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Ten most lunatic managing decisions

Originally Published: April 29, 2010
By Roger Bennett and David Hirshey | Special to ESPN.com

Few jobs ask so much of a single individual under conditions of hysterical stress. A World Cup coach must be a tactical genius, psychologist, sports scientist, negotiator, data analyst, master motivator and charismatic PR figurehead, able to carry the hopes of a nation on his shoulders, while the tabloid press mine the recesses of his private life for dirt.

In the opinion of Italian legend Giovanni Trapattoni (currently the Republic of Ireland coach), "A good manager, at best, can make a ...

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