Chelsea’s Antonio Conte is on the brink of being the ninth manager sacked in the Premier League this season, but who were the other eight?
Frank De Boer – sacked as Crystal Palace on Monday, September 11, 2017
Dutchman De Boer was the first Premier League manager sacked in 2017/18. The 47-year-old lost his job after Palace lost 1-0 to Burnley, putting them 19th in the table after five games and 77 days in charge – the shortest managerial tenure in terms of games. He was replaced by Roy Hodgson.
Craig Shakespeare – sacked as Leicester City manager on Tuesday, October 17
Shakespeare parted company with Leicester after his side drew 1-1 with West Bromwich Albion, just four months after he signed a new deal. The Foxes were 18th in the Premier League table with just six points from eight games at the time of his sacking. Michael Appleton took caretaker charge.
Ronald Koeman – sacked as Everton manager on Monday, October 23
Less than a week later, Koeman was the third Premier League manager to lose their job. Another Dutchman, the 54-year-old was sacked after his Everton side were thrashed 5-2 by Arsenal, leaving them 18th in the table with only two wins from nine. David Unsworth took temporary charge.
Slaven Bilic – sacked as West Ham manager on Monday, November 6
Two weeks after Koeman was gone, Bilic also found himself out of a job. The 49-year-old Croatian was sacked after the Hammers lost 4-1 to Liverpool, leaving them in the relegation zone. David Moyes was immediately lined up to replace him.
Tony Pulis – sacked as West Brom manager on Monday, November 20
Another fortnight passed, and another manager was sacked. This time, it was Tony Pulis who parted ways with Albion. The 60-year-old lost his job after defeat to Chelsea left the Midlands club just one point above the relegation zone and without a win in 10 games. Gary Megson took temporary charge.
Paul Clement – sacked as Swansea City manager on Wednesday, December 20
Days before Christmas, Clement became the sixth manager sacked in the Premier League. Swansea were bottom of the table at the time of his departure, having picked up just three wins all season. The 46-year-old’s last game was a 3-1 defeat to Everton.
Mark Hughes – sacked as Stoke City manager on Saturday, January 6, 2018
Hughes didn’t last a week into the new year before losing his job. The 54-year-old was sacked in the aftermath of Stoke’s FA Cup defeat to Coventry City, let alone the five defeats from their last seven in the Premier League. Stoke were 18th in the division with 20 points from 22 games at the time of his exit.
Marco Silva – sacked as Watford manager on Sunday, January 21
Silva is the eighth and most recent managerial departure from the Premier League. The 40-year-old was sacked after Watford lost 2-0 to Leicester City, having picked up just one win from 11. Javi Gracia replaced Silva at Vicarage Road.