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      Second biggest managerial position in football?

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      Second biggest managerial position in football?
      Sep 07, 2021 02:35:15 pm
      The idea behind this topic came from this...

      He's had another years experience at the biggest job in football

      Our Manchester resident mistakenly claiming Ole's position at United to be the biggest managerial job in football. Obviously, we all know there is only one position worthy of the title. One that is currently occupied by a funny German who recently lost his glasses.

      However, it did get me thinking. What do you think is the second biggest managerial job in world football...? Taking into account expectations, fanbase, history and prestige of the club, etc.

      United? They have the fanbase and prestige, so they certainly have a claim.
      Real Madrid? Even larger fanbase, and trophy cabinet. But is the club more interested in the players than the manager?
      Barcelona? Same as Madrid.
      Chelsea? They sack their manager every other year...
      City? Arguably the most powerful club right now, but no prestige whatsoever.
      Paris? Similar to City.
      Juventus?
      Bayern?
      Boca?
      ...

      And what about national teams?
      England? Comes with the massive expectations of a very unforgiving nation.
      Brazil? The football's country.
      Argentina?
      Italy?
      ...

      I'm interested to hear your thoughts on this.

      (By the way, I know you funny lot will say Liverpool Ressies, Academy and so on, so I'll go right ahead and say they don't count!  xxxxx:action-smiley-065: Boo me if you will!  ;D)
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      Re: Second biggest managerial position in football?
      Reply #1: Sep 07, 2021 05:22:16 pm
      I'd say Real Madrid job is probably the biggest all things considered and then likely United is second biggest. Which is funny since United have appointed such a slack ass manager.
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      Reply #2: Sep 09, 2021 09:05:42 pm
      Funny you mention International managers there. Remember for a few years in the 00s when the likes of Ferguson and Mourinho gave serious consideration to the role after both receiving formal offers. Absolutely no chance managers of that stature would even entertain the idea of becoming England manager these days, but it did appear to have quite the pull a decade or so ago.
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      Re: Second biggest managerial position in football?
      Reply #3: Sep 09, 2021 09:22:38 pm
      Liverpool Ressies
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      Re: Second biggest managerial position in football?
      Reply #4: Sep 09, 2021 09:49:37 pm
      Assistant manager !  Or maybe manager of the national team.
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      Re: Second biggest managerial position in football?
      Reply #5: Sep 10, 2021 04:59:54 pm
      Funny you mention International managers there. Remember for a few years in the 00s when the likes of Ferguson and Mourinho gave serious consideration to the role after both receiving formal offers. Absolutely no chance managers of that stature would even entertain the idea of becoming England manager these days, but it did appear to have quite the pull a decade or so ago.


      Ferguson has already done the national role with the jocks in 86 after Jock Stein's death.
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      Re: Second biggest managerial position in football?
      Reply #6: Sep 10, 2021 05:45:04 pm
      Ferguson has already done the national role with the jocks in 86 after Jock Stein's death.

      HR Manc in disguise  ;)
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      Re: Second biggest managerial position in football?
      Reply #7: Sep 10, 2021 05:53:43 pm
      Funny you mention International managers there. Remember for a few years in the 00s when the likes of Ferguson and Mourinho gave serious consideration to the role after both receiving formal offers. Absolutely no chance managers of that stature would even entertain the idea of becoming England manager these days, but it did appear to have quite the pull a decade or so ago.

      Fair comment. But it can still happen: Germany did manage to pry Flick away from Bayern...
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      Reply #8: Sep 10, 2021 06:02:32 pm
      Its all bollox media drive crap

      To the fans of Lincoln city the managers job is the biggest in the world. To the natives if the Seychelles the managers job is equal to that of France

      Why is Real or utd bigger then Barce or Liverpool?

      Why is the England job bigger or more pressured then Argentina?

      Pile of sh*te the job is the job no matter how many twitter fans you have
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      Re: Second biggest managerial position in football?
      Reply #9: Sep 11, 2021 02:47:55 am

      Not really, the pr**k dropped Hansen for one of his Aberdeen yard dogs in his World Cup Squad!!
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      Re: Second biggest managerial position in football?
      Reply #10: Sep 11, 2021 02:50:35 am
      Fair comment. But it can still happen: Germany did manage to pry Flick away from Bayern...

      Don't really think you call it pry, seemed to be all pre-arranged, don't forget he was only a stand-in coach at Bayern
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      Re: Second biggest managerial position in football?
      Reply #11: Sep 11, 2021 08:09:45 am
      Not really, the pr**k dropped Hansen for one of his Aberdeen yard dogs in his World Cup Squad!!

      Your like a Elephant  :D

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