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Football managers doing it tough?

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Your correspondent Ray King (Sportsbag, Jan 26) feels that football management is a tough job. I beg to differ. 

Sackings have always been part and parcel of the game but managers who are terminated don't exactly leave empty-handed. Their contracts are paid out and they can sit back and wait for another opportunity or become a pundit. The media is full of them.

Of course, the master of the football management roundabout is Sven-Goran Eriksson, who has turned management dismissal into an art form and made more money from getting terminated than the average man could ever dream of. He's been dismissed from seven clubs since 2008, including England, Mexico, Manchester City and Leicester.

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