the word ‘always’ is now ubiquitous in football and is used to mean absolutely anything!'In reality most football managers jobs have evolved into the more appropriate title of Head Coach and issues such as contract negotiations and identification of players have always been done separately. Nothing going forward changes what has been custom and practice at PNE for the last ten years and the Head Coach and indeed coaches will have full input into all transfer activity as before.'
Good to hear from PR, credit to him for that, but . . .
Has identification of players 'always been done separately' (ie. not by the manager)?
Or is it just 'the last 10 years'?
It's a clear contradiction - and my money's on the latter.
What changed about 10 years ago, I wonder? 🤔