Tracking the club managers sacked this season

PREMIER LEAGUE Tracking the club managers sacked this season

Ifeanyi Ufomadu 15:10 - 07.02.2023

The stakes in the Premier League are higher than ever and any spell of bad form could mark the end of the road for a manager.

We are now at the mid-way point of the season and several Premier League managers have already been sacked. In the wake of Jesse Marsch's removal from his role as Leeds boss, we take a look at the managers that have been sacked so far.

Scott Parker - Bournemouth

Bournemouth sacked Scott Parker on Aug. 30, shortly after they had been drubbed 9-0 by Liverpool on the road.

Former Bournemouth manager Scott Parker
Former Bournemouth manager Scott Parker

 As one of the newly promoted teams from the EFL Championship into England’s top flight, Parker had been adamant to have the board release more funds to sign more quality players to survive the league, but that didn’t happen.

Thomas Tuchel - Chelsea

After guiding Chelsea to the 2020-21 UEFA Champions League title, the UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup in one season, Tuchel got sacked on Sept. 7 after their 1-0 Champions League loss to Dinamo Zagreb. 

The new Chelsea owners, led by the outspoken Todd Boehly decided to part ways with Tuchel citing differences in vision. However, backing a manager in the transfer market only to move on within a week was an inauspicious decision at best.

Bruno Lage - Wolverhampton Wanderers

Bruno Lage was sacked by Wolves on Oct. 2 after a 2-0 away loss to West Ham. Wolves were expected to be fighting for another top-10 spot in the table, but their lack of quality finishers and creators added to the difficulties he faced at the club.

Steven Gerrard - Aston Villa

Like Wolves, Aston Villa were expected to push for a top-10 finish following their recruitment in the last few transfer windows. 

However, Gerrard’s uninspiring tactics, player positioning and captain decisions had a team comprising Philippe Coutinho, Emiliano Buendia, Boubacar Kamara, Jacob Ramsey, Leon Bailey fighting to stay in the Premier League.

Ralph Hasenhüttl - Southampton

Southampton parted ways with Hasenhuttl on Nov. 6 and appointed Nathan Jones a few days after. Hasenhuttl came into the job in 2018 but never finished higher than 11th, which occurred in the 2019-2020 campaign. 

The Saints are currently in the relegation zone after losing 4-1 at home to Newcastle on Sunday. Whichever manager comes in permanently will have a difficult task on his hands.

Frank Lampard - Everton

The Toffees started the season with solid defensive numbers and hovered around the middle of the park in the standings, but it eventually proved unsustainable.

Everton lacked cohesiveness, chemistry and balance, and now the club are in a tough relegation fight for the second season running. 

Lampard left Everton in 19th place after his sacking and Sean Dyche took over and led the team to a tight 1-0 home win against Arsenal in his first game.

Jesse Marsch - Leeds

After Leeds United fell to Nottingham Forest 1-0, the club confirmed the sacking of Marsch a day later. 

They accumulated 18 points in 20 games and are in the relegation fight for the second straight season. The search for a new manager is underway.

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