I've gone all geeky this week and done some number
crunching, hoping to discover whether managerial changes have a generally
positive or negative effect.
I'll tell you now, the results are deeply inconclusive, but
hey ho, I've done the work, so here you are:
Since summer 2007, there have been 24 mid-season managerial
changes and only nine during the close season.
In any other business, executives would wait until the end
of a natural cycle, analyse the manager's performance and decide whether a
change was necessary.
Not so in football. Of the 33 changes in the last three and
a half years, less