Opinion polls are no longer the exclusive domain of politicians. That much is clear, and Patrick Collins of the Mail proves the point with a look at the future of Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.
Collins has picked up on a poll by BSM. For those of you not in the know, BSM in this case stands for Black Scarf Movement. In the words of Collins, BSM are “an idiosyncratic fans’ group” that canvased 8,100 of their members on the future of Wenger.
On to the poll, and Wenger will have plenty of backing (68 percent) if they win the FA Cup and qualify for the Champions League.
The backing falls to 54 percent if the Gunners come up short on both counts. That, per Collins, would be a mistake as he makes it clear that the trigger-happy club owners need to back their managers.
In his piece, Collins wrote:
So there is no guarantee of success, no magic bullet. The decision to dismiss a manager is taken with eyes closed and fingers crossed, it owes as much to instinct and superstition as it does to intelligent calculation.