Being a football manager can be a challenging but rewarding job when given an opportunity to succeed. Admittedly, sometimes time and patience are virtues in the world of football as results are the main thing that a manager will be judged on.
If things are going well, then you can expect the manager to be judged on a variety of different factors. However, if things are going badly, then you can bet the results column is the only thing that matters and not anything else that has been done on the pitch. Indeed, the same could be said in regards to betting on the football. Punters will only look to use the most successful betting tips and predictions; if someone has been on a barren run, they may find it difficult to get back to where they once were.
Indeed, back to the football management side of things, and Tony Pulis was the most recent manager to have had his role at a club terminated extremely prematurely. The experienced manager lasted just 45 days at Sheffield Wednesday before he was handed his P45 and ultimately told to clear his things shortly after Christmas.
However, he is not the only manager to have had less than 100 days in charge of a British football club, with nine other individuals having suffered that fate.
10. Colin Todd – 98 days at Derby County
He replaced Walter Smith but struggled to keep the Rams in the Premier League.
9. Terry Connor – 91 days at Wolverhampton Wanderers
Terry Connor took over from Mick McCarthy but failed to win a single game before he was dismissed from his position.
8. Quique Sanchez Flores – 85 days at Watford
This was Flores’ second spell in charge, having been brought back to Vicarage Road after being replaced by Javi Gracia. Indeed, things did not work out.
7. Bob Bradley – 84 days at Swansea City
The American manager had a good reputation, but he simply failed to grasp the Premier League and could not get things going for the Swans that year.
6. Frank de Boer – 77 days at Crystal Palace
Perhaps one of the most famous short-tenures in the Premier League, Frank De Boer was sacked after four games in charge. Each of those matches resulted in defeats in which the Eagles failed to score in.
5. Rene Mulensteen – 75 days at Fulham
Praised for his ability behind the scenes at Manchester United, he did not do too well when on the touchline at Fulham.
4. Tony Pulis – 45 days at Sheffield Wednesday
Pulis ran into trouble with Dejphon Chansiri and whilst results were not too bad, the owner decided he did not like other things that were raised between the duo.
3. Brian Clough – 44 days at Leeds United
Even legendary managers have short times at clubs, although not many have tenures of just over a month. Brian Clough had 44 days at Elland Road before he departed from the club.
2. Les Reed – 40 days at Charlton Athletic
Les Reed took over Charlton when Iain Dowie left but was shortly replaced by Alan Pardew. However, he was still crowned the worst Premier League manager to have every been in the league… ouch.
1. Leroy Rosenior – 10 minutes at Torquay United
Yeah, that is not a typo, either. Leroy Rosenior just took over before a consortium took over and was immediately dismissed.