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Within-season dismissals of football managers: evidence from the French Ligue 1

Licenciements des entraîneurs de football en cours de saison et performances

Luc Arrondel, Richard Duhautois and Cédric Zimmer
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Cédric Zimmer: LIRSA - Laboratoire interdisciplinaire de recherche en sciences de l'action - CNAM - Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers [CNAM] - HESAM - HESAM Université - Communauté d'universités et d'établissements Hautes écoles Sorbonne Arts et métiers université, CEET - Centre d'études de l'emploi et du travail - CNAM - Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers [CNAM] - HESAM - HESAM Université - Communauté d'universités et d'établissements Hautes écoles Sorbonne Arts et métiers université - M.E.N.E.S.R. - Ministère de l'Education nationale, de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche - Ministère du Travail, de l'Emploi et de la Santé

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Abstract: There have been many studies of the impact of manager turnover on club performance, especially in European leagues. Our paper examines the impact of within-season manager change on club performance using information from the French Ligue 1 over the period 1998-2018. The clubs that change their manager have different characteristics from clubs that do not. Some may be observed (as points before dismissal), and others remain unobservable in the data. We use an empirical method that takes observable differences between clubs into account (through exact matching) and corrects for unobserved characteristics (through difference-indifferences). Our results show that the overall effects of a change of manager on team performance are insignificant even if we take into account some characteristics of the coaches.

Keywords: Football manager dismissals; Leadership; Team performance; Exact matching; French Ligue (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2022
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Published in Revue Economique, 2022, 73 (4), pp.637-656. ⟨10.3917/reco.734.0637⟩

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