Gary Neville, quoting Les Reed in The Telegraph:
“Whether they are fired or attracted to another club, as with Mauricio [Pochettino], you have to be as far ahead with potential coaches as potential players. So I’m always tracking managers and coaches. What’s their style of play, how successful are they, what’s their personality like – so you can be ahead of the game. So I’m always looking at five or six potential managers who have already impressed me. It’s made it quicker. We’re not having off the wall discussions.”
There are other great pieces in the story but this struck my as particularly strange. It’s strange because I would have thought every club does is as part of running a professional business. That clubs would not have a list of successors for the most important member of the football squad is baffling to me.