It was when watching the highlights of the game between West Bromwich Albion and Fulham on Match of the Day that it hit me - what is happening to the classic British manager?
The two are near the foot of the table - and played out an uninspiring game of football which ended 1-1 and I couldn’t help but think - what do Pepe Mel and Felix Magath bring that a young British gaffer doesn’t?
I am not sure, and this is not a xenophobic attack, it is just that throughout the years British managers have always been revered as some of the best.
Shankly, Clough, Robson, Ferguson and of course many more.
But today only 11 of the Premier League bosses are British - the most recent arrival Gary Monk after the sacking of Dane Michael Laudrup.
But at least there are some great Brits in the league still flying the flag - one of which is painfully in charge of my teams bitter rivals Liverpool.
But it would take the most ardent and closed minded of Everton fans not to appreciate the football Liverpool are playing at the moment - and today Brendan Rodgers once again got a fantastic result in a 4-3 win against his former club Swansea.
Liverpool are now looking a shoe-in for the top-four while the title race should not be considered over just yet for the side.
Did we mention that they became the Premier League’s top scorers this season as well today?
They look sensational - and the manager deserves all the credit he will get.
Today it came from former Tottenham striker and Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker - who had these glowing words for the Liverpool gaffer:
Brendan Rodgers is living proof that British coaches can be intuitive, creative, inspiring and thoughtful.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) February 23, 2014
Just look at the improvement in the games of Sturridge and Henderson. Coincidental? I don't think so. Coaching at its finest.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) February 23, 2014
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