... or why every current British manager gets fifty chances to fail and no new one is ever heard from.

"It is that lack of imagination from clubs that makes English managers seem so limited compared to their continental peers, and ensures that English managers are always adopting German, Italian or Spanish concepts and styles: These are the same old ideas, riddled with the same old flaws, regurgitated again and again.

It is that misidentification of failure as experience, too, that explains why British coaching remains so steadfastly white — the same old faces means the same old color — and why the Premier League’s most ambitious teams are now, increasingly, managed by foreigners."