End of season football manager statistics for 2013-14

The 2013-14 English football season has been somewhat different in its pattern of dismissals and resignations to previous seasons. We have had 37 dismissals of football managers in the 2013-14 compared with 43 last season. The number of resignations of football managers is also lower, with only 6 resignations compared with 20 for the comparable period last season.  In addition over 125 coaches lost their jobs in the professional football leagues in the 2013-14 season. The mix of dismissals by league looks noticeably different to that seen in recent seasons. Figure 1 shows the pattern of football dismissals by league in the past six seasons. In most of these, dismissals have been highest in Leagues 1 and 2, reaching as high as 14 for League 1 dismissals in 2008-09, 12 in 2010-11, and 11 for League 2 in three of the last four seasons. Dismissals in the Championship were also

The demographic polarisation of European football

In Europe, the profile of players in first division football teams greatly varies from one country to another. This article highlights the existence of functional demographic hierarchies between leagues of differing economic levels. Methodology The demographic analysis of teams of the principal European championships is based on the census carried out since 2009 by the CIES Football Observatory on the 1st of October of each year. In 2012, the study covered 473 clubs, 31 leagues and 11,631 footballers. An excerpt of the Demographic Study 2013 is available here (http://www.football-observatory.com/-Publications,18-). To be taken into account, a footballer must have played at least one match since the start of the season or, if not the case, he must have played matches in adult championships during each of the two preceding seasons. In order to determine the economic level of the championships covered by the census, we referred to the statistics on the