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‘Tis the season for a sacking: Who’s gone and who’ll be going next

Mark Hughes is one of the latest managerial casualties of the 2018/19 season. The Welshman, recently sacked from Southampton now joins asmall, yet ignominious group of managers who have been removed from two posts in the space of a calendar year. No mean feat to say the least. It’s no secret that managers come and go with increasing speed in football nowadays, with some football clubs almost operating a revolving door policy when it comes to their managerial appointments. The…
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Santa’s sack race – the manager who won’t enjoy Christmas

As the Premier League prepares for its festive fixture list, fans of Premier League clubs are by now aware that we are around the halfway mark in the season, and their 2017/18 stories are well on the way to being written. The question for nineteen of them -- let’s assume Manchester City will remain in first place -- is whether it’s the kind of story that follows a standard path, or one with a twist in the tale. Behind Man…
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5 football manager appointments that came as a big surprise

Taking on the role of manager of a top flight football club is a precarious task to say the least. Even the most respected managers can get it wrong, while the incompetent can be sacked in the blink of an eye. While some managers seem to have what it takes to turn a team around and keep it successful, here's 5 football manager appointments that came as a big surprise to both fans and pundits alike. 1. Paolo di Canio…
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