8 managers who were in the sack by lunchtime
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With the managerial revolving door perpetually spinning, a football manager's job isn’t one for the long term. across the world and around the leagues, new appointments arrive on their first morning in a flurry of hope, filled with ambitious plans for their new club. They've already identified a slew of transfer targets and prepared new training regimes. Next thing they know, they're emptying their desk and refreshing their CV.
Gaffers can be sacked for any number of reasons before they've had what seems a fair chance. Financial difficulties, dodgy board members, an impatient fan base, it's immaterial. Unforeseen factors can force a manager out before he's even started. Coaches can be victims to fate or, on occasion, their own hubris.
While it’s common to see a manager depart after less than half a season in charge, some stints are so brief they make that seem a 'permanent' appointment. Here are eight managers in the sack before lunchtime.