Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has criticized the rules according to which currently operates the Premier League. The Chilean said that he can’t understand the folly of the Premier League sack race if a particular manager does not achieve good results all the time.
At the time when Jose Mourinho find himself in the firing line for the bad results and disappointing performances of Chelsea, Pellegrini blasts the Premier League rules and the changes in the culture of the organization. In his opinion, the lack of patience is a sign of the pursuit of money and no real idea of football.
”Things have changed in England and I don’t understand why they are now so impatient,”
”Several years ago in England, most clubs in the Premier League had patience with their managers. That is changing”
”And it is not just more difficult for young managers – it is difficult for all managers. I read every day that Chelsea will sack Mourinho. It has also happened to Van Gaal.”
”“The same happened to me. I have been criticised the first year, the second year and also the third year. But we won two titles in the first season, in the next season we were second and now we lead the Premier League. That is why I don’t change my way of thinking.”
”“The longer you can be at a club, the better it is for the manager – and for the club. Having a manager like Arsene Wenger, in the way that he works for a long time, means that his club will improve.”
”Wenger is one of the great club managers because he has continued for 18 or 19 years. I don’t own a club, so I don’t know how they think.”
“But if was an owner, I’d choose a manager for say three years and he would see out his contract. Then you should decide.”
“Of course, signing the contract helped because you can’t always work with all the rumours. You lose one game and another rumour starts about next season – and that is bad for the players, bad for the manager and bad for the club.”
“It wasn’t about getting one more year, it was a thing of trust and proof that the club believes that you will improve.”