Manchester United, Cardiff City, Fulham and Norwich City all have nominees for Premier League flop of the season. Find out who CaughtOffside writers voted for here.
David Moyes. A reactionary manager when Manchester United required a proactive one. From a disastrous first transfer window to some dreadfully stale and uninspired football, Moyes looked lost almost from the beginning of his Old Trafford reign.
Despite the Red Devils’ proclamations they would be patient and keep faith with the man they handed a six year contract, it was little surprise to see his tenure ended early.
Andreas Cornelius. Cardiff City were the biggest spenders by far of the three teams promoted from the Championship and yet were the only ones to go down. Cornelius’ six months in the Welsh capital just about sums their season up, with the Dane failing to score a single goal after a £7.5m move and being sold back to FC Copenhagen in the January transfer window.
Ricky van Wolfswinkel. The Netherlands international had been plundering goals for fun in his four previous campaigns in both the Eredivisie and Portugal, and yet managed to find the back of the net on just one occasion in the Premier League – his debut.
He finished his first season in the Premier League with just nine shots on target in his 25 appearances for Norwich City.
Tottenham Hotspur have a few contenders in this category, namely big-money signings Erik Lamela and Roberto Soldado. However, I think the Spurs pair will show their class next season, so I am letting them off, for now.
My choice for flop of the season is Fulham striker Kostas Mitroglou.
The 26-year-old joined the Cottagers for a reported fee of £12m in January, but he was never really fit and made just three appearances, two of which came off the bench.
No one. They were all dreadful.