Already after 11 games, four managers have been let go because of disappointing starts compared to preseason projections.
See who they are and who might be next in line below.
What Premier League managers have been fired so far for the 2022-23 season?
After Aston Villa’s 3-0 loss to Fulham on Thursday, Steven Gerrard was the latest player to lose his job. He wasn’t the pioneer, though. Let’s take a look at the sacked English Premier League managers so far in 2022-23:
After a 9-0 road loss to Liverpool on August 30, Bournemouth fired Parker. Although Parker was adamant that the board release more funds so that the team could sign more quality players in order to compete in the Premier League after being promoted from the EFL Championship, the board ultimately decided against doing so. The team has been performing better under interim coach Gary ONeil, but it remains to be seen if this is just a temporary uptick in performance or the start of something truly promising.
Substitute Goalkeeper for Chelsea, Thomas Tuchel
The team’s performance in the preseason should have given us a good indication of how the season would go. Tuchel was fired on September 7 after Chelsea’s 1-0 loss to Dinamo Zagreb in the UEFA Champions League, despite having led the club to the 2020-21 UEFA Champions League title, the UEFA Super Cup, and the FIFA Club World Cup all in the same season. Tuchel’s strategies didn’t produce the same results despite the club spending $310 million on transfers over the summer.
His midfield was disorganized, his attackers couldn’t get through low blocks, and his defense, which featured three central defenders and two wingbacks, constantly conceded goals. Graham Potter of Brighton & Hove Albion was brought in by Chelsea as the permanent replacement, but it was a bad sign that they fired him after only a week in the position.
For Wolverhampton Wanderers, we have Bruno Lage.
About a month later, on October 2, following Wolves’ 2-0 loss on the road to West Ham, manager Walter “Lage” Silva was let go. Wolves were supposed to be contending for another top-10 spot in the table, but they have struggled to remain above the red zone due to their lack of a quality ball-striking No. 9 and clinical wingers. Manager Lage was replaced by Julen Lopetegui, formerly of Sevilla and Real Madrid.