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12 images from this year's Premier League that prove you should never become a manager

From annoying mascots to selfie-obsessed stewards, it’s not as enjoyable as you’d think.

Image: Scott Heppell

Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Stoke City v Hull City - Britannia Stadium It's best to be bald or have grey hair before taking on a manager's job. Source: Mike Egerton/PA Archive/PA Images

Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Burnley v Manchester City - Turf Moor Sometimes, when you just want to get on with the job, there's always one steward who wants a bloody selfie. Source: Lynne Cameron/PA Archive/PA Images

Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Aston Villa v Queens Park Rangers - Villa Park Those annoying mascots always want a pre-game hug and you're left looking like a right idiot because of it. Source: Simon Cooper/EMPICS Sport

Soccer - Barclays Premier League - West Ham United v Stoke City - Upton Park Having faith is good but can't be relied upon. Source: Adam Davy/PA Archive/PA Images

Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Liverpool v Queens Park Rangers - Anfield You have to bow to the supporters all the time, even when you hate them. Source: Peter Byrne/PA Archive/PA Images

Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Hull City v Manchester United - KC Stadium There's no worse feeling than going down. Source: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Soccer - Arsene Wenger File Photo On occasion, you'll be left pondering why you didn't just take that desk job twenty years ago. Source: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Swansea City v Manchester United - Liberty Stadium Venting is good but only in moderation. Source: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

Britain Soccer Premier League Sometimes, you'd rather not watch your own team's performance. Source: Scott Heppell/AP/Press Association Images

Soccer - Jurgen Klopp Arrival When you take on a new job, be prepared for the paparazzi chasing you & taking photos of you in your hotel room. Source: Peter Byrne/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Ukraine Soccer Champions League Your ego takes a beating, particularly when it's a rather large one. Source: Sergei Chuzavkov/AP/Press Association Images

Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Sunderland v Newcastle United - Stadium of Light Sometimes, when there's nothing else left, your only answer is to scream. Source: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Liverpool v Crystal Palace - Anfield You have to put up with a bit of guff from opposing managers. Source: Martin Rickett/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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Eoin O'Callaghan

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