Graham Potter sack sets new Premier League record

Graham Potter sack sets new Premier League record

Ayoola Kelechi 21:20 - 02.04.2023

Chelsea's sacking of Graham Potter has set a new record in the Premier League

Chelsea manager Graham Potter has been relieved of his duties as Blues boss after the club lost faith in the 47-year-old following a string of poor results culminating in the 2-0 loss to Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge. 

With Chelsea sinking into the wrong half of the Premier League table, the decision was made to part ways with Potter and his departure set a new Premier League record for the most in-season managerial changes in one Premier League campaign. 

Potter's sack sets new Premier League record

Potter was the 13th Premier League manager to leave his post in the 2022/23 season, and his Chelsea departure meant that this season has seen three more managerial changes than any other season in the league’s history. 

A worrying trend of over-expectation and under-delivery from managers in the Premier League appears to have plagued the league in recent years with the top four seasons featuring the most managerial departures all coming in seasons between 2013/14 and now. 

The 2013/14 season, the 2017/18 season, and the most recently concluded season, 2021/22 all saw a decade of departures but still pale to the 13 of the 2022/23 season. 

Factoring in the surreal amount of money to be won and lost in various stages of the Premier League, the proximity of teams in terms of quality, and the finite number of winners, future seasons could see even more coaches fired for failing to meet set objectives. 

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