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5 managers who have the most difficult jobs in Football

Rahat Jain
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8.18K   //    26 Jul 2016, 15:27 IST
Vincenzo Montella
Vincenzo Montella has the unenviable job of returning the glory days back to Milan 

There’ve been a lot of managerial changes across Europe in recent times. With the European Championships over, national teams took time to evaluate and many major nations decided to part ways with their managers. Several Club sides have also made changes, as new men have been brought in at Manchester City, United, PSG, AC Milan and Bayern Munich and many other clubs. 

The life of a manager can be incredibly tense. You can’t let the pressure evaporate as you step onto the pitch as a footballer, because well, you don’t step on the pitch. Instead, you have to watch agonizingly as your players miss chance after chance, concede a sloppy goal and just hope they’re able to implement strategies that you spent sleepless nights mulling over.  

In this piece, we will look at 5 managers who despite their credentials aren’t going to have it easy this year. 

#1 Vincenzo Montella (AC Milan)

It should be a massive honour for any manager in world football to join a team with 7 European Cups and the prestige that Milan have, but for the last few years, they have been a shadow of their former selves. The management of the team has been terrible and has had no coherent vision. Inexperienced managers have been brought in on a whim of the President, and the revenues have been dropping, leading to fewer resources for transfers. 

Finally now on the verge of a takeover by a Chinese conglomerate, the club could be on the verge of a new era, but there is massive confusion over whether there are funds available for the summer market.

Players of the quality of Mateo Musacchio, Borja Valero, Piotr Zielinski and Jose Sosa have all been linked but Milan’s market seems stalled for the time being. So Montella has to start his pre-season with an incomplete squad and still somehow look to satisfy the now impatient and expectant Milan fans. 

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Rahat Jain
Aspiring screenwriter and football fanatic. Passionate (and Patient) Milan and Italy fan.
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