• The chairmen of the largest companies in the world can cancel an appointment or move a board meeting; a manager cannot change the date of a game. In the combined 42 years that Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger have managed in English football, I can only remember one occasion when Sir Alex did not attend a Manchester United game.

    "Howard Wilkinson's LMA survey reveals depth of managers' dedication" by Louise Taylor, November 20, 2012.
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