As a journeyman manager, I've been thinking about this one for a couple of years now... I always found it weird that for example as a manager of 3rd tier English team I could land a club from a bottom of Portuguese 1st tier.
The way I see it, in real life, a managers reputation does not travel that far, especially withouth majos success.
For instance, a manager from Slovenia could be know in Croatia, Austria or Italy (neighbouring countries), but not in UK or Spain. Likewise a manager from Portugal could have some reputation in Spain, but very little in Germany.
I think this is