Coaching for survival: the hazards of head coach careers in the German 'Bundesliga'
AbstractThis article analyses how long head coaches survive in the clubs of the first German football league ('Bundesliga'), where the dismissal of a presumably weak coach is a generally adopted procedure in case of a poor sporting performance of the team. We use duration models for repeated events to accommodate the correlation within individuals. We find that the head coaches of successful teams and those working during the more recent 'Bosman Effect' period are more likely to survive in the Bundesliga. Moreover, the head coaches of clubs with relatively high team wage bills are likely to survive for shorter periods of time.
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Volume (Year): 41 (2009)
Issue (Month): 25 ()
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- Bernd Frick & Carlos Pestana Barros & José Passos, 2006. "Coaching for Survival: The Hazards of Head Coach Careers in the German “Bundesliga”," Working Papers Department of Economics 2006/37, ISEG - School of Economics and Management, Department of Economics, University of Lisbon.
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