I have been in several conversations with football fans recently and its is pretty well universally accepted that a club can only be successful if it has a stable management and coaching set-up.
Teams that win things stick by their managers, simple as that.
I thought it might be of interest to match my team, Manchester City and it’s achievements with our local neighbours United. Of course i knew it would be ‘slightly’ weighted in the Reds’ favour but it shows how far we have to travel as a club and why this might just be the very time to stick with our current manager.
The lists below are for major honours, League 1/Prem plus National Cups or European Honours.
Honours Winning Managers 6
Non- Honours Winning Managers 15
Total Honours 54
Average Trophies won per manager 2.57
Honours Winning Managers 5
Non- Honours Winning Managers 42
Total Honours 9
Average Honours won per manager
Aston Villa 0.88
I am a lifelong and dedicated Manchester City supporter who is yet to see a trophy lifted in my adult life.
So please dont start shouting at me about how great City are or how biased this piece is because I am NOT in denial about who City are, or what the clubs history is.
The facts dont lie, but they do show that when a club with money sticks with the right manager it reaps massive benefits.
City are of course wealthy, they have a fantastic owner and chairman, the countries best academy, a great stadium and maybe, just maybe a manager to stand by.