Premier League managerial casualties in 2013/14

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A look back at the managers in the English top flight who could not finish the season at their respective clubs.

The 2013-14 Premier League season saw 12 managerial changes, as David Moyes, Tim Sherwood and Andre Villas-Boas all lost their jobs.

In total, 11 English top-flight managers were sacked, which is the most that there has ever been since the foundation of the league in 1992.

We now run down the dismissals as they happened.


The first managerial sacking was Sunderland’s Paolo Di Canio. Despite helping them avoid relegation in the previous season, he only managed to take one point from five games in 2013-14.


Ian Holloway was the next manager to go after just 46 games at Crystal Palace. He managed three points from their first eight matches.


December proved to be an awful month for top-flight managers. Martin Jol took just 10 points from 13 games with the final straw for Fulham coming as 3-0 loss to London rivals West Ham United. Steve Clarke was next to be axed from his position at West Bromwich, while Andre Villas-Boas’ time as Tottenham Hotspur manager came to an end after he struggled to maintain consistency and suffered several devastating defeats. Malky Mackay was the final casualty of December after he was controversially axed by Cardiff City.


Michael Laudrup was the first manager to depart in 2014 after Swansea City managed only 24 points from 24 games. The next Premier League manager to be given his marching orders was Rene Meulensteen after only 75 days in charge of Fulham.


Chris Hughton was sacked by Norwich City following defeat to relegation rivals West Brom. With four games to go, Manchester United gave David Moyes the sack. He was just 10 months into his six-year contract at Old Trafford and finished his reign with 57 points from 34 matches.


Pepe Mel left by mutual consent at the end of the season after guiding West Brom to safety. The final managerial casualty of the summer was Tim Sherwood. Despite picking up 42 points from 22 games and having one of the best win percentages as Tottenham manager in recent years, he still failed to keep his job at White Hart Lane.

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