Following Frank De Boer sacking just after 77 days. This earns him a place firmly at the top three of the list of the managers with the shortest tenures in the league’s history going by the number of days spent on the job.
We look at the 10 shortest Managerial reign in the Premier league.
10. Neil Warnock (Crystal Palace, 2014) – 122 days
He was sacked in the wake of the 3-1 home defeat by Southampton on Boxing Day, a result that drew boos from the Selhurst Park crowd and sent Palace tumbling into the relegation zone.
9. Pepe Mel (West Brom, 2014) – 120 days
The 51-year-old Spaniard won just three of his 17 matches in charge as West Brom finished 17th, three points above the relegation zone.
8. Steve Wigley (Southampton, 2004) – 107 days
Wigley’s first tenure in the Premiership ended prematurely – he was dismissed by Southampton on 8 December after just 14 matches, the only win coming in the local derby against arch-rivals and former club Portsmouth. Wigley resumed duties with the club’s young players but finally left St Mary’s later in the season.
7. Tony Adams (Portsmouth, 2008-09) – 106 days
Tony Adams’ brief and fraught tenure as Portsmouth’s manager ended abruptly as the former England centre-half was sacked less than four months into a two-and-a-half-year contract at Fratton Park,
6. Colin Todd (Derby, 2001-02) – 98 days
Todd resigned as Swindon manager in November 2000 to return to Derby as assistant manager to Jim Smith. When Smith resigned in October 2001 Todd was promoted to manager but he was sacked after just three months having failed to improve the struggling club’s form.
5. Terry Connor (Wolves, 2012) – 91 days
Connor took charge with Wolves in 18th place, one of five teams at the foot of the table looking to avoid the three relegation places. His first game in charge brought a 2–2 draw at Newcastle United on 25 February 2012. However, his side then suffered seven consecutive defeats which left them rooted to the bottom of the table and were relegated on 22 April after a 0–2 defeat to Manchester City. In his thirteen games, he failed to achieve any wins and gained only four points from a possible 39. The team finished bottom of the table with one of the lowest points tallies in their history .
4. Bob Bradley (Swansea, 2016) – 84 days
The American was sacked after record of two wins, seven defeats and two draws
3. Frank de Boer (Crystal Palace, 2017) – 77 days
Frank de Boer has been sacked as Crystal Palace manager after five games and 77 days in charge.
2. Rene Meulensteen (Fulham, 2013-14) – 75 days
His first match as Fulham manager was a 2–1 loss to Tottenham Hotspur on 4 December, where Ashkan Dejagah scored the only goal for Meulensteen’s side. Fulham won their first match under Meulensteen days later on 8 December, beating Aston Villa 2–0 with goals from Steve Sidwell and Dimitar Berbatov. On 14 February 2014, Fulham hired Felix Magath to replace Meulensteen as manager, cancelling Meulensteen’s contract four days later
1. Les Reed (Charlton, 2006) – 40 days
During his six-week spell as manager Reed managed just one victory, and Charlton were knocked out of the League Cup by Football League Two side Wycombe Wanderers. Reed’s spell at Charlton became infamous, as the media attacked him frequently, nicknaming him “Les Misérables” and “Santa Clueless”, and he was later voted in an unofficial online poll “the worst manager of all time”. He was replaced as manager by Alan Pardew on 24 December, leaving Charlton Athletic by mutual consent.