SACK THE COACH! LONG LIVE THE COACH!

The extraordinary event this week of the manager of Manchester United, Louis van Gaal, being sacked the day after his team won the FA Cup – one of the four trophies available for the year and Man U’s first trophy win since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013 – raised several issues. What does a coach have to do to be regarded as ‘successful’?  How much of ‘success’ is due to the coach?  And how long does a ‘success’ last before a coach is given the bullet?Read More »