By Adam Smith
Last Updated: 24/03/17 9:29am
How long do managers last at the top 92 clubs in England ? We’ve crunched the numbers to reveal the exact average in days… Job security for managers in England’s top four tiers is at an all-time low, a Sky Sports study has found. A remarkable 75 managers were sacked, quit or failed to last after temporary stints in charge last season – the highest total in English football history. In addition, the average tenure for a departing manager last term was an all-time low of just 423 days.
This season, 51 managers have been axed or walked already and the average tenure is just 477 days and, with over three months until July 1st, that number could still drop below that threshold to break a new record. In the first years after the Second World War, managers had an average tenure of more than seven years, with just 20 departing their roles during the 1946/47 season. But even as recently as the start of the Premier League era in 1992/93, managers could expect to be in charge for nearly three years, with just 25 coaches losing their jobs in the first Premier League season. For the study, Sky Sports recorded every manager who has lasted 35 days or more at a current top-four tier club since 1946/47 to work out how long the average boss keeps his job, with the help of Soccerbase.com1 data.
The red line shows how many managers have left a club every season since 1946/47, while the blue line shows the average tenure of departed managers
THIS SEASON’S CASUALTIES
There have been a number of managerial departures this season which have highlighted the insecurity football managers face. Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri was sacked in February 2017, despite leading Leicester to a 5000-1 shock Premier League win last season, while Aitor Karanka – who led Middlesbrough to the top flight last term – left his post last week.
Aitor Karanka was sacked by Middlesbrough this month
Bob Bradley only lasted 85 days at Swansea before receiving his marching orders, while Walter Zenga (Wolves), Kenny Jackett (Rotherham), Alberto Cavasin, Andy Edwards (both Leyton Orient), Russell Slade (Coventry), Chris Brass (Bury), all lasted fewer than 100 days at the helm this term in the lower leagues. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is under pressure to step down after a string of poor results, but the Frenchman is unlikely to consider resignation lightly after more than 20 years in charge of the Gunners.
Arsenal fans hold up anti-Wenger signs after the match at West Brom
Wenger is England’s longest-serving, active manager and currently holds the 10th-longest reign in our study, which is nearly twice as long as the next longest active tenure, held by Paul Tisdale at Exeter (10 years, nine months). But neither Wenger or Tisdale come close to the all-time record set by Fred Everiss, who was in charge of West Brom between 1902 and 1948 – the longest tenure of any football manager in English history. Meanwhile, Sir Alex Ferguson’s 26-and-a-half-year reign at Old Trafford was the third-longest in our list, ahead of another ex United boss Sir Matt Busby.
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson and keeper Peter Schmeichel with the trophy after a 2-1 victory over Bayern Munich in 1999
YOUR CLUB’S AVERAGE MANAGER TENURE
In terms of average tenures at clubs since 1946/47, Manchester United, boosted by Ferguson’s tenure, lead the pack with the average boss lasting 2,346 days. Arsenal have the second longest with 2,172 days, followed by Ipswich (2,007), West Ham (1,916), Liverpool (1,741) and Everton (1,473).
Relative Football League newcomers Morecambe (1,988) and AFC Wimbledon (1,790) also have high averages, due to their recent promotions from non league.
New Notts County manager Kevin Nolan
Meanwhile, Notts County have had more managers than any other current top-four tier club over the last 70 years – appointed 48 managers for more than 35 days and averaging around 500 days at the helm each. Check out the table below to see how many managers your club has appointed…
Kris Jenner, the family matriarch, has revealed that herself and her children – Kim, Kourtney, Khloe, Rob, Kendall and Kylie – are “protected to a crazy level” now in the wake of the burglary. Kris said: “It’s an eye-opener how many people have tried to access our homes . Now we’re protected to a crazy level.”
The family are still coming to terms with Kim’s ordeal, after she was robbed at gunpoint in Paris last October.
Kendall has jewellery worth $200,000 stolen (Photo: Splash News)
In new security measures, guests have to be “patted down by security” before entering Kim and her husband Kanye West’s home. The insider told Us Weekly magazine: “Kim’s staff had to take polygraphs to see if anyone was involved in her robbery . Everyone passed .. .
Before going into Kim’s house, you get patted down by security . It’s intense.”
An ADT security services van was spotted outside Kendall’s home (Photo: Splash News)
Police fear the theft was an inside job (Photo: Splash News)
The Keeping Up With The Kardashians3 star called the police at around 1am on Thursday morning when she realised her jewellery worth around 162,000 was missing. Police found no evidence of a forced entry and now believe it was taken by someone who attended a party at the house on Wednesday night, according to TMZ. Kendall is said to have held a party at her Hollywood Hills home with a group of friends.
It’s reported that $200,000 worth of jewellery was stolen (Photo: Splash News) Kendall’s home in the Hollywood Hills (Photo: Splash News)
It was only when she returned home at 1am after an hour out of the house that she realised the expensive jewellery was gone and called police. The burglary at Kendall’s home comes just a few months after her half-sister, Kim Kardashian-West was robbed at gunpoint in Paris.
Media gather outside Kendall’s home (Photo: Splash News)
A terrified Kim kept silent in the immediate aftermath of the drama but spoke in detail about the incident in scenes to air on the next episode of KUWTK.
Kim can be seen make-up free as she huddles with sisters Kourtney, 37, and Khloe, 31, and discusses just what happened in the French capital and how the robbers knew to launch their attack when Kim was alone without bodyguard Pascal Duvier4 .
If you wait across the street you can see the lights on . We were the first floor and they must have been told we were the first floor . They must have been watching, says Kim.
Kim was robbed at gunpoint in Paris in October (Photo: E!) She’ll open up about it on the next KUWTK episode (Photo: E!)
I turned the lights off and went upstairs, what I think happened now, after thinking about it so much, is there was probably a group of guys following us the entire trip.
“I was Snapchatting that I was home and everyone was going out, so I think they knew Pascal was out with Kourtney and I was there by myself.
They had to have known we were leaving that day .
They had that window of opportunity and just went for it.
Breaking: Paris’ Orly airport evacuated as ‘man shot dead by security forces after trying to grab soldier’s gun’
Paris’ Orly airport has been evacuated after a man was shot dead after he allegedly tried to grab a soldier’s firearm. A soldier fired at the man who was then detained by security forces, as police did a sweep of the airport in search of potential accomplices or explosives. The man was later pronounced dead, AFP and BFM TV reported.
Passengers wrote on Twitter that they had heard gunshots in the south terminal on Saturday morning and police were carrying out a security operation as they were told to flee. A police spokesman wrote on Twitter: “Ongoing police operation . Do not cross the security perimeter, follow the instructions.”
Passengers who were scheduled to catch flights later in the day were told not to come to the airport.
Emergency services outside Orly airport south of Paris (Photo: Twitter) Orly airport is located south of Paris (Photo: Twitter)
An airport official added: “Ongoing special operation by the Police . Please follow their instructions . Do not come to the airport.”
One passenger wrote on Twitter that shots had been fired in the south terminal.
France has been under a state of emergency following a series of deadly terror attacks across the country.
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