Deep insights into the role and life of a modern football manager, with contributions from some of the biggest names in the business.

Part Six – The End

They say that in life nothing is certain, but death and taxes. For football managers, however, that list needs a third addition… the sack.

Everyone who dreams of being a football manager thinks that one day they’ll oversee a dynasty, but the reality is far different. Statistics published by the League Managers Association show that the average tenure for a manager in the Championship in 2015 was 0.87 years, while the average across all English leagues in 2016 was just under 1.3 years.

So if you’re going to manage a football club, you’re going to get sacked. But how does that feel? How do you work to long-term objectives in such a short term business and, most important of all, how do you respond when the inevitable happens?

Iain Macintosh discusses the dreaded drop with a few of the select group who’ve experienced it for real; Alex McLeish, Sam Allardyce, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, Stuart Pearce, Slaven Bilic, Alan Pardew, Chris Powell and Garry Monk

Written and presented by Iain Macintosh

Produced by Ben Green

A Muddy Knees Production

© Sports Interactive 2017


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