Sacked! Profiling Managers Who Failed

“Every year in the Premier League, around November (though increasingly it seems earlier), the press starts to talk about the ‘sack race’. In this time, it is not uncommon to see headlines like ‘X is one bad result from the sack’ or ‘Loss in game against Y could spell end for Z’. The focus on results has always seemed slightly odd to me. What if manager X inspires a great performance only to lose against the run of play? Should he be sacked? Conversely, if the team puts out the worst performance of the season but manage to scrape a point (or three), should that really influence your decision to sack the current boss?” Statsbomb

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