12 Days of Football 2019/20: Eight managers managing
On the eighth day of football,
UEFA gave to me
Eight managers managing,
Six games amazing,
Five Golden Goals!
Four calls blown,
Three French clubs,
Two title races and
Liverpool and Man City
Welcome to this year's edition of the 12 Days of Football on It's Round and It's White. Over the holiday fixtures, our writers will look back on the 2019 calendar year and ahead to the season's end in a series of 12 articles covering different issues and leagues in European football. Today, Uttiyo Sarkar reminisces on the triumphs and tribulations of an octet of top managers. Enjoy.
As the beautiful game becomes increasingly competitive, it grows ever more uncompromising for managers. With immediate expectations prioritised over long-term results, a bad run can spell the doom for the men on the sidelines.
But one manager's dismay is another's joy. How often does a new man come in and make his predecessor look the fool by immediately turning around a club's fortunes?
Here's a look at eight bosses who either made their mark or made way in 2019.