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Ince under more pressure as Blackburn lose again.











Wigan have dashed any hopes of a Blackburn revival with a 3- 0 trouncing.

We can surely start counting down the days till Ince is sacked.

This once again shows how underappreciated the role of a good football manager is.

Clubs feel they can simply bring in a former great player to run the club and that will work.

Unfortunately, this formula has proved to be inefficient, time and time again.

Amongst the worst performing managers this season have been players who have recently finished their football careers and where great players.

These include Roy Keane, Paul Ince and Zola.

Roy Keane has already walked away from the Sunderland post.

More than likely Ince and Zola will not have a job come end of the season.

Just like in football you have to do the hard yards.

This usually includes starting out at a lower division team, building up confidence and gradually progressing to the highest level.

The same applies in order to be a successful manager.

Sir Alex Ferguson did not start at Manchester United; he started at a less glamorous team developing his craft.

Ex-players cannot simply be thrust into a managerial post in the premiership without being tested in lower leagues for an adequate amount of time.

It is fair to say that the majority of people underappreciate how difficult it is to manage a football side.

This season has definitely proven what a lack of experience can cause.

To put things in perspective, I’ll break it down in business terms.

Since the premier league is the highest division in English football, we will make our comparisons with the biggest businesses.

If you owned Virgin or British Airways would you hire your highest ranking manager if they had insufficient experience in such a role, or would you hire someone that has been tried and tested in the industry over a period of time?

I’m sure most people will go for the tested experience.

In conclusion, can we please stop hiring these ex-players that have not proved themselves as good managers.

They’ve proved themselves to be good players, but not good managers.











idoitforfootball news



Roy Keane has stated he will one day return as a manager.

Arsenal player Rosicky ruled out till March with hamstring problem.

Thailand manager Reid has ruled out a return to Sunderland.

Kinnear charged for Ref abuse over the weekend.


Roy Keane exclusive!!




How did Roy Keane lose the plot?

It all started so well!

What went wrong?

The ex-Manchester skipper looked like he was born to be a manger.

At one stage there where even whispers he would one day take over as manager at Man United.

It was all so great.

Roy Keane was able to bring this team out of the Championship to the Premier League he had once dominated as skipper.

He was even able to attract players like Cisse, mainly due to his reputation he once had as a player.

After they were able to stay in the Premier league last season, Sunderland seemed like a club that was going places.

However, after a run of 6 defeats in 7 games it all went crazy.

A few games before this, Keane had been booed by supporters.

This is almost a given for Premier League managers to receive this sort of reception at some time in their managerial career.

But being Roy Keane, this was unacceptable to him, who said: “That’s something I’ve not come into the job to accept”.

Without being too harsh, this almost seems immature.

The best of managers have been booed, and one should come to expect this.

Even Roy Keane!

Furthermore this shows a lack of resilience.

Something one must demonstrate as a manager.

I guess this shows us that not all great players can be great managers.

It could almost be a case of a player who once dominated the premier league, returning with a weaker team he is expecting to play like Manchester United.

Maybe Keane returned to the premier league too quick, and should have been learning his craft in the lower leagues.

You  almost felt that he was just signing players because he could and not because he should, when you break it all down.

Well who knows what the future holds for Roy Keane.

Will he ever return to be a manger again?












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Roy Keane leaves Sunderland after a run of 5 defeates from 6 games.

Fernando Torres will be out of action till next year with hamstring injury.

Two man arrested over Mido abuse.

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July 2020