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Man Utd boss Ferguson blames media for increased sack culture in England

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson blames the media for the increased sack culture in England. An increasingly short-term view of the world stems, in Ferguson's opinion, from a changing media landscape, which lends itself to sensationalism, triggering fear and panic amongst supporters and club officials.

"I judge my success by trophies,' he told US-based satellite radio broadcaster Sirius XM. "We have a good record of that and a good history too.

"We are very ambitious to maintain that success. We know we have to perform to make sure we are always up there."

He added: "It is not healthy being a manager these days. It is a results industry generated by a really aggressive press.

"The nature of the fans and owners have changed. Time is of the essence.

"You have good examples, at Manchester United and Arsenal, that if you give a manager time, it works.

"You can fulfil all your ideas and philosophies about how a team is run and how they play."

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