The trend in Premier League Managers with playing experience at their club

In this analysis, we look at the extent to which top-flight clubs still look to former players to manage their club and how this has changed over the last 20 years.

We look at drivers in the trend, before drawing conclusions and identifying further research questions.

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Annex – Manager details 1992 – 2014.xlsx