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- May 8, 2011
Yeah then they used to get a little brown envelope under the table for helping get deals done.Got that right. I remember times when managers used to pitch in when signing players, making small gestures of courtesy towards them and their families (like calling them or visiting them in person), not just handing in a list of players and then bitching about lack of signings.
Have you considered the possibility that clubs reducing managers' influence has led to managers staying for shorter periods of time?Yeah then they used to get a little brown envelope under the table for helping get deals done.
In a world where managers are expected to last no more than 5 years allowing them to control the buying or selling of the clubs most valuable assets is madness. His focus should be on getting the absolute maximum out of what he has.
Managers/Head Coaches still have a big say in who comes and goes but days of bring in full control and being part of the negotiations are over.
Yes that is true but managers don’t just get sacked some decide they want to step up to bigger clubs so the club has to protect themselves from the manager just deciding I don’t want to be here anymore.Have you considered the possibility that clubs reducing managers' influence has led to managers staying for shorter periods of time?
IMO it's all because football clubs have become extremely profitable and owners started treating them more like businesses rather than sports clubs.