Doing a Sam Allardyce

It may only have taken Mike Ashley eight months to realise that "Big" Sam Allardyce wasn’t up to the job of managing Newcastle United Football Club. And yesterday Allardyce finally got the boot. In reality, firing people ain’t easy. So we’ve trawled through our archives to find some real-life gems about what to do when it’s time to get ruthless.

Simon Worth’s classic article on how to galvanise an under-performing team. 

How to fire your friends.

Getting disciplinary procedures right.

How to be ruthless (even if it isn’t really you).

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