Will Inter Dominate Again? You Decide!

A STUDY has shown (therefore it must be true) that beautiful people are happier and more successfull than average looking people.  A notable case study that provides supporting evidence is the story of my beloved Inter.  Examining the data from the last 10 years, it becomes apparent that we do better under attractive and generally “classy”-looking managers. Under ugly Marco Tardelli we were crap. The more dignified looking Hector Cuper did better, but further analysis shows he’s kind of ugly too.  Ignoring our one game caretaker manager Corrado Verdelli, we reach Alberto Zaccheroni. This marked further ugliness and further failure.

And now finally we enter the glory years.  For your viewing pleasure, messrs Mancini and Mourinho:

Needless to say, we dominated under these guys, especially the gorgeous Mr. Jose.  For some reason, the powers that be decided to change this highly successful managerial appointment strategy and hired this guy:

Disaster followed, until the leadership realized that we need to bring sexy back and hired Leonardo:

Leonardo has now left, and Mr. Gasperini will soon take over.  So will we succeed?  YOU DECIDE!


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. johan
    Jun 26, 2011 @ 12:30:00

    I voted no because he’s not too much of a looker but I might also quibble with your premise. These beautiful people are rated successful not because of some objective assessment of feats they have accomplished but because of their ability to gain promotions out of undeserved affirmative action based on looks. Which means that a beautiful person is less likely to have earned their position through merit than an ugly person. Long live team ugly!


  2. munadir
    Jun 26, 2011 @ 20:59:25

    hear hear j-han


  3. Kabs
    Jun 27, 2011 @ 10:30:44

    Johan – how dare you! Logic and reason do not belong in this debate.

    (you’re obviously right that attractiveness is not a predictor of success)

    I just really want Mourinho back. sigh.


  4. Johan
    Jun 28, 2011 @ 11:27:22

    It still might be a predictor of success. When it comes to management, what is really key? Tactics are vital, and looks have no impact on that, but inspiring your footballers is also key and looks seem likely to be involved in that…


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