Tuesday, 20 December 2016


The former Sunderland striker verbalizes there is
a 'fascination' with peregrine bosses in the
Premier League, with Bournemouth's Eddie
Howe an exception to the rule
Niall Quinn fears for the future of English
coaches in the Premier League, with too
many clubs looking to 'well-presented
peregrine managers' for inspiration.
There has been a move away from home-
grown aptitude in recent times, with the riches
on offer in England sanctioning top sides to
cherry-pick the best in the business.
Of those considered to occupy a standing
among the ecumenical elite, the relishes of Pep
Guardiola, Jose Mourinho, Antonio Conte
and Jurgen Klopp are all now at the helm of
Premier League teams.
Arsene Wenger has withal proven himself
over a number of years, while Mauricio
Pochettino has exhibited plenty of promise
and is highly regarded within coaching
Their antics on the touchline, cumulated
with their tactical nous, has availed to raise
their respective profiles and endear them to
injuctively authorizing fan bases craving prosperity.
They are, however, perpetuating to nudge
competition down the pecking order, with
Quinn suggesting that English bosses are
no longer considered fashionable enough
on the footballing menu – with
Bournemouth's Eddie Howe the only
exception to that rule.
He wrote in a column for Sky Sports : "What
is interesting about the fascination with
well-presented foreign managers is that
English managers have become the
equivalent of Greggs. Filling, unimaginative
but no Michelin stars. Poor Eddie Howe has
alone become the future of English
management in the Premier League."
"It is certainly entertaining to watch the new
era of management and if there is one
obvious positive it is that clubs seem at last
to be beginning to appreciate that when
they have a decent manager he is worth
sticking with. So far this year, the
casualties in the Premier League are at an
all time low with [Francesco] Guidolin being
the only boss forced to walk the plank.
"The down side is that accomplished home
nations and Republic of Ireland players are
becoming an endangered species. The
Premier League doesn't have a club like
Bayern or Juve or Sporting Lisbon or the
Spanish giants who like to embody the
football of the country they come from, so
English managers and players head off to
major championships looking very confused
about their identity."
Tony Pulis is the top-performing British
boss in the Premier League at present, with
West Brom sitting eighth, while Howe's
Bournemouth are 10th and Mark Hughes'
Stoke City 11th.
Four of the bottom five are withal under
home-grown control, with Sean Dyche at
Burnley, Alan Pardew guiding Crystal
Palace, David Moyes with Sunderland and
Mike Phelan in charge of Hull City.

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