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End of the road for Unai Emery

coleman

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It wasn't a matter of 'if' but 'when' Arsenal would sack Arsene Wenger's replacement because his time at the club has been tumultuous. Unai Emery failed to inspire a team that is full of talent.

Is it always an uphill task to find replacements for long-serving coaches? Manchester United suffered a similar fate after the exit of Alex Ferguson; their search for a long-term coach could continue. All fans now hope that Freddie Ljungberg will positively use the 'legend' tag in the meantime.
 

TynBox

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Is it always an uphill task to find replacements for long-serving coaches?
I would say it is. Long standing coaches typically retain good to great records. That's why they're long standing. After 5, 10 or however many years of that the bar is high for an incoming coach. There is a learning curve of course, and even the most die-hard fans know this, but it's still tough for anyone to fill big shoes.
 

coleman

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I would say it is. Long standing coaches typically retain good to great records. That's why they're long standing. After 5, 10 or however many years of that the bar is high for an incoming coach. There is a learning curve of course, and even the most die-hard fans know this, but it's still tough for anyone to fill big shoes.
Yes, filling big shoes can be challenging. A new coach takes up such a role with a lot of pressure in the beginning. There is never much time to learn a lot about a football club, but they are expected to deliver results. When results are not as expected, there is a backlash from fans, and under immense pressure, a coach gets sacked.
 
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