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“After listening to Arsenal fans moaning after their 3-0 defeat to Chelsea, I wondered: has a manager ever been sacked because of poor pre-season results?” wonders Paul Cartwright.

We have previously looked at managers who were sacked during the summer break, though not specifically at those who lost their job because of pre-season results. So here’s Oliver Robinson, waiting to tell us a story. “I’ll take you …read more

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