Top 339 Manager Quotes

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“I was the lead designer and the general manager of the triple 7 and, of course, the dynamite 787.”

― Alan Mulally

“While Wall Street firms typically underwrite offerings in teams, the lead underwriter, or manager, of the offering has primary responsibility for selling the offering and reaps much of the fees and profit.”

― Alex Berenson

“The more positions I can play, it gives the manager a nice headache, and it can be helpful for him.”

― Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

“Conte is the manager who most ‘bet’ on me without even ever having had me in his team. I feel indebted to him because he’s the coach that most trusted in me, most wanted me.”

― Alvaro Morata

“A manager doesn’t hear the cheers.”

― Alvin Dark

“I worked behind the record counter at Woolworths when I was 16. It was when Oasis’ ‘Definitely Maybe’ came out and The Verve were getting big. I’d have probably worked my way up to store manager if I’d have stuck around.”

― Andrew Flintoff

“My manager came up with the name ‘State of the Industry,’ and it was just one of those things. It just took off. Well, I don’t know about ‘took off.’ I’m not in the stratosphere.”

― Andy Kindler

“Honestly, being a store manager was the best job I ever had.”

― Ann-Marie Campbell

“My manager wants me to dress like a nun and I want to dress like a teenager.”

― Anna Kournikova

“The English experience has greatly enriched me, and I’d like to carry on as manager.”

― Antonio Conte

“Every manager must be prepared to face every situation.”

― Antonio Conte

“Every manager has a certain influence, and it depends whether you’re 18, 25, or 30. You need different things.”

― Arjen Robben

“I’ve been told I’m a good midcareer manager.”

― Arne Glimcher

“Any artist manages his own business along with his manager. Every band should.”

― Art Alexakis

“When I first came to Chelsea, I couldn’t kick the ball, and it was pointless, me playing, really. But I tried to play through the pain for the manager who bought me.”

― Ashley Cole

“Life is the same. It would be the same thing if I were still working at Starbucks, having to deal with a manager, and a shift manager. This is a job.”

― Azealia Banks

“I never thought I was a very good manager.”

― Barry Diller

“What I would say about Barney Eastwood is that when our relationship worked, it worked extremely well. He had a lot of strengths as a promoter and a manager.”

― Barry McGuigan

“I got so excited about it. I was like, ‘Yes! I won a Grammy!’ And then my manager was like, ‘No, you did not win a Grammy. You were part of a song that won a Grammy. Rihanna won a Grammy.’”

― Bebe Rexha

“If I have one skill as a manager, I can make things extremely clear.”

― Ben Horowitz

“I’m a manager’s player, in a way, because he can use me in a lot of different ways, and I’m willing to do that.”

― Ben Zobrist

“It’s two sides to everybody. I’m a manager – I’m a promoter – and I’m a fighter, so it is two sides to me. That’s a balance there.”

― Bernard Hopkins

“Ex-Fidelity mutual fund manager Peter Lynch was certainly brilliant in one respect: he knew to get out when the gettin’ was good.”

― Bill Gross

“I’ve been involved in five presidential campaigns, once as national campaign manager for Walter Mondale.”

― Bob Beckel

“An employee’s motivation is a direct result of the sum of interactions with his or her manager.”

― Bob Nelson

“I hit a grand slam off Ron Herbel and when his manager Herman Franks came out to get him, he was bringing Herbel’s suitcase.”

― Bob Uecker

“I never had the slightest desire to be a major league manager, and all knew it. But Ban Johnson, Bob Hedges, and Jimmy McAleer persuaded me that the Browns were in a sort of a jam, and it was up to me, as an old standby, to do what I could.”

― Bobby Wallace

“Pochettino is a manager with a lot of character, so Tottenham applies it in the field. That’s why they have eliminated big clubs like Manchester City or Ajax.”

― Bojan Krkic

“If a chairman sacks the manager he initially appointed, he should go as well.”

― Brian Clough

“I wouldn’t say I was the best manager in the business. But I was in the top one.”

― Brian Clough

“Achieving the highest possible return on human capital must be every manager’s goal.”

― Brian Tracy

“My manager always preaches golf comes first.”

― Bubba Watson

“That is what a good manager does – you study and think and discuss, and you come up with a model of playing.”

― Carlo Ancelotti

“Being a manager for Enzo and Cass in NXT was great. I got a lot of experience with doing that.”

― Carmella

“My first day as a manager was at Digital Equipment in Atlanta. I was a sales rep. I was promoted from among my peers, so one day I was a peer, and the next day I was their boss.”

― Carol Bartz

“My manager has a car payment, so I work every night.”

― Carrot Top

“I would love to be a general manager just for the challenge.”

― Charles Barkley

“I have respected every manager I have played under, but if you can’t learn from someone like Mark Hughes, it is going to be hard for you.”

― Charlie Adam

“I have a lot of time and respect for Roy Hodgson; he’s a very good manager.”

― Chris Coleman

“I think the first three Rickenbacker basses were imported around 1964. Pete Quaife, the bassist for The Kinks, bought one. Then John Entwistle from The Who bought one. As for the third one, I asked the manager of the store if I could get an employee discount. He said I could, and so I picked up that one.”

