In his famous poem If  Rudyard Kipling said “if you can keep your head when all those around you are losing theirs and blaming it on you. If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster, and treat those two impostors just the same” yours is the earth and everything in it”

That almost perfectly sums up how a football manager has to look at life in the modern game. In fact just substitute the words Triumph and Disaster with either success and failure or winning and losing and you would be spot on.

When you have lost a game or two or three and everyone from the terraces to the media through to the boardroom are suddenly Monday morning managers and you are facing calls for you to be sacked, it’s time for you to keep calm and believe in yourself and your methods.

Nowadays things are always black and white especially with some fans on social media where knee jerk reaction is the way it is. Sure you should always want your team to win and sure you should enjoy every win and be disappointed with a defeat but surely the stress-free way is to not get carried away with a win and not get to down with a defeat? However to have a crisis after three games is a nonsense for any team in any league.