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Football managers who have been fired the most number of times Premier League 

Football managers who have been fired the most number of times

  1. Steve McClaren (5 times):

McClaren started his career in management as an assistant to Jim Smith at Derby County. After having similar stints with Manchester Untied and England, he joined Middlesbrough as their manager in 2001 and then for the English national team in 2006. With England failing to qualify for the Euro 2008, he was sacked immediately. He then joined Twente and two years later moved to Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga. He was sacked there in 2011 and after a while he joined Derby County where he was sacked in 2015. He later faced sacking at Newcastle United and once again at Derby and is now a coaching consultant at Maccabi Tel Aviv.


  1. Pepe Mel (5 times):

Coslada in Spain was Pepe’s start in his managerial career. His first managerial stint was with Tenerife in Spain in 2001 which saw relegation. After a spell with some second division clubs, he saw his first sacking come at Polideportivo Ejido. His next club was Rayo Vallecano in 2006 where he was sacked in 2010. After managing Real Betis for three years, he moved to the Premier League to manage West Bromwich Albion where he was sacked within 5 months. He was sacked at his next two clubs i.e. Real Betis and Deportivo La Coruna and is currently employed.


  1. Sam Allardyce (5 times):

Big Sam is currently at Everton but he too has had his struggles as a manager. Having being hired as a player coach at West Brom in 1989, he was sacked in 1991. Having managed Blackpool later on, he was sacked two years after that. He then had a memorable spell with Bolton for 7 years after which he joined Newcastle United and was sacked within 7 months. He then joined Blackburn and was sacked from there after 2 years, followed by a sacking in 2015 by West Ham United.


  1. Roy Hodgson (5 times):

Roy is one of the longest serving managers in football having managed some of the finest clubs. He faced his first sack came with Blackburn Rovers in 1998, followed by a sack at Udinese in 2001. Because of some unfruitful results, he was sacked by Finland and then by Liverpool in 2010. He was sacked in 2016 after being the English manager.


  1. Claudio Ranieri (8 times):

Alike Roy Hodgson, Ranieri too has managed some of the biggest clubs in the world. His first sacking came in 1991 when he was at Napoli. He was later on sacked by Chelsea in 2004 and then having a bad spell as he was sacked by Valencia, Juventus and Inter Milan in 2005, 2009 and 2012 respectively. He was then sacked by Greece in 2015 and then by Leicester City in spite of winning the Premier League title the previous season.


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