Clarke aware of pressure

West Brom boss Steve Clarke acknowledges that managers work under constant pressure to appease the demands of others.

Last Updated: 06/11/13 at 14:47 Post Comment

Steve Clarke: West Brom boss knows that he must deliver results in order to keep

Steve Clarke: West Brom boss knows that he must deliver results in order to keep

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Whether it is owners looking for a return on their investment or supporters demanding an upturn in fortunes, bosses across the country operate in a cut-throat business.

Patience is a commodity lost on too many clubs in the modern era, with changes in the dugout made on an increasingly regular basis.

Clarke appreciates that he must continue to deliver at The Hawthorns if he is to keep his job, with a run of one win in four enough to cast doubt over his long-term future.

He told the Express and Star: "People who own a club are entitled to do what they want. Sometimes there are some human casualties.

"Now, if you get two years, you've done well. The average time for a manager is 14 or 15 months. You have to learn to deal with it.

"They don't run the club just to have two or three good years in the Premier League, they run it to sustain it over a number of years."

Clarke, who inherited the Baggies' reins in June 2012, added: "I'm not going to say you don't get some frustration when you see a club you think are at a similar level spending more than you, but you come in with your eyes wide open.

"We've already lost a couple of managers, and this is before you're really into the meat of the season.

"You are sitting on the sidelines and you know that the vultures are starting to circle. We need to start winning games."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

N

ow is the time for Allardyce to finally get a chance at a big club please. He is likely to have a number of great offers for his services this summer, but who will he choose? Will it be Liverpool, Real Madrid, Dortmund or Man City?

medina_sod
Allardyce leaves West Ham

I

thought exactly this when the Match of the Day pundits were peddling this line. Is it really not okay for fans of a club to have some ambition these days then?

damoceltic
Bored Of Big Sam? It's Your Right...

H

ow magnanimous off him - to leave if he's asked to by the owners? What's the alternative, bunker down in his office claiming squatter's rights if FSG want rid?

feed the bear
Rodgers: I'll go if owners want

Footer 365

Hamburg held at home by Karlsruher in Bundesliga relegation battle

Hamburg's Bundesliga future hangs in the balance after they drew 1-1 in their play-off first-leg.

Christian Benteke has buy-out clause in contract, Tim Sherwood reveals

Tim Sherwood has revealed Aston Villa might have no choice but to let Christian Benteke leave this summer because of a buy-out clause in his contract.

Uruguay union to challenge FIFA ban on Luis Suarez

The Uruguay players' union wants FIFA to rescind Luis Suarez's international ban after claiming him to be a victim of alleged corruption within the body.

Mail Box

What Is It That FIFA Actually Do?

That's the question raised timidly by someone sat at the back of the room, whilst others remind that UEFA aren't perfect either. Plus a few more gone on to better XIs...

Time To Step Up, Mr Platini...

UEFA should step up and extend the Euros to replace FIFA's tarnished World Cup, say a couple of mailboxers. Also: all hail Carlo, King of the Kop, and plenty more Budget XIs...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company