Martinez exit signals end of the “Likely lads”

A FEW years ago, a group of young managers was highlighted as the new breed of progressive coaches more interested in technical advancement than in becoming black-suited egos prowling the touchlines. They were not necessarily in charge of the top clubs, but they were taking their employers into the realms of possibility. This group of “tomorrow’s men” included Michael Laudrup – and then his successor Garry Monk –  Roberto Martinez, Brendan Rodgers and, waiting in the wings, Paul Clement. The media loved these characters, largely because they were not Mourinho, Wenger, Ferguson, Redknapp and their peer group. They were the … Continue reading Martinez exit signals end of the “Likely lads”