Man United are out to build a dynasty but there’s Real proof chaos is just as good










A strange thing, stability. Every club in football seems to strive for it, yet the benefits are unproven.
Arsenal may sit top of the league after six games with Arsene Wenger in charge but the club have won nothing since the FA Cup final in 2005. In that time, Chelsea have had nine managers, including a caretaker and an interim, and have won two Premier League titles, four FA Cups, the League Cup, the Champions League and the Europa League.
It might be argued that they would have won more had they stuck longer with Jose Mourinho the first time, or Carlo Ancelotti. But nobody knows. 
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We think this because we believe stability to be more adult than another ludicrous round of hiring and firing; and because Manchester United had 26 years of Sir Alex Ferguson and swept the board.
Yet Ferguson had exceptional players, too. And top-level recruitment seems to work just as well as hanging on long enough to get your name on the main stand.
In the time that Ferguson was at Manchester United, Real Madrid had 22 managers. In comparable tournaments — there is no Spanish equivalent of the League Cup any more, and the Supercopa de Espana is merely the Community Shield, which is classed as a friendly in  England — total stability and total chaos produced not dissimilar results.
Ferguson: 13 Premier League titles; 22 blokes, comprising 10 distinct nationalities: 11 La Liga titles.
Ferguson: five FA Cups; 22 blokes, including one who got the job twice and lasted a combined total of six matches: three Copas del Rey.
Ferguson: two Champions Leagues, one European Cup-Winnners Cup;  22 blokes, the longest-serving of  whom lasted less than four years: three Champions Leagues.
Ferguson: one UEFA Super Cup; 22 blokes, including one who lifted the Champions League and promptly got the sack: one UEFA Super Cup.
Ferguson: two Intercontinental or Club World Cups; 22 blokes, six of whom had the job twice: two Intercontinental or Club World Cups.

Ferguson shades it on domestic titles, 22 blokes have had marginally more success landing the biggest prize in European football. It’s close, though, clearly.
Yet for all the emphasis placed on stability in this country, one would imagine Real Madrid to have achieved barely anything with 22 managers in 26 years. What appears to have happened is that the club becomes immune to this bizarre way of doing business.

Dynasty: Sir Alex Ferguson called time on his career as Manchester United manager after 26 years at the helmDynasty: Sir Alex Ferguson called time on his career as Manchester United manager after 26 years at the helm     
Dynasty: Sir Alex Ferguson called time on his career as Manchester United manager after 26 years at the helm
  

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