21 May 2010

The sack more certain for England's club managers now than ever

7:29 am on 21 May 2010

English football's club managers are being given less time to make an impact with 51 changes recorded last season by the League Managers Association.

The LMA says 36 managers were sacked during the last campaign including 12 in their first job, which chief executive Richard Bevan says is disappointing.

Bevan says more worrying still is that the average tenure of those managers that were dismissed this season has reached an all time low by comparison with other years.

The report said managers lasted on average just 1.4 years - a long way off Alex Ferguson's spell at Premier League runners-up Manchester United. Since the Scot was appointed in November 1986 there have been 969 managerial sackings.