2015/16 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...

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October 2015

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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