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Top five managers with most sackings in Premier League history

Published at :April 5, 2023 at 8:02 PM
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Coaches’ jobs in the English top flight are fairly uncertain

The Premier League is often regarded as one of the toughest and most competitive competitions in the world of football management. A manager's career can be made or broken by the high stakes, tremendous pressure, and results expectations. Sadly, not every manager can endure the league's scrutiny, and a few poor results might result in dismissal.

This article will examine the top five Premier League managers with the most dismissals in ascending order. These managers have endured the highs and lows of Premier League management, but their records were eventually insufficient to keep their jobs.

5. Mark Hughes - 5 Sackings

Former Manchester United and Wales forward Mark Hughes has had a lengthy and diverse Premier League managerial career. Among the teams he has managed are Blackburn Rovers, Manchester City, Fulham, QPR, Stoke City, and Southampton. Hughes has been sacked five times in the Premier League despite his success at several of these clubs.

Southampton fired Hughes most recently in December 2018. Despite having led the side to safety the previous season, he was fired due to a bad run of form and lack of victories.

Also Read: Most manager sackings in single Premier League season

4. Alan Pardew - 6 Sackings

Alan Pardew, a former footballer for Crystal Palace and West Ham United, has had a lengthy and diverse managerial career in the Premier League. Among the teams he has managed are Reading, West Ham United, Charlton Athletic, Southampton, Newcastle United, and Crystal Palace. Even though he led Crystal Palace to the 2016 FA Cup final, Pardew has been dismissed six times in the Premier League.

His most recent dismissal was in 2018, when West Bromwich Albion fired him after only four months in charge. West Brom's results continued to decline after a good start, culminating to Pardew's resignation.

3. Sam Allardyce - 7 Sackings

Former Sunderland and Bolton Wanderers defender Sam Allardyce has earned a reputation as a Premier League survival specialist. He has managed Blackpool, Bolton Wanderers, Newcastle United, West Ham United, Sunderland, Crystal Palace, and Everton, among other teams. Allardyce has been fired seven times in the Premier League despite his record for keeping teams in the league.

His most recent dismissal came in 2018, when Everton fired him after only six months in charge. Despite a strong start to the season, Allardyce was fired after Everton's play began to decline.

2. Harry Redknapp - 8 Sackings

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Harry Redknapp has been sacked 8 times in the Premier League

Former West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Harry Redknapp is a well-known and accomplished Premier League manager. Among the teams he has managed are West Ham United, Portsmouth, Tottenham Hotspur, QPR, and Birmingham City. Even though he led Portsmouth to the FA Cup title in 2008, Redknapp has been fired eight times in the Premier League.

His most recent dismissal was in 2017, when Birmingham City fired him after just 13 games in charge. Redknapp was fired because, despite his extensive expertise, he was unable to turn the team's fortunes around.

1. Neil Warnock - 8 Sackings

Former Sheffield United and Queens Park Rangers midfielder Neil Warnock shares the record for most Premier League dismissals. Among the teams he has managed are Crystal Palace, Queens Park Rangers, Leeds United, Sheffield United, Cardiff City, and Middlesbrough. Despite his success in lower leagues, Warnock has been ejected from the Premier League eight times.

His most recent departure was in 2021.