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...

Number of Casualties so far: 19

Breakdown of Departures

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November 2015

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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