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Coates warning to managers

Stoke City chairman Peter Coates has warned Premier League managers that they now face a much shorter time in jobs than ever before.

Last Updated: 01/06/13 at 12:14 Post Comment

Peter Coates: Says managers like Sir Alex Ferguson are a one off

Peter Coates: Says managers like Sir Alex Ferguson are a one off

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The words from Coates may come as a surprise to Mark Hughes, who replaced Tony Pulis as Stoke manager earlier this week.

Coates said: "We've had seven years with Tony which is quite a long time in modern football. The game is changing and there is a tendency for managers to be at clubs for shorter periods.

"There will be no more Alex Ferguson and even David Moyes with his long period at Everton. But, I believe that you have to give managers a chance. It's a tough job but they get well paid. That goes with the job."

Hughes accepted the job at Stoke City six months after being sacked by Queens Park Rangers.

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