From transfer windows to formations, from man-management to getting the sack. Craig Levein and Amy Irons explore what it takes to survive as a football manager.
Jeff Winter on VAR
Former Premier League referee Jeff Winter joins Craig and Amy for a look back at his career, the managers he encountered and his views on VAR. Has the fun been taken out of refereeing? How would Jeff have handled VAR and what happens if a referee has a call of nature while refereeing? All that plus a listener question takes Craig on a nostalgic trip back to a mid-season 6 a side competition that used to happen in Scotland.
Neil Warnock On Retirement
He has managed more English league games than anyone else and finally Neil Warnock can add Sacked in the Morning to his CV. In a hilarious chat with Craig and Amy we cover what he does when he first takes over a club, how close he came to managing in Scotland, and whether he's finally retired, or if we can expect to see him back in the dugout soon.
The legendary Scottish footballer and manager joins Craig and Amy discuss his career. We hear what it was like playing for Jim McLean, one of the most formidable managers of his era? We look at Paul's management career and why it was so tough taking on the Dundee United job and following his announcement in 2008 that he has Parkinson's disease we hear how it affected his time in football.
Jim White on Deadline Day
THIS JUST IN! Mr Deadline Day Jim White has put pen to paper on a deal to join Sacked in the Morning in a short term move to discuss what goes on behind the scenes on Transfer Deadline Day. Which manager would phone Jim to find out which soup the reporter outside the training ground liked? What's happened to Jim's iconic yellow tie and just how close did Jim get to being on the private jet taking Gareth Bale to Madrid?
Rene Meulensteen on working with Sir Alex
Craig Levein and Amy Irons are joined by former Manchester United first team coach Rene Meulensteen to talk about working with Sir Alex Ferguson and improving players. Rene reveals how he helped turn Cristiano Ronaldo from a winger to a goal machine, he explains why you never change players but add to their skillset and he takes us back to the Stamford Bridge bench when he and Sir Alex got the fright of their lives.
Humphrey Ker on the Wrexham Revolution
Craig and Amy are joined by Wrexham's executive director Humphrey Ker to discuss the amazing Welsh adventure he is on with Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney. Did they ever consider a club in Scotland before settling on the Red Dragons? Why did Humphrey put his foot down over a giant inflatable Ryan Reynolds head and has he had the talk with the Hollywood superstars to tell them that if they hang around long enough they may become the villains?
This one is alternating between hilarious and touching. Really fun to hear the stories and how honest some of the stories are about being a football manager
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