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Dennis Wise - a hard man to please

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Started on 19 November 2014 by chelseaglorydays1 / First Post
Latest Reply on 26 November 2014 by chelseaglorydays1 / Last Post
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Meet the Man... Dennis Wise

Dennis Frank Wise (born 16 December 1966) is an English former football player and manager, and former Executive Director of Football at Newcastle United.

Wise played as a central midfielder and was noted for his aggressive and highly competitive style of play. In a career spanning over 20 years, he played for Wimbledon, Leicester City, Millwall, Southampton, Coventry City and, most notably, Chelsea. During his time at Stamford Bridge, Wise won two FA Cups, a League Cup and a UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, becoming the club's most successful captain, although has since been overtaken by John Terry.[1]

He also played at international level for much of his career, representing England over a period of ten years. Wise won 21 caps and scored once, on his debut against Turkey on 1 May 1991.[2] He was in the national squad for Euro 2000 and played in group games against Germany (won 1–0) and Romania (lost 2–3).[3]

In the latter years of his playing career, Wise gradually became involved in the managerial aspects of the game, starting at Millwall, where he took on the role of player-manager, taking them to the F.A. Cup final and European football for the first time ever. He was briefly caretaker manager at Southampton, following the departure of Harry Redknapp, before he took over the reins at Swindon Town on a permanent basis. In October 2006, he was appointed manager of the then-Championship side Leeds United, who found themselves in the relegation zone. Although they were ultimately relegated, Wise reshaped his side in the close season and Leeds made an excellent start to their first season in the third tier of English football.

In a surprise career move, despite their strong position and likelihood of promotion, Wise left Leeds in January 2008 to join the newly reshaped management team at Newcastle United in an executive role, tasked with travelling around Europe and further afield identifying young players and developing the academy.[4] Wise left Newcastle on 1 April 2009.[5] Following the situation that led to his departure, Wise admitted "It has all had a damaging effect on my career".[6]

During a recent BBC interview at a youth awards dinner at Stamford Bridge in London, wise took on several questions about his choice to get back into management.

WISE: First of all i want to say that i wont be answering any questions about my past unless there about my time with this great club (wise looking around the stadium).

Jason Mohammad: Thats fine Dennis, we will just ask you about your future roles and what you plan to archive in the future, so my first question has to be, do you feel ready to start a long and successful football management career?

WISE: Well Jason, I feel like the time is right for me to take on a role in a football job once more, i learned alot while i was at Leeds and think that with the positive thinking i have at the moment it is the right time for me to step back into management.

Jason Mohammad: So now you have gone on record, are you prepared to tell us if there are any clubs you have set your eye on?

WISE: No, Not at the minute, im confident that if my agent puts the right words about then i can find a club that i feel matches my ambition, as right now Jason, i want to be a success!!

Jason Mohammad: I know you may think i am being harsh here but many have tried and many have not been cut out for life within the busy day-to-day..

WISE: whoa.. what.. I'm sorry Jason to cut you out(aha) but i am looking for a great Challenge and hopefully can find my feet under the table of a job very soon! That is all i got to say right now as i am busy with this dinner and awarding out prizes so i will let you guys go. Thanks for taking your time to interview me

Jason Mohammad: OK well that was Dennis wise speaking to us and now we go back to the studio..
Bit of a background to the story

Leagues i will be running (I would Run more leagues but my PC inst all that great and cant handle to many)
Also i am going to run this on a medium size database so i can have a range of players to sign when a club comes knocking.

All Leagues
Both Leagues
Top two Leagues

will be looking for any job that comes available out of the above leagues.

The Dennis Wise we all know and love had a very high aggression rate, therefore i will plan to run the club (i am employed to) my own way, and if anyone has any problems with that, i am sure to tell them not to let the door hit them on the way out!!

Hopefully i can get a job within the higher leagues of the chosen divisions but if not wise discipline and motivation should help any club at lower league level to.
interestn setup why holland and spain? good start. love to see u back at leeds some point up wisey
to be honest, i dont really have any real reason to have chosen Holland and Spain in my story, just adds a bit more spice to the game, i have also added scottlands top two leagues just to add yet a bit more, most of my saves are English saves and i find that i get bored as the same clubs buy the same players etc.., thanks for the interest though and if leeds come available im sure Dennis will jump at the chance to manage at ellend road once more :)

Today Reading FC confirmed the departure of Nigel Adkins as boss of the club, with the team currently laying bottom of the championship table, winning only one game all season the board felt it was the right time for change..

Dennis Wise has confirmed his interest in the job

Will Reading go for Wise??

we are yet to find out but what we do know is that we have cameras waiting down at the madjeski and are waiting for a confirmation on a new manager

Stay Tuned to SkySportsNewsHD for more on this story as we get it

(Next Update find out if Wise was given the job and if he can fight off relegation and make the royals a force once again)
I Have decided that this story will now be ended and i will be starting a new game with a championship side, blackburn look a good choice as they have great youth

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