December is generally a hectic month in football in England. With a plethora of fixtures, the month of December can see the final nail driven into many a managerial coffin. With that in mind, this blog will provide some insights into the characteristics of football managers from the Premier League to League Two.
To begin we plot the age distribution of English football league managers and compute some summary statistics.
Probably, not surprising over half of managers in English football are English, followed by Scottish. However, is this trend ubiquitous across the different leagues? Figure 2 plots this.
League Two has the largest share of English managers followed by the Championship. Interestingly, but again perhaps not surprisingly, this share drops dramatically in the Premier League, where only 20% of managers are English.
A future blog will examine a different European League to see these trends in ages and shares mirror.