― Chris Squire

“Now I have an agent, a manager, a lawyer, a publicist, all the king’s horses and all the king’s men.”

― Christian McKay

“I don’t even have an agent or manager, but rather have a number of associates who I turn to when needed; or conversely when they hear of someone looking for me they’ll contact me.”

― Christopher Knight

“I don’t think a manager should be judged by whether he wins the pennant, but by whether he gets the most out of the twenty-five men he’s been given.”

― Chuck Tanner

“Mourinho is a fantastic manager, intelligent, clever. He is OK.”

― Claudio Ranieri

“Sometimes the manager says one thing and does another thing!”

― Claudio Ranieri

“There has been only one manager, and his name is John McGraw.”

― Connie Mack

“But when the ‘Glee’ audition came around, my manager literally had to talk me into it. I was petrified to sing in front of anyone.”

― Cory Monteith

“The manager sets a tone for that work group. The average-to-mediocre manager can set a very destructive tone, too.”

― Curt Coffman

“When I got hoarse, the manager would say, ‘Drink this. Joplin used to drink this,’ and I used to say, ‘Joplin? Joplin’s dead.”

― Cyndi Lauper

“It’s critical that the manager has the respect of players so he can make the moves that he feels is appropriate without having somebody go to the papers. They respect you. So you respect them back.”

― Dale Murphy

“My stint as general manager of MSNBC made me particularly sensitive to how the big stories are covered.”

― Dan Abrams

“A manager uses a relief pitcher like a six shooter, he fires until it’s empty then takes the gun and throws it at the villain.”

― Dan Quisenberry

“I went and worked at a TV station in Stillwater. I was actually account manager for commercial accounts, selling ad space and everything.”

― Daniel Cormier

“Some players respond to shouting; some don’t. Everyone is different, and that is one of a manager’s strengths to understand that some don’t respond to that.”

― Daniel Sturridge

“My first real break was meeting my manager, Julie Gibson. She’s the one that introduced me to Ford and Innovative and got me started.”

― Daniella Alonso

“Everyone knows Jose Mourinho is a fantastic manager.”

― Danny Ings

“I’m a centre forward, and that is my preferred position. But I’ll play on the wing or in midfield, wherever the manager wants me to play.”

― Danny Welbeck

“Each manager has their own ideas that they want to get across to the players, and how to do it.”

― Danny Welbeck

“Obviously when a new manager comes in, he’s got to instill his own ideas within the team and with his set-up for the games.”

― Danny Welbeck

“Anywhere my manager tells me to go, I go.”

― Dascha Polanco

“My dad was the manager at the 45,000-acre ranch, but he owned his own 1,200-acre ranch, and I owned four cattle that he gave to me when I graduated from grammar school, from the eighth grade. And those cows multiplied, and he kept track of them for years for me. And that was my herd.”

― Dave Brubeck

“Alex Ferguson is the best manager I’ve ever had at this level. Well, he’s the only manager I’ve actually had at this level. But he’s the best manager I’ve ever had.”

― David Beckham

“If I have a really bad cook or a bad manager or bad sous-chef, I previously would have fired them or lost my temper. But now I realize that if I’m so right, then I should be able to communicate it so clearly that they get it.”

― David Chang

“It’s normal to have early difficulties when you get a new manager with a new concept.”

― David de Gea

“She put her hands around the neck of our production manager, and you know, started to choke him.”

― David Gest

“The manager needs to be given the opportunity to get on with his job and be given that time that he needs.”

― David Moyes

“I’ve had my down times, as every manager does, but I bounce back pretty quickly.”

― David Moyes

“I was a young manager at Everton and had 11 great years there.”

― David Moyes

“I’d been at Everton for more than 11 years. We’d qualified for the Champions League, got to an FA Cup final. I’d been voted manager of the season three times.”

― David Moyes

“The last thing I’d ever want to see is another manager being sacked. I certainly don’t like the phrase ‘sacking season.’”

― David Moyes

“I’m not going to sit here and bash the manager, we have to regroup.”

― David Wells

“You need a manager that believes in you and shows that he believes in you by playing you.”

― Dele Alli

“Gareth Southgate is a fantastic manager, and he knows what I am about.”

― Dele Alli

“I think every manager is different in their own way.”

― Dele Alli

“Pochettino’s a great manager, and he puts a lot of trust in young English players.”

― Dele Alli

“When I was a manager, I was incredibly results-driven – on a mission at all times.”

― Denise Morrison

“How could I not be the underdog, starting at 35 and a half and going from a manager and a fourth-string color commentator to being a wrestler?”

― Diamond Dallas Page

“I have never been at a club where the players talked so much about a previous manager as they did about Jose Mourinho at Inter Milan.”

― Diego Forlan

“Every manager goes through bad times.”

― Diego Forlan

“There are people, coaches, and players who fit in certain places. All players don’t fit into all teams, and not every manager can manage every team.”

― Diego Godin

“I have never seen myself as a promoter. I always evaluate myself as a manager.”

― Dilip Shanghvi

“If I look myself as a manager, I have lot more to learn.”

