Recently, David Moyes expressed interest in perhaps managing one of Germany's Bundesliga clubs.
Often we hear people compare the Bundesliga to the English Premier League. They almost always claim the Bundesliga is a better and fairer model, that it gives more chances for success to more clubs.
But does it?......We checked it out.
We compared the different number of champions in the Bundesliga to the Premier League since season 1992-93 (first season of the EPL). That's a total of twenty seasons. The results are surprising.
The Bundesliga has had 6 different club champions: Bayern Munich (10), Borussia Dortmund (5), Werder Bremen (2), I.FC Kaiserslautern (1), Vfb Stuttgart (1) and VfL Wolfsburg (1).
The Premier League has had 5 different club champions: Manchester United (12), Arsenal (3), Chelsea (3), Blackburn Rovers (1) and Manchester City (1).
The difference is marginal.
So it would imply David Moyes has nothing much to gain unless he joins Bayern Munich or Borussia Dortmund. But Pep Guardiola will join Bayern at the end of this season when he takes over from Jupp Heynkes. And Borussia Dortmund are the current champions with Jürgen Klopp as manager since 2008, and have been in financial difficulties in recent years after becoming a private company loaded with debt (where have we heard that before?). With zero Continental experience Moyesy might be going from the frying pan to the fire. How long would he last?
Even the much praised German club ownership model hasn't made much difference to the club success rate in Germany. The spread of championships is hardly better there than here.
What do you think?
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