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Which managers have been sacked this season?

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Discover the latest casualties in the world of football management! Explore our comprehensive list of managers who have been sacked this season.

In the ever-evolving world of football, triumph and turbulence often walk hand in hand. The fate of team managers can change in the blink of an eye. This often leaves fans and pundits alike with one burning question: “Which managers have been sacked this season?”

This isn’t just any query; it’s a glimpse into the tumultuous world of football management.

Now, as the 2023/24 season gets underway in Europe’s top five leagues, we unveil the list of seasoned tacticians who found themselves on the wrong side of the dugout door.

🇬🇧 Sacked Premier League managers

Julen LopeteguiWolvesResignedN/A08/08/2023
Paul HeckingbottomSheffield UtdSacked20th05/12/2023
Steve CooperNottingham ForestSacked17th19/12/2023
Roy HodgsonCrystal PalaceResigned16th19/02/2023

In the pre-season, there were four managerial changes. The most notable one was at Chelsea, where Mauricio Pochettino replaced Frank Lampard. Ryan Mason made way for Ange Postecoglou at Tottenham. Bournemouth appointed Andoni Iraola after sacking Gary O’Neil.

On August 9, O’Neil returned to the dugout by joining Wolves. He replaced Julen Lopetegui, who left the club a day before by mutual consent.

Paul Heckingbottom was the first Premier League manager to be sacked on December 5. Sheffield United replaced him with former coach Chris Wilder in an effort to avoid relegation. Steve Cooper was the second casualty on December 19, as Nottingham Forest appointed Nuno Espirito Santo as their new coach. Roy Hodgson left Crystal Palace in February. Oliver Glasner was appointed as his successor.

🇪🇸 Sacked LaLiga managers

Quique SetienVillarrealSacked15th05/09/2023
Vicente MorenoAlmeriaSacked20th29/09/2023
Jose Luis MendilibarSevillaSacked14th08/10/2023
Paco LopezGranadaSacked19th26/11/2023
Diego AlonsoSevillaSacked16th18/12/2023
Sergio GonzalezCadizSacked18th24/01/2023
Francisco RodriguezRayo VallecanoSacked14th15/02/2023

Quique Setien was the first managerial casualty in LaLiga for the 2023/24 season, being replaced by Pacheta who was later dismissed. Marcelino took over as Villarreal’s coach.

Gaizka Garitano became the new Almeria manager on October 8. Diego Alonso replaced Jose Luis Mendilibar as Sevilla’s head coach, and Alexander Medina took over as Granada’s manager. On November 18, Sevilla sacked their manager again by replacing Alonso with Quique Sanchez Flores.

Sergio Gonzalez became the first coach to lose his job in 2024, when Cadiz replaced him with Mauricio Pellegrino. Rayo Vallecano followed suit shortly afterward by replacing Francisco Rodriguez with Inigo Perez.

In the preseason, there were three changes in the dugout. Rafael Benitez, the former Liverpool and Newcastle manager, returned to his native Spain. He replaced Carlos Carvalhal as the new head coach of Celta Vigo.

Andoni Iraola, as mentioned above, took over the reins at Bournemouth. His move left a vacancy at Rayo Vallecano, which Francisco took up on June 28. At Almeria, Vicente Moreno replaced Rubi.

🇩🇪 Sacked Bundesliga managers

Enrico MaaßenFC AugsburgSacked15th09/10/2023
Bo SvenssonMainz 05Resigned18th02/11/2023
Urs FischerUnion BerlinMutual Consent18th15/11/2023
Steffen BaumgartFC KolnMutual Consent17th21/12/2023
Jan SiewertMainz 05Sacked17th13/02/2024

Enrico Maaßen was the first Bundesliga manager to lose his job after Augsburg fired him in October. Jess Thorup, the former FC Copenhagen coach, replaced him in the dugout.

