Today’s English Premier League action saw Huddersfield Town F.C welcome title holders, Manchester City to the John Smith’s Stadium (Huddersfield home stadium) for their first ‘post-Wagner era’ match under the new caretaker manager.
Huddersfield which on Monday parted ways with its manager of 4 years, David Wagner, became the third English top flight side to change its manager this season. They went on to lose the match against Manchester City by a 3-0 score line.
Including David Wagner, several other managers have been shown the exit acros clubs in Europe’s top 5 leagues. Here is a list of the top 6 managers that have been sacked this year.
The first high profile coach to get chopped this season, Lopetegui had a torrid 2018. After leading Spain to the World Cup, he got sacked just two days to the start of the competition for signing a contract with Real Madrid without properly informing the Spanish F.A. Lopetegui then went on lead Real Madrid to their worst league start in 17 years. Not a very good record for a manager. He got sacked in October 2018.
BREAKING: @realmadrid have sacked manager Julen Lopetegui.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) October 29, 2018
After a very poor start to the season, Leonardo Jardim got sacked by French Ligue 1 giants, AS Monaco. As coach, Jardim displayed confidence in his players and led Monaco win the Ligue 1 for the first time in 16 years.
— Transfer News Live (@DeadlineDayLive) October 11, 2018
He also led them to the UEFA Champions League Semi-finals and the French Cup finals in 2017. Leonardo Jardim got sacked in October 2018.
Sacked in his first Serie A season with Empoli, Aurelio Andreazzoli was given a terrible 65th birthday gift. He gloriously led the team to promotion by winning the Serie B with a 13 point gap in the previous year.
Serie A outfit Empoli have sacked head coach Aurelio Andreazzoli after winning only just one of their 11 #SerieA matches this season.
The side are currently languishing in 18th place with six points. pic.twitter.com/nBSig2GQOc
— The Sack Race (@thesackrace) November 6, 2018
But a poor form of results saw him dismissed after just 11 matches this season. He was laid off in November 2018.
Herrlich was sacked in December 2018, after just one year of coaching German Bundesliga club, Bayern Leverkussen.
— Hala Transfer News (@HalaTransfers) December 23, 2018
The club sacked him for poor performance and according to them, bad tactics.
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) December 3, 2018
Veteran Welsh Manager Mark Hughes was laid off by English Premier League club Southampton in December 2018 after a poor run of match results which left the club languishing in 18th position on the League table.
The most popular coach to get sacked this season, Jose Mourinho was shown the door by EPL giants Manchester United in December 2018. Mourinho was employed by United in 2016, and he led them to win 3 major trophies in his first season.
👤 Jose Mourinho:
📅 Left ahead of 3rd season
📅 Left 3rd season
📅 Left before 3rd season
📅 Sacked 3rd season
📅 Sacked before 3rd season
📅 Sacked 3rd season
🤷♂ The syndrome strikes again. pic.twitter.com/X1GkBD0QhS
— SPORF (@Sporf) December 18, 2018
The following season saw a barren run and a series of bad results coupled with negative tactics saw him booted out right in the middle of this season. The ‘third season syndrome’ is gradually becoming a real thing with Mourinho.
Former Hudderfield Town Manager, David Wagner, doesn’t make this list as his separation with the club was by mutual consent.
BREAKING: David Wagner leaves Huddersfield by mutual consent, he HASNT been sacked. pic.twitter.com/FTeZOOs23o
— TransferNewsLIVE ⚽️✍🏻 (@_TransfersHQ_) January 14, 2019