5 top managers who have been sacked the most in their respective careers
In modern football, results matter a great deal. Managing some of the top European clubs like Chelsea, Manchester United, Barcelona and Real Madrid is not an easy affair. The pressure of winning games and silverware is huge and losing games are never acceptable.
The consequences of failing to meet certain criteria such as winning trophies, UEFA Champions League qualification or surviving relegation are huge. Some managers get sacked because of boardroom issues while some have lost their jobs because of dressing room controversies.
On that note, let’s take a look at the managers who have been sacked the most in their careers:
#5 Steve McClaren - 5 times
Steve McClaren started his managerial career with Derby County in 1995, where he was assistant manager to Jim Smith. He moved to Manchester United in 1999 and then to England National team in 2000 as an assistant manager.
His was appointed as a manager of Middlesbrough in 2001 and then for England in 2006. However, he was sacked when England failed to qualify for UEFA Euro 2008. He managed Twente for 2 years before moving to VfL Wolfsburg. He was sacked by Wolfsburg as well in 2011, due to poor results.
After some brief stints with Nottingham Forest and Twente, he landed in Derby County. Derby County sacked him in 2015. McClaren later faced sacking in Newcastle United and for the second time, in Derby County.
He is currently a coaching consultant at Maccabi Tel Aviv. The biggest success of his managerial career came in 2010 when he led FC Twente to Eredivisie title.