Premier League Sack Race History
2015/16 Premier League Sack Race Review
In total eight Premier League managers left their positions during the actual 2015/16 season, while a further seven gaffers have departed since the campaign came to an end.
The market exploded into life on 4th October when both Dick Advocaat and Brendan Rodgers left their respective posts at Sunderland and Liverpool. Tim Sherwood then became the third boss to lose his job on 25th October, after suffering a sixth defeat on the spin, followed by Swansea's Garry Monk on 9th December.
Jose Mourinho's second spell in charge of Chelsea came to an end eight days later, while Steve McClaren was sent packing by Newcastle on 11th March.
Aston Villa boss Remi Garde became the seventh Premier League manager to lose his job this season after he parted ways with Aston Villa on 29th March, while Roberto Martinez was shown the door at Everton on 12th May.
Meanwhile, Quique Sanchez Flores left his post at Watford after the club's final game of the season, while Man Utd sacked Louis van Gaal just two days after winning the FA Cup. Guus Hiddink then left Chelsea, Ronald Koeman switched Southampton for Everton, while Pep Guardiola came in for Manuel Pellegrini at Man City.
The final two changes took place on 22nd July when Sam Allardyce left Sunderland in order to take charge of England, which was swiftly followed by Steve Bruce's surprise decision to leave Hull City.
2014/15 Premier League Season Review
The 2014/15 season proved to be another eventful one in the managerial arena, with a total of six managers losing their jobs, while Sam Allardyce, Dick Advocaat (only to re-join Sunderland), and John Carver have since left their posts following the end of the season.
Back on 27th December we witnessed the first Premier League casualty of the season after Crystal Palace dismissed Neil Warnock after only four months in charge. Just two days later Alan Irvine lost his job at West Brom, while Newcastle gaffer Alan Pardew traded the Toon for Crystal Palace shortly after.
Harry Redknapp became the fourth manager to depart after resigning from his post at QPR a day after Transfer Deadline Day. Meanwhile Aston Villa's Paul Lambert was sent packing on 11th February.
Sunderland manager Gus Poyet became the latest boss to lose his job after the Black Cats sent him packing on 16th March, two days after the club were battered by Aston Villa.
2013/14 Premier League Manager Review
A staggering 10 top-flight managers were sacked during the 2013/14 season. The controversial Paolo Di Canio became the first victim of the new Premier League Sack Race in September, while Crystal Palace boss Ian Holloway departed a month later. Meanwhile a remarkable four bosses - Martin Jol, Steve Clarke, Andre Villas Boas and Malky Mackay - departed in December.
In February two sackings took place with Swansea axing Michael Laudrup, and Fulham giving Rene Meulensteen the boot. March went by without incident, however in April Norwich dispensed of Chris Hughton, and then Man Untd finally put David Moyes out of his misery on the 22nd following a disastrous 10 months in charge. Meanwhile Tottenham and West Brom have both since shown Tim Sherwood and Pepe Mel the door since the campaign draw to a close.
2012/13 Premier League Manager Review
The 2012/13 Premier League season saw a total of seven managerial changes. Roberto Di Matteo surprisingly became the first top flight boss manager to lose his job this season after Chelsea sacked him on November 21st. Just 48 hours later QPR boss Mark Hughes lost his job after the board decided a change was needed in order to boost their chances of survival.
Saints gaffer Nigel Adkins became the shock third top flight sacking after the south coast axed him and brought in Mauricio Pochettino. In March Brian McDermott was sent packing by Reading, with Sunderland sacking Martin O'Neill at the end of the month.
Manchester United confirmed on May 8 that Sir Alex Ferguson would be retiring at the end of the campaign. The Scot has enjoyed a staggering 26 seasons at Old Trafford and has now drawn the curtains on his career having reclaimed the Premier League title. Everton's David Moyes was swiftly revealed as his replacement for the start of the 2013/14 season.
Meanwhile Roberto Mancini was sacked on May 13th - a year to the day that he led Man City to the Premier League title. In the aftermath of the season Tony Pulis parted ways with Stoke by mutual consent following seven years at the Britannia. The start of the summer also saw Roberto Martinez trade Wigan for Everton.