Premier League owners become more impatient: Study shows that replacing the manager rarely results in long-term improvements

2 December 2019

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Photo: Getty Images Quique Sanchez Flores is the fourth Premier League manager to be sacked this season. Flores has only been at the helm of the Watford squad for three months.

This weekend, Quique Flores became the second Watford manager to be sacked this season.

The number of sacked managers in the Premier League this season has almost reached that of last season.

Analysis of 15 years of Premier League data shows that sacking the manager rarely improves long-term results, as a manager's success depends on "specific highly unpredictable circumstances."

Following last season's string of manager sackings, Off The Pitch has taken a look at the results.

Jesper Elkjær Jensen jej@offthepitch.com

Watford's decision to sack their manager, Quique Sanchez Flores, makes the Spaniard the third Premier League manager to get the boot in just 12 days, and the second manager to be kicked out of Watford this season.

Flores took over from Javi Gracia in September, but was unable to help Watford escape the relegation zone. Consequently, in a move that showcases the impatience of Premier League club owners, Flores became the fourth Premier League manager to be sacked this season.

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