12 dismissals of football managers 2013-14 in the Premier League

5 June 2014 – Once again, the English League Managers Association (LMA) has published its end-of-season statistics dealing with how head coaches and/or managers have fared in the top four tiers of professional football in England.

Prepared in co-operation with the Liverpool University, the document provides a detailed account of when and how often (though not necessarily why) clubs change managers, differentiating between dismissals on the one hand, and resignations on the other. With a total of 43 managerial movements – of which 37 were dismissals, with 6 voluntary resignations – last season’s numbers are far better than in 2012-13 (63 movements, thereof 43 dismissals and 20 resignations). Nevertheless, dismissals in the Premier League are the highest since 1992 with 12 managers dismissed this season.

The findings also provide information on managers’ average length of tenure (1.44 years; in the Premier League even shorter with 1,22 years). There is a sharp contrast between a manager’s average tenure of 1.44 years and the managerial longevity enjoyed by, for example, Arsène Wenger who’s been with Arsenal FC for almost 18 seasons now or Exeter City’s Paul Tisdale (8 seasons).

Download and view the full document by clicking here.


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