Young British Managers Require Big Club Jobs to build Reputation


Managers’ sacking an issue: –

This has been quite a normal topic these days about managers’ ins and outs in clubs. We have already seen four managers getting the sack in the Premier League. The patience game is a forgone thing now in the current football business where money and success is an instant thing which needs to come as soon as possible.

Ok, the money thing can come at a trice if the new owner is taking over a particular club. But finding instant success like in Frank de Boer’s case was something absurd. Likewise, every owner or club president are searching for the most successful manager to get their club to the way they think it should be.

The modern day football business is quite harsh on managers we all say, does it require an overhaul thinking or it is good to see 4-5 managers getting sacked every season? Personally, it is tough to change this thing with the money owners bring to football clubs and expectations’ rise in parallel.

British managers need opportunities: –

If we particulate this on just British managers, there are some good ones who require a bigger club job early on to stake their claim for foreign clubs. Why is that when Gary Neville and David Moyes went to Spain, they struggled? The simple reason being they, especially Moyes didn’t get the exposure of handling the biggest pressures in England all the time.

Moyes was at Manchester United for 8 months and got the sack, why, because the owners wanted instant success to follow up after an era of greatness delivered by Sir Alex Ferguson. If we look at the start of Ferguson era, it took 3-4 years before the Scot started delivering trophies for the club. So, giving 8 months to replicate that model with departing players was always going to be tough.

Maybe, if Moyes could have got more time, he could have done wonders, just like he did at Everton. But again, the modern day football business takes over and sacking was done. Now, if British managers are not given opportunities to build their reputation early on, how they expect them to deliver all of a sudden. I mean the transition from Everton to Manchester United is more than two-fold, something in between wasn’t tried by any other club.

Clubs need to offer opportunities: –

Landing foreign managers is so easy. Just bring them and hope new cultures arrive with him. It’s good for English football but is it good for young British managers looking for their dream jobs? Eddie Howe is a perfect manager in many opinions for Arsenal or Everton for that matter. In response, the club owners gave Wenger another two year deal and Everton owners are more interested in bringing in Simeone or Marco Silva.

Someone like Sean Dyche, who has done a remarkable job at Burnley so far. Why does he not get a bigger job? Many pundits say Everton might be too big for him. If this is the thinking then how will these managers learn to be at the hot seat. How will they know how is it like to be at a real hot seat of big clubs and face the heat every time his team performs badly. It can bring the best out of them who knows.

Remember, Jose Mourinho was 41 when he first arrived at Chelsea in 2004. What he did? Delivered the Premier League title in his very first season. Roman Abramovic trusted him and many contradicted by the Portuguese’s style of handling the media and all. But, he delivered the ultimate success. In a similar way, if someone like Howe, who is 39, or Dyche, who is 46, get a bigger job and succeed, it would bridge the gap between so called high elite foreign managers and British managers.

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Allardyce claims: –

Sam Allardyce claimed a few days ago that British managers are treated as “second-class” citizens in their own league. It is weirdly correct what he said. The football model in the Premier League has to change a bit to give their own countrymen a chance to succeed. Patience is required at every step of success. Foreign managers will come, do the job and go away after 3-4 years. No one is like Arsene Wenger staying for 20 years at one club.

British managers, if given a big club might stay for longer period and deliver big picture success like Sir Alex did in his 25 year tenure at Old Trafford. He took 3 years to build a team, create a model for success and then got enough time to start delivering trophies after trophies. Something needs to change if the Premier League is to stop becoming a “foreign” league very soon.

None of the other European leagues like La Liga, Bundesliga hire British managers. They give their own managers a chance to be at the club and succeed. Then why does English league require foreign managers all the time.

Trend needs to change: –

The trend needs to change and soon. The club owners are in a hurry we all understand and success is required at a trice which is also understood. But, to chop and change foreign managers all the time isn’t gonna help the league remain local. Many foreign managers don’t understand what it’s like to prepare the players for a derby game which is always special. Many don’t understand the value of winning at certain stadiums or beating some clubs.

These things will be there when a manager who learnt his coaching at England would do. He would understand the importance of these games and certainly be more proud to lead their clubs.

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