What managers have been sacked this season?

FT Desk
  • FT Desk
  • 27 Sep 2022 14:27 BST
  • 4 min read
FT Desk 27 Sep 2022 14:27 BST 4 min read
Domenico Tedesco

European football is one of the most high-pressure sporting arenas and that means that soccer managers are sacked on a regular basis as clubs fear the worst and make changes in order to try and ensure success.

Across the continent's top leagues, head coaches come and go frequently throughout the season, with the length of a manager's stint getting shorter and shorter.

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In fact, the next manager to be sacked is a vital part of football transfer news, as the impact of a managerial change can often make a huge difference both on and off the pitch.

The 2022-23 season is well underway in Europe and already we have seen a number of managerial casualties.

Below, FootballTransfers runs through every manager in Europe’s top five leagues who have left their posts this campaign.

Sacked/departed Premier League managers in 2022-23

ManagerClubSack date
Scott ParkerBournemouthAugust 30
Thomas TuchelChelseaSeptember 7
Graham PotterBrightonSeptember 8

Scott Parker became the first manager to be sacked in the Premier League in 2022-23 as he was given his marching orders on August 30. This followed a dismal start to the season in which the newly-promoted team conceded 16 goals in three games, including a 9-0 defeat at Anfield against Liverpool.

Scott Parker was sacked by Bournemouth on August 30

Scott Parker was sacked by Bournemouth on August 30

The first high-profile manager to be sacked was Chelsea's Thomas Tuchel on September 7. Just 15 months after winning the Champions League, the German was sent packing after losing three of the first seven games of the season. He was replaced by Brighton's Graham Potter, who was himself suceeded at Falmer Stadium by former Sassuolo and Shakhtar Donetsk manager Roberto De Zerbi.

Tuchel lost his job on September 7

Tuchel lost his job on September 7

Last season, 10 managers were sacked in the Premier League, including Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Roy Hodgson, Marcelo Bielsa and Sean Dyche.

Sacked/departed La Liga managers in 2022-23

None so far.

Last season, 11 managers were sacked in La Liga, including Ronald Koeman losing his job at Barcelona. He was replaced by club legend Xavi.

Levante head coach Paco Lopez was the first La Liga manager to be sacked after failing to win any of the club's first eight matches of the 2021-22 season.

Sacked/departed Serie A managers in 2022-23

ManagerClubSack date
Sinisa MihajlovicBolognaSeptember 6
Giovanni StroppaMonzaSeptember 13

Sinisa Mihajlovic was the first manager to be sacked in Serie A on September 6 as Bologna found themselves only one point above the drop. He was replaced by ex-Inter and PSG midfielder Thiago Motta.

Sinisa Mihajlovic was the first manager to be sacked in Serie A in 2022-23

Sinisa Mihajlovic was the first manager to be sacked in Serie A in 2022-23

The second manager to go was Giovanni Stroppa, who was sacked by Monza owner Silvio Berlusconi after the team earned just one point from the first six games. He was replaced by rookie Raffaele Palladino, who beat Juventus in his first game in charge.

Last season, 10 managers were sacked in Serie A, including Walter Mazzarri and Andriy Shevchenko.

The first Serie A manager to lose his job in 2021-22 campaign was Verona's Eusebio Di Francesco. He lasted just three games before being sacked.

Sacked/departed Bundesliga managers in 2022-23

ManagerClubSack date
Domenico TedescoRB LeipzigSeptember 7
Thomas ReisBochumSeptember 12

Domenico Tedesco was the first Bundesliga manager to be sacked on September 7 after Leipzig won only one of their first five games of the league season, also losing their opening Champions League match to Shakhtar. He was replaced by Marco Rose.

He was followed by Thomas Reis, who was relieved of his duties by Bochum with the team losing six out of six Bundesliga games to start the season. Reis was permanently replaced by former Vitesse Arnhem coach Thomas Letsch.

Domenico Tedesco was the first Bundesliga manager to lose his job

Domenico Tedesco was the first Bundesliga manager to lose his job

Five Bundesliga managers were sacked in the 2021-22 season, including Mark Van Bommel and Jesse Marsch.

The first manager to be sacked in the Bundesliga last season was the aforementioned Van Bommel, who left his post in October 2021.

Sacked/departed Ligue 1 managers in 2022-23

None so far.

The 2021-22 season saw only four Ligue 1 managers sacked from their post, including Claude Puel and Niko Kovac. Puel was the first to lose his job.

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