The Sack Race: Betting on the Next Manager to be Sacked

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Betting on the Sack Race and the next manager to be sacked with the latest departures and arrivals

The Sack Race: Betting on the Next Manager to be Sacked
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Welcome to football sack race betting, where the drama of the sport extends beyond the pitch. In this article, we delve into the realm of betting on the next manager to be sacked in the UK football leagues. From the Premier League to the EFL Championship, League One, and League Two. We wonder whether the record-breaking 74 managerial changes of season 22/23 will be achieved again.

🏆 Who will be the next football manger sacked?

Bet on the next manager to be sacked in English football leagues 📊 Get stats and updates on this season's managerial casualties.

We bring you insights into previous manager sackings and keep you updated on this season's casualties. Get ready to discover the latest sack race news and discover the best bookmakers for this unique betting experience.

Sack Race Odds - Next Premier League Manager to be Sacked

Last season [22/23] saw an unprecedented 15 managers exiting their posts in the Premier League. As the dust settled and the new season approached, three more changes were made, only to be followed by the bombshell departure of Julen Lopetegui just days before the 2023/24 season kick-off. Let’s take a closer look at the updated Premier League Sack Race Odds. Curious to know who the bookmakers believe could be the next boss in trouble? Let's find out!

Manager Team Days in Charge BetVictor Odds
Vincent Kompany Burnley 629 3/1
Chris Wilder Sheff Utd 90 5/1
David Moyes West Ham 1527 6/1
Mauricio Pochinetto Chelsea 280 6/1
Eddie Howe Newcastle 847 8/1
Erik Ten Hag Man Utd 651 10/1
Sean Dyche Everton 399 14/1
Jurgen Klopp Liverpool 513 20/1
Thomas Frank Brentford 1966 20/1
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Football Manager Departed this Season by League

A list of every managerial change in the English football league for 2023/24

Premier League Manager Casualties 2023/24

Date Club Vacating Manager Incoming Manager Appointment Date
08/08/2023 Wolves Julen Lopetegui Gary O'Neil 09/08/2023
4/12/2023 Sheffield United Paul Heckingbottom Chris Wilder 5/12/2023
19/12/2023 Nottingham Forest Steve Cooper Nuno Espirito Santo 20/12/2023
19/02/2024 Crystal Palace Roy Hodgson Oliver Glasner 19/02/2024
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Championship Manager Casualties 2023/24

These are the current managerial casualties this season in the EFL Championship

Count Date Club Vacating Manager Incoming Manager Appointment Date
1 20/09/2023 Huddersfield Town Neil Warnock Darren Moore 21/09/2023
2 04/10/2023 Sheffield Wednesday Xisco Munoz Danny Rohl 13/10/2023
3 09/10/2023 Birmingham City John Eustace Wayne Rooney 11/10/2023
4 18/10/2023 Millwall Gary Rowett Joe Edwards 06/11/2023
5 28/10/2023 QPR Gareth Ainsworth Marti Cifuentes 30/10/2023
6 29/10/2023 Bristol City Nigel Pearson Liam Manning 08/11/2023
7 12/11/2023 Rotherham Utd Matt Taylor Leam Richardson 12/12/2023
8 4/12/2023 Sunderland Tony Mowbray Michael Beale 18/12/2023
9 4/12/2023 Swansea City Michael Duff Luke Williams 05/01/2024
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League One Manager Casualties 2023/24

These are the current managerial casualties this season in League One

Casualty Date Club Vacating Manager Incoming Manager Appointment Date
1 27/08/2023 Charlton Athletic Dean Holden Michael Appleton 08/09/2023
2 03/09/2023 Fleetwood Town Scott Brown Lee Johnson 10/09/2023
3 20/09/2023 Cheltenham Town Wade Elliott Darrell Clarke 29/09/2023
4 18/10/2023 Lincoln City Mark Kennedy Michael Skubala 14/11/2023
5 26/10/2023 Bristol Rovers Joey Barton Matt Taylor 1/12/2023
6 08/11/2023 Oxford United Liam Manning Des Buckingham 16/11/2023
7 29/11/2023 Cambridge United Mark Bonner Neil Harris 7/12/2023
8 4/12/2023 Sunderland Tony Mowbray Micheal Beale 18/12/2023
9 9/12/2023 Burton Albion Dino Maamria Martin Paterson 12/01/2024
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League Two Manager Casualties 2023/24

These are the current managerial casualties this season in League Two

Date Club Vacating Manager Incoming Manager Appointment Date
1 10/09/2023 Tranmere Rovers Ian Dawes Nigel Adkins 10/09/2023
2 20/09/2023 Cheltenham Town Wade Smith Darrell Clake 30/09/2023
3 04/10/2023 Bradford City Mark Hughes Graham Alexander 06/11/2023
4 05/10/2023 Gillingham Neil Harris Stephen Clemence 01/11/2023
5 16/10/2023 Milton Keynes Dons Graham Alexander Mike Williamson 17/10/2023
6 22/10/2023 Colchester Utd Ben Garner Matthew Etherington 16/11/2023
7 28/10/2023 Grimsby Town Paul Hurst David Artell 27/11/2023
8 20/11/2023 Morecambe Derek Adams Ged Brannan 27/11/2023
9 19/12/2023 Sutton United Matt Gray Steve Morison 06/01/2024
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The Sack Race by Season

Here is some data on the frequency of managers being sacked by English Leagues with 2022/23 being the most volatile in recent seasons with 68 managers losing or leaving their positions. In more detail we notice that both the Premier League and Championship had record seasons in that regard with the Championship averaging more than 1 departure per club.

Manager Departures by Season

This data does not include interim or caretaker managers and also includes pre-season and post-season changes.

Season EPL Championship League One League Two Total
23/24 3 12 14 14 43
22/23 11 26 14 17 68
21/22 9 16 14 19 58
20/21 8 16 18 22 64
19/20 5 12 12 14 43
18/19 8 14 16 16 54
17/18 10 16 21 14 61
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Latest Sack Race News 2023/24

Managerial Departues in 2023/24

All of the current managerial departures of the 2023/24 season in chronological order, and news stories pertaining to the betting odds available for new managers to be installed at the various football clubs.

