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Title: Exploring and analysing the determinants of football coach dismissal in Italian League Serie A Authors:  Francesco Porro - Universita degli Studi di Sassari (Italy)
Marialuisa Restaino - University of Salerno (Italy)
Juan Eloy Ruiz-Castro - University of Granada (Spain)
Mariangela Zenga - Universita degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca -DISMEQ (Italy) [presenting]
Abstract: The aim is to study the impact of a set of coach and team characteristics on performance and dismissals of managers (head coaches) in the top division of the Italian Football League during seasons 20162007 to 20192020 (Serie A). In particular, we examine the probability of coaches' survival by employing survival methods and stochastic processes to explore the effects of covariates on coach tenure length. Thus, we capture the variation across the seasons and assess the association between team/coach characteristics and coach dismissals. The set of coach characteristics includes both performance-related and non-performance variables and manager duration. Performance variables include characteristics of teams able to analyze and measure coach or/and team typical performance. Non-performance variables is a group of demographic characteristics related to managers and clubs. Data are extracted from some football websites.