tinkerman

tinkerman

(ˈtɪŋkəˌmən)
n
(Team Sports, other than specified) chiefly soccer informal Brit a manager or coach who continually experiments by changing the personnel or formation of a team from game to game
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Claudio Ranieri fancies being 'The Toon Tinkerman' - and former Newcastle United skipper Mick Martin reckons the Italian could handle the fallout from Rafa Benitez's exit.
CLAUDIO RANIERI fancies being the St James' Park tinkerman - and former Toon skipper Mick Martin reckons the Italian could handle the fallout after Rafa Benitez's exit.
DEAN Smith has resisted the urge to play tinkerman over the busy festive period.
It was ironic that, after those difficulties, Fulham turned to a coach dubbed the Tinkerman at Chelsea for the constant changes he used to make.
And the captain is more than happy to be English cricket's tinkerman if it continues to bring about the success he craves after winning four Tests on the spin and moving to No.2 in the world.
Which Italian dubbed the "Tinkerman" has taken over as manager of Fulham?
TA Tinkerman! Back-to-back victories manufactured by the man who carries the faith of every Geordie fan.
And if and when they do, the portrait that has been painted of their immensely-likeable manager may be changed from Tinkerman to something more respectful.
GOOGLE the word 'Tinkerman' and second in the rankings, immediately underneath the definition of the word, is an interview with Claudio Ranieri.
"When I was with Chelsea I was known as the Tinkerman," said the Italian.
He used to be called The Tinkerman when he was in charge at Chelsea - and he has certainly changed the fortunes of the Foxes.
Mark Hammett has acquired a reputation as something of a Tinkerman since arriving at the Cardiff Blues from the Hurricanes, making significant changes just about every week.