10 of the Toughest Managers in World Football

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10 of the Toughest Managers in World Football
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It's a difficult job being a football manager; thousands, maybe millions, of people rely on you doing your work well for their own state of happiness, while the pressures to perform from within and outside the club have never been greater.

Throw in the constant attention from the media in general, the fact that so many games are in the seasonal calendar and the vast sums of money being spent on new signings, and it pretty much adds up to meaning that a coach has to be a certain character: steely, resolute, tough.

Of course, there are all kinds of tough—tough to work for or with, tough because of the demands the coach places on players or tough because of his own expectations. Either way, there's no doubt that some managers are certainly more difficult to be around than others—though that can sometimes be offset by those coaches bringing great success to others around them.

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