Elsewhere, Bo Svensson vacated his role at Mainz 05 by mutual consent on November 2. The Dane, who had coached the club since January 2021, left after a poor start to the season. Mainz 05 then sacked Jan Siewert in February to appoint Bo Henriksen as their new head coach.

Meanwhile, Union Berlin and Urs Fischer parted ways after over five years in November. They appointed Nenad Bjelica as Fischer’s replacement on November 26. A month later, Steffen Baumgart left FC Koln, who replaced him with Timo Schultz.

The Bundesliga witnessed notable managerial changes during the summer. Eintracht Frankfurt parted with their Austrian coach, Oliver Glasner by mutual consent. In his place, Dino Toppmoller took over. As for Borussia Monchengladbach, they sacked manager Daniel Farke on June 2. Four days later, Gerardo Seoane from Switzerland was announced as his successor.

🇮🇹 Sacked Serie A managers

Paolo ZanettiEmpoliSacked20th19/09/2023
Paulo SousaSalernitanaSacked19th10/10/2023
Andrea SottilUdineseSacked18th25/10/2023
Rudi GarciaNapoliSacked4th14/11/2023
Aurelio AndreazzoliEmpoliSacked19th15/01/2024
Jose MourinhoAS RomaSacked9th16/01/2024
Filippo InzaghiSalernitanaSacked20th11/02/2024

Paolo Zanetti was the first manager to be sacked in Serie A this season, after Empoli lost their first four games, including a 7-0 defeat to AS Roma. Aurelio Andreazzoli took over at Empoli on a one-year deal, but was replaced by Davide Nicola in January.

A month after Zanetti’s dismissal, Paulo Sousa lost his job at Salernitana and was replaced by Filippo Inzaghi. Andrea Sottil was the third casualty, as Udinese replaced him with Gabriele Cioffi.

On November 14, Napoli parted ways with Rudi Garcia and hired Walter Mazzarri as their new manager.

In January, Jose Mourinho was replaced by former captain Daniele De Rossi as the manager of Roma. Salernitana then fired Filippo Inzaghi the following month and replaced him with Fabio Liverani.

Over the summer, Serie A saw several significant managerial changes. At Napoli, manager Luciano Spalletti resigned from his post. In a swift move, the club appointed Garcia as his successor. Frosinone, following the end of manager Fabio Grosso’s contract, handed the reins over to Eusebio Di Francesco. Lecce, on the other hand, appointed Roberto D’Aversa as the replacement for Marco Baroni, who joined Hellas Verona as Marco Zaffaroni’s successor.

🇫🇷 Sacked Ligue 1 managers

Laurent BlancLyonSacked18th08/09/2023
Bruno GenesioRennesResigned13th19/11/2023
Pierre AristouyNantesSacked11th28/11/2023
Fabio GrossoLyonSacked18th30/11/2023
Gennaro GattusoMarseilleSacked9th19/02/2023

On September 8, Laurent Blanc was fired as the manager of Ligue 1 club Lyon due to a poor start to the season. He was replaced by Fabio Grosso, who was later sacked on November 30.

Marcelino resigned from his role at Marseille, and Gennaro Gattuso has taken over as the new coach. Gattuso lasted until February before the club decided to dismiss him. On November 13, Rennes replaced Bruno Genesio with former boss Julien Stephan.

Pierre Aristouy was dismissed as the manager of Nantes on November 28 after a four-game winless streak. Jocelyn Gourvennec has been appointed as his replacement.

Ligue 1 experienced a flurry of managerial changes during the pre-season. The big one was at Paris Saint-Germain, where Luis Enrique replaced the fired Christophe Galtier.

Elsewhere, Marcelino replaced Igor Tudor as the Marseille manager. Patrick Vieira took charge of Strasbourg, while AS Monaco welcomed Adi Hutter. Carles Martinez and Francesco Farioli also found new jobs, as the head coaches of Toulouse and Nice respectively.

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