Ronald Koeman was axed as Everton boss on Monday
David Seaman believes long-term managerial appointments in football are a thing of the past, following Everton’s sacking of Ronald Koeman.
Koeman was axed as Toffees boss on Monday following a horror start to the season, with Sunday’s 5-2 defeat to Arsenal seeing the Merseysiders slip into the bottom-three.
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Despite leading Everton to a seventh place Premier League finish and a Europa League spot in his first season, the team’s poor form this term – claiming just two wins from their opening nine league games – saw the Dutchman axed after just 16 months in charge.
And Seaman has told talkSPORT it’s unlikely we will ever see managers stay at one club for 20-plus years, like Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United [26 years] and Arsene Wenger at Arsenal [21 years and counting].
Speaking to talkSPORT reporter Ian Abrahams, the former England and Arsenal goalkeeper said: “Football has changed, it’s changed to a results-based management.
“Before you used to get managers going into a club and making the youth team better and bringing the young players through, that sort of thing but now it’s all changed. It’s all results based.
“Managers will know that now and that’s what they’ll expect. There never is a long-term job anymore.
“Arsene Wenger has been at Arsenal for years, but there aren’t many who keep their job for a long time now.”