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read this on another forum.......are the days of the foreign manager fading?

Arsenal - Arsene Wenger
Aston Villa - Martin O'Neill
Blackburn Rovers - Paul Ince
Bolton Wanderers - Gary Megson
Chelsea - Phil Scolari
Everton - David Moyes
Fulham - Roy Hodgson
Hull City - Phil Brown
Liverpool - Rafael Benitez
Manchester City - Mark Hughes
Manchester United - Alex Ferguson
Middlesbrough - Gareth Southgate
Newcastle United - Joe Kinnear
Portsmouth - Tony Adams
Stoke City - Tony Pulis
Sunderland - Roy Keane
Tottenham Hotspur - Harry Redknapp
West Bromwich Albion - Tony Mowbray
West Ham United - Gianfranco Zola
Wigan Athletic - Steve Bruce
 

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Alex Ferguson is also foreign. So that makes it that the top four teams are still managed by foreigners.
 

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So are Martin O'Neill and David Moyes...
 

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9 out of 20 managers are foreigners. This is the English league, not the brittish one.
 

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ok ffs, I knew this was going to be brought up as soon as I posted the title and couldn`t edit it :D

mean more of 'home grown' managers on the basis of their playing career
 

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9 out of 20 managers are foreigners. This is the English league, not the brittish one.
Scottish, Welsh and Irish players/managers have been an integral part of the English league since Association Football was invented. All the Home Countries have essemtially identicle football cultures and styles. Catagorising them with foreigners who are subject to immigration laws and with different languages and cultures is at best foolhardy and at worst a fundamental lack of knowledge on the subject matter.
 

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Republic of Ireland I'd consider foreign. But the Scots and Welsh are expected.
 

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In a footballing sense they are foreign though. Of course in other senses they are not but in football where Scotland, Wales, N Ireland etc have their own National teams and leagues they should very much classed as foreigners.
 

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Paris is closer to London than Glasgow, so to me Fergie is more foreign than David Ginola.
 
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