Five Hilariously Short Managerial Careers: 23 Day Real Madrid Legend Included

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Following Billy McKinlay’s hilariously short spell in charge of Watford, here are five comically short managerial careers in world football…

Billy McKinlay was recently appointed as the new Watford manager after Oscar Garcia’s departure from the club. After just eight days in charge he has been given the sack however, according to Sky Sports.

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With just two games in charge, McKinlay’s time at Watford is one of the shortest in English footballing history. But which bosses have had the shortest managerial reigns?

Here are five comically short managerial careers:

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5) Les Reed – Charlton Athletic – 41 days

The shortest Premier League reign in history, Les Reed replaced Iain Dowie in 2006. A disastrous start to his managerial career saw Charlton with just four points from seven games, as well as an embarrassing elimination from the Cup by League Two side Wycombe Wanderers.

Reed was fired on Christmas Eve. Merry Christmas Les! He hasn’t managed since.

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