Count League Date Club Vacating Manager Incoming Manager Appointment Date
1 EPL 08/08/2023 Wolves Julen Lopetegui Gary O'Neil 09/08/2023
2 League One 27/08/2023 Charlton Athletic Dean Holden Michael Appleton 08/09/2023
3 League One 03/09/2023 Fleetwood Town Scott Brown Lee Johnson 10/09/2023
4 League Two 10/09/2023 Tranmere Rovers Ian Dawes Nigel Adkins 10/09/2023
5 Championship 20/09/2023 Huddersfield Town Neil Warnock Darren Moore 21/09/2023
6 League One 20/09/2023 Cheltenham Town Wade Elliot Darrell Clarke 30/09/2023
7 SPL 30/09/2023 Glasgow Rangers Michael Beale Philippe Clement 15/10/2023
8 Championship 04/10/2023 Sheffield Wednesday Xisco Munoz Danny Rohl 13/10/2023
9 League Two 04/10/2023 Bradford City Mark Hughes Graham Alexander 06/11/2023
10 League Two 05/10/2023 Gillingham Neil Harris Stephen Clemence 01/11/2023
11 Championship 09/10/2023 Birmingham City John Eustace Wayne Rooney 11/10/2023
12 League Two 14/10/2023 Milton Keynes Dons Graham Alexander Mike Williamson 17/10/2023
13 Championship 18/10/2023 Millwall Gary Rowett Joe Edwards 06/11/2023
14 League One 18/10/2023 Lincoln City Mark Kennedy Michael Skubala 14/11/2023
15 League Two 22/10/2023 Colchester Utd Ben Garner Matthew Etherington 16/11/2023
16 League One 26/10/2023 Bristol Rovers Joey Barton Matt Taylor 1/12/2023
17 Championhsip 28/10/2023 QPR Gareth Ainsworth Marti Cifuentes 30/10/2023
18 League Two 28/10/2023 Grimsby Town Paul Hurst David Artell 27/11/2023
19 Championship 29/10/2023 Bristol City Nigel Pearson Liam Manning 08/11/2023
20 Scots Premiership 29/10/2023 St Johnstone Steve Mclean Craig Levein 6/11/2023
21 League One 08/11/2023 Oxford Utd Liam Manning Des Buckingham 16/11/2023
22 Championship 12/11/2023 Rotherham Utd Matt Taylor Leam Richardson 12/12/2023
23 Scots Premiership 15/11/2023 Ross County Malky Mackay Derek Adams 20/11/2023
24 League Two 20/11/2023 Morecambe Derek Adams Ged Brannan 27/11/2023
25 League One 29/11/2023 Cambridge United Mark Bonner Neil Harris 07/12/2023
26 Premier League 4/12/2023 Sheffield United Paul Heckingbottom Chris Wilder 5/12/2023
27 Championship 4/12/2023 Sunderland Tony Mowbray Michael Beale 18/12/2023
28 Championship 4/12/2023 Swansea City Micheal Duff Luke Williams 05/01/2024
29 League One 9/12/2023 Burton Albion Dino Maamria Martin Paterson 12/01/2024
30 Championship 10/12/2023 Stoke City Alex Neil Steven Schumacher 19/12/2023
31 League 2 19/12/2023 Sutton United Matt Gray Steve Morison 06/01/2024
32 Premier League 19/12/2023 Nottingham Forest Steve Cooper Nuno Espirito Santo 20/12/2023
33 League 2 20/12/2023 Forest Green Rovers David Horseman Troy Deeney 20/12/2023
34 League 2 27/12/2023 Salford City Neil Wood Karl Robinson 05/01/2024
35 League 1 30/12/2023 Fleetwood Town Lee Johnson Charlie Adam 31/12/2023
36 League 2 1/1/2024 Colchester Utd Matthew Etherington Danny Cowley 04/01/2024
37 Championship 2/1/2024 Birmingham City Wayne Rooney Tony Mowbray 08/01/2024
38 League 2 15/01/2024 Swindon Town Michael Flynn
39 League 2 18/01/2024 Forest Green Rovers Troy Deeney Steve Cotterill 25/01/2024
40 League 1 21/01/2024 Shrewsbury Town Matthew Taylor Paul Hurst 24/01/2024
41 League 1 24/01/2024 Charlton Athletic Michael Appleton Nathan Jones 04/02/2024
42 National League 22/01/2024 Hartlepool United John Askey Kevin Phillips 22/01/2024
43 Championship 29/01/2024 Huddersfield Town Darren Moore Andre Breitenreiter 16/02/2024
44 League 1 05/02/2024 Port Vale Andy Crosby Darren Moore 13/02/2024
45 SPL 31/01/2024 Aberdeen Barry Robson Neil Warnock 05/02/2024
46 SPL 08/02/2024 Ross County Derek Adams
47 Championship 09/02/2024 Blackburn Rovers Jon Dahl Tommason John Eustace 12//02/2024
48 Championship 19/02/2024 Sunderland Michael Beale
49 Premier League 19/02/2024 Crystal Palace Roy Hodgson Oliver Glasner 19/02/2024
50 Championship 21/02/2024 Millwall Joe Edwards Neil Harris 21/02/2024
51 League 1 21/02/2024 Cambridge United Neil Harris
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Blow by blow coverage of managerial departures and next manager betting market odds movement

⚽📈 February 26th - Vincent Kompany now moves into 3/1 to be the next Premier League manager to leave after Burnley lose AGAIN

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⚽📈 February 12th - Roy Hodgson is now 1/2 to be the next manager to leave the Premier League ahead of tough game at home to Chelsea!

Next Premier League Manager to Leave Odds: Roy Hodgson is now 1/2 to be the next manager to leave the Premier League ahead of tough game at home to Chelsea on Monday!
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Next Premier League Manager to Leave Odds: Roy Hodgson is now 1/2 to be the next manager to leave the Premier League ahead of tough game at home to Chelsea on Monday!

