12 managers lose job in this English Premier League season
Graham Potter has become the 12th manager to lose his job in the English Premier League this season. This has been a season that witnessed a record number of managerial dismissals in the country’s top football league.
Last night, according to Vietnamese time, Chelsea decided to sack their manager, Graham Potter. This was inevitable as the team had been performing poorly in recent times. Statistics showed that Potter was Chelsea’s worst-performing manager in the English Premier League era (since 1992).
Specifically, after leading Chelsea in 22 matches, Potter managed only 7 wins, 8 draws, and 8 losses. On average, the team only garnered 1.27 points per game. Four months ago, The Blues sacked Thomas Tuchel, despite him earning 1.94 points per game for the team.
Shortly before Chelsea announced the sacking of Potter, Leicester City also took similar action against their manager, Brendan Rodgers. Following a defeat to Crystal Palace, the “Foxes” were pushed to the bottom of the league table. They need a new element to help the team avoid relegation.
So far, the English Premier League has witnessed 13 managerial departures, including 12 sackings and 1 contract termination (Chelsea previously terminated Potter’s contract at Brighton).
According to Opta’s statistics, this is the season with the highest number of managerial dismissals in the history of the English Premier League. The previous record was shared by the 2013/14, 2017/18, and 2021/22 seasons, each with 10 managers being sacked mid-season. In this season, Chelsea shocked many by sacking two managers in one season.
Among the top 5 European football leagues (England, Italy, Spain, France, Germany), the English Premier League has also seen the highest number of managerial sackings.
The Ligue 1 (France) ranks second with 11 managers losing their jobs. La Liga (Spain) and Serie A (Italy) both have 8 managers being sacked this season. Finally, the Bundesliga (Germany) has seen 7 managers being dismissed, with the latest being Julian Nagelsmann at Bayern Munich.”
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