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Why appointing a football manager invariably relies on huge chunks of good fortune

Aside from the obvious financial balancing act, the biggest decision for any football club board is to appoint a first-team manager.

Other things matter of course – the structure of its coaching set-up for example – but ultimately it boils down to finding someone who will win games of football. 504 more words

Football

The Week That Was: 9th - 15th Feb

Contrasting performances makes mockery of sackings

We’ve seen it time and again, and by now it’s becoming so normal it’s worrying that nothing is being done about it. 429 more words

Soccer

Did Lambert Get Financial Backing? Who Will Keep Villa Up?

After Aston Villa sacked Paul Lambert, pundits backed the decision but said he wasn’t financially backed as much as other managers. According to Aston Villa director Charles Krulak, Lambert was given transfer fees but spent it on a team that was “not fun to watch”. 716 more words

Football

Can new Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood manage as well as he can talk?

An unpopular manager has been ditched and a new man has swept Aston Villa fans off their feet with energising words and bold promises.

At his unveiling, he spoke of his pride at joining a club with ‘a fantastic history’ and made reviving a flagging team his priority. 563 more words

Football

Sherwood appointed new Aston Villa manager

Aston Villa have unveiled former Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood as their new manager, succeeding Paul Lambert who was sacked last Wednesday. 310 more words

News

Aston Villa must not let messy break-up distract them ahead of vital Valentine's FA Cup clash with Leicester

After every break-up, no matter how amicable, the recriminations begin.

It may begin with ‘it’s not you, it’s me’ and whispered promises to stay in touch. 532 more words

Football

Aston Villa appoint John Major to replace Lambert

Former Tory Prime Minister Sir John Major said today he was “surprised but excited”, after Aston Villa invited him to take over as their new manager. 284 more words

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