The Decreasing Tenure of Premier League Managers

Our starter activity this week looks at the tenure of Premier League football managers. The video above shows Arsene Wenger finally saying goodbye to Arsenal after 22 years in charge. However the graph below shows how the average length of time a manager spends in the job has decreased rapidly over the last 50 years.

Commercialisation refers to ‘running something for financial gain’. How has the commercialisation of football had an impact on the average tenure of football managers?

The key words below may be able to assist you in your answer.

Profit     Sponsors     Relegation     Loyalty     Winning     Owners     Media

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