Premier League Manager Sackings 53% less Last Season

There were 53% fewer Premier League managerial sackings compared to last season, according to figures released by the League Managers Association show.

Seven bosses got the boot in the 2016-17 season, a a far cry from last season’s 15 and the second lowest number over the past five years.

The total dismissals in the top four English leagues was 44, down from 58.

Those who were sacked averaged a tenure of 1.16 years.

There were four fewer casualties in the Championship (15) and League One (10) compared with the previous season.

And there were 12 dismissals in League Two – one down on the previous year.

Arsene Wenger, 67, is the longest-serving manager in English football as he approaches 21 years as Arsenal boss.

Dismissals year-on-year since 2011-12
Premier League Championship League One League Two Total
2016-17 7 15 10 12 44
2015-16 12 19 14 13 58
2014-15 5 20 12 10 47
2013-14 12 10 8 7 37
2012-13 8 13 11 11 43
2011-12 6 9 8 10 33

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