rover6 Posted March 5, 2008 Share Posted March 5, 2008 I see that Hughes has been criticising the Premier League of 'snobbery' for overlooking British managers, opting for foreign names. He has suggested that "familiarity breeds contempt" with home-based managers. He recognises the talents of the foreigners over here but his argument seems to be, given the chance, the British could do as good a job - if not better. The problem being, they are not given the chance to manage big clubs. What does everyone think? I tend to disagree with Hughes. Sure, there are some good British managers, and some bad foreign ones (SVEN!) but the situation is that there are not very many decent British managers. Alan Curbishley often comes up with the same whinge about foreigners getting preference but he is in a weak position to argue this - after doing okay with CHarlton, he has been pretty poor at West Ham and will surely get the sack sooner or later. Furthermore, Hughes' comments smack of hypocricy. So chairmen are unjustifiably opting for foreigners for short-term gain, and not "looking after their own."? What about managers who import sub-standard foreign players for short-term gain (Bruno f'ing Berner) and not giving British youth players a chance to come into their own. Allardyce jested that if his name was Allardyci, he'd get a big job. Well...... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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