🔥🚪February 6th - Gareth Ainsworth is the 4/1 favourite to become the next Port Vale manager

Next Port Vale Manager Betting Odds: Gareth Ainsworth now moves into 4/1 FAVOURITE to take over Port Vale after Andy Crosby SACKED!
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Next Port Vale Manager Betting Odds: Gareth Ainsworth now moves into 4/1 FAVOURITE to take over Port Vale after Andy Crosby SACKED!

⚽📈 February 1st - Roy Hodgson remains odds-on favourite to be the next manager sacked in the Premier League

Next Premier League Manager to Leave Odds: Roy Hodgson remains ODDS-ON to be the next manager to go with bookies giving odds on the dreaded Sack Race!
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Next Premier League Manager to Leave Odds: Roy Hodgson remains ODDS-ON to be the next manager to go with bookies giving odds on the dreaded Sack Race!

🔥🚪January 29th - Paul Heckingbottom the early favourite to take over at Huddersfield after Darren Moore SACKED on Monday!

Next Huddersfield Town Manager Odds: Paul Heckingbottom the early favourite to take over at Huddersfield after Darren Moore SACKED on Monday!
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Next Huddersfield Town Manager Odds: Paul Heckingbottom the early favourite to take over at Huddersfield after Darren Moore SACKED on Monday!

🔥🚪January 24th - Nigel Pearson now 2/1 FAVOURITE to take over at Charlton next after Michael Appleton sacked!

Next Sutton United Manager Betting Odds: Mark Bonner the early favourite to take over at Sutton following the dismissal of Matt Gray on Tuesday!
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Next Sutton United Manager Betting Odds: Mark Bonner the early favourite to take over at Sutton following the dismissal of Matt Gray on Tuesday!

⚽📈 January 15th - Eddie Howe is the latest market mover to be the next manager sacked in the Premier League

Next Premier League Manager To Leave Betting Odds: Eddie Howe now moves into 7/2 to leave next after Newcastle's home defeat to Manchester City on Saturday!
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Next Premier League Manager To Leave Betting Odds: Eddie Howe now moves into 7/2 to leave next after Newcastle's home defeat to Manchester City on Saturday!

⚽📈 January 9th - Roy Hodgson now favourite to be the next manager sacked in the Premier League

Next Premier League Manager To Leave Betting Odds: Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson shortens into 2/1 favourite to be the next manager to go this season with Erik ten Hag just behind!
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Next Premier League Manager To Leave Betting Odds: Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson shortens into 2/1 favourite to be the next manager to go this season with Erik ten Hag just behind!

🔥🚪January 2nd - Steve Cooper straight in at 2/1 FAVOURITE to replace Wayne Rooney as next Birmingham City manager

Next Birmingham City Manager Betting Odds: Steve Cooper straight in at 2/1 FAVOURITE to replace Wayne Rooney as next Blues manager
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Next Birmingham City Manager Betting Odds: Steve Cooper straight in at 2/1 FAVOURITE to replace Wayne Rooney as next Blues manager

🔥🚪January 2nd - Colchester United looking for new manager after sacking Matthew Etherington on Monday with Wade Elliott early favourite!

Next Colchester United Manager Betting Odds: The U's looking for new manager after sacking Matthew Etherington on Monday with Wade Elliott early favourite!
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Next Colchester United Manager Betting Odds: The U's looking for new manager after sacking Matthew Etherington on Monday with Wade Elliott early favourite!

🔥🚪December 19th - Mark Hughes is the early bookies favourite to take over at Salford after the departure of Neil Wood on Wednesday

Next Salford City Manager Betting Odds: Mark Hughes is the early bookies favourite to take over at Salford after the departure of Neil Wood on Wednesday!
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Next Salford City Manager Betting Odds: Mark Hughes is the early bookies favourite to take over at Salford after the departure of Neil Wood on Wednesday!

🔥🚪December 19th - Leighton Baines is the 4/6 FAVOURITE to replace the departing Steven Schumacher at Home Park!

Next Plymouth Argyle Manager Betting Odds: Leighton Baines is the BETTING FAVOURITE to replace the departing Steven Schumacher at Home Park!
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🔥🚪December 19th - Mark Bonner the early favourite to take over at Sutton following the dismissal of Matt Gray on Tuesday!

Next Sutton United Manager Betting Odds: Mark Bonner the early favourite to take over at Sutton following the dismissal of Matt Gray on Tuesday!
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⚽📈 December 18th - Steve Cooper odds-on to be the next manager sacked in the Premier League after latest loss

Next Premier League Manager Sacked Betting Odds: Steve Cooper now ODDS-ON to be next manager to leave after Nottingham Forest lost 2-0 to Tottenham on Friday!
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Next Premier League Manager Sacked Betting Odds: Steve Cooper now ODDS-ON to be next manager to leave after Nottingham Forest lost 2-0 to Tottenham on Friday!

⚽📈 December 11th - Erik ten Hag's odds shorten into 2/1 from 10/1 to be next Premier League manager sacked

Next Premier League Manager Sacked Betting Odds: Erik ten Hag moves from 10/1 into just 2/1 to be the next manager SACKED after Man United's 3-0 home defeat to Bournemouth!
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Next Premier League Manager Sacked Betting Odds: Erik ten Hag moves from 10/1 into just 2/1 to be the next manager SACKED after Man United's 3-0 home defeat to Bournemouth!

🔥🚪December 10th - John Eustace is the early favourite to be the next Stoke City manager after Alex Neil sacked

Next Stoke City Manager Betting Odds: Former Stoke player John Eustace is now EVENS to take over the Potters after Alex Neil departs!
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Next Stoke City Manager Betting Odds: Former Stoke player John Eustace is now EVENS to take over the Potters after Alex Neil departs!

⚽📈 December 7th - Steve Cooper moves into 1/6 to be the next manager sacked in the Premier League

Sack Race Betting Odds: Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cooper now 1/6 to be the next manager to be sacked after 5-0 loss to Fulham on Wednesday night!
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Sack Race Betting Odds: Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cooper now 1/6 to be the next manager to be sacked after 5-0 loss to Fulham on Wednesday night!

🔥🚪December 5th - Nathan Jones is the bookies favourite to be the next Swansea manager after Michael Duff sacked

Next Swansea City Manager Betting Odds: Boyhood Cardiff fan Nathan Jones is the 11/8 favourite to takeover at Swansea after Michael Duff's departure!
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Next Swansea City Manager Betting Odds: Boyhood Cardiff fan Nathan Jones is the 11/8 favourite to takeover at Swansea after Michael Duff's departure!

