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7 football managers who were sacked in the most disrespectful way

Rohith Nair
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Nobody likes seeing a manager getting the boot when sometimes it may not be their fault at all. High expectations, low transfer expenditure and sometimes plain bad luck have caused teams to lose their way.As if losing your job was not bad enough, these managers have had to endure a lot of pain and personal suffering because of the manner in which they were sacked. While clubs have every right to move on and find a new manager, sometimes they do not go about it the right way.Here are seven such managers who will want to forget such sackings.

#1 Leroy Rosenior - Sacked within 10 minutes

Leroy Rosenior

Leroy Rosenior was probably treated the worst of the lot. Back in May 2007, Torquay United chairman Mike Bateson decided to appoint the former England youth international who had managed clubs such as Gloucester City and Brentford. Rosenoir had also played for QPR, Fulham and West Ham as a striker and represented Sierra Leone. 

But soon after he appointed Rosenior, a consortium offered to buy a 51% stake in Torquay and Bateson agreed. In the process, he surrendered the majority ownership and the right to make decisions. 

While Rosenior had barely been allowed time to even let it sink in that he was the new manager, the consortium decided to appoint Paul Buckle as the manager instead of Rosenior.

“He didn't envisage selling the club in the near future,” Rosenior said, according to BBC. “So I did the press conference on Thursday, I did all the interviews, and within 10 minutes, Mike called me to let me know he had actually sold the club.

“So it was something that I knew was going to happen but I didn't think it was going to happen after 10 minutes. I've been told that a new consortium is coming in, they're bringing their own people and I won't have anything to do with it.”

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