The League Managers’ Association has revealed that the 2014/15 season is on course to break the record for the most ever managerial sackings, with 41 dismissals since the season began in August.
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Statistics released by the LMA reveal that 17 managers have been sacked in the Championship along, the latest of which being Wigan Athletic’s Malky Mackay. The statistic is even more astonishing when it is considered there are only 24 clubs in the division.
The total now is just five short on the record of 46 from the 2006/07 season, when the average tenure of a manager was 1.24 years. Contrast that to the second tier this season, where the average spell a manager can expect to face in a job is only 0.94 years.
Of course the figures have not been helped by debacles at Leeds United, who have gone through three managers, or league leaders Watford having had four managers by October in Giuseppe Sannino, Oscar Garcia, Billy McKinlay and current incumbent Slavisa Jokanovic.
Premier League managers have fared better than their counterparts though, with the average spell in charge of a club being 2.27 years and only five sackings this year, three less than last year’s total of eight.
Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger remains the longest serving manager in English football, with just under 19 years of experience. In second place is Exeter City’s Paul Tisdale has almost 10 years less experience though, with Rotherham United’s Steve Evans coming in at 10th place despite only being appointed in April 2012.