― Dilip Shanghvi

“I’m almost like three people. There’s me the, Dolly, the person. There’s me, the star. And then there’s me, the manager.”

― Dolly Parton

“I’m a fair manager, put it that way. I like to be fair with the players, but there’s a time for discipline.”

― Don Baylor

“I’ve been in just about every situation as a player and coach and manager. I’ve been in the playoffs, World Series, and I know how to get there.”

― Don Baylor

“I’ve had to step up when I was Al Gore’s campaign manager. I had to make significant changes as we moved from Washington, D.C. to Tennessee.”

― Donna Brazile

“I should have just become a manager.”

― Drea De Matteo

“I find being a manager really challenging. For instance, I don’t enjoy some of the administrative tasks that go along with hiring and firing.”

― Dylan Lauren

“A manager wins games in the winter when he picks his team.”

― Earl Weaver

“Coaches are an integral part of any manager’s team, especially if they are good pinochle players.”

― Earl Weaver

“A manager gets in the Hall of Fame by what his players have done for him.”

― Earl Weaver

“What else does a manager do but push buttons? He doesn’t hit, he doesn’t run, he doesn’t throw, and he doesn’t catch the ball. A manager has twenty-five players, or twenty-five buttons, and he selects which one he’ll use, or push, that day. The manager who presses the right buttons most often is the one who wins the most games.”

― Earl Weaver

“I knew that Chelsea was a club that changed its manager reasonably often.”

― Eden Hazard

“It is not the manager’s job to prevent risks. It is the manager’s job to make it safe to take them.”

― Edwin Catmull

“I think every player gives a bit extra when he sees that his manager is fighting, too.”

― Edwin van der Sar

“To be a good manager, a manager tries to constantly fight to reduce waste.”

― Eliyahu Goldratt

“If I’m on the pitch, and I score, and I’m not going to celebrate, I would rather tell the manager I’m not going to play because what is the point of scoring goals and not celebrating?”

― Emmanuel Adebayor

“It’s always a pleasure to have a manager give you compliments.”

― Emmanuel Adebayor

“I was 16 when I linked up with my manager – first person I ever auditioned for – and I’ve been in this ever since.”

― Emory Cohen

“Everybody knows that Jurgen Klopp is a great manager and a great guy as well.”

― Emre Can

“Nobody at Liverpool questions the manager. Jurgen Klopp is a top, top manager.”

― Emre Can

“The problem with tactical novelties that might lead to a manager being hailed as a hero is that if they do not come off they are the villain.”

― Eniola Aluko

“My most romantic job: I was a manager at Baskin-Robbins.”

― Eric McCormack

“My first job was at Baskin-Robbins. I made store manager at 16.”

― Eric McCormack

“I was 17, still in school, and my manager saw me in school, and then we hooked up, and after that, I went straight into making music.”

― Erik Hassle

“An investor doesn’t have a prayer of picking a manager that can deliver true alpha.”

― Eugene Fama

“I grew up in St. Louis, Missouri. I lived in Grand Blanc, Michigan for a year and that’s when I got involved in acting and took classes there. A manager who saw me at the agency I was at in Michigan wanted me to come out to L.A.”

― Evan Peters

“I can play wherever the manager wants.”

― Fabinho

“Having trust in your manager is the most important thing for a footballer.”

― Fernandinho

“Rick Santorum is the grandson of a coal miner. His dad was the manager of a V.A. hospital.”

― Foster Friess

“The first part of my life, as a player, has ended but now I’m heading into an equally important part as a manager, hoping to do as well as I did on the field.”

― Francesco Totti

“You don’t have to be popular with the players to be a good manager or coach.”

― Francis Lee

“Being a manager is kneading people.”

― Frank Rijkaard

“Every manager feels a responsibility to his board of directors and the public and the players.”

― Frank Rijkaard

“It’s nice to come into a town and be referred to as the manager of the Cleveland Indians instead of as the first black manager.”

― Frank Robinson

“The manager is to be blamed who distributes parts to his players which they are unable to act.”

― Franz Schubert

“Many artists stick to making and hire a manager to focus on their business. Artists that build websites and mobile apps can do that, too.”

― Fred Wilson

“And, we have no such thing as a budget anymore. Our manager freaks when we show him the bill. We’re lavish to the bone, but all our money goes back into the product.”

― Freddie Mercury

“Pep Guardiola is a very ambitious manager; that’s a reason why he has been able to win all the trophies he has won in his career.”

― Gabriel Jesus

“You do hear a lot about ‘player power,’ but I’m one of those who believes the manager is there to take control, to be in charge.”

― Gareth Barry

“Sometimes you’re just not in the manager’s thoughts.”

― Gareth Barry

“When you become England manager, the change in profile and interest in what you’re doing is on another level.”

― Gareth Southgate

“First and foremost, I love the job I’m in. I’m proud to be England manager.”

― Gareth Southgate

“Certainly, R.E.M. grew out of the Wuxtry record store in Athens, where Peter Buck was working and Michael Stipe came in to visit. And even their later manager, Bertis Downs, they all met and congregated at that record store. So I’m sure we wouldn’t see those without the record store.”

