Managerial Merry Go Round
The Christmas celebrations are incoming and the festive fixtures come thick and fast! We’ve already seen some managers get the boot thus far. Premier League survival is too much to gamble with as its worth too much money to the club, the impact of dropping down leagues is not just on the field but it affects people in the back office, admin staff, ground staff, etc. Some people would have to be let go as the club cannot afford to keep them on.
The worrying aspect of managerial signings is that most clubs stick to the same circle of managers. Which is not surprising, the top clubs are always going to go after top managers. We have seen in the past clubs giving managers a chance, Moyes at Man Utd, Rodgers at Liverpool, etc. If you look at a club like Chelsea, they have always had the top managers. Chelsea are a top club and deserve/need to have top managers to tame the big egos in the squad.
The middle tier of clubs always circle around the same managers, such as Sam Allardyce, Alan Pardew, etc. There’s nothing wrong with these managers, but why not look for something different? Marco Silva at Watford this season has done a magnificent job, Sean Dyce is getting the plaudits for what he is doing at Burnley. There is also some great managers in the Championship who can be given a punt.
From an international perspective, Michael O’Neill (previous NI manager) looks to be moving to club football. He has done a fantastic job with Northern Ireland. Martin O’Neill, who has got the Republic of Ireland to the Euro’s in 2016 and missed out on the World Cup in the playoffs. Chris Coleman gone back into club management, he done a fantastic job with Wales and he was one player short as to why they didn’t make it into the World Cup.
As we all know, football is not for the fans, it’s for the business. As outlined above, there’s good reason why as to keep people in a job!