MOWBRAY STILL FEARS CITY CHOP
SO short of is the life expectancy of football managers at the moment, that even Coventry City boss Tony Mowbray says he fears the sack.
The Sky Blues went into the weekend fourth in the League One table having lost just twice since September.
Mowbray has been in the job less than a year, though he is the 45th longest serving manager of 92 in the top four divisions.
And the 52-year-old admits it would be almost foolish not to be looking over his shoulder.
“It’s the way of the world now and managers have to accept that,” said Mowbray.
“It’s why my family home is still in the north east.Why would you want to move your family, your kids out of school and uproot everything for a job where your life expectancy is about a year now if you’re lucky?
“It’s brutal. Everyone wants to win, everyone wants to get to the Premier League with £130million – £185million if you put parachute payments on it.
“It’s the golden apple and everyone thinks the next guy is going to be better than the one that’s just gone.
“It seems to me that the days of building clubs and giving someone a bit of stability and trusting in their ability to build a team and a club are gone.”