― Gary Calamar

“I would love to get back to the big leagues as a coach, possibly a manager. I would love that opportunity.”

― Gary Carter

“In Washington, there are jobs that have official titles: chief of staff, campaign manager, director of communications. Then there are all these vague and murky headings over people who are just special consultants or advisers. We really don’t know what their gig is.”

― Gary Cole

“I went from thinking I could be a manager to thinking I could do something much bigger than that.”

― Geisha Williams

“I’m not the manager because I’m always right, but I’m always right because I’m the manager.”

― Gene Mauch

“The problem is, we elected a manager and we need a leader. Let’s face it: Bush is just dim.”

― George Clooney

“My dad used to work in the theater as a stage manager, production manager, and lighting designer.”

― George MacKay

“It makes it easier for you to play more often and it makes it easier for the manager if he has players who can be used in different positions.”

― Georginio Wijnaldum

“My manager and my agents, they go over my contracts.”

― Gerard Butler

“My dad was my manager when I was young, but as a professional, Frank Rijkaard.”

― Giovani Dos Santos

“Mostly I’ve never let record companies become involved with my music, which was a very smart thing that my first manager Dave Robinson did, to keep them out of it.”

― Graham Parker

“We can’t just settle for the low bar of pope as media-savvy, canny Curia manager.”

― Greg Boyle

“If I can be a role model, or if I can maybe make another manager play a young player coming through rather than buy a player, that’s incredible.”

― Harry Kane

“I very much doubt that it could happen again that any manager would do 20 years with a top Premiership club.”

― Harry Redknapp

“I am a fantastic football manager, not a hard-headed businessman.”

― Harry Redknapp

“When I was 18, I had a trial at Benfica, when Sven-Goran Eriksson was the manager. Then, at 21, I was working for a company loading vegetables onto trucks.”

― Henrik Larsson

“As a manager, it’s the same as a player: I want to see how far I can get.”

― Henrik Larsson

“’Get up and hit a home run,’ has never been a part of the usable technique of any manager.”

― Heywood Broun

“I get a lot of fan mail addressed to Bilbo and sometimes Sir Bilbo – it’s hardly ever addressed to Ian Holm, in fact. My business manager drafts the replies, and then I pop in to the office and sign them, ‘Bilbo!’”

― Ian Holm

“Our first manager really pushed that we not sell our publishing rights, which is one of the earliest things an artist will do: They’ll sell in order to get a cash advance.”

― Isaac Hanson

“David Moyes works you really hard, but he’s also a fair manager as well.”

― Jack Rodwell

“It’s good to be around an English manager.”

― Jack Wilshere

“I’m always in contact with my manager at Arsenal, who has been a big part of my career, and I’ll always talk to him.”

― Jack Wilshere

“Sometimes a manager can only do so much, as in prepare a team, and then the team have to go out there and perform.”

― Jack Wilshere

“I think it’s a requirement that the general manager and the coach are communicating with each other on a regular basis, and it’s unacceptable if they’re not.”

― James L. Dolan

“Even at 22, you just want a manager to trust you.”

― James Maddison

“Newcastle was tough – the manager who’d signed me, Bobby Robson, got sacked three games into the season, so a new manager arrived, and I ended up going on loan again, to Aston Villa.”

― James Milner

“Every interview I do, it’s basically ‘how did he do it,’ and I owe it all to my representation, and my manager is basically like my mother, she’s so picky.”

― Jamie Bell

“Although my dad Harry is the manager of West Ham, we get on very well.”

― Jamie Redknapp

“My first job in the film business was working as a production assistant, and then a production manager on a documentary about Townes Van Zandt.”

― Jeff Nichols

“As my manager says, ‘These are wonderful problems.’”

― Jeffrey Tambor

“We originally developed ‘The Client List’ along with Lifetime as a TV movie – my manager and I became partners on the project. Then, we brought in Howard Braunstein on the project and produced it along with Lifetime.”

― Jennifer Love Hewitt

“Of course every manager has a different mentality, different philosophy.”

― Jerome Boateng

“Then, in 2000, John Reid, Elton John’s former manager, asked me to audition for the stage version of The Graduate he was producing. So I worked on it, got the part, and after three weeks’ rehearsal I was on stage!”

― Jerry Hall

“I have to let the general manager do what makes the most sense, or I can’t hold him accountable.”

― Jerry Reinsdorf

“Once you play, you’ve got to show the manager what you can do.”

― Jesse Lingard

“I agreed to be on ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ without watching the show. I got talked into it by my manager. And my God, I was crap at it.”

― Joe Calzaghe

“I’m cool with Pep. I think he’s a top manager.”

― Joe Hart

“Getting fired is what happens to a manager sooner or later.”

― Joe Torre

“I’m a car nut. My father was a parts manager at a Chevrolet dealership.”

― John Lasseter

“If something that needs to be done that we don’t feel confronting, we do it through the manager.”

― John Oates

“It is the manager and the team that affect performance, not the size of the fund or firm.”

― John Paulson

“People leave their manager; they don’t leave companies.”

― John Stumpf

“I’ve been a software engineer, a novelist, a journalist, and a manager – and managing developers is easily the trickiest thing I’ve ever done.”

