Norman Lebrecht

Musical maestros and football managers have more in common than you think

The parallels are pervasive but conductors earn proportionately more - often as much as half an orchestra - and they hang on for years after their sell-by-date

You don’t have to be a follower of Liverpool Football Club, or football at all, to spot the difference. Two months ago the Reds were running about headless as a newly wrung chook; today they are putting the fear of perdition into the best teams in the land.

Or take Leicester City.

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