EPL Managerial Sackings 2017-2018: Week 30

Mauricio Pellegrino is the ninth English Premier League manager to be sacked this season.

There are eight weeks left in the season.

I have been monitoring managerial changes in the League.

These are my data that look at:

  • League position when manager sacked
  • Highest League position under new manager
  • Current League position at the end of Week 30

They are presented here in the order of managerial sackings:

Crystal Palace (Week 4)

Leicester (Week 8)

Everton (Week 9)

West Ham (Week 11)

West Brom (Week 12)

Swansea (Week 18)

Stoke (Week 21)

Watford (Week 24)

Southampton (Week 30)

Impact?

Six of the seven teams at the foot of the English Premier League have sacked their managers this season. The exception is Huddersfield Town (currently in 15th position). West Brom is in the most tenuous position at 20th, seven points adrift from the next team. The gap between 19th (Stoke) and 14th (Swansea) is four points.

Leicester (8th), Everton (9th), and Watford (10th) have created a distance from these teams. Watford is 9 points from a relegation place.

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