― Jon Evans

“So, when I got the contract for my album, even though it was an English record, my manager insisted on making sure we would record in Spanish as well, and it worked out really well for me.”

― Jon Secada

“My mother is my manager and so knows exactly what I do and so on.”

― Jonathan Brandis

“I do whatever the manager tells us to do, really.”

― Jordan Henderson

“United have some world-class players with a world-class manager.”

― Jordan Henderson

“I followed an Italian manager and it cannot be easy when you follow a manager who thinks very differently.”

― Jose Mourinho

“At the end of the 1950s, I started working at a publishing company, Estudios Cor, as production manager, so returning, but not as an author, to the world of letters I had left some years before.”

― Jose Saramago

“I actually auditioned for ‘Nashville’ while shooting on another project located in Boston. I had a couple weeks off from shooting and decided to go back to L.A. While I was there, my manager suggested I go in for the role on ‘Nashville.’”

― Joseph David-Jones

“Later, I became the manager for Amelia Earhart, until, well, you know.”

― Joseph Force Crater

“I’ve never taken the steps to be ‘successful’: I’ve never had a manager or signed to a publishing house.”

― Josh Tillman

“A coach – any coach, not just a national team coach – should try to be exemplary. And a national team manager even more so.”

― Julen Lopetegui

“I have always regrets about selling anything of Reed Hastings because he’s really a good manager and a great capitalist.”

― Julian Robertson

“I’m really a normal football manager.”

― Jurgen Klopp

“My manager is definitely a mentor as well as Usher.”

― Justin Bieber

“Fighters no longer manage themselves: they have a whole team behind them. A fighter has a manager, an agent, a Hollywood agent – they got this and that. And on top of that, they’ve got their whole team of coaches.”

― Kamaru Usman

“My manager has been my manager since I was 17, and he says that he’s supposed to be smart for me when I can’t do it for myself.”

― Katee Sackhoff

“As an actress, weekends can be spent working, but my husband, Ryan, works regular hours as an analytics manager for L’Oreal.”

― Katherine Kelly

“There is a growing sense among Americans outside the Beltway that while President Obama may be a good talker, he is a lousy manager.”

― Kathleen Troia McFarland

“Oh, there’s all these rumors that I’m a lesbian. I have a boyfriend now, Brandon Blackstock; my manager Narvel’s son, Reba McEntire’s stepson.”

― Kelly Clarkson

“I want to do right, apart from my gender – I want to do right as a campaign manager.”

― Kellyanne Conway

“For a manager to be perceived as a positive manager, they need a four to one positive to negative contact ratio.”

― Ken Blanchard

“’One Minute Mentoring’ is written in the parable style Spencer Johnson and I popularized in ‘The One Minute Manager.’ It’s an entertaining story about the mentorship between a young salesperson, Josh, and a seasoned executive named Diane. As the characters learn about mentoring, so does the reader.”

― Ken Blanchard

“Toughest job in baseball is the general manager. Second toughest is the hitting coach.”

― Ken Harrelson

“I don’t view myself as a team manager, but a team captain. I’m part of the team, but everybody else as well.”

― Kevin McCarthy

“If a manager can’t control his costs, fire them.”

― Kevin O’Leary

“I needed to prove to myself – to the manager, to the fans, even to my mum and dad – that I’m not just an average player.”

― Kyle Walker

“I’ve got perfectionist issues, as I can’t seem to let tracks out the studio – it drives my manager nuts.”

― Labrinth

“In L.A., I was a talent manager for many years. I represented many African-American actors. After a while, I became disheartened over the shortage of roles for African Americans.”

― Lee Daniels

“The one word that makes a good manager – decisiveness.”

― Lee Iacocca

“Decisiveness is the one word that makes a good manager.”

― Lee Iacocca

“I was through as a manager. I did become involved late in the 1968 campaign at the national scene at the last minute. But I was through as a manager, and I’ve stayed through, incidentally.”

― Lew Wasserman

“When I got into the sport I was so fat that my manager said he should send me to boot camp to lose the weight!”

― Li Na

“I don’t have a record deal, I’m not looking for one, I don’t have a manager, I’m not promoting anything.”

― Limahl

“I like to think that I’ve been a good manager. That fact has been very instrumental in making Linux a successful product.”

― Linus Torvalds

“I was a blueberry picker, bindery worker, bookstore clerk and later manager, and a Realtor.”

― Lisa McMann

“If I had any interest in coming back to baseball, it would be as a general manager and not as a manager.”

― Lou Brock

“It’s not hard at all to make the switch from United to Oranje. For a manager, it’s totally different than for a player.”

― Louis van Gaal

“It’s not always the fault of the manager when a player is not performing well, I can tell you.”

― Louis van Gaal

“I like Southgate as a manager, what he brings. He always wants the ball and adapts to the players.”

― Luis Enrique

“I didn’t even know what a tour manager was, but I was the tour manager, booking agent, all that stuff for almost two years without knowing it. I wasn’t overwhelmed, because I enjoyed doing it.”

