EPL: Jose's right, the lack of exposure is stifling

EPL: Jose's right, the lack of exposure is stifling

I have to say I find it quite funny that Jose Mourinho dislikes the number of foreign coaches there are in England.

He is a Portuguese manager holding one of the biggest jobs in England at Chelsea, and he is commenting on foreign managers in the country.

He’s box-office stuff, isn’t he?

Jokes aside, I have to agree with Mourinho (right) as there’s no reason to suggest that British managers are behind their counterparts on the continent.

Given the number of foreign players who ply their trade in the Premier League today — some of whom are among the best in the world — I feel that British managers are perfectly capable of working elsewhere.

The main problem, however, is that English football sold its soul to the devil — the Premier League — years ago.

There is so much money in the English game today that there isn’t any incentive for players and managers to move abroad to broaden their horizons.

Why would you venture overseas when you’re picking up a hundred or two hundred grand a week in the Premier League?

Foreign ownership has also played its part in hindering the English game by creating a result-oriented culture.

Purchase this article for republication.

BRANDINSIDER

SPONSORED

Most Read

Your daily good stuff - AsiaOne stories delivered straight to your inbox
By signing up, you agree to our Privacy policy and Terms and Conditions.