🔥🚪December 5th - Julien Sable now favourite for Sunderland job after Tony Mowbray's departure

Next Sunderland Manager Betting Odds: Julien Sable shortens into EVENS FAVOURITE for the Sunderland job following Tony Mowbray's dismissal on Monday night!
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Next Sunderland Manager Betting Odds: Julien Sable shortens into EVENS FAVOURITE for the Sunderland job following Tony Mowbray's dismissal on Monday night!

🔥🚪November 29th - Paul Heckingbottom's departure from Sheffield United imminent - Chris Wilder clear favourite to replace

Next Sheffield United Manager Betting Odds: Chris Wilder now 1/3 to return to Bramall Lane with Paul Heckingbottom's departure reportedly IMMINENT
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Next Sheffield United Manager Betting Odds: Chris Wilder now 1/3 to return to Bramall Lane with Paul Heckingbottom's departure reportedly IMMINENT

🔥🚪November 29th - Mark Bonner leaves Cambridge - Neil Harris early favourite to replace

Next Cambridge United Manager Betting Odds: Neil Harris is the early favourite at 4/1 to take over The U's after Mark Bonner was sacked on Wednesday after nearly 4 years at the club!
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Next Cambridge United Manager Betting Odds: Neil Harris is the early favourite at 4/1 to take over The U's after Mark Bonner was sacked on Wednesday after nearly 4 years at the club!

⚽📈 November 27th - Paul Heckingbottom now favourite after yet another loss for Sheffield United

Next Premier League Manager to Leave Betting Odds: Paul Heckingbottom moves into 11/10 to leave after Sheffield United's home defeat to Bournemouth on Saturday!
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Next Premier League Manager to Leave Betting Odds: Paul Heckingbottom moves into 11/10 to leave after Sheffield United's home defeat to Bournemouth on Saturday!

🔥🚪November 20th - Derek Adams leaves Morecambe - David Artell early favourite to replace

Next Morecambe Manager Betting Odds: David Artell leads the way to take over the Shrimps after Derek Adams departure on Monday!
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Next Morecambe Manager Betting Odds: David Artell leads the way to take over the Shrimps after Derek Adams departure on Monday!

🔥🚪November 13th - Matt Taylor leaves Rotherham United - Gary Rowett early favourite to replace

Next Rotherham United Manager Betting Odds: Gary Rowett the early favourite to take over at Rotherham following Matt Taylor's departure on Monday morning!
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Next Rotherham United Manager Betting Odds: Gary Rowett the early favourite to take over at Rotherham following Matt Taylor's departure on Monday morning!

🔥🚪November 8th - Liam Manning leaves Oxford United - Des Buckingham early favourite to replace

Next Oxford United Manager Odds: Oxford-born Des Buckingham is the bookies favourite at 3/1 to replace Liam Manning after he departs for Bristol City!
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Next Oxford United Manager Odds: Oxford-born Des Buckingham is the bookies favourite at 3/1 to replace Liam Manning after he departs for Bristol City!

⚽📈 November 6th - Erik Ten Hag remains favourite despite Man Utd's 1-0 away win to Fulham at weekend

Next Premier League Manager To Leave Betting Odds: Manchester United boss Erik Ten Hag remains 11/8 FAVOURITE to be next to go despite 1-0 win over Fulham at the weekend!
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Next Premier League Manager To Leave Betting Odds: Manchester United boss Erik Ten Hag remains 11/8 FAVOURITE to be next to go despite 1-0 win over Fulham at the weekend!

⚽📈 October 23rd - Erik Ten Hag now moves into favourite to be sacked next after Man Utd knocked out of Carabao Cup

Sack Race Betting Odds: Bookies have now moved Man United manager Erik Ten Hag into EVENS FAVOURITE to be sacked next!
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🔥🚪October 29th - Nigel Pearson sacked by Bristol City - Steve Cotterill early favourite to replace

Next Bristol City Manager Betting Odds: Steve Cotterill now 4/1 favourite to make SHOCK RETURN to Bristol City with Frank Lampard also featuring towards top of market!
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Next Bristol City Manager Betting Odds: Steve Cotterill now 4/1 favourite to make SHOCK RETURN to Bristol City with Frank Lampard also featuring towards top of market!

🔥🚪October 29th - Paul Hurst sacked from Grimsby - Danny Cowley favourite to replace

Next Grimsby Town Manager Odds: Danny Cowley the early favourite to take over at Grimsby after Paul Hurst SACKED after fourth consecutive league defeat!
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Next Grimsby Town Manager Odds: Danny Cowley the early favourite to take over at Grimsby after Paul Hurst SACKED after fourth consecutive league defeat!

🔥🚪October 26th - Joey Barton sacked from Bristol Rovers - Dean Holden early favourite to replace

Next Bristol Rovers Manager Odds: Dean Holden the early favourite to take over at the Memorial Stadium after Joey Barton SACKED on Thursday!
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Next Bristol Rovers Manager Odds: Dean Holden the early favourite to take over at the Memorial Stadium after Joey Barton SACKED on Thursday!

⚽📈 October 23rd - Andoni Iraola now moves into odds-on favourite to be sacked after Bournemouth's form crumbles

Next Premier League Manager To Leave Betting Odds: Andoni Iraola now moves into ODDS-ON FAVOURITE to leave next following Bournemouth's latest defeat at the weekend!
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Next Premier League Manager To Leave Betting Odds: Andoni Iraola now moves into ODDS-ON FAVOURITE to leave next following Bournemouth's latest defeat at the weekend!

🔥🚪October 23rd - Ben Garner sacked from Colchester United - Matthew Etherington Tipped to Replace

Next Colchester United Manager Odds: Matthew Etherington now ODDS-ON at 1/2 to move from U21 manager to the first team at Colchester!
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Next Colchester United Manager Odds: Matthew Etherington now ODDS-ON at 1/2 to move from U21 manager to the first team at Colchester!

