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Factbox: A season of sacking at English Premier League



The dismissals of Brendan Rodgers and Graham Potter, by Leicester City and Chelsea respectively on Sunday, means this season has set a new record for Premier League sackings.

The number has now reached a staggering 12 with the previous highest total being 10 which occurred in four separate seasons.

Following is a list of the Premier League managers to lose their jobs this season:

Aug. 30 – Scott Parker (Bournemouth) was dismissed shortly after a 9-0 thrashing by Liverpool.

Sept. 7 – Thomas Tuchel (Chelsea) was dismissed a day after a 1-0 defeat by Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League.


Oct 2 – Bruno Lage (Wolverhampton Wanderers) lost his job with the club in 18th place in the table.

Oct 20 – Steven Gerrard (Aston Villa) was sacked shortly after a 3-0 loss to Fulham

Nov 7 – Ralph Hasenhuettl (Southampton) was fired after a run of six defeats in nine games.

Jan 23 – Frank Lampard (Everton) left Goodison Park with the club in the relegation zone.

Feb 6 – American Jesse Marsch (Leeds United) lasted a year at Elland Road before being shown the door.


Feb 12 – Nathan Jones (Southampton) was sacked after one win in his three-month tenure after replacing Hasenhuettl.

Mar 17 – Patrick Vieira (Crystal Palace) loses his job after a 12-match winless run in the Premier League.

Mar 26 – Antonio Conte (Tottenham Hotspur) was dismissed after outspoken criticism of the squad and club despite Spurs still being in fourth place.

April 2 – Brendan Rodgers (Leicester City) lost his job the day after his side fell into the relegation zone.

April 2 – Graham Potter (Chelsea) had his short reign terminated with his side down in 11th place.



Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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