― Luke Combs

“I randomly went to a casting session in my hometown in North Carolina, and the casting director introduced me to my manager. I really lucked into it!”

― Maddie Hasson

“One thing I’ve learned is that I’m not the owner of my talent; I’m the manager of it.”

― Madonna Ciccone

“I never knew a manager that didn’t have pressure.”

― Manuel Pellegrini

“As a manager, I won eight trophies in Chile, Ecuador, and Argentina.”

― Manuel Pellegrini

“I think that, as a manager and as a player, you must always be motivated.”

― Manuel Pellegrini

“I’ve changed my character 100 per cent; if not, I could never have become a manager.”

― Manuel Pellegrini

“I’ve learned the number one job of a pro manager is not to win championships but to keep their job.”

― Mark Cuban

“Prince’s manager once told me that I was the only person other than Prince who can recruit from the streets. Which was very flattering.”

― Mark E. Smith

“At United, there has been continuity with the manager, with the success they have had. It gives them a different dynamic.”

― Mark Hughes

“When a manager calls you and says you are part of his plans and that he trusts you, then you will give everything for him.”

― Marouane Fellaini

“When your manager asks you to play in a position, you have to do it.”

― Marouane Fellaini

“When you change a manager like Sir Alex Ferguson, it is difficult.”

― Marouane Fellaini

“When the manager asks me to do something, I do it.”

― Marouane Fellaini

“It is difficult for every manager, I think, in the first year.”

― Marouane Fellaini

“Your time as a manager is finite and valuable.”

― Matthew Yglesias

“I am never going to be manager of Barcelona or Arsenal because I am so identified with Tottenham and Espanyol.”

― Mauricio Pochettino

“I am so proud to be a manager in England.”

― Mauricio Pochettino

“I am much more a pitch manager than a general manager. I am one of the few managers who is bored by the transfer market. Our task is growing the players that we have.”

― Maurizio Sarri

“I had a great manager in Jose Mourinho, who really helped me. He was always there when I needed him.”

― Mesut Ozil

“A decent player doesn’t automatically make a decent manager, I know that. But I will do everything I possibly can.”

― Michael Carrick

“It’s a big surprise for me because if somebody asked me when I was playing if Frank Lampard would be a manager, I would say no because he’s very quiet.”

― Michael Essien

“To play for almost two months without your manager is not easy.”

― Michael Laudrup

“The sports world is an echo chamber. All it takes is one quote from a general manager and a thousand sports columns bloom.”

― Michael Lewis

“I could never be a manager. All I have is natural ability.”

― Mickey Mantle

“My football do-over is when I went to Seattle and had both jobs as coach and general manager.”

― Mike Holmgren

“Today, a skilled manager makes more than the owner. And owners fight each other to get the skilled managers.”

― Mikhail Khodorkovsky

“I go to the grocery store with my wife. She goes off to buy something. Where is she, anyways? So I ask the manager, ‘What aisle do they keep the wives in?’”

― Mort Walker

“He comes to London and gets a job in a nightclub, a gay club, where he’s known as Straight Dave by the bar staff – and no one believes he’s as straight as he claims to be. He meets the daughter of the club manager, and he has an affair with her.”

― Neil Tennant

“My dad is a great manager. He’s not just competent – he’s very clever.”

― Nico Rosberg

“I was actually the manager of the games department of an amusement park when I was at college, so I understood the coin-op side of the games business very well.”

― Nolan Bushnell

“One of the things that is most difficult for a manager is reversing bad results and keeping going.”

― Nuno Espirito Santo

“I understand there are so many managers who would love to be manager of Manchester United, and I am one of them.”

― Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

“I’m very confident in my own ability as a manager.”

― Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

“Every manager dreams of managing Manchester United.”

― Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

“I was always the ‘boring’ type. I was into the stats and spending hours and hours and hours studying them. I was always more a manager than a player.”

― Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

“I was contacted through MySpace to come and jam out for Michael Jackson. I thought it was a joke. I forwarded it to my manager, and it actually was legitimate, so I went the next day.”

― Orianthi

“I moved to Princeton, Indiana, and became a professional Farm Manager for that Princeton Farms.”

― Orville Redenbacher

“By training with some of the world’s finest footballers and manager, I feel I have matured in all areas – mentally, physically, and technically.”

― Park Ji-sung

“The manager wants to show his tactics, and if I do them perfectly, he’ll pick me.”

― Park Ji-sung

“My priority is what the manager wants me to do.”

― Park Ji-sung

“It’s important to feel wanted by your manager.”

― Patrick Bamford

“As a senior editor at Tor Books and the manager of our science fiction and fantasy line, I rarely blog to promote specific projects I’m involved with, for reasons that probably don’t need a lot of explanation.”

― Patrick Nielsen Hayden

“Arsene Wenger is an ambitious manager, and he knows deep in his heart that he needs five world-class players to compete among the best in Europe.”

― Patrick Vieira

“I took the antiquated, outdated, passe role of the wrestling manager, and I upgraded it into the upper echelon of sports entertainment to be known as an advocate.”

― Paul Heyman

“As an opinion manager, a campaign consultant, fixing personality negatives is a lot easier than fixing character negatives.”

