Dying to be a Football Manager

I’ve often had a little chuckle to myself, when three matches into the start of the new British football season, managers start to get sacked for delivering poor results – yes, that’s the grand total of 270 minutes of football!

Now the League Managers Association has just released some health data on its 74 English league managers who have been through its screening programme and it makes quite scary reading. Can you believe that 63% were diagnosed with heart conditions.

I cannot think of many industries, where staff seem so ill-prepared to deal with the demanding nature of managing a professional football club under the constant scrutiny of fans, media and the club Chairman. How would you feel going into the season, knowing that by its conclusion, 61% of your co-managers and peers would have been sacked. If they’re so inept, then why appoint them in the first place?


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