The view from England

Misunderstood managerial imports

November 1, 2012
By Norman Hubbard
With increasing frequency, English football is compared to a soap opera. With an uncanny ability to draw attention to themselves, its stars have been involved in a series of ever more extreme plots, ones which stretch the boundaries of credibility but keep the audience riveted nonetheless. And yet, besides its more improbable developments, the national game has also borrowed another technique from long-running dramas by recycling an old story. The name and face are different but there is a distinct ...

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