The wisdom of football managers

The wisdom of football managers

Here are some amusing and inspirational quotes from football managers.  Oh, and the HM the Queen.

  • Some people believe football is a matter of life and death. I’m very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than thatBill Shankly
  • Never change a winning team – Sir Alf Ramsey
  • I had mixed feelings – like watching my mother in law drive over a cliff in your car  – Terry Venables
  • There is no pressure at the top. The pressure’s being second or third – Jose Mourinho
  • Always wear a white shirt so nobody sees you sweat – Gordon Strachan
  • It is better to fail with your own vision than to fail with another man’s vision – Johan Cruyff
  • As one door closes, another one shuts  – Howard Wilkinson
  • One of the things I am in the habit of saying is that the only place success comes before work is in the dictionary – Gerard Houllier
  • There are no right or wrong, or fair results. There’s just the final score – Otto Rehhagel
  • Rome wasn’t built in a day but I wasn’t on that particular job  – Brian Clough
  • Winning isn’t everything. There should be no conceit in victory and no despair in defeat – Sir Matt Busby
  • There’s nothing wrong with losing your temper for the right reasons – Jock Stein
  • Football’s a difficult business and aren’t they prima donnas. But it’s a wonderful game – Queen Elizabeth II


Finally, I just want to give a little ‘shout out‘ to our boss Simon, who’s given permission for all the 5pm World Cup matches to be screened in the Euroffice boardroom.


People who #lovefootball will be able to rearrange their hours a bit to be able to watch – as long as it doesn’t affect customers, of course and the people who #hatefootball are also getting in on the act, arranging their own office cocktail parties and ballet and street dance lessons.  (I suspect it’ll just turn into tipsy tutus.)


Let the #officesportingmadness begin!


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