Football Glossary: (the Managerial) Merry-Go-Round

(the managerial) Merry-go-round

merry go round When managers lose their jobs or resign and move to other clubs. This can start a process where one manager takes the place of another manager who then moves on to another club (see: The 7 Stages of being a manager).

Today we will talk about the phrase merry-go-round. A merry-go-round is of course the fairground attraction where people get on a revolving merry-go-round and then off again. Very often in football at the end of the season, managers lose their jobs or resign and move to other clubs. This can start a merry-go-round where one manager takes the place of another manager who then moves on to another club. Recently, Sam Allardyce has moved from Bolton to Newcastle, has he started this year’s managers’ merry-go-round?

  • Example: Grant was sacked from Chelsea and the managerial merry-go-round started as Scolari moved to Chelsea, Mourinho to Inter and Grant to Turkey.
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