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For the last season or two, it's been all about new, young coaches being given a chance to shine.
Inducing that decision from club's respective boards was the tactical freshness 30-something managers provide, doing away with archaic methods and truly getting the best out of their players in the analysis room.
There was always going to be a reaction, and it's fantastic to see it happen so quickly: Many of the older managers (compared to Andre Villas-Boas, for example) have bitten back and fallen in line with the modern era.
Steve Bruce had been signed off as a managerial dinosaur in the past, but his Hull City side have achieved automatic promotion on the back of clever decisions and finding the right formation (3-5-2) for the players.
It's what he didn't do at Sunderland (ie. play Ahmed Elmohamady in the right position) that's seen the Tigers re-enter the big time.