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- May 9, 2010
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The problem for managers at elite clubs nowadays is that they often don't get to choose the players that are contracted, yet they get judged on their performances.I think Lampard got the job too soon, only one season experience, but couldn't really turn it down. I'd be surprised if he didn't turn out well as he did a good job at Derby after the money taps had been turned off by bringing through young players. He has done similar at Chelsea with the transfer ban but of course Chelsea now want the title and nothing else is good enough.
It will be interesting to see where Utd end up after sticking by Solskaer. Currently at least they seem to be going in the right direction although I doubt that they will win the title. They seem to still lack a bit of belief compared to Citteh.
The only way more unfashionable named British managers are getting jobs in the PL who haven't been there before is by being promoted there. Dean Smith and Chris Wilder for example. Graham Potter is an exception.
Managers aren't magicians : if players come in they need time to adapt or maybe just don't fit in.