Soccer: Managerial casualties so far this season

Managing a football club is a precarious business these days. We list the managers who have fallen by the wayside so far this season.

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.

Premiership

Derby OUT Jim Smith IN Colin Todd

Leicester OUT Peter Taylor IN Dave Bassett

Southampton OUT Stuart Gray IN Gordon Strachan

Division One

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)

Division Two

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

Division Three

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

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