This week has seen two more managerial causalities in the Premier League. According to reports in the media, Tim Sherwood will be relieved of his duties as Tottenham manager in May. This comes hot on the heels of Chris Hughton’s sacking by Norwich. The Irish man’s dismissal means that amazingly there are now no black managers in the entire Football League!
Hughton’s replacement Neil Adams will become the 29th man to manage in this season’s Premier League. Many have questioned the wisdom of the move. I previously addressed this issue here.
Norwich have become the eighth club to change manager this season. Only one of these changes has really worked (Crystal Palace). Sunderland are far better under Gus Poyet but remain bottom. Fulham have seen some improvement but only after their second managerial change, while Tottenham’s progress under Sherwood will probably still not be enough for him to keep his job. Two managerial changes have really backfired. West Brom and Cardiff both accumulated more points per game under their former managers.