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Friday List of Little or No Consequence #223



Given half a chance

The 12 Managers That Didn't Retain Their Role During Their Club's First Season In The Premier League After Promotion


1. Gary Megson (WBA)
Sacked 73 days into the 2004-05 season with the club 15th in the table

2. Brian Little (Leicester City)
Resigned to join Aston Villa 94 days into the 1994-95 season with Leicester 22nd in the table

3. Steve Bruce (Birmingham City)
Resigned to join Wigan 100 days into the 2007-08 season with Birmingham 15th in the table

4. Billy Davies (Derby County)
Left by mutual consent 107 days into the 2007-08 season with the club 20th in the table

5. Chris Hughton (Newcastle United)
Sacked 114 days into the 2010-11 season with the club 11th in the table

6. Roy McFarland (Bolton co-manager)
Sacked 135 days into the 1995-96 season with the club 20th in the table

7. Dave Bassett (Nottingham Forest)
Sacked 143 days into the 1998-99 season with the club 22nd in the table

8. Owen Coyle (Burnley)
Resigned to join Bolton 146 days into the 2009-10 season with the club 14th in the table

9. Neil Warnock (QPR)
Sacked 148 days into the 2011-12 season with the club 17th in the table

10. Roberto di Matteo (WBA)
Sacked 176 days into the 2010-11 season with the club 16th in the table

11. Mick McCarthy (Sunderland)
Sacked 205 days into the 2005-06 season with the club 20th in the table

12. Steve Coppell (Crystal Palace)
Became Director of Football 216 days into the 1997-98 season with the club 20th in the table


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