Forced Manager Turnovers in English Soccer Leagues: A Long-Term Perspective

40 Pages Posted: 30 Nov 2011

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Stefano d'Addona

University of Roma Tre

Axel H. Kind

University of Konstanz

Date Written: November 30, 2011

Abstract

We conduct an empirical analysis of a hand-collected sample of 2,376 turnovers of soccer managers in the four major English leagues in the seasons from 1949/50 to 2007/08. While the relation between the probability of a manager being fired and long-term performance remained remarkably stable, both the absolute frequency and the sensitivity of firing decisions on the outcome of recent matches steadily and significantly increased during the six decades covered by our sample. This is likely to reflect the increased level of competition in and economic importance of the English soccer leagues.

Keywords: Managers’ Turnover, Firing Decision, Governance Mechanisms, Logit Models, Duration Models

Suggested Citation

d'Addona, Stefano and Kind, Axel H., Forced Manager Turnovers in English Soccer Leagues: A Long-Term Perspective (November 30, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1966543 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1966543

Stefano D'Addona (Contact Author)

University of Roma Tre ( email )

Via Chiabrera, 199
Rome, 00145
Italy

Axel H. Kind

University of Konstanz

Universitätsstraße 10
Konstanz, D-78457
Germany

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