Premier League managers should be given more time to turn things around

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Fulham and West Brom proving hiring and firing doesn’t work?

Date: 15th March 2014 at 10:11am
Written by Chris Knight

With a few months still to go, the managerial merry-go-round in the Premier League has already produced eight changes so far this season. With the financial rewards for playing in the top flight now more lucrative than ever,  job security for Premier League managers is almost non-existent as chairmen and owners look to any quick fix to maintain their club's position amongst the riches of the division. Irrespective of whether they succeed in the long term, it is an accepted notion that new managers traditionally rejuvenate a club's fortunes in their first few months in charge. However, so far this season, the "hire and fire" culture has not produced the immediate results that the chairmen and owners would have wanted. Paolo Di Canio was the first Premier League manager to be sacked this season, having evidently lost control of the dressing room. Replaced by Gus Poyet, the Uruguayan has guided the club to the Capital One Cup Final and two derby victories over fierce rivals Newcastle United. ... Read More

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