How long can you expect your club coach to last? On average just 156 days in Saudi Arabia

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March 24 – The safest place to be a club manager in terms of holding on to your job is in Northern Ireland, where the average tenure of coaches is 1,536 days. In contrast coaches in Saudi Arabia last on average 156 days. Eddie Howe watch out.

The data compiled by the CIES Football Observatory ranks 90 top divisions worldwide according to the average tenure of coaches.

“The average tenure duration of coaches in Europe is greater than in other continents: 506 days for clubs in UEFA member associations and 402 days for teams in other continents. An even shorter average tenure duration was recorded in clubs from the South American confederation: 303 days. This goes hand in hand with a greater player turnover,” say the report authors.

“The average tenure duration is much higher than the median one: 459 days compared to 243 days. This reflects the fact that some coaches are able to hold their position for much longer than the usual period. However, on the 1st of March, only 20% of coaches had been in their position for more than two years. At the opposite, 39% were in place since less than six months.”

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