Have manager sackings been as unfair as the LMA say?

The Football Space

Per the BBC the LMA are very upset at the number of managerial sackings in English football this year. What’s the new? There have been some high profile victims such as Nigel Adkins and Brian McDermott in the Premier League lately that have restarted the debate started by the removal of Roberto Di Matteo in November. Rather than just crying foul, here I will look at some of these high profile sackings and decide whether they were justifiable.

The fairness rating scale goes from 0 – completely unjustifiable to 10 – perfectly within reason

Roberto Di Matteo – sacked by Chelsea

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Why sacked? Despite winning Chelsea’s first ever Champions League last season Di Matteo was not Abramovich’s first choice and was only given an unconvincing deal to stay on. After some dubious squad utilisation, the club became the first defending champions to crash out of the Champions League in the…

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