What If Presidents Were Appointed Like Football Managers?
by sesi ASANTE
José Mourinho becomes the manager of the Tottenham Hotspur football club after Mauricio Roberto Pochettino Trossero receives the pink slip.
The latter led Tottenham for five years. His achievements include perching among the top-four clubs for several seasons and playing the UEFA Champions League finals in 2019 – which they lost to Liverpool.
Unfortunately, Mauricio never won any trophy with Tottenham and their performance this season is described by some as woeful. Gradually, the club drifts toward the bottom of the table.
So the manager’s career is dragged to the chopping block and hacked.
In comes José Mourinho.
What if countries appoint their presidents this way?
A board receives applications from prospects and shortlists their favourites. They then interview the shortlisted applicants before selecting the best to become president.
If a president fails to meet the target set for them, they could be replaced even before the four-year term ends.
So a president doesn’t have to be a native of a particular country. They could select their ministers from all over the world like the way players are bought from club to club.
This way, achieving results becomes the focus.