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I just got headhunted by an English Championship club and need to rebuild my coaching staff. My assistant from my old club doesn't want to come with me, could be due to the fact that he's less than 6 months into a new contract, could be that he has designs on succeeding me, who knows? Anyway my shortlist of assistants is compromised of a couple of good solid assistants at this level (Steve McClaren, Eric Black), a couple of outsiders plus a guy who was my defensive coach at my old club before he quit for an assistants role elsewhere. I'm officially allowed by my board to hire seven coaches, though I tested it and I can get away with eight. If I hire tried and trusted assistants, essentially both have good attributes to be assistants, i.e. good man managers, determination, level of discipline, tactical advice and motivating, but they're only average at coaching. If I give them more than one coaching assignment they drop below three star rating in one area, meaning I have a bad rating in one coaching category. If I sign my old coach however (who refuses to be a coach again) he is a superb defensive coach and guarantees that I have minimum three star rating in all coaching areas, BUT his man management is bang average (10/20). Given this is supposed to be a key stat for an assistant, I'm wondering what this would mean in practice; will he give me so-so advice on contract renewals or practical stuff? Essentially what would make him a bad assistant in this sense?