🔥🚪October 19th - Gary Rowett sacked from Millwall - Kevin Muscat Tipped to Replace

Next Millwall Manager Betting Odds: Former player Kevin Muscat is the 5/2 favourite to take over at Millwall after Gary Rowett's departure!
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Next Millwall Manager Betting Odds: Former player Kevin Muscat is the 5/2 favourite to take over at Millwall after Gary Rowett's departure!

🔥🚪October 19th - Mark Kennedy sacked from Lincoln City - Stephen Bradley Tipped to Replace

Next Lincoln City Manager Odds: Shamrock Rovers boss Stephen Bradley is ODDS-ON to take over at Lincoln next after Mark Kennedy SACKED!
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Next Lincoln City Manager Odds: Shamrock Rovers boss Stephen Bradley is ODDS-ON to take over at Lincoln next after Mark Kennedy SACKED!

⚽📈 October 9th - Paul Heckingbottom remains favourite after another Sheffield United loss

Next Premier League Manager To Leave Betting Odds: Paul Heckingbottom still odds-on to go next with Erik Ten Hag moving into second favourite despite injury time comeback on Saturday!
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Next Premier League Manager To Leave Betting Odds: Paul Heckingbottom still odds-on to go next with Erik Ten Hag moving into second favourite despite injury time comeback on Saturday!

🔥🚪October 5th - Xisco Munoz sacked from Sheffield Wednesday - Neil Warnock Tipped to Replace

Next Sheffield Wednesday Manager Betting Odds: Neil Warnock the 4/1 FAVOURITE to take over at Hillsborough next as former Sheffield United boss tops the market!
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🔥🚪October 5th - Mark Hughes sacked from Bradford City - Danny Cowley Tipped to Replace

Next Bradford City Manager Betting Odds: Danny Cowley one of the EARLY FAVOURITES to take over at Bradford next after Mark Hughes departure!
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🔥🚪October 2nd - Michael Beale sacked from Rangers - Kevin Muscat Tipped to Replace

Next Rangers Manager Betting Odds: Kevin Muscat now 4/1 to take over at Ibrox after reports that he is INTERESTED in the role after Michael Beale's sacking!
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⚽📈 September 25th - Paul Heckingbottom shortens further to go next after Blades 8-0 defeat

Next Premier League Manager To Leave Betting Odds: Sheffield United boss Paul Heckingbottom now 1/3 to go next after EMBARRASSING 8-0 defeat to Newcastle on Sunday!
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Next Premier League Manager To Leave Betting Odds: Sheffield United boss Paul Heckingbottom now 1/3 to go next after EMBARRASSING 8-0 defeat to Newcastle on Sunday!

🔥🚪September 20th - Wade Elliot Leaves Cheltenham - Graham Coughlan Tipped to Replace

Next Cheltenham Town Manager Betting Odds: Newport County boss Graham Coughlan is the EVENS FAVOURITE to take over at Cheltenham next after Wade Elliot's departure!
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 🔥🚪September 20th - Neil Warnock Departs Huddersfield, Darren Moore Favoured

Next Huddersfield Town Manager Betting Odds: Darren Moore the CLEAR FAVOURITE to take over at Huddersfield with Neil Warnock leaving Terriers!
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 ⚽📈 September 18th - Heckingbottom Favourite to go next, Wilder on his way back?

Next Premier League Manager To Leave Betting Odds: Sheffield United boss Paul Heckingbottom into favourite to leave next with reports of SHOCK Chris Wilder return!
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Next Premier League Manager To Leave Betting Odds: Sheffield United boss Paul Heckingbottom into favourite to leave next with reports of SHOCK Chris Wilder return!

⚽📈 September 14th - Ireland Manger Job Betting Appears

Next Republic of Ireland Manager Odds: Bookmakers offer betting odds on who the next manager will be despite FAI saying Stephen Kenny will remain in charge for foreseeable!
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⚽📈 September 13th - Sean Dyche New Favorite for the Sack

Next Premier League Manager To Leave Betting Odds: Sean Dyche leads the way in the sack race with 30% probability of being next manager to leave according to latest odds!
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Next Premier League Manager To Leave Betting Odds: Sean Dyche leads the way in the sack race with 30% probability of being next manager to leave according to latest odds!

⚽📈 September 8th - Pep Guardiola 10/1 for England Job

Next England Manager Betting Odds: Pep Guardiola's odds cut into 10/1 to replace Gareth Southgate with the FA seeing the Man City boss as 'dream appointment' according to reports!
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Next England Manager Betting Odds: Pep Guardiola's odds cut into 10/1 to replace Gareth Southgate with the FA seeing the Man City boss as 'dream appointment' according to reports!

⚽📈 September 6th - Appleton Tipped for Valley Position

Next Charlton Manager Betting Odds: Michael Appleton now ODDS-ON favourite to take over at The Valley next with betting market still open for next Charlton boss!
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⚽📈 September 4th - Dyche 4/1 Favourite for Sack at International Break

Next Premier League Manager To Leave Betting Odds: Sean Dyche goes into the International Break as 9/4 FAVOURITE to be the next manager sacked!
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 🔥🚪September 4th - Scott Brown Sacked at Fleetwood

Next Fleetwood Town Manager Betting Odds: Karl Robinson is the 1/2 favourite to take over at Fleetwood next following Scott Brown's sacking after "difficult run of results"
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⚽📈 September 2nd - Next Charlton Manager Betting Movement - Look out Stockport!

