Football: OLSEN A VICTIM OF PLAYER POWER?
Bradley, Mark, The News Letter (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
WIMBLEDON boss Egil Olsen paid the price for losing the respect of his players and failing to halt the club's dramatic dive into the Premiership relegation zone as he was sacked with just two games of the season left.
Assistant boss Terry Burton, who was only promoted from being academy director towards the end of last month, will replace him for those last two matches of the campaign in a desperate bid to avoid the drop.
The club's Norwegian owners insisted the move was not fuelled by panic and indeed was not due to the constant and almost unprecedented criticism of maverick compatriot Olsen, who only took charge last summer, and his tactics by his players.
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Publication information: Article title: Football: OLSEN A VICTIM OF PLAYER POWER?. Contributors: Bradley, Mark - Author. Newspaper title: The News Letter (Belfast, Northern Ireland). Publication date: May 2, 2000. Page number: 31. © 2006 Johnston Publishing Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2000 Gale Group.
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