Shorter for Longer?
In the turbulent post-referendum world, the tenure of our country’s leaders appears more fleeting; first Cameron, then Farage, and now ‘Big’ Sam Allardyce. The England manager’s appointment in July, described at the time as ‘a worse decision than Brexit’, has been followed by the shortest (67 days) and statistically most successful (100% win record) England managerial career in history. The average football manager’s job has a duration of just 1.2 years, compared with 4.4 years for the general populous, and 8.7 years for an MP. The amount of time that Allardyce actually presided over a team that was in the lead? 10 seconds.