Next Charlton Manager Betting Odds: Stockport County boss Dave Challinor now EVENS FAVOURITE to take over at The Valley after reports of interview!
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⚽📈August 29th - Neil Lennon for Hibernian Maybe? Betting Says So

Next Hibernian Manager Betting Odds: Neil Lennon now 5/2 FAVOURITE to make return to Hibs saying the "time is right" for a comeback!
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⚽📈 August 29th - Lee Johnson favourite for Charlton Job

Next Charlton Manager Betting Odds: Lee Johnson is now 5/2 favourite to take over at The Valley next after Dean Holden's dismissal!
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⚽📈 August 28th - Dyche heads next manager to be sacked market

Next Premier League Manager To Leave Betting Odds: Sean Dyche now FAVOURITE to be sacked next with Everton having their WORST EVER START to a season!
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⚽📈 August 25th - Heckingbottom loses first two games

Next Premier League Manager To Leave Betting Odds: Paul Heckingbottom now clear favourite to be the next manager to go with Sheffield United losing first two games of season!
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⚽📈 August 14th - Heckingbottom Joins Moyes in Betting

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⚽📈 August 7th - Moyes Favourite to go

First Premier League Manager To Leave Betting Odds: David Moyes moves into 6/4 FAVOURITE to be the first manager to go with reports his future as Hammers boss is 'UNDER THREAT'
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Best Bookmakers for Next Manager Betting

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Next Manager to be Sacked Betting Sites

1. BetVictor

BetVictor excels in next-manager betting by offering quick odds on a wide range of new manager markets. They react swiftly to managerial changes and provide comprehensive coverage in popular leagues as well as lower leagues, allowing bettors to secure better odds and opportunities.

2. BetMGM

BetMGM is a new player in the UK market since October 2023 after acquiring LeoVegas in the US. Despite being a recent entrant, they're already offering next manager markets and are positioned to become a big player in the UK football betting landscape.

3. BetUK

Another powerful contender in the UK market is BetUK. As a subsidiary of LeoVegas, BetUK has made a remarkable entry with its superb betting site. Alongside their extensive offerings, BetUK provides next manager betting markets.

4. Unibet

Unibet, a renowned and well-established player in the sports betting industry, is known for offering competitive options on next manager betting in the UK. With their extensive experience, Unibet provides a reliable and exciting platform for bettors.

5. BoyleSports

BoyleSports, founded by John Boyle in 1989, is Ireland's largest independent bookmaker. It’s reputed for offering a diverse range of betting markets across multiple sports, including a unique next manager to leave their post betting market.

6. Parimatch

Parimatch, another relatively recent betting brand addition to the UK online market, stands out with its comprehensive offerings on next manager betting.  Parimatch ensures a top-notch platform for bettors to explore the candidates for vacant football club manager positions.

Premier League Managers

Being a Premier League manager is indeed an attractive and lucrative position. With the intense media attention and global fan base that follows Premier League football, it's a pretty good job if you can bag it. The position is a dream job for many, the summit of a career's ambitions.

The Glitter and Gold of Premier League Management 🌟💰⚽

⚽ Top-tier salaries, unparalleled attention 🌍 and even if you get the boot, there's a golden handshake waiting! 🤝 Ask Antonio Conte! 😉

Financially, the role of a Premier League manager is incredibly rewarding too. The position carries a hefty salary package, anywhere up to £20m a year + Bonuses if you manage Manchester City, reportedly. It’s no secret that Premier League managers are amongst the most well-paid professionals in the world of soccer, with some earning as much and more as the star players of their teams.

No wonder Antonio Conte is grinning with a £26million pound pay off for being sacked

Adding to the financial attraction is the unique security offered by severance clauses often embedded in the managers' contracts. Though the job is famously unstable and even the biggest names in the game can find themselves falling out of favour in the sack race, there's always the sweet cushion of a hefty pay-off. As Antonio Conte can attest to after a Premier League title, an FA Cup, and then the boot with a £26m golden handshake - It's a funny old game!

Current Premier League Managers List

Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp is the current longest-serving manager in the Premier League having joined the Merseyside giants back on 08/10/2015, some 276 days prior to Pep Guardiola taking the reigns up the road at Manchester City

League Team Former Manager Current Manager Appointment Date Days in Position
EPL Arsenal Unai Emery Mikel Arteta 23/12/2019 1533
EPL Aston Villa Steven Gerrard Unai Emery 24/10/2022 497
EPL Bournemouth Gary O'Neil Andoni Iraola 19/06/2023 259
EPL Brentford Dean Smith Thomas Frank 16/10/2018 1966
EPL Brighton Graham Potter Roberto De Zerbi 19/09/2022 532
EPL Burnley Sean Dyche Vincent Kompany 14/06/2022 629
EPL Chelsea Graham Potter Mauricio Pochettino 29/05/2023 280
EPL Crystal Palace Roy Hodgson Oliver Glasner 19/02/2024 14
EPL Everton Frank Lampard Sean Dyche 30/01/2023 399
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Premier League Manager Departures By Season

A season will never go by without the spectre of the sack race hanging over the heads of every manager in the Premier League testified by over half the managers losing their jobs in 3 of the last 5 seasons. A total of 44 managers have departed EPL clubs in the last 5 years, with the highest coming in 2018/19 and a bit of a layoff with just 3 in that funny year everything was weird.

  • 21/22 - 10 Departures (50%)
  • 20/21 -  7 (35%)
  • 19/20 - 3 (15%)
  • 18/19 - 13 (65%)
  • 17/18 - 11 (55%)

Playing Musical Chairs - EPL Managers Style 🔄💺⚽

Every Premier League season is a game of survival for the Managers! The past 5 years witnessed 44 departures, hitting the peak with 13 in 2018/19 📈🔄. A job laced with high-pressure but hey, that's EPL for you!

Premier League Managers Club by Club

A quick Run down of all current runners in the Premier League Sack race:

Arsenal

Mikel Arteta, a former assistant at Manchester City, is currently the manager at Arsenal. He took over from Unai Emery and has introduced a youthful approach, focusing on the development of young talents and a possession-based style of football.

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Aston Villa

Unai Emery, a three-time Europa League winner with Sevilla, has taken over at Aston Villa from Steven Gerrard. Known for his meticulous attention to detail and tactical acumen, Emery is aiming to improve Villa's position in the Premier League.

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Bournemouth

At Bournemouth, Andoni Iraola has replaced Gary O'Neil. A former Athletic Bilbao player with a reputation for promoting attacking football, Iraola's challenge is to solidify Bournemouth's status in the Championship and push for Premier League promotion.

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Brentford

After Dean Smith moved to Aston Villa, Thomas Frank became Brentford's manager. The Danish coach, who emphasizes an attacking and high-pressing style of play, aims to maintain Brentford's Premier League status.

