5 Premier League seasons that have seen the most number of managers
Nine games into the season, we have already witnessed the axing of three Premier League managers. Ronald Koeman (Everton) is the latest managerial casualty and with a fair number of teams struggling for form and points, expect the sack-fest to continue.
The inaugural season of the Premier League saw only a single replacement while the numbers have increased considerably in the following seasons. The top clubs have changed their managers frequently with Arsenal being an exception as they continue to work along with Arsene Wenger for a record 22nd season.
If the sack-fest continues, we might see a new record for the Premier League season with the most managerial changes being set.
#5 2004/05 season (30)
The 2004/05 season saw a total of 30 managers in the Premier League as seven teams changed their managers during the course of the season. Newcastle, Southampton and West Brom changed their managers twice as they struggled to find a perfect manager for the job.
Jose Mourinho's career as a Premier League boss started in this season and he introduced himself to the premier world in style by securing several top signings including the likes of Petr Cech, Arjen Robben, Ricardo Carvalho and Didier Drogba. This was also the debut season for Rafa Benitez in the premier as he was given the opportunity to manage Liverpool.
Ultimately, Mourinho guided Chelsea to the Premier League title in his debut season after losing only a single game in the top tier to end the west Londoners' 50-year wait for the top-flight league title.
Arsenal and Manchester United finished below the champions while David Moyes' Everton side pushed Liverpool down in the last gameweek to earn themselves a Champions league spot.