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…on players moving to management too soon

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Gareth Southgate as Middlesbrough manager

Rushed from club captaincy into management with a junior coaching badge under his belt

It’s not often I see the same side of things to Gerard Houllier. I was watching the last episode of Inside Sport and Houllier made the point that English players are going too soon into management. He talked about Stuart Pearce, Bryan Robson and Gareth Southgate. All fair points I guess, though Bryan Robson actually got worse the more experience he gained and Stuart Pearce has proved to be a fine under-21 manager. Read the rest of this entry »


Written by Michael Farrow

February 26, 2008 at 7:07 am

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