Opinion, by Robbie Blakeley
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In football (soccer), there are various forms of assessing the work of a manager or coach. How he shapes his teams, style of play, substitutions made during the course of a match, signings suggested to the directors, repertoire of tactical systems, the legacy left behind at a club and, of course, results.
No manager can survive in football without results. But in the game so many factors can affect the outcome of any given match, which can be especially significant across a tournament or league, it would not be just to appraise . . .