Bill Shankly

Why have Scottish managers been so successful?

Why has Scotland produced so many of the best football managers in the world? Based on exclusive interviews with the men themselves, their players or close friends and family, authors Michael Grant and Rob Robertson reveal the huge contribution that Scottish managers like Sir Alex Ferguson, Sir Matt Busby, Bill Shankly, Jock Stein, Tommy Docherty, Jim McLean, Kenny Dalglish, George Graham, Walter Smith, Gordon Strachan, Alex McLeish and David Moyes, as well as a host of others, have made to the world game.

He’s Not The Messiah, He’s A Very Naughty Boy

In news that will bring a superior smirk to the faces of many a United fan, news has emerged that, after six months in the job, Rafael Benitez has been sacked by Inter Milan, the same Inter Milan who, after winning an incredible treble last season under the guidance of Jose Mourinho, are currently sat in 7th position in Serie A, 13 points behind the leaders, AC Milan, albeit with two games in hand.
The reason for the dismissal is simple. It’s not results, Inter have been plagued by injuries this season, have been a bit unlucky at times and are probably suffering from a World Cup and Champions League hangover. No, the problem is that Benitez thinks he’s bigger and better than he really is and that, when faced with adversity, he is more likely to attribute the cause of the failings of the team to the position of Jupiter and the will of God than being down to his own shortcomings.

He's Not The Messiah, He's A Very Naughty Boy

In news that will bring a superior smirk to the faces of many a United fan, news has emerged that, after six months in the job, Rafael Benitez has been sacked by Inter Milan, the same Inter Milan who, after winning an incredible treble last season under the guidance of Jose Mourinho, are currently sat in 7th position in Serie A, 13 points behind the leaders, AC Milan, albeit with two games in hand.
The reason for the dismissal is simple. It’s not results, Inter have been plagued by injuries this season, have been a bit unlucky at times and are probably suffering from a World Cup and Champions League hangover. No, the problem is that Benitez thinks he’s bigger and better than he really is and that, when faced with adversity, he is more likely to attribute the cause of the failings of the team to the position of Jupiter and the will of God than being down to his own shortcomings.