team). I still feel that sacking him that early in the 2003/2004 season was ridiculous. We imploded in the CL that season due to Zaccheroni's lousy tactical incompetency (Cuper wouldn't have allowed that 1-5 humiliation against Arsenal). The only reason why we managed to finish fourth that season was the arrival of Adriano and Stankovic in January.

He was formidable during his time here. Had done everything right, the only thing missing was luck. Yeah, it has always been the issue of luck with him. If only he had luck, he could have been hailed as a glorious coach.
 

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Fair posts on Cuper's underrated work at Inter. Keep in mind that this was pre-calciopoli when Moggi and his Juve were toying the referees around and at the peak of their mafia network.
 

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Those are separate arguments. I'd only consider Figo to be perhaps worthy because he was a class player and contributed to our Scudetto streak. Zanetti gave him the armband in his last game just so he could lift the trophy. That speaks volumes about both players.

But Cuper LGI? And I say this as someone who has a generally positive opinion of his time here.

Figo didn't contribute much to our Scudetto streak.
 

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Man I love Cuper. His Inter team certainly wasn't the best and most entertaining Inter team, but we were a very tough nut to crack during his time. We scored tons of goals under his care too, despite not playing the prettiest kind of football. In other words, we were clinical, effective, disciplined, competitive, and would punish the fuck out of any opposition who didn't see it coming (just ask Wenger's Invincible Arsenal team). I still feel that sacking him that early in the 2003/2004 season was ridiculous. We imploded in the CL that season due to Zaccheroni's lousy tactical incompetency (Cuper wouldn't have allowed that 1-5 humiliation against Arsenal). The only reason why we managed to finish fourth that season was the arrival of Adriano and Stankovic in January.

He was formidable during his time here. Had done everything right, the only thing missing was luck. Yeah, it has always been the issue of luck with him. If only he had luck, he could have been hailed as a glorious coach.

I seem to remember the 5-1 result came between Cuper's sacking and Zaccheroni's appointment. I think we had a caretaker coach during that game.
 
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