Among this group of managers is a lot of experience from abroad, a couple of Champions League winners and a two-time Championship promotion victor. This is the fourth and final part of Incoming Managers.
The Championship has the most managerial changes/newcomers in the EFL. Of these ten managers, half have never managed in the Championship, and the other five are fairly inexperienced at this level and still looking to prove themselves.
There are eight new managers joining League One for the 2017-18 season – a few promotion experts, as well as some less experienced names. This is part two of Incoming Managers.
With the 2017-18 fixtures announced and pre-season preparations well under way, let’s take a look at the managers who are starting new jobs or only just joining the division. In this first of four parts, lets start with the incoming managers of League Two.
Never one to shy away from sharing his honest opinion, Mick McCarthy is a great source of sound bites for journalists reporting on his teams. Apparently, unrest has begun to emerge from Ipswich fans due to a mediocre start to the season. In true McCarthy fashion, the manager was forthcoming with his thoughts on the matter, and articulated his point of view with the usual colourful language. More often than not his comments are expressed with plenty of good humour, but on this occasion he became defensive at the opinions emanating from what is surely a minority section of supporters. Is there any substance to this rare criticism, or does the manager of nearly four years have every right to defend himself?