It used to be that managers in England need to fail to meet expectations before getting the sack. “Used to be” because that’s no longer the case now.
In England, Newcastle owner Mike Ashley sacked manager Chris Hughton, a man who had quietly guided newly promoted Newcastle to 11th in the table. A mid-table position for a newly promoted club? Hell, that’s great work!
Then the new owners of Blackburn Rovers sacked respected manager Sam Allarydce despite the club being in 13th place in the EPL. Worse, reports say the owners intend to replace the manager with… Diego Maradona! The man who almost single-handedly prevent Argentina from being in the World Cup!
With such nonsense, it’s almost make one glad he’s not seeing the EPL this season.