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Campus Only Senior Thesis

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Bachelor of Arts



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Murat Binay

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This paper looks at the determinants of length of a football manager’s reign before his sacking within the top clubs of England, Spain and Italy. I looked at five clubs in England, two in Spain and three in Italy. The dependent variable was the number of games a manager was in charge before his sacking and there were 10 independent variables. Out of these, the number of trophies won and transfer spending were significant at the 1% level and had a positive coefficient while being a manager in Spain was significant at the 10% level and had a negative coefficient. Lastly this paper tries to draw comparisons from these findings to CEO firings and finds that expectations of performance by the board of governors and meeting those standards could prove to be crucial for CEO’s to keep their job.

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