16 December 2008
I'm inclined to sympathise with Paul Ince, a proud footballing great who has been sacked by his club, Blackburn Rovers, after a mere 17 games in charge. The LMA are livid, rightly, while general consensus is that football is simply too cut-throat to be fair these days, and you cannot judge a man's ability on the strength of just 17 games.
Then I remembered that Hull City sacked Phil Parkinson after a similar number of games - and a similarly paltry win ratio - and hired Phil Brown. Within 18 months he'd not only cleared up Parkinson's mess, but taken us to promotion.
Sorry Paul. It's a rotten world.