Brendan Rodgers is the latest managerial casualty, sacked by Liverpool today because he didn’t beat Everton and/or win the Premier League.
The Scousers sacked him only hours after it was officially confirmed that Dick Advocaat had resigned from Sunderland, the Premier League losing 10% of managers in the same day.
Each club having the international break to get a replacement in.
Brendan Rodgers leaves Liverpool in 10th place in the league, three points off the Champions League placings, and still in the League Cup.
The Liverpool fans have got their wish and eventually driven him out but in his time at Anfield, how did he do in the job compared to Newcastle and the rest…
Brendan Rodgers took over at Liverpool in summer 2012, so the stats below are basically the past three seasons plus the handful of Premier League games so far this season.
The stats are for Liverpool and the 14 other clubs who have been in the Premier League all three of those seasons.
The categories are number of games won, number lost, clean sheets, number of games where failed to score, goals for, goals against, goal difference and points.
As you can see, the Liverpool supporters have forced the manager out because over these last three years his stats show overall that they have been the fifth/sixth most successful – if it had been in the top four then that would have probably made the difference.
As for those daft deluded Geordies who allegedly ‘forced’ Alan Pardew out, these stats include two and a half years of him, almost 80% of the Newcastle matches in the period analysed – with Carver and McClaren topping them up.
As you can see, it is a three way competition across the stats between Sunderland, Villa and Newcastle to prove who has been the worst.
The current Premier League table sees those same three clubs cast adrift at the bottom already.
A bit of a pattern building up here…?