Ronald Koeman and Garry Monk go head-to-head as Southampton take on Swansea


Ronald Koeman’s Southampton side take on Swansea (Picture: Getty Images)

I don’t like to read too much into statistics, but with 50 per cent of the current Premier League top four clubs being managed by ginger former centre-halves I can’t help thinking there might be something in it. After all that is 100 per cent of ginger former centre-half managers (I haven’t checked) occupying places in elite positions of English football.

Something has to give though and Ronald Koeman and Garry Monk come face to face this weekend which could result in one (or both) of them dropping out of the Champions League places.

The tale of the tape:-

Shade of Ginger:- Koeman –  Asian Sunset. Monk – Strawberry Blonde.

Education:- Koeman – Groningen Academy. Monk – Academy of Football (Southampton).

Honours (Playing):- Koeman – Eredivisie (4), Dutch Cup (3), La Liga (4), Copa del Rey, Spanish Super Cup (3)…

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