Football Glossary: Dead Man Walking

Dead man walking: This refers to a manager who everyone knows will soon be sacked; will soon be fired. He will soon lose his job.

Dead man walking

This refers to a manager who everyone knows will soon be sacked; will soon be fired. He will soon lose his job.

  • Example: Steve MacClaren was a dead man walking as soon as England lost to Croatia
  • Example: Jose Mourinho appears to be a dead man walking at Real Madrid after dropping Spanish captain Iker Casillas

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