― Paul Manafort

“If the short-term decisions you make damage the long term, you should resist those. But there are many short-term decisions that you need to make to be a successful manager.”

― Paul Polman

“As players, we were paid to do a job we loved – in my case, at the club I supported. And nothing I did could be allowed to interfere with that. The manager would not have permitted it.”

― Paul Scholes

“At Barcelona, I had the best players ever, and they helped me to be a successful manager.”

― Pep Guardiola

“My idea is to become a manager one day.”

― Pepe Reina

“The manager of a team is like a stagecoach, he can’t move unless he has the horses.”

― Pete Rose

“No player or manager has greater respect for the umpires than I do, and I have demonstrated that over the years.”

― Pete Rose

“The productivity of work is not the responsibility of the worker but of the manager.”

― Peter Drucker

“A manager is responsible for the application and performance of knowledge.”

― Peter Drucker

“To have an 18-year-old coming to you demanding money before he’s even played – that has got to be frustrating for a manager to deal with.”

― Peter Schmeichel

“Pop managers are fixed in the dramatic stock character repertoire too, ever since the first British pop film musical, Wolf Mankowitz’s ‘Expresso Bongo’ of 1959, with Cliff Richard as Bongo Herbert and Laurence Harvey as his manager. The key components were cast as X parts gay, X parts Jewish and triple X opportunistic.”

― Peter York

“Unfortunately, the manager is always the one who gets under pressure the most.”

― Petr Cech

“There’s no shortcut to being a manager or coach.”

― Phil Neville

“Occasionally I get fed up, going to visit a factory, when I am being shown around by the chairman, who clearly hasn’t got a clue, and I try to get hold of the factory manager, but I can’t because the chairman wants to make sure he’s the one in all the photographs.”

― Prince Philip

“Does the manager have absolute power in England? No, it depends on a budget and on the executive director that negotiates the signings of players.”

― Rafael Benitez

“As a manager, I have to keep calm.”

― Rafael Benitez

“When you are the manager, you want to win.”

― Rafael Benitez

“I want to be a general manager, and I want to be a head coach. Definitely both.”

― Rajon Rondo

“I’ve never had a manager, and I’ve had various agents, and, fortunately or unfortunately, I’ve been blessed.”

― Rebecca De Mornay

“I managed Dal Maxvill, and he’s now our general manager. I managed Bob Gibson. He’s a broadcaster. Tim McCarver. Bill White. Nellie Briles. He used to be a broadcaster. I tried to count them up one time.”

― Red Schoendienst

“The greatest manager has a knack for making ballplayers think they are better than they think they are.”

― Reggie Jackson

“I had a terrible manager once who described my career as ‘spiraling downward.’”

― Rickie Lee Jones

“It is normal to be under pressure in England and Italy when you arrive in the last two months of the season. Every manager is talked about, and their squad is examined.”

― Roberto Mancini

“Every manager can improve.”

― Roberto Mancini

“Before I was a manager, I was a player for 11 years.”

― Roberto Mancini

“Being the manager of Manchester City is fantastic for me. It’s good.”

― Roberto Mancini

“You can’t be the candidate and the campaign manager.”

― Roger Stone

“I can’t be a manager, because I think it’s too tough managing 30 players thinking in different ways.”

― Ronaldo

“Every manager has their own way of approaching games.”

― Ross Barkley

“When you have got a new manager you have got to impress and get used to what he wants really quickly.”

― Ross Barkley

“In 2013, the 76ers hired Sam Hinkie as general manager and president of basketball operations.”

― Rowan Ricardo Phillips

“As a young manager, I had no idea what it meant to be a chef.”

― Roy Choi

“It’s very flattering that those who have assessed my work over the years think that I have the qualities to be an England manager.”

― Roy Hodgson

“I’m a football manager, a football coach; I can’t be expected to pontificate on everything.”

― Roy Hodgson

“I am both proud and excited at the prospect of working as the Liverpool manager.”

― Roy Hodgson

“When results aren’t good the manager gets the sack, that’s the game.”

― Roy Keane

“When I was a minor league player, my goal was to be a major leaguer. It’s no different as a minor league manager.”

― Ryne Sandberg

“We were at a Giants game, and my manager told me, ‘Sadie, you have an audition for a show called ‘Stranger Things,” and I had just finished binge-watching it in a few days.”

― Sadie Sink

“Liverpool are a massive club with a big history that has won many trophies over the years, and as soon as I was told of the possibility to come here, and I knew the manager wanted me, I said yes.”

― Sadio Mane

“Ambition is important for any manager or coach, owner or director.”

― Sam Allardyce

“When does every fan like the manager?”

― Sam Allardyce

“As a manager, you look at who is going to get the fans on the edge of the seats.”

― Sam Allardyce

“Being a manager is about getting into the minds of the people you represent.”

― Sandy Gallin

“The World Bank is a shareholder-driven organisation, and as in all such organisations, the majority of shareholders would want a manager of their liking at the top.”

― Sanjaya Baru

“I worked as a trainee manager for two years after leaving university – then got bored with the nine to five.”

― Sarah West

“I think ‘manager’ is a stupid word.”

