Changing of the guard

Changing of the guard
The last few weeks have seen a number of high profile managerial casualties in the Premier League.

Billy Davies got the boot at Derby County, Steve Bruce left Birmingham for Wigan and Alex McLeish took over at St Andrews after ditching his post as Scotland manager.

But that question that remains is whether or not club owners and chairman are patient enough with their managers and coaches.

Davies got his club promoted to the Premier League after just a few months at the helm and was given just over a dozen games before Paul Jewell took his place.

Bruce got his chance with Wigan after Chris Hutchings was give just a handful of games after moving up from assistant manager to manager in the summer.

And lets not forget the plight of poor Martin Jol who guided Tottenham to a couple of fifth place finishes and was undermined almost from the start of the season.

Maybe chairmen should take their lead from Manchester United and Sir Alex Ferguson.

It took Sir Alex a few years to settle down in his position as manager of the Red
Devils but once he was given time to flourish he delivered.

Not every club can back their manager with millions of pounds but why not give a manager a little bit of time to make their mark in the job.

After all, Rome wasn’t built in a day.