Managing a football team is not an easy task. It involves getting a group of men to, professional football players to do your bidding at all times. It is not a bed of roses. Managers have been able to achieve huge successes in short time while others take a while to do so. However, not all club owners are willing to wait long. Yesterday, veteran manager, Claudio Ranieri joined the list of sacked premier league managers when he saw his managerial reign at Fulham cut short after just 17 games in charge.
Ranieri’s sack after just 106 days at the helm of affairs at Fulham also makes him join the list of the top 8 managers with the shortest reigns. Take a look at the full list of the top 8 coaches with the shortest managerial reigns in the Premier League below:
- Les Reed – 40 days
— TFS Charlton (@TFS_Charlton) December 25, 2015
In 2006, Les Reed was made the head coach of Charlton Athletic in the premier league. However he got chopped just 40 days after his appointment to make him the manager with the shortest reign ever in the English Premier League.
- Rene Meulensteen – 75 days
— TEAMtalk (@TEAMtalk) February 14, 2014
The year 2013 must have been a year to forget for Rene Meulensteen. First he got sacked as the coach of Russian club, Anzhi Makhachkala after just 16 days as coach. Then in December, he was made the coach of Fulham, but then got sacked in February 2014, just after 75 days in charge.
- Frank De Boer – 77 days
— DNA (@dna) September 11, 2017
In 2017, after being in charge of just 4 games – which he lost and recorded no scored goals, Frank de Boer was relieved of his duties as Crystal Palace manager. He had been in charge for just 77 days.
- Bob Bradley – 84 days
— News JS Ireland (@newsjsie) February 11, 2017
Bob Bradley took charge of Swansea City for just 85 days. He was sacked in 2017 after overseeing 11 games for the club.
- Terry Connor – 91 days
— Premier League (@PremierLeague8) September 3, 2012
Terry Connor was employed by Wolverhampton Wanderers in February 2012 to help the club get back to winning ways. However, he failed miserably to achieve this goal and was sacked after 91 days in charge.
- Colin Todd – 98 days
After serving as an assistant manager in the previous season, Todd was made Derby County manager in October 2001. He didn’t last long and was sacked in January 2002 after spending 98 days at the helm of affairs.
- Claudio Ranieri – 106 days
— Foot and Ball (@footandballblog) March 1, 2019
Former league winner, Claudio Ranieri hasn’t had such an enjoyable coaching life since leading Leicester City to the league title in 2017. This time, he was sacked on Thursday by bottom-placed club, Fulham after spending 106 days in charge.
- Tony Adams – 106 days
— PA Dugout (@PAdugout) February 9, 2016
Tony Adams was relieved of his position at the helm of affairs at Portsmouth early in 2009. His managerial reign had lasted for just 106 days.
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