‘If you can survive Paris for 16 months, you’ve done well!’… Most resignations and dismissals in European soccer ‘2nd in history’

 The already short list of European soccer coaches is shrinking even further.

According to a report published by the European Football Association (UEFA), the term of office for managers in Europe’s first division leagues is now less than 16 months.

According to the ‘European Club Competitiveness Space Index’ in-depth report prepared by UEFA and released on the 14th, a total of 735 managers were replaced in the European first division alone in the 2022/23 season. UEFA explains that this is the second highest in history.

It was also announced that less than 5% of the 1,209 first division managers had been in power for more than five years. The average tenure of first division managers in UEFA’s 48 member countries last season was 1.31 years. It was only 0.01 years longer than the 2018 figure of 1.30 years, making it the shortest in the past five years.

In only six countries, including Wales, Northern Ireland, and Ireland, the average tenure of first division managers was calculated to be two years. In Europe, the shortest average managerial term in the 2010s was 1.29 years in 2016, which was a further drop from 1.44 years in 2013. This means that as time passes, trust in the director or guarantee of time becomes increasingly unstable.

The period with the highest number of replaced managers was the 2020/21 season, when 763 managers were sacked. UEFA analyzes that the manager replacement, which was postponed due to the spread of the coronavirus, occurred simultaneously during the season.

메이저놀이터There were 41 managers in office in the English Premier League last season, and 6 of the 20 teams had three managers in charge of at least one game. Chelsea and Leeds United have had four managers in charge of at least one match.

Among the five major European soccer leagues, 11 out of 20 clubs in the Premier League (55%) changed their coaches, followed by France’s Ligue 1 and Spain’s La Liga, where 50% of all clubs changed their coaches. In the German Bundesliga and Italian Serie A, 44% and 35% of manager changes occurred, respectively.

Even in the early 2023/24 season, some clubs have already changed managers. Wolverhampton fired Spanish coach Julen Lopetegui early last month, before the season even started, and brought in coach Gary O’Neill.

Like Alex Ferguson (26 years), who raised Manchester United to the world-class club it is today, and Arsene Wenger (22 years), who led Arsenal to an undefeated championship, he followed in the footsteps of two great leaders who stayed in power for more than 20 years and left in 2013 and 2018, respectively. This means that you will rarely be able to lead a team. In the Premier League, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, who took office in 2016, is the longest-serving active manager.

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