What If Presidents Are Appointed Like Football Managers?

Presidents and football managers

By fiifi DZANSI

Presidents and football managers. 

Jose Mourinho – the special one – becomes the manager of Tottenham Hotspur football club. 

Mauricio Roberto Pochettino Trossero (Poch) receives the pink slip. 

The latter leads Spurs for five years. His achievements include perching among the top-four clubs for several seasons and playing the UEFA Champions League finals in 2019. But they concede to Liverpool. 

Unfortunately, Poch has no trophy to sit on the shelves at Spurs, and their performance this season has been described by some as woeful. Gradually, they’re sinking to the bottom of the table. 

Poch, in the end, finds his career on the chopping block.

In comes José Mourinho

With such a grand and colourful résumé, he promises to bring a blockbuster performance to Spurs and transform them into a powerhouse.

Sadly, after just 17 months at the club, the special one finds his career at the gallows. His spell at Spurs comes to an abrupt end.

30 June 2021.

The bearded one – Nuno Espírito Santo – emerges to fill the vacant position.

How will he fare at Spurs?

We’ll see.

What if people recruit their presidents this way? 

Applications from candidates are accepted from all over the world. A board sits to review and select the best person for the job. 

A target is set, and when they fail, a new president is quickly appointed. 

The president, in turn, could select their ministers from all over the world like the way players are recruited. 

One requirement, though, is to have a masters degree in how to run a country.

Also, they need to have some years of experience on their résumé. 

This way, the focus shifts to results, not just lousily sleeping through a four-year term.