Politicians can learn from fate of football managers – change leader with great care
Alan Pardew has been the manager of Newcastle football club since December 2010. That's not a very long time but incredibly it makes him the second longest serving manager in the English Premier League after Arsenal's Arsene Wenger.
This should make it clear that football managers are a bit like Italian governments; blink and they're gone.
Alan Pardew's job is currently in serious danger. Newcastle have had a disastrous run of form since Christmas following a brilliant run of form up to then. They've been beaten six times on the trot.