sackThis week languagecaster.com introduces the English for football phrase ‘to sack’. You can understand more about this phrase by reading the transcript below. You can also find many more examples of soccer vocabulary by going to our football cliches page here and our huge football glossary here. This post also features in our podcast show, along with a main report and our weekly predictions.
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Sack

This week’s football phrase is the verb ‘to sack‘. This means to fire someone, to tell them to leave their job. In football this phrase is used most often with managers: to sack a manager. A manager is sacked usually when they have had a poor run of form, they have lost a lot of games, or they have lost the dressing room. You can also say a manager has got the sack. The Chairman or the club’s owners believe that sacking the manager will give their team a boost and perhaps turn their results around. At the beginning of the season many pundits and football fans are wondering which manager will be sacked first. This is often referred to as the sack race. People try to guess who will win the sack race – ie. who will be fired, which manager will lose their job first. The winner of the sack race in the Premier League this 2013/14 season is Paolo Di Canio after a row with his players after another heavy defeat.
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