2017 saw some of the biggest names switch clubs for record fees and clubs investing extensively for a better start to the season. With big investments, popularity and the broadcasting rights, clubs in England were under pressure to deliver. Some big names in the managerial world paid the price.
5. Vincenzo Montella
After a good start to the 2017-18 season, which saw Milan sign some interesting prospects, the team started to underperform and put in inconsistent performances. With Montella’s tactics failing and the faith of the crowd and the owners declining day by day, he was sacked by Milan on 27 November 2017, being replaced by Gennaro Gatusso..
4. Frank de Boer
With Crystal Palace, de Boer had an opportunity to prove his mettle and integrate his philosophy. Instead, He set a record at the time of his sack on 11th September 2017, having managed the team for only 450 minutes of Premier League game time, making it one of the shortest reigns in the Premier League.
3. Peter Bosz
Bosz joined Dortmund in the summer of 2017 from Ajax. However, a run of 13 games in all competitions, where the club managed to win just once, saw them fall far behind their rivals and crash out of the Champions League. On 10 December 2017, Bosz was sacked due to the club’s downward trajectory and was replaced by Peter Stoger.