Forget Premier League’s alleged dinosaurs, it’s open and progressive | Sachin Nakrani


The appointments of Allardyce, Pardew, Moyes et al have caught flak but foreign managers from Pep Guardiola to Marco Silva are shining and likewise Englishmen such as Sean Dyche and Eddie Howe

It is a little more than a month since Sam Allardyce appeared alongside Richard Keys and Andy Gray in their TV studio in Doha and moaned, without a hint of irony, about foreigners taking all the plum jobs. Well, more or less. What Allardyce claimed exactly was British managers are viewed as “second class” in their own country and have “nowhere to go” because the Premier League is a “foreign league in England”.

Nonsense then and even more so in a week when Allardyce took charge at Everton and Alan Pardew did the same at West Bromwich Albion, with the pair following in the footsteps of Roy Hodgson at Crystal Palace and David Moyes at West Ham United. British managers have never had it so good. Certainly not those who have been there, done that.

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