Carlton Palmer commends Southampton and Middlesbrough for their wise decisions in keeping Russell Martin and Michael Carrick as their managers despite initial difficulties.
Southampton started with a strong four-game run but faced pressure after four consecutive losses. However, they have recently found their form, sitting fourth in the Championship.
Middlesbrough had a lackluster start to the season, failing to win their first seven league games. Still, they made a strong comeback, winning six consecutive matches and currently standing 12th in the table, close to the play-off places.
Palmer emphasizes that patience with managers can yield positive results and mentions Nottingham Forest’s success with Steve Cooper as an example. Southampton and Middlesbrough’s commitment to their managers is now paying off, with both teams showing promising form and the potential for promotion contention in the future.