2014/15 Managerial Casualties

We will be keeping you up-to-speed with all the latest managerial departures during the new 2014/15 English football season. Here you can keep track on the managers who don't make it through to May...

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September 2014

Joe Dunne, Colchester United, mutual consent 1st September

Joe Dunne

Joe Dunne became the second Football League manager to pack his bags on the opening day of September after he parted ways with Colchester United. The break-up occurred following a woeful start to the new season, which saw the U's take one point from their opening five games, while they were also dumped out of the League Cup.

Five defeats on the spin in all competitions forced the club to react and Dunne subsequently became the first League One boss to lose his job. In total he won 27 of his 95 matches at the helm over the course of two years.

Graham Kavanagh, Carlisle United, sacked 1st September

Graham Kavanagh

Graham Kavanagh become the first League Two manager of the season to suffer the sack after Carlisle United sent him packing following a crushing 5-0 defeat to Cambridge. The Blues could only register two points from their opening five games, leaving them 22nd in the table and without a win to their name since early April.

Kavanagh took charge of Carlisle in September 2013, following the sacking of Greg Abbott, but endured a difficult campaign at the helm, which culminated in relegation down to League Two on the final day. The 2014/15 season started off in a similar fashion, resulting in the club wielding the axe on Transfer Deadline Day.

August 2014

Giuseppe Sannino, Watford, resigned 31st August

Giuseppe Sannino

Giuseppe Sannino surprisingly resigned from his post at Vicarage Road at the end of August, despite Watford's fine start to the season. The Italian had led the Hornets to four wins from their opening five matches, which put them in second spot heading into September. However, Sannino suddenly decided that he had taken the club as far as he could, and subsequently stepped down from the helm.

Sannino took charge of Watford in December 2013 following the shock departure of Gianfranco Zola. Last season the London club finished down in a disappointing 13th place, but they dusted off the cobwebs and enjoyed a cracking start to the 2014/15 campaign, beating the likes of Bolton, Rotherham, Leeds and Huddersfield up until Sannino's exit.

Dave Hockaday, Leeds United, sacked 28th August

Dave Hockaday

Leeds United sacked Dave Hockaday after only six matches at the helm. The former Forest Green Rovers boss was a shock appointment back in June, but after just half-a-dozen games in charge the club's owner Massimo Cellino decided that he was the wrong man for the job.

The 56-year-old was under considerable pressure from the word go, and his side's poor start to the season - four defeats in six games - resulted in Cellino pulling the trigger before the month of August even come to a close. In total Hockaday won two and lost four of his six games at the helm.

Tony Pulis, Crystal Palace, mutual consent 14th August

Mark Robins

With just two days to go before the start of the 2014/15 season Crystal Palace fans were shocked over rumours that boss Tony Pulis was set to leave the club, his odds were slashed from 40/1 to 4/1 and then late on 14th August it was announced that he had left the club via the old classic "mutual consent" making the manager the first managerial casualty of the 2014/15 Premier League.

The reasons for the departure appear to be based around tense discussions between Pulis and Palace chairman Steve Parish and the managers frustration with the lack of summer transfer signings.

Mark Robins, Huddersfield Town, sacked 10th August

Tony Pulis

Huddersfield Town sacked boss Mark Robins just one game into the new 2014/15 Championship season following a crushing 4-0 defeat at home to Bournemouth on the opening day. At first glance the surprise decision seems both a harsh and ruthless, however if you take into account the club's dreadful form at the end of the previous season (2 wins in 13) then it becomes clearer.

Robins took charge of the Terriers in February 2013 and went on to save the club from relegation. In his first full season in charge he once again kept the Yorkshire outfit in the second-tier after steering them to a 17th place finish. However, their disappointing end to the 2013/14 campaign, followed by their shocking start to the current season, proved to be costly for Robins.

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