Archive | March 18, 2013

Why do you fire the manager?

Sacking a manager is, on average, more harmful to a team’s performance in the short term than doing nothing.   This season 31 managers have been sacked, or agreed ‘by mutual consent’ – that bizarre footballing spontaneous combustion – to disappear in a puff of smoke with a huge payoff. The latest, Reading’s Brian McDermott, left […]

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