Reading’s sacking of McDermott highlights a worrying trend
Sometimes, I think you’d have to be mad to be a football manager. The pressure, the constant hounding from the media, the fans on your back if the team goes through a bad run of form (or even as soon as you arrive at the club), and the millions upon millions of pounds. Ok, so the last part probably makes up for it somewhat, but, in some jobs the constant threat of the sack can lead a manager towards the road of madness.
Yesterday saw two managerial departures from the top European leagues, Reading FC released a statement announcing the departure of Brian McDermott and Palermo’s frankly bonkers president Maurizio Zamparini sacked coach Gian Piero Gasperini after only two games in charge.
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