― Scooter Braun

“I don’t know if I’m going to be a manager forever. I don’t know if I’m going to be producing films or television shows.”

― Scooter Braun

“Manager Kit Symons sees our players daily. As a top-flight player not that long ago, Kit knows and feels the game.”

― Shahid Khan

“I had sent out 100 audition tapes within 365 days, and then I got the ‘Dope’ audition. When I sent that out, two days later my manager called me and said they wanted to fly me out to L.A. to audition.”

― Shameik Moore

“One of the dumber things my manager said was, Stick to the melody. But I can’t.”

― Shawn Colvin

“I’ve been a DJ, janitor, ditch digger, waitress, computer instructor, programmer, mechanic, web developer, clerk, manager, marketing director, tour guide and dorm manager, among other things.”

― Sherrilyn Kenyon

“I am a bigger-picture manager because I’ve lived through something that’s a big picture.”

― Sheryl Sandberg

“The players make the manager, it’s never the other way.”

― Sparky Anderson

“A baseball manager is a necessary evil.”

― Sparky Anderson

“I don’t believe a manager ever won a pennant. Casey Stengel won all those pennants with the Yankees. How many did he win with the Boston Braves and Mets?”

― Sparky Anderson

“We, as individuals, must be responsible for our careers with the goal of reaching our highest potential. The job of a manager is to tap into that energy that’s already there.”

― Srikumar Rao

“When I first got the call from my manager asking if I’d ever heard of Jesse Owens, I recognized the name, looked him up, and was blown away by his story.”

― Stephan James

“In 2014, Blackstone was the most profitable money manager in the world. I did not anticipate that.”

― Stephen A. Schwarzman

“My first manager was this lady named Booh Schut. She actually worked with me on my auditions.”

― Stephen Dorff

“The best Chipotle restaurant managers get the title ‘restaurateur’ and a $10,000 bonus for each person they hire who starts as crew and goes on to become a manager.”

― Steve Ells

“When we first went there we completely lacked confidence. Our manager told us our act was too long, and told us to drop certain numbers and concentrate on the exciting stuff. And he was right.”

― Steve Marriott

“I knew if I wanted to be a general manager, I was going to have to leave to work for another organization.”

― Steve Yzerman

“Porcupine Tree is a band, and it’s not up to me where the band goes – it’s between the manager, our agent, and the band as a whole.”

― Steven Wilson

“John le Carre’s ‘The Night Manager’ is a relentlessly exhilarating thriller with profound emotional depths.”

― Susanne Bier

“I’m an office manager for Office Max. I have two daughters. I’m married. I have a normal job.”

― Suzanne Crough

“But the manager’s bought wisely – the players who’ve come in have taken us on to a different level and the players who won promotion have also performed at the top level, so long may it continue.”

― Teddy Sheringham

“A manager is an assistant to his men.”

― Thomas J. Watson

“We had a rule-breaker at Mainz – the club manager Christian Heidel, who had the courage to make me a Bundesliga coach.”

― Thomas Tuchel

“I have been skeptical and not trusting of traditional models of the entertainment industry. I never got a manager.”

― Tim Heidecker

“That is good to have a manager who is very clear.”

― Toby Alderweireld

“Sometimes managers are a little shy to criticize another manager or another operation.”

― Tom Douglas

“I just try and play where the manager puts me as well as possible.”

― Trent Alexander-Arnold

“I didn’t really have a position when I was younger; I just used to play where the manager told me to play.”

― Trent Alexander-Arnold

“PSG signed me for my CV, for what I’ve achieved in the Europa League, how I’ve grown as a manager, and how I’ve made players grow. I’m essentially here because I have a winning record.”

― Unai Emery

“It is always good for a player when a manager believes in you.”

― Victor Moses

“When a manager doesn’t have any interest in you, you can see that as a player.”

― Victor Moses

“I got even with all the bad management I had by being a good manager.”

― Victoria Principal

“Any manager can do well in an expanding market.”

― W. Edwards Deming

“More than anyone else, Hank Aaron made me wish I wasn’t a manager.”

― Walter Alston

“I always liked Casey Stengel as a manager because he seemed to have a grasp of so many things.”

― Walter Alston

“The manager has his eye on the bottom line; the leader has his eye on the horizon.”

― Warren Bennis

“The manager accepts the status quo; the leader challenges it.”

― Warren Bennis

“The manager asks how and when; the leader asks what and why.”

― Warren Bennis

“The manager has a short-range view; the leader has a long-range perspective.”

― Warren Bennis

“Finally, my manager negotiated a deal where I got to produce my own records.”

― Waylon Jennings

“I love football so when I finish playing I would like to still be involved in it somehow and a manager would be my first choice.”

― Wayne Rooney

“We don’t need a psychologist with the Dutch team; we are grown-up men. The ones who have a problem with other players or the manager should tell them face-to-face. That is the only psychology we need.”

― Wesley Sneijder

“To be honest, if you are not the manager’s cup of tea, you can’t do anything about it.”

― Wilfried Zaha

“Being a manager is so different to being a footballer. It’s a very difficult job, but, of course, it’s very exciting as well.”

― Xabi Alonso
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