This is a lonely time for many people – football managers included

12 April 2020 07:00
Birmingham City’s manager on how a break from football has allowed time to meditate on life and change his approachAs managers we have to make the best of a sad situation we all so desperately wish could be reversed. Whenever I speak to my counterparts the conversations return to the same topic: the fact that in our professional lives we can take some positives.While players have to stay physically fit during the shutdown, in our job the emphasis centres just as much on staying mentally fresh. That is why many of us are using this time to take stock, reset, step away from the constant pressure of having to win on a Saturday or a Tuesday and keep a perspective on the important things in life. Related: EFL clubs scramble for wages deal in Covid-19 crisis The break has not favoured any team. Once you lose the routine of playing, things change Related: Everything exists in a vacuum in the month that never was | Barney Ronay Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian