Managerial Casualties

We will be keeping you up-to-speed with all the latest managerial departures during the new 2015/16 English football season. Here you can keep track on the managers who don't make it through to May.

Number of Casualties so far: 67

Breakdown of Departures (From the start of the 2015/16 season)

Premier League10
Championship22
League One19
League Two16

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May 2016

Darren Wassall (Derby County): Out of contract, 27th May

John Sheridan (Oldham): Departed for Notts County, 27th May

Brian McDermott (Reading): Sacked, 27th May

Louis van Gaal (Man Utd): Sacked, 23rd May

Louis van Gaal

Rob Page (Port Vale): Out of contract, 19th May

Rob Page

Neil McDonald (Blackpool): Departed, 18th May

Neil McDonald

Neil Warnock (Rotherham United): Out of contract, 18th May

Neil Warnock

Quique Sanchez Florez (Watford): Terminated contract, 15th May

Quique Sanchez Flores

Quique Sanchez Flores harshly had his contract terminated by Watford, despite steering the club to a 13th place finish, and FA Cup semi-final.

Chris Wilder (Northampton Town): Resigned, 12th May

Chris Wilder

After taking Northampton Town up to League One as Champions it was only a matter of time before the manager was tapped up. However, no-one expected this quickly, after fighting off initial interest from Charlton when it emerged that Sheffield United were on the hunt for a new manager it was just a case of connecting the dots for Wilder, a lifelong Blades fan and an ex-player there.

Roberto Martinez (Everton): Sacked,12th May

Roberto Martinez

Just one win in Everton's last ten games was enough of a reason for the club to call time on Roberto Martinez's spell as manager. 12th in the Premier League with one game to go this season, Everton had endured a torrid run of form before the owners sacked the Spaniard who had been with the club since 2013.

Nigel Adkins (Sheffield United): Sacked, 12th May

Nigel Adlins

After a season in charge at Bramhall Lane it was game over for the former Southampton boss with his side finishing in 11th place, 8 points short of the play-offs.

Paul Williams (Nottingham Forest): Out of contract, 12th May

Paul Williams

Paul Williams departed Nottingham Forest after their final game of the season. Williams was on a short-term contract with the club, having been placed in charge in March following the departure of Dougie Freedman. In total Williams won just two of his 10 games at the helm.

Mark Cooper (Notts County): Resigned, 7th May

Mark Cooper

Despite the club being keen to retain his services, Cooper served notice on his short term deal having joined Notts County in March.

Jose Riga (Charlton Athletic): Resigned, 7th May

Jose Riga

Jose Riga left Charlton at the end of the Championship season following Charlton's relegation. It was the second time Riga has left the club as manager.

Paul Lambert (Blackburn Rovers): Activated contract clause, 7th May

Paul Lambert

Blackburn Rovers boss Paul Lambert left Blackburn Rovers following their final game of the season after activating a clause in his contract back in April. The Scot only took charge of Lancashire outfit in November, following the departure of Gary Bowyer, but decided the time was right to step away.

Russell Slade (Cardiff City): Resigned, 6th May

Russell Slade

Russell Slade moved from his role as manager to head of football following the final game of the season, a 1-1 draw with Birmingham City. Slade too charge of Carfiff in October 2014, after leaving Leyton Orient, with the club finishing 11th, then 9th in 2015/16.

April 2016

Kevin Keen (Colchester United): Mutual Consent, 26th April

Kevin Keen became the third Football League manager in four days to leave his post after calling it quits with Colchester United. The novice boss, who only ventured into the managerial arena with the U's in December, departs following the club's relegation down to League Two.

It took Keen, a former Reading assistant, until March to register his first League One victory, while he won just five games during what was a brief stint at the helm.

Mark Yates (Crawley Town): Sacked, 25th April

Mark Yates and his assistant Jimmy Dack were sacked following a run of six successive defeats, which left the club down in 18th in League Two. Yates was appointed to the post nearly a year ago, but only managed to record 13 wins from 47 matches in charge.

Graham Westley (Peterborough): Mutual Consent, 23rd April

Peterborough parted ways with manager Graham Westley following a 2-0 defeat to Scunthorpe United. Westley's departure increased the number of managerial casualties in the top-4 tiers this season to a whopping 50, with Posh also responsible for the first sacking of the campaign: Dave Robertson.

Kevin Nolan (Leyton Orient): Mutual Consent, 12th April

Kevin Nolan parted ways with Leyton Orient after less than three months at the helm. The club's player-manager, who only took over from Ian Hendon in January, won seven of his 15 matches in charge, leaving the club two points adrift of the League Two play-offs with five matches remaining.

It's been reported that Orient's Italian owner, Francesco Becchetti, wanted more control in the dugout, with Nolan now returning to his role as a player for the club, as they bid to finish in the top-7.

March 2016

Remi Garde (Aston Villa): Mutual Consent , 29th March

Remi Garde became the seventh Premier League manager to lose his job this season after parting ways with Aston Villa by mutual consent. In truth the writing was on the wall for the beleaguered boss, who notched together just two wins from 20 top-flight matches at the helm, with the club's 1-0 defeat at Swansea proving to be his final match during what has been a torrid four months at the helm.

Garde originally signed a three-year-and-a-half-year deal to replace Tim Sherwood back in November, but now after six successive losses he leaves rock-bottom Villa a whopping 12 points adrift of safety, with just seven matches remaining.

Jamie Fullarton (Notts County): Sacked, 19th March

Notts County's owner Ray Trew lived up to his name as a ruthless trigger-happy operator by giving Jamie Fullarton the boot after just 70 days at Meadow Lane. Fullarton only took charge of the League Two club back in January, but two just months later he was sent packing following a difficult run.

On Sunday the Magpies slipped to a 4-1 defeat at Exeter, leaving them 19th in the table after a seven game winless run, six of which they've lost. The defeat left County a sizeable 13-points above the relegation zone, but their slide forced Trew to act.

Neil Lennon (Bolton): Mutual Consent, 15th March

Bolton and Neil Lennon parted ways by the old "mutual consent" just five days after the Sports Shield consortium completed their takeover of the club. Lennon endured a difficult 17-month reign in charge of the cash-strapped Trotters, who are rock-bottom of the Championship with just four wins from 37 games this season.

Dougie Freedman (Nottingham Forest): Sacked, 13th March

Nottingham Forest cut ties with Dougie Freedman following a run of five defeats in six games, including a dismal 3-0 loss at home to Sheffield Wednesday. Freedman leaves the City Ground after 13 months, with the club down in 14th in the Championship.

The former bolton boss is believed to have had an argument with chairman Fawaz Al Hasawi, who then wasted little time in hurling out his seventh manager since his takeowver back in July 2012. In total Freedman won 19 of his 57 matches in charge of Forest.

Steve McClaren (Newcastle): Sacked, 11th March

Arguably the most unsurprising sacking of the season finally happened on Friday 11th March as Newcastle finally put Steve McClaren out of his misery at St James's Park. Throughout the week the former England managers' future had dominated the headlines, but despite all the rumours and speculation the Toon waited a painfully long time to reveal him of his duties

In total McClaren won just seven of his 31 league and cup matches in charge of the Magpies, while a sorry tally of 24 points from 28 games is the club's slimmest tally during their time in the Premier League. Five defeats in six, including last weekend's 3-1 loss at home to Bournemouth, leaves Newcastle 19th in the table, with just 10 games to avoid the dreaded drop.

Sean O'Driscoll (Walsall): Sacked, 6th March

Sean O'Driscoll surprisingly lost his job at Walsall after just 16 matches in charge of the club. The 58-year-old only took charge of the Saddlers back in December - after the sacking of Dean Smith - but fast-forward to early March and he's once again jobless.

O'Driscoll was sent packing after a 3-1 defeat at home to Walsall, which extended the club's winless streak to six matches, while they haven't been victorious on home soil since December. In total the former Doncaster boss won six, drew five, and lost five of his 16 games at the helm.

February 2016

Ronnie Moore (Hartlepool United): Mutual Consent, 10th February

Hartlepool United and Ronnie Moore parted ways following a run of seven defeats in nine League Two games, which left the relegation-threatened club one place above the drop zone in 22nd.

Moore took charge of Hartlepool towards the end of December 2004, and went on to miraculously save the club from relegation out of the Football League, completing their great escape in their penultimate match.

The Monkey Hangers enjoyed a cracking start to the current campaign, winning their opening four games in all competitions, however they have since picked up just five victories from their following 29 fixtures (in 90 minutes) in all competitions.

Paul Clement (Derby County): Sacked, 8th February

Derby County surprisingly sacked Paul Clement after just eight months in charge. The promotion-chasing Rams may have dropped points in recent weeks - going seven Championship matches without a win - but they were still up in 5th: just five points adrift of the summit.

Clement will no doubt be upset at the strange decision, with the club opting to hand Darren Wassall the reins until the end of the season. The former Real Madrid head coach leaves Pride Park with a record of 14 wins, 12 draws, and seven defeats from his 33 matches in charge.

Neil Redfearn (Rotherham United): Sacked, 8th February

Neil Redfearn became the 12th casualty of the 2015/16 Championship Sack Race after Rotherham United sent him packing. Redfearn only took charge of the Millers back in October - replacing Steve Evans - but has today been booted out of the New York Stadium exit door just four months into his two-and-a-half-year contract.

These days it appears to be the norm for a club to smack the panic button after a dodgy run of form, with Redfearn lasting only 21 matches in the dugout, delivering a win percentage of just 23.8%. Saturday's devastating defeat to relegation rivals Bolton proved to be the final straw for chairman Tony Stearts as it left the Yorkshire club 22nd in the table, two points adrift of safety.

Lee Johnson (Barnsley): Left for Bristol City, 6th February

Lee Johnson switched League One outfit Barnsley for Championship strugglers Bristol City. The former Robins player - 174 appearances between 2006 and 2012 - emerged as the favourite for the post in late January, and remained at the summit of the betting until his appointment, signing a three-and-a-half-year deal.

Back in November Johnson found himself under pressure in the Sack Race following a rotten run of eight league defeats in a row, however a remarkable u-turn in form since Christmas - six wins on the spin - propelled the Tykes clear of the dreaded drop zone and up into 12th, and within five points of the play-offs.

A faultless January saw Johnson claim the League One Manager of the Month award, while earlier this week he led the tykes through to the Johnstone's Paint Trophy Final after edging out Fleetwood Town on penalties.

However, Johnson ventures off to the West Country where he succeeds Steve Cotterill at Bristol City. The 34-year-old will be tasked with keeping the club in the Championship after inheriting a side down in the relegation zone (22nd).

Teddy Sheringham (Stevenage Borough): Sacked, 1st February

He may have played at the top level but Sheringham's short spell at League Two's Stevenage Borough came to an end when he was sacked having only taken charge of the club for 33 games - winning just seven.

Sheringham, who ventured into the managerial arena with the Boro in May 2015, was been axed following a poor run of form which left the club 19th in the fourth-tier. Stevenage had been without a win in eight matches, with the 2-1 defeat to relegation-rivals York proving to be the final straw, as Sheringham became the 10th League Two boss to lose his job this season.

January 2016

Mark Robins (Scunthorpe United): Sacked, 18th January

Scunthorpe United terminated the contract of manager Mark Robins, who became the 12th League One boss to lose his job this season. The decision comes after Saturday's crushing 5-0 defeat at Blackpool, which left the Iron 16th in League One - six points above the relegation zone.

At the time a deflated Robins described the heaviest loss of his tenure at the club as "horrendous" but ultimately took full responsibility for the result. In the end it has ultimately cost him his job at the Glanford Park side, who have won just once in the league since November.

Robins was appointed back in October 2014, with the club going on to finish 16th in the third-tier. The current campaign started poorly - eight defeats in 12 league and cup matches - before enjoying a run of six wins in seven. However, since mid-November the club have struggled for wins, with Saturday's hammering proving to be the last straw.

Ian Hendon (Leyton Orient): Sacked, 18th January

Leyton Orient officially confirmed the sacking of head coach Ian Hendon, two days after the news first surfaced. On Saturday numerous reports revealed that the League Two outfit had sent Hendon packing, however the 11th-placed club remained tight-lipped until the morning of the 18th).

Hendon, who took charge at Brisbane Road in the summer, oversaw a bright start to life with the O's - winning his first five league games - however, a poor run of just four victories from their following 21 games, including Saturday's 3-1 defeat at home to Exeter, cost him his job.

Steve Cotterill (Bristol City): Sacked, 15th January

Championship strugglers Bristol City parted ways with manager Steve Cotterill, who left Ashton Gate with the club sitting in 22nd position, just two points away from safety. The Robins were without a win from their last seven matches in all competitions, and it now falls into the hands of assistant manager John Pemberton along with Wade Elliot (the current U21 boss) to take interim charge of the club.

Cotterill had caught the headlines earlier in the week, when following their 2-1 defeat to Preston North End, he was caught on camera verbally retaliating to disgruntled fans.

Karel Fraeye (Charlton): Sacked, 14th January

Chartlon Athletic have axed interim head coach Karel Fraeye following a rotten run of form. The Addicks were battered 5-0 by Huddersfield on Tuesday night, a result which left the Championship strugglers three points adrift of safety in 23rd.

In the aftermath of the devastating defeat an infuriated Fraeye pied the media, which only fuelled rumours that he was on the verge of the sack...fast forward 24 hours and the beleaguered Belgian has been booted out of The Valley exit door. Fraeye was only placed in charge in October following the departure of Guy Puzon, however a shocking run of eight defeats in 14 matches has forced the club to act.

John Sheridan (Newport County): Moved to Oldham, 13th January

John Sheridan traded his post at League Two side Newport County in order to rejoin his former club Oldham Athletic in League One. Sheridan himself only took charge of Newport back in October following the departure of Terry Butcher, with the 51-year-old going on to win five of his 17 matches at the relegation threatened club, with whom he leaves three points above the drop zone in 20th.

Sheridan previously managed Oldham between 2006 and 2009, while he also has two prior stints as caretaker manager (2001, and 2003-2004). During his time at Boundary Park the Englishman led the Latics into the League One play-offs, before going on to manage Chesterfield, Plymouth, and now Newport.

David Dunn (Oldham Athletic): Sacked 12th January

After only being taken on as the full time manager in October (he took over as interim manager in September) David Dunn has been removed along with his backroom staff of assistant boss Dean Holden and the first team coach Keith Brown.

Since taking over Dunn had been in charge of the Latics for 20 matches but had only managed to achieve three wins in the process (1 FA Cup, 2 League).

December 2015

Ricardo Moniz (Notts County): Sacked, 29th December

Notts County parted ways with head coach Ricardo Moniz and his backroom staff. The former Tottenham Hotspur coach, who was only appointed in April 2015, exits the League Two club following a run of four defeats in eight matches, leaving the Magpies 15th in the table - seven points adrift of the play-offs.

Moniz was unable to prevent the Magpies from dropping down to the fourth-tier last term, and the club's mixed form during the current campaign has resulted in County chairman Ray Trew wielding the axe.

Martin Ling (Swindon Town): Resigned (health reasons), 29th December

Martin Ling stepped down from his post at Swindon Town due to health reasons. Ling only took charge of the Robins in November, replacing the sacked Mark Cooper, however he has now left the League One club after 53 days.

The Swindon post was Ling's first job in football since he left Torquay back in April 2013 after suffering from depression. Ling opted to return to the managerial arena with Swindon last month, and went on to win five of his nine matches at the helm, before resigning today (Tuesday), leaving the Robins 16th in the third-tier.

Wayne Burnett (Dagenham & Redbridge): Sacked, 21st December

Dagenham & Redbridge sacked boss Wayne Burnett following an awful first-half of the season, during which the club have registered just two wins from 22 League Two matches, leaving them rock-bottom of the Football League at Christmas.

Burnett took caretaker charge of the club back in February 2013, before landing the job on a permanent basis in May that year after he oversaw the the club's League Two surviva. Burnett went on to enjoying a cracking debut campaign in the dugout, leading the Daggers to 9th in the table in 2013/14, followed by 14th last term.

However, the club have endured a torrid time this term, with Saturday's 3-0 defeat at home to Bristol Rovers proving to be the final straw.

Jose Mourinho (Chelsea): Sacked, 17th December

Jose Mourinho's second spell at Stamford Bridge has come to a grim end after Chelsea finally lost patience with the Portuguese coach, who becomes the fifth casualty of the 2015/16 Premier League Sack Race...and we haven't even tucked into our Christmas dinner yet...!

Monday's defeat to Leicester City proved to be the final straw for Roman Abramovich who has now wielded the axe on Mourinho for a second time following a desperately dismal start to the season. The capital club, who waltzed to the title last term, currently sit 16th after 16 matches - a measly one point above the relegation zone, while they are a gargantuan 20 points behind surprise league leaders Leicester.

John Still (Luton Town): Sacked, 17th December

Luton Town have sacked John Still after two-and-a-half-years in charge at Kenilworth Road. Still was appointed back in February 2013, and went on to lead Luton into the Football League (2014), before steering his troops to 8th iin League Two last term - missing out on the play-offs by just a single point.

Luton started the current campaign slowly, failing to win any of their opening five matches. However, from September to early October the club were virtually unstoppable, registering six wins from seven matches in all competitions, although this was abruptly followed by a five game winless streak.

In the first-half of November the Hatters stormed back to winning ways, carving out three consecutive victories, but they've since failed to win any of their five matches, losing the last four on the spin, resulting in Still becoming the fifth fourth-tier casualty of the season.

Garry Monk (Swansea): Sacked, 9th December

Garry Monk became the fourth casualty of the 2015/16 Premier League season after Swansea sent him packing. The 36-year-old had been on the ropes following a poor run of form, during which the struggling Swans carved out just one win in 12 league and cup games, with Saturday's 3-0 defeat at home to Leicester proving to be the final straw.

In fact, the only team the Welsh outfit had beaten since the hazy days of August is rock-bottom Aston Villa, who are having a truly torrid time at the foot of the table.

Monk's fall from grace has been quite alarming. Only last May the former defender was being touted as the poster boy for the next generation of young, talented, up-and-coming managers, after leading the Swans to a best ever finish (8th) - with a record points tally (56) - last season. However, this his departure shows just how quickly the tides can turn in the stormy world of football.

Steve Clarke (Reading): Sacked, 4th December

Reading sacked Steve Clarke not long after the Scot had gone for an interview for the vacant manager's job at Fulham. Despite remaining at Reading, Clarke's job had seemingly become untenable, and he was shown the door after a poor run of form.

Clarke had spent just short of a year with the club, taking over from Nigel Adkins who was sacked with the club 10 points adrift from the Championship play-off places.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink (Burton): Left for QPR - 4th December

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink traded Burton Albion for QPR after finally giving in to the lure of the Championship. The Dutchman had been linked with a number of posts, including the R's, but had opted to remain loyal to the Brewers, with whom he led to the League Two title last season.

Burton's fine form continued into the current campaign, but with the club top of the League One table JFH has decided the time is right to move on and take up the reins at QPR. The 43-year-old, who takes over from interim boss Neil Warnock, joins a side 11th in the table, who are clinging onto hopes of making the play-offs.

Paul Sturrock (Yeovil Town): Sacked, 1st December 2015

Yeovil Town sacked Paul Sturrock following a 12 game winless run, leaving the club rock-bottom of the Football League. Sturrock took charge of the Glovers back in April, replacing acting boss Terry Skiverton in the dugout after the club were effectively relegated down to League One.

The current campaign has been equally miserable. The Somerset outfit have registered just 11 points from 20 league games, scraping just two wins in the process, with Sturrock's final match a 2-0 defeat to Northampton.

November 2015

Dean Smith (Walsall): Moved Clubs, 30th November 2015

Dean Smith moved from League One side Walsall to Championship club Brentford. The Bees swooped in for the 44-year-old and after a successful round of negotiations they managed to lure him to Griffin Park as their new head coach.

Walsall supporters will be left crushed at the news, as they had enjoyed a cracking start to the season under Smith, who leaves the club 4th, just three points adrift of the summit. Smith had been in charge of the Saddlers since 2011, stepping up to the plate following the sacking of Chris Hutchings. Smith led his troops to Wembley last season, where they lost to Bristol City in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy Final.

Dean Saunders (Chesterfield): Parted Company, 28th November 2015

Chesterfield parted company with Dean Saunders following their 4-0 thrashing at the hands of Swindon. The crushing defeat was the club's fourth on the spin, leaving them 16th in the League One table, just four points above the relegation zone.

Saunders had only been in charge since May, but his side's recent poor form saw him become the seventh victim of the 2015/16 League One Sack Race. During his brief spell in charge of the Spireites the 51-year-old led his troops to the FA Cup second round, while notable wins include a 2-1 victory away to top-of-the-table Walsall, and a 2-0 success at Millwall.

Tony Humes (Colchester United): Mutual Consent, 26th November 2015

Colchester United became the sixth League One club this season to make a change in the dugout after parting ways with manager Tony Humes by mutual consent.

The former Ipswich and Wrexham defender, who had been in charge of the U's since September 2014, left the club following a run of just one win in nine league games, leaving the club hovering just one point above the relegation zone in 19th.

Academy boss Humes replaced Joe Dunne in the dugout in September 2014 and went on to steer the club to safety, keeping the club in the league by just two points. The 2015/16 season started with no wins in eight league and cup matches, only for the club to storm back with four straight league wins. However, they've since scraped just one victory in nine third-tier clashes, with the 3-2 defeat at home to Crewe proving to be the final straw.

Gary Bowyer (Blackburn Rovers): Sacked 10th November 2015

With the club only managing three wins so far this season and a 1-1 draw to Brentford on Saturday the board have made the decision to have a clean sweep and have dispensed of Bowyer along with assistant boss Terry McPhillips, and coaches Craig Short, Tony Grant and John Keeley.

He had two spells as caretaker manager before being handed the full-time position in May 2013.

Bowyer ended his first season in charge in 8th place, the 2014/15 season the club finished 9th but currently the club are in 16th place and just four points above the relegation spot.

Kit Symons (Fulham): Sacked - Sunday 8th November

Fulham's 5-2 battering at home to Birmingham resulted in Kit Symons being shown his marching orders after just over 12 months in full-time charge of the club.

Symons took on the job following the sacking of Felix Magath, but Saturday's dismal defeat leaves the capital club in 12th place in the Championship table, and eight points short of the play-off places. Fulham's Chairman, Shahid Khan has said "It is now time to take Fulham to the higher level of success that we expect from our manager and our players."

Fulham are now on the hunt for their 5th manager is just three years, early names in the mix to be the next Fulham manager include Nigel Pearson, Tim Sherwood and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.

Chris Ramsey (QPR): Sacked - Wednesday 4th November

Chris Ramsey became the second Championship to suffer the sack on Wednesday after QPR lost patience following an underwhelming start to the season. The 53-year-old paid the price for picking up just 19 points from the club's opening 15 games, with Tuesday's defeat to Derby proving to be the final straw.

Ramsey originally took over on a caretaker basis, following the departure of Harry Redknapp back in February, only to be made interim manager shortly afterwards. However, the 53-year-old was unable to keep the Hoops in the top-flight, and has since endured a poor start to life back in the Championship, which has ultimately cost him his job.

Chris Powell (Huddersfield Town): Sacked - Wednesday 4th November

Chris Powell became the 16th managerial casualty of the 2015/16 season - and 5th in the Championship - after Huddersfield Town terminated his contract at the John Smith's Stadium.

Powell paid the price for registering just three wins from 15 league matches this term, leaving the Terriers 18th in the table; five points above the relegation zone.

The former Charlton gaffer took charge of the Yorkshire outfit 14 months ago, replacing Mark Robins at the helm. The 46-year-old steered the club to safety last term (16th), but an underwhelming start to the new season has cost him his job, with his last game a 2-2 draw against promotion chasing Reading.

Richard Money (Cambridge United): Sacked - Monday 1st November

Cambridge United parted ways with veteran gaffer Richard Money following Saturday's defeat to Bristol Rovers. The loss left the League Two club 18th in the table, with 20 points from 16 matches.

Money had been at the helm since 2012, leading his troops into the Football League in 2014, before preserving their League Two status last season, earning him a fresh three-year contract.

However, the club's inconsistency this term - five wins, five draws and six defeats - has seen the board wield the axe, with Money subsequently becoming the third fourth-tier boss to lose his job this season.

October 2015

Russ Wilcox (York City): Sacked - Monday 26th October

York City axed Russ Wilcox following Saturday's 3-1 defeat at home to AFC Wimbledon, which was the club's ninth game without a win. The struggling League Two outfit had won two games all season, leaving them 21st in the table, just three points above the relegation zone.

Wilcox had been in charge of the Minstermen since October 2014 when he replaced Nigel Worthington in the dugout. Come the end of the season the 51-year-old had steered the club to an 18th place finish; 11 points above the relegation zone.

Tim Sherwood (Aston Villa): Sacked - Sunday 25th October

Tim Sherwood became the third Premier League casualty of the season after the Aston Villa board gave him his P45 on Sunday. The news came following a 2-1 home defeat at the hands of Swansea; a sixth straight top-flight defeat this season, which leaves the club rock-bottom of the table

Sherwood took charge of Villa back in February following the departure of Paul Lambert. The former Spurs boss went on to save the Midlands from the dreaded drop, while he also led them to the FA Cup Final. The 2014/15 started off with a win a at new boys Bournemouth, however they have since picked up just one point from their following nine games.

Guy Luzon (Charlton Athletic): Sacked - Saturday 24th October

Charlton Athletic parted company with Guy Luzon shortly after their 3-0 home defeat at the hands of Brentford; the club's second 3-0 defeat at The Valley in the space of five days.

The writing was on the wall for the under-fire Luzon who headed into the weekend's game without a win in nine league and cup games dating back to August. The shocking loss to the Bees extended that torrid streak to 10 games - including eight defeats - forcing the board to wield the axe.

Uwe Rosler (Leeds United): Sacked - Monday 19th October

Uwe Rosler became the fifth managerial casualty of the Massimo Cellino era after he was sent packing just five months after taking charge of the Championship club. The German paid the price for a slow start to the season, which saw 18th-placed Leeds United pick up just two wins from their first 11 games, with Saturday's defeat to league leaders Brighton their third in a row.

Usually a new gaffer would be given time to make an impact, however this is Leeds and the controversial Cellino we are talking about. The Whites started to new term with four consecutive draws, before claiming their first victory away to Derby. In totl the club went six games unbeatem, however a rotten run of four defeats in five resulted in Cellino giving the German the boot.

Mark Cooper (Swindon Town): Sacked - Saturday 17th October

Swindon Town sacked manager Mark Cooper following their worst start to a season in 10 years. The Robins sunk to a 2-0 defeat at Millwall, leaving the League One strugglers hovering ominously above the relegation zone in 20th, with just 12 points collected from their opening 13 games.

Only last May Swindon were playing Preston for a place in the Championship - they lost 4-0 in the play-offs - and that shattering defeat has hurt them, having since gone on to lose a whopping seven games already this term, while their latest disappointment at the hands of the Lions extended their winning run to eight matches.

Brendan Rodgers (Liverpool): Sacked - Sunday 4th October

Shortly after Dick Advocaat became the first victim of the top-flight Sack Race, Brendan Rodgers followed suit after Liverpool booted him out of the exit door. The Ulsterman had been under an avalanche of pressure after a below-par start to the season, and the Reds' failure to win the Merseyside derby forced the owners to act ahead of the international break.

Rodgers took charge of Liverpool back in June 2012. In his first season in charge the club finished 7th, but it was the next campaign in which he made his mark, with the Reds coming agonisingly close to winning the title, losing out to Man City on the final day. In 2014/15 the Merseyside outfit endured a horror show of a campaign, piling the pressure on Rodgers, who was unable to turn results around this term.

Dick Advocaat (Sunderland): Resigned - Sunday 4th October

Dick Advocaat became the first managerial casualty of the 2015/16 Premier League season after resigning from his post at Sunderland. The Dutchman called it quits a day after his troops threw away a two goal lead at home to West Ham, which extended the club's winless start to the term to eight games.

Advocaat took charge of the Black Cats back in March 2015, and went on to save his troops from relegation down to the Championship, and in the process became a hero. The veteran boss then decided to retire from the managerial arena, only to perform a stunning u-turn, signing a one-year contract at the Stadium of Light. However, he was made to regret his decision following Sunderland's dreadful start to the 2015/16 campaign.

Terry Butcher (Newport County): Sacked - Thursday 1st October

Newport County became the first League Two club to lose their manager this season after parting company with boss Terry Butcher. The former England skipper only took charge of the South Wales side back in April, but just 12 games later and he finds himself back in the Job Centre.

The news surprised few considering Newport's rotten start to the season, which saw the club win just one of their opening 10 league games, leaving them rock-bottom of the table. Meanwhile, they were also dumped out of both the League Cup and Football League Trophy at the first hurdle.

September 2015

Graham Alexander (Fleetwood Town): Sacked - Wednesday 30th September

Fleetwood Town became the fourth League One club to orchestrate a change in the dugout after dispensing of manager Graham Alexander. The Cod Army, who followed in the footsteps of Peterborough, Doncaster and Oldham, sacked Alexander after three consecutive defeats, which left the club dangling just one point above the relegation zone.

The last straw proved to be a shattering 5-1 defeat at Gillingham, a loss which Alexander took full responsibility for. The 43-year-old, who led the club up to the third-tier in 2014, was hoping to build on a decent 2014/15 season - finished 10th - however, this has not been the case with the Lancashire outfit picking up just nine points from their opening 10 matches.

Steve Evans (Rotherham United): Mutual Consent - Monday 28th September

Steve Evans became the second Championship manager to lose his job on 28th September after he parted ways with Rotherham United. The break-up follows the sacking of Marinus Dijkhuizen, who was given the boot by Brentford just nine games into his tenure at Griffin Park.

Evans spent over three years in charge of Rotherham, during which he led the Millers to back-to-back promotions from League Two up to the Championship. Last season Evans managed to preserve the club's second-tier status, but his troops have endured a torrid time this term, losing five of their opening nine games, although they had won their last two games.

Marinus Dijkhuizen (Brentford): Sacked - Monday 28th September

Brentford axed Marinus Dijkhuizen after just nine matches in the dugout. Dijkhuizen, 43, who only replaced Mark Warburton in June, became the first Championship manager to lose his job this term, following a poor start to life at Griffin Park.

The Dutchman oversaw just two second-tier wins, suffering five defeats, leaving the club 19th in the table, with just eight points to their name. On top of that the Bees were booted out of the Capital One Cup at the first hurdle, following a devastating 4-0 defeat at home to League Two side Oxford.

Darren Kelly (Oldham Athletic): Sacked - Saturday 12th September

Darren Kelly became the third League One manager to lose his job in the space of a week after Oldham Athletic sent him packing following a crushing 5-1 loss at home to managerless Peterborough. The devastating defeat left the Latics 19th in the table, with just a single win to their name from their opening seven games.

Kelly was only appointed manager back in May, signing a two-year contract at Boundary Park. However, just nine games - 131 days - into his managerial career the Ulsterman has been axed, with David Dunn placed in interim charge.

Paul Dickov (Doncaster Rovers): Sacked - Tuesday 8th September

Paul Dickov

Paul Dickov became the second victim of this season's Sack Race after Doncaster Rovers sent him packing, just six games into the new season. One win in half-a-dozen matches is not the return the club craved, having set their sights on promotion this term, meaning a change in direction was required.

Dickov was appointed Rovers gaffer back in May 2013, however they suffered relegation back down to League One at the end of the 2013/14 season. The former Oldham boss clung onto his job, but was unable to lead the his troops to an instant return to the Championship, finishing 13th.

Dave Robertson (Peterborough United): Sacked - Sunday 6th September

Dave Robertson

Peterborough United became the first club in England's top-four leagues to sack their manager this term after giving Dave Robertson the boot following a poor start to the season. Four defeats in six League One matches leaves the club down in 20th - just above the relegation zone on goal difference - which forced chairman Darragh MacAntony to make a change.

Robertson was placed in temporary charge of Posh back in February after the departure of Darren Ferguson, but was unable to lead the club to a top-6 finish, ending the campaign in 9th. The 41-year-old went on to sign a three-year deal at London Road Stadium, however just one win in six this term has cost him his job.

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