Wednesday, April 22, 2009

You're Fired!

Job security and football management certainly don't go hand in hand. In such a results driven business no one is safe, which is why it will be no surprise (?) to find out that this year, no less than 33 League managers in England have been given the boot since the start of the season. That's over 30% of all football clubs in the 4 divisions of professional football.

The complete list of canned coaches after the jump.

Kevin Bond – Bournemouth
Alan Curbishley – West Ham
Keith Downing – Cheltenham
Alan Buckley – Grimsby
Geraint Williams – Colchester
Glen Roeder – Norwich
Martin Ling – Leyton Orient
Jan Pootvliet – Southampton
Tony Adams – Portsmouth
Luiz Felipe Scolari – Chelsea
Russell Slade – Yeovil
Micky Adams – Brighton
John Sheridan – Oldham
Paolo Sousa – QPR
Jim Magilton – Ipswich
Lee Sinnott – Port Vale
Steve Holland - Crewe
Alan Pardew – Charlton
Danny Wilson – Hartlepool
Paul Ince – Blackburn
Gary McAllister –Leeds
Simon Grayson – Blackpool
Colin Calderwood – Nottingham Forest
Paul Fairclough – Barnet
Jimmy Quinn – Bournemouth
Jimmy Mullen – Walsall
Iain Dowie – QPR
Juande Ramos – Spurs
John Ward – Carlisle
Aidy Boothroyd – Watford
Stan Ternent – Huddersfield
Simon Davies – Chester
Maurice Malpas – Swindon

Napoleon said "A leader is a dealer in hope". That certainly applies in the football business where hope is king and most managers ride their luck trying to bring it. I can't remember a year where more managers were sacked. Are football fans and clubs just being impatient or are the standards of managers at the lowest level they have ever been? You decide.



Mike Georger said...

See that Keane is rumored to be on the brink of taking over at Chipwich?

EbullientFatalist said...

Taking over which 'wich?

epiblast said...


EbullientFatalist said...

Shhh, Epiblast . . .

/looks around, whispers

We don't say that word around these here parts.

JT said...

when you count those who just departed or quit, the list grows

Bigus Dickus said...

(cupping ear) Wha? Someone say something?

@JT I think the quitters makes it 37.

Paul Jewell

any more?

Lennon's Eyebrow said...

Joe Kinnear by way of heart attack.

Mike Georger said...

Which one of you is my left ventricle? You're a cunt!

EbullientFatalist said...

@LE, Georger: I read your comments, and immediately Googled "Joe Kinnear obituary." And then I realizes . . .

jjf3 said...


that was fricking funny

+1 sir...

EbullientFatalist said...

Thank you, jjf3. I wish I could say I meant to be funny.

phil said...

Which one of you is my left ventricle? You're a cunt!LMAO! Well done.