The termination of Manager contracts in England

The termination of Manager contracts in England

With Arsène Wenger hanging up his oversized overcoat after 22 years in North London, long-term reigns like his and Sir Alex Ferguson’s at Manchester United (26 years) are likely to be consigned to the past. David Moyes and Sam Allardyce are two recent examples of the modern way of chopping and changing managers on a regular basis.

Between 18 May 2017 and 18 May 2018, a total of 15 managers left managerial positions in the Premier League - a league with 20 clubs. Earlier this season, the Chief Executive of the League Managers’ Association, Richard Bevan, stated that the culture of sacking managers is “severely damaging” English football, and that “consistently dismissing managers can create an environment of instability within the club” which can cause “a series of negative consequences”.

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