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Football: Potential managers will be put off by frequent sackings, says Wenger

Published on Apr 25, 2014 7:22 PM
 
Arsenal's manager Arsene Wenger points during their English Premier League soccer match against Manchester City at The Emirates Stadium in London on March 29, 2014. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says the quality of football managers and coaches will diminish in future if sackings continue at the present rate. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (REUTERS) - Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says the quality of football managers and coaches will diminish in future if sackings continue at the present rate.

He told reporters at the club's training ground on Friday that new talent would be deterred from coming into the profession because there was so little security.

Speaking in the week that Manchester United's David Moyes became the 10th Premier League manager to lose his job this season, Wenger said: "I think it's just part of what the modern game is now. There is no time available for people to do their job and that is a big threat for our game.

"The average (job) expectancy of an English professional club (manager) at the moment is 11 months, and that is quite unstable. If you want quality people in any job, you need to give them time to develop and to become good, or people with the quality will not come into our job any more.

 
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