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Carragher proposes radical plans to curb manager merry-go-round

Former Liverpool star Jamie Carragher wants to see a new rule introduced to stop football clubs changing their manager during the season. Currently 52% of clubs in English football have a manager who has been at the helm for less than one year, while eight bosses have been axed in the Premier League during this campaign, one shy of the Premier League record.

Carragher would like managers to be given more protection and wants to see a new rule that blocks clubs from making changes mid-season.

He told The Footballers' Football Show: "You see the carry-on at certain clubs when you have two or three managers in one season and it just looks like chaos.

"I think there should be a rule where if you pick a manager at the start of the season then he should be your manager until the end. You've made that decision and you should have to stand by that.

"I think the chopping and changing of managers throughout the leagues is something that should stop in the season.

"Also when a team sack a manager if results aren't going well, they go and get a manager from somewhere else. That manager will normally be doing well and that takes the manager away from a club and could affect their season as well.

"I think that would be something for our game to bring in, whether it's just in this country or around the world: managers get a job at the start of the season and no-one can be sacked or lose their job within the season."

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