- May 7, 2016
You seriously can't be comparing Mourinho, Benitez to the likes of Marco Silva and Hassenhuttl.This might be a strange take but I reckon the money in the Premier League hasn't helped this. Too many promising but not yet ready managers are poached from abroad these days by middling English teams who are basically quick-sand because their tactical set-up doesn't fit a team that are also rans in their league. So it all comes down to catching fire with a mediocre team at the right time that a better vacancy arises, otherwise they end up treading water too long and the chance is gone.
Go back 15 years, pre-Chelsea Mourinho or pre-Liverpool Benitez were never going to be enticed by the projects at Bolton or Birmingham City or Portsmouth, but the comparative teams now can pay big money and offer a decent transfer kitty. The result is you get promising managers who might have matured elsewhere jumping to Britain to take over the 13th or 14th best team in the division in a competition were money is king. Recent managers like Marco Silva and Hassenhuttl have systems that are designed for better teams in the division but they can't stake their claim for those jobs managing at the bottom end of the table. There's obviously some exceptions.
About the bolded their equivalents in current climate won't be moving to Bolton , Birmingham profile clubs even now.