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Brighton

Roberto De Zerbi, known for his possession-based philosophy at Sassuolo, has been appointed the Brighton manager following Graham Potter's departure. His goal is to build a team that can challenge for a mid-table finish.

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Burnley

Vincent Kompany, a legendary Manchester City player, is now managing Burnley after Sean Dyche's departure. His goal is to fuse his experience as a player with his coaching philosophy to ensure Burnley's Premier League survival.

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Chelsea

At Chelsea, Mauricio Pochettino succeeds Graham Potter. Pochettino, who led Tottenham to a Champions League final, is tasked with maintaining Chelsea's domestic and European competitiveness.

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Crystal Palace

Following Patrick Vieira's exit, Crystal Palace appointed the highly experienced Roy Hodgson as manager. Hodgson in his second spell at Selhurst Park lasted 11 months before stepping down. In February 2024 Austrian Oliver Glasner was appointed the new manager of the Eagles. 

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Everton

Sean Dyche, who managed Burnley for nearly a decade, has taken the reins at Everton after Frank Lampard's departure. He is expected to bring stability and pragmatic football back to the Merseyside club.

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Fulham

Former Everton manager Marco Silva took over Fulham from Scott Parker. Known for his attractive attacking football, Silva aims to guide Fulham back to the Premier League.

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Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool's current manager, took over from Brendan Rodgers. The German, famous for his 'gegenpressing' style, has since led the club to Premier League and Champions League glory.

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Luton

At Luton, Rob Edwards replaced Nathan Jones. Edwards, known for nurturing young talents at Wolves' academy, aims to solidify Luton's position in the Championship and build a foundation for future success.

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Manchester City

Josep Guardiola, a winner of multiple trophies with Barcelona and Bayern Munich, succeeded Manuel Pellegrini at Manchester City. He has since created an era of dominance at the Etihad, winning multiple Premier League titles.

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Manchester Utd

Erik ten Hag, renowned for his attacking philosophy at Ajax, took over Manchester United after Ralf Rangnick. He is tasked with rebuilding the squad and returning the club to its glory days.

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Newcastle United

After Graeme Jones's departure, Newcastle appointed Eddie Howe as manager. The former Bournemouth boss aims to bring attacking football to the Magpies and guide them away from the relegation zone.

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Nottingham Forest

Steve Cooper guided Nottingham Forest back to the EPl after winning promotion from the Championship.In 2023 after his team struggled in the top tier Cooper was replaced by Nuno Espirito Santo. 

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Sheffield United

Paul Heckingbottom was sacked in December 2023. Former manager Chris Wilder was reappointed to try and keep the Blades in the EPL. 

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Tottenham Hotspur

Mauricio Pochettino's former assistant at Spurs, Ange Postecoglou, took over Tottenham from Antonio Conte. The former Australia national team boss aims to reignite Spurs' challenge for European football.

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West Ham United

David Moyes, formerly of Manchester United, succeeded Manuel Pellegrini at West Ham. His pragmatic style of play has seen the Hammers discovered an impressive form, pushing them into contention for European football.

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Wolves

At Wolves, Julien Lopetegui replaced Bruno Lage as manager. The former Sevilla boss, known for his tactical flexibility, aims to challenge the Premier League's top clubs.

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EFL Championship Managers Sack Race

There is lots of betting around for the Championship managers merry-go-round, so we have dedicated article on all Next Championship Manager to be Sacked information

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Football Manager Merry Go Round | The Sack Race Stats

  • Which football club has had the most managers? 
  • Which of the top leagues are managers likely to last in? 
  • How has the length of a football manager's job changed over the decades? 
  • Which football clubs are the most perilous for managers?
  • Who gives their managers the least time on the job? 
  • Does sacking your manager always lead to an upturn in form, or maybe even a trophy? 

Answers to all these questions and more can be found in this section

While Watford has gained recent notoriety for constantly sacking their manager, they’re relatively midtable in the sack race compared to the big hitters on this list.

The worst UK football clubs to manage

Which football clubs have employed the most managers?

Crystal Palace and QPR have had more managers than any other English league club in the top two divisions, while Livingston comes out on top for Scotland.

Why do you fire a manager? It’s nearly always because you think the next person you get in will do a better job. 

But for Palace and QPR, who are now both on manager number 64, all that chopping and changing hasn’t won them many trophies!

QPR have enjoyed a little more success, spending a number of seasons in The Premiership and once even reaching the quarter finals of the UEFA Cup (RIP). In recent years they’ve been the plaything of the super rich, which led to rumours that the best players in the world would grace Loftus Road. However, their club record signing remains at £12.5 million for Chris Samba, and no offence to him, but he doesn’t quite fit the bill. 

Crystal Palace are another of London’s big boys. After a recent period of stability under Roy Hodgson, they finally parted ways and employed manager number 64, former New York City FC icon Patrick Viera. One of the founding members of the Premier League, Palace have spent most of their history in the top flight of football, although only survived relegation to League 1 with a final day draw against Sheffield Wednesday in 2010.

Livingston is another club that is all too eager to give their manager the chop before their time. This is another example of how sacking your manager doesn’t always bear fruit (unless you’re Chelsea) as they only have the Scottish Challenge Cup to boast about in recent years.

Which UK football clubs give their managers time?

While it might be tempting to sack your manager after, say, losing 5-0 to Liverpool, some clubs are more patient than others. 

Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger are both good examples of managers who’ve been given time and achieved success, but it’s not just their teams willing to give the people in charge a second chance. 

The best UK football clubs to manage

Which football clubs have had the least managers?

Celtic, Liverpool and Manchester United have all had 22 managers - but Celtic bosses have had the most days in the job!

Three of the biggest clubs in the UK have all had the same amount of managers. Celtic, one of Scotland’s most successful sides, join Liverpool and Man Utd in having 22 managers throughout their history, just pipping Rangers and West Ham at the post with 24, and Arsenal and Aberdeen with 26. 

Celtic’s managers last longer than anyone else’s. They spend an average of 2,050 days in the job, leading The Bhoys to an incredible 51 Scottish league titles and counting. (Only four less than Rangers, sorry.) 

Liverpool’s man in charge stays in the dugout for an average of 2,039 days, a figure no doubt helped by Jurgen Klopp's recent successes and the likes of Gerard Houllier and Rafa Benitez, who both enjoy long stints in the role. 

