Managing a football club is a precarious business these days.
With only nine weeks of the season played, 19 managers have already been sacked or left their job.
Barnsley’s Nigel Spackman became the latest casualty yesterday when he was sacked after a poor start to the season for the Tykes, culminating in a 3-1 defeat against South Yorkshire rivals Sheffield Wednesday.
Here, is a list of the managers who have fallen by the wayside so far this season.
Derby OUT Jim Smith IN Colin Todd
Leicester OUT Peter Taylor IN Dave Bassett
Southampton OUT Stuart Gray IN Gordon Strachan
Barnsley OUT Nigel Spackman IN Glyn Hodges (caretaker manager)
Birmingham OUT Trevor Francis IN Mick Mills and Jim Barron (caretaker managers)
Coventry OUT Gordon Strachan IN Roland Nilsson
Sheffield Wednesday OUT Peter Shreeves IN Terry Yorath (caretaker manager)
Brighton OUT Micky Adams IN Peter Taylor
Northampton OUT Kevin Wilson IN Kevan Broadhurst
Notts County OUT Jocky Scott IN Gary Brazil
Swindon OUT Andy King IN Roy Evans
Wrexham OUT Brian Flynn IN Denis Smith
Darlington OUT Gary Bennett IN Tommy Taylor
Exeter OUT Noel Blake IN John Cornforth (caretaker manager)
Halifax OUT Paul Bracewell IN Alan Little
Leyton Orient OUT Tommy Taylor IN Paul Brush
Macclesfield OUT Gil Prescott IN Kevin Keen
Southend Dave Webb OUT IN Rob Newman
Swansea OUT John Hollins IN Colin Addison