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The Chosen One – Succession Planning in Manchester and Munich (Part 2)

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Treble winner, German Manager of the Year, FIFA World Coach of the Year – but forced into retirement to make way for a younger man. That was the fate of Jupp Heynckes, the man who lead Bayern Munich in the Club’s most successful season In Bundesliga history, but who had to give way to former […]

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The Chosen One – Succession Planning in Manchester and Munich (Part 1)

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Succession planning is never easy – and the ultra-competitive world of football amplifies the challenges on the front pages of the global media. In a world where success lasts only a week, and where every minute decision is dissected and analysed by thousands of fervent armchair critics, there is an immense pressure on Club Boards […]

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“Don’t Call Me Boss” – The Ferguson Legacy (Part 4 on Sir Alex Ferguson)

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“Don’t call me Boss,” Sir Alex Ferguson told his stunned players when he announced his retirement on 8 May 2013. “After I’ve gone and we bump into each other, I don’t want to hear you call me Boss ever again. Call me anything but that. Call me whatever you’ve called me behind my back for […]

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