It may take an unfortunate run in with a British wildlife favourite, the squirrel to put their troubles into perspective. It took such an incident to help troubled Scunthorpe manager Alan Knill to do so.
It definitely could be worse for the Premier Leagues troubled managers at the moment. While Brendan Rodgers appears to have not been backed in the transfer window, AVB is being blamed for everything that seems to be going wrong at Tottenham Hotspur at the moment and Nigel Adkins is still reeling from losing tight games against the two title favourites with Southampton.
But if they want to really look at pressure and have things put into perspective during these times of perceived crisis then look no further then Alan Knill at Scunthorpe.
With his side, who once flirted with the idea of the Premier League during a spell in the Championship under Nigel Adkins himself, languishing at the foot of the League One table with nothing to show from their first 4 games he has ever reason to feel under pressure and melancholy with life at the moment.
But a brush with wildlife has changed his view on football recently after almost paying the ultimate price at the hands of a squirrel.
That’s right the former Bury manager had the unfortunate luck of crashing his pushbike into the pesky beast which forced him off with great velocity on top of his head.
He revealed to BBC Radio Humberside that the incident had helped him put things into perspective when he realised how something so silly could have been so costly. Despite being bruised the former Welsh international mostly had to brush off the scars from his ego rather than being raced to hospital.
So when the going does start getting tough for the managers under pressure in the Premier League they should think of Alan Knill coming off his bike at the hands of a squirrel whilst his team falter in League One and realise that things could be a lot worse ...
Any good will wishes for Alan Knill welcome...
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