Media, sport and entertainment: Resignation hesitations
These are strange times for football managers. Anyone with an interest in sport will have been fascinated by the recent high-profile resignations of Kevin Keegan at Newcastle United and Alan Curbishley at West Ham United, both taking place very early into the new Premier League football season. The manner in which events were handled by the respective clubs has also raised eyebrows.Backed by the League Managers Association (LMA), Keegan is asserting that he had no option but to resign because, among other things, his wishes in the transfer market were being ignored. Some players were allegedly signed without his approval, while others, such as midfielder Joey Barton and forward Michael Owen, had been offered to other clubs behind Keegan's back.
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