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How Pep Guardiola inspired a huge cultural shift in the way elite clubs select their managers

I say this with all respect as someone who has the utmost respect for the Championship, a league I have covered more than any other over the last 15 years. But it seems a little strange that Enzo Maresca, Kieran McKenna and Vincent Kompany were immediately linked with such big clubs having achieved nothing more significant than promotion from the Championship.

This was not the case just a few years ago: no one was asking Marco Silva, Scott Parker, David Wagner, Daniel Farke or Chris Wilder to go straight to teams like Manchester United or Chelsea.