Manchester United’s average - 1,932 days - owed a lot to Alex Fergusson. The Scot was manager for 26 incredibly successful years, longer than any of the managers since have even come close to. 

The length of time managers have stayed in their jobs by decade.

Management wasn’t always such a risky game. In decades gone by, you could be in a club for enough years to take out a mortgage and settle down. 

But when was the safest time to be in a job, and when did things get a little more uncertain?

Football management through the decades


The 1940s were the best time to manage in England

Football management has never been the most secure of career choices, but things have definitely got worse in recent decades. If you were in charge back in the 40s, you could expect to stay in your job for an average of 7 years and 7 months, a very respectable section on your CV. 

Things have gotten less certain ever since. 

Just a decade later and 50s managers were in their jobs for an average of 4 years and 10 months - almost half of what they were 10 years previous. By the turn of the 70s it was down to 3 years and 5 months, with greats like Alex Fergusson, Brian Clough and Don Revie constantly looking over their shoulders. 

When the 80s came along, the number was even lower. Average jobs only lasted 2 years and 7 months, and then something major happened - the Premier League was born. 

In 1992 a new era of football was created, attracting more money, bigger crowds and better players to our national game. All of that came with added pressure on the people in charge, taking the average time spent in a job down to 2 years, then 1 and a half years in the 2000s, and a mere 1 year and 5 months in the 2010s.

The average length of time for a football manager by country

If you want job security, pack your tracksuit and head to France. Managers there last for an average of 1 year and 10 months, which while no means a long-term job, at least gives you chance to pick up some of the local lingo and befriend a talented young striker to sign later on in your career. Jose Mourinho first saw Didier Drogba while he was playing for Le Mans, so you never know what sort of gems you could uncover. 

The Premier League offers you a month’s less protection, but with 1 year and 8 months in the job, you can guarantee some good Match of the Day screen time and lots of Alan Shearer doubting your tactical nous. 

Germany will give you 1 year and 7 months to prove your worth. Be sure to sign all the best young English talent and give them the chance to shine they’d never get at home.  

The Championship on the other hand, probably best to give this a miss. With just 1 year and 2 months to ply your trade and earn that sweet promotion to the Premier League, only the strong will survive. That’s good news for Neil Warnock, then.

The best leagues in Europe to be a football manager

Since the 2000’s, managers across Europe average less than 2 years for their entire tenure

Three years isn’t a bad run in a job. It’s long enough to not look suspicious on your CV, but not so long that you become Arsene Wenger and forget how to do your coat up. 

If you’re a Premier League manager, three years is about as long as you can expect to last, making it - unbelievably - the most steady out of all English leagues. 

On the other hand, there’s Italy. Italian football fans are known for being a passionate bunch, which might explain why managers in the Serie A have an average career span of only one year and five months. Barely worth unpacking.

Which football managers have had the longest careers?

Some managers just refuse to hang up their clipboard. Whether they stick with one club throughout their careers, or move their way through the football pyramid to keep the pay coming in, for these stalwarts management isn’t a job - it’s a way of life. 

The longest football managers in the job


While Fred Everiss, Willie Maley & George Ramsey are all 1-club men, Alex Ferguson’s record speaks for itself

We all know Fred Everiss, right? West Brom’s manager from 1902 to 1948? Winner of the - checks Wikipedia - 1931 FA Cup? Well, he’s had the longest career of any football manager, sticking with the Baggies for 16,740 days before going on to serve as a director. 

If Fred’s name doesn’t ring any bells, how about Willie Maley? No? He’s one of Celtic’s most successful ever managers, and their first after the club was formed. During his 15,644 days in charge, he led The Bhoys to 16 league titles and 14 cup championships. 

George Ramsay, of Aston Villa fame, has the third longest record in football. Legend has it he was the first manager to ever be paid, and he kept that money coming in for 15,277 days. He just beats the only manager to make the top five from the modern era - Alex Fergusson. He managed three clubs during his career (if you don’t count the part time job at East Stirlingshire), taking charge of St Mirren and Aberdeen before his most famous spell at Manchester United. He managed for a total of 13,743 days, chewing more and more gum the older he got.  

Which football managers have managed the most teams?

Oh, you’ve hired that guy, have you? The man who never seems to be out of a job, and just about does well enough to keep his name in the running. The man who lives and breathes football, and is linked to every job ever going. Yes, we’re talking about your Neil Warnocks, your Rafas and your Coppells. Proper football managers who will keep you in the league and look furious while doing it. 

Claudio Ranieri has managed more clubs than anyone else. His current spell at Watford is the 12th time he’s been revealed at a press conference, with chairmen across the world hoping he can come in and do a Leicester on any budget. 

Speaking of Leicester, former fox Nigel Pearson is next on our list. He’s managed 10 clubs throughout his career, although has lasted an average of under a year at each one. Well done to any director for being brave enough to fire him face to face. 

Steve Coppell is the third most prolific manager in the game. He enjoyed his most successful spell in charge of Reading, where he set a new league record of 106 points in a season as he won promotion to The Premier League. 

The football managers who keep coming back

How long will football managers stay in their jobs in the future? Judging by our research, half a year gets cut off a manager’s time in charge every decade, meaning by 2050 they should have about one week in the job to work their magic.

Methodology 

Using the Soccerbase manager database, we looked at football managers' date started, and date ended for clubs from the following divisions: 

  1. English Premier League
  2. English Championship
  3. Scottish Premiership
  4. French Ligue 1
  5. Italian Serie A
  6. German Bundesliga
  7. Spanish La Liga

Sack Race Author Contributions

Nigel Skinner

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If you want to know anything about a football club manager then Nigel is your go-to guy. Nigel has written about every manager at every football club in the English football league, Scotland and across Europe in our next manager blogs section and is in touch daily for all football managerial moves, rumours and sackings.

- Nigel Skinner, Blog content manager

Jake Ashton

Jake Ashton

Senior news editor

Jake is our News Content Manager. He reviews all content, fact-checks the data, edits the copy and enhances all of the OLBG News content from our expert team ahead of publication.

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