Shortest Managerial Reigns In Football History

Top 10 shortest managerial reigns in Soccer History

We see Football Managers all over the world come and go, Usually it is after a long period and the Manager either retires or part ways with the club they have been with, in some unfortunate cases a Football Managers career is cut short due poor performance, and in the most unfortunate cases it is due to behavioural problems.

Top ten shortest managerial reigns in Football History

So today I decided to dust off the history books and put together the 10 shortest managerial reigns in football/Soccer History

10. Colin Todd – Derby County (98 days, 2001/02 Season)

Colin Todd

Colin Todd

One poor performance after another was enough for the Club as Colin Todd was given only 17 games as manager before the club decided on Parting ways with the Manager, .Although Colin Todd is not the best of managers he was a decent Footballer, he made more than 600 appearances in the Football League, playing for Clubs Sunderland, Derby County, Everton, Birmingham City

9. Henning Berg – Blackburn Rovers (57 days, 2012 Season)

Henning Berg

Henning Berg

After less than eight weeks in charge of Blackburn Rovers, The club announced the sacking of manager Henning Berg and his coaching staff,  Henning Berg was quoted in saying about Blackburn Rovers  “no real managers with credibility would accept a job like that.”

8. Brian Clough – Leeds United (44 days, 1974 Season)

Brian Clough

Brian Clough

The problem here was Brian Clough hated the Leeds United Players and they in turn hated him, this eventually led to a decision being made and Brian Clough was let go from the Club after 44 days.

7. Les Reed – Charlton (41 days, 2006 Season)

Les Reed

Les Reed

Charlton Athletic having been eliminated from both F.A and Coca Cola cups to lower league teams and Charlton firmly set in the relegation zone, Les Reed was asked to leave after 41 days in charge of the club.

6. Alex McLeish – Nottingham Forest (40 days, 2012-13 Season)

Alex McLeish

Alex McLeish

After a dispute with the club’s owners over transfer policy, Alex McLeish left Nottingham Forest forever, after a week of disputes, Alex McLeish and the Bosses couldn’t see eye to eye and Mcleish quit after only five weeks at the reigns.

5. Steve Coppell – Manchester City (33 days, 1996 Season)

Steve Coppell

Steve Coppell

Steve Coppell left Manchester City while the hype of him taking over had just begun, Just after six weeks as Manager of Manchester City, Steve Coppell quit stating stress as the cause of his decision, a very short affair.

4. Paul Hart – QPR (28 days, 2009/10 Season)

Paul Hart

Paul Hart

Paul hart like managers before him at Queens Park Rangers got into a fight with a player, Paul Hart and Footballer  Adel Taarabat were having a heated discussion which lead to a physical confrontation, after the incident club owner Flavio Briatore decided it would be best to part ways with the Manager after only 28 days at the helm.

3. Martin Ling – Cambridge United (9 days, 2009 Season)

Martin Ling

Martin Ling

Martin Ling had quite a good reign at Cambridge United, Unfortunately he and club chairman George Rolls didn’t get along too well, they would have disagreements about everything, and despite his good run at Cambridge United Martin Ling  quit after only nine days in charge.

2. Dave Bassett – Crystal Palace (4 days, 1984 Season)

Dave Bassett

Dave Bassett

Dave Bassett didn’t even get enough time to sign a contract with Crystal Palace, after only four days at Selhurst Park, Dave Bassett decided the club wasn’t to his liking and quit.

1. Leroy Rosenior – Torquay (10 minutes, 2007 Season)

Leroy Rosenior

Leroy Rosenior

Never in the History of Sports has there been a short reign as this one, Leroy Rosenior took over the Managerial Position a Torquay in 2007, and everything was fine, The papers were signed and he was set to go as Club Manager, that was until  the club was taken over by a local consortium, which was happening at the time of Leroy’s appointment, The new owners decided they wanted to hire their own man so Leroy Rosenior was fired as soon as he was hired, very harsh.

And there we have it Football Fans, The shortest Managerial Reigns in the history of Football, What did you think of number one? Leave us your thoughts in the comments below or tweet me @SteveMilneNews

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