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Alan Curbishley: ‘Football moves on so quickly but I haven’t been on Mars’

Alan Pardew, Mark Hughes, Sam Allardyce, David Moyes and Roy Hodgson have all been given jobs this season so why has a manager with more Premier League experience been ignored?

By Sean Cole for The Set Pieces, part of the Sport Network

The frequency with which old hands have been given jobs in the Premier League this season has been remarkable. Alan Pardew, Mark Hughes, Sam Allardyce, David Moyes and Roy Hodgson are routinely recycled by the same few clubs who seem to crave the apparent safety and stability provided by such experienced names.

One manager who hasn’t become part of that process is Alan Curbishley. Regularly linked with the England job while delivering sustained success at Charlton, he has now been away from frontline management for a decade. His absence isn’t for the want of trying.

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