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8 managers who were in the sack by lunchtime

Friday 24th January 2020
The average European club manager lasts three years. Sir Alex and Arsene Wenger each did two decades. The numbers must even out somehow.
The average European club manager lasts three years. Sir Alex and Arsene Wenger each did two decades. The numbers must even out somehow.

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.
 

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Daniel Mohammed

Former media staffer with Llandundo FC and Altrincham FC ladies. Current mathematics student at University of Glasgow. Eligible for the Kiribati national team and still hoping for a call up. Used to work in catering at a football stadium, so I do know who ate all the pies. Love football but love sleeping more. 


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