Premier League managers are setting 'a terrible example' for their players with their behaviour, says former FA chairman David Bernstein
Bernstein claims that it's time managers start setting a better example by taking responsibility for their behaviour
Tuesday 31 December 2013
Former FA chairman David Bernstein believes Premier League managers need to start setting a better example for their players.
For Bernstein, who stepped down in July, the spectacle of managers haranguing officials from the sidelines sets a bad example to players and fans, as well as damaging the image of the game.
"There seems to be a particular problem with the behaviour of managers," Bernstein, who was made a CBE in the New Year's honours, told the Daily Telegraph.
"I have been involved with football for a long time and I do understand the pressures they are under but nevertheless when you look at the constant protesting on the touchline, the harassing of the fourth official and the comments afterwards, it doesn't do anyone or the game any good.
"It has been especially noticeable in recent weeks but it is an ongoing issue and it is a terrible example for their players, let alone the general public. I think it is time managers assumed a much greater level of responsibility for their behaviour."
Bernstein is made a CBE for services to football, having also been chairman of Manchester City and Wembley.
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