Following the news that Nuno Espirito Santo has been sacked by Tottenham Hotspur after just over four months in charge, there will be a number of rumours circulating about his successor.
Antonio Conte has since taken up the role at the New Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and will appear in the dugout in the very near future as the Italian makes a return to the capital.
Indeed, many of the biggest sportsbooks available at www.sportwetten-vergleich.at/ had made him strong favourites too, thus giving bettors the opportunity to have placed a wager on seeing him back in the Premier League.
As Nuno had only managed to last a total of 124 days, GiveMeSport decided to take a look at the figures behind his tenure and work out where he ranked in regards to the shortest managerial reigns within the Premier League.
Perhaps surprisingly, it is only the 12th shortest reign, though, as there have been a number of clubs who have acted ruthlessly and quicker than Spurs did. Let’s take a look at who did not manage to last longer than Nuno.
12. Nuno Espirito Santo – 124 days (Tottenham Hotspur)
11. Pepe Mel – 120 days (West Bromwich Albion)
10. Steve Wigley – 107 days (Southampton)
9. Claudio Ranieri – 106 days (Fulham)
8. Tony Adams – 106 days (Portsmouth)
7. Colin Todd – 98 days (Derby County)
6. Terry Connor – 91 days (Wolves)
5. Quique Sanchez Flores – 85 days (Watford)
4. Bob Bradley – 84 days (Swansea City)
3. Frank de Boer – 77 days (Crystal Palace)
2. Rene Meulensteen – 75 days (Fulham)
1. Les Reed – 41 days (Charlton Athletic)
It is actually rather amazing to consider that there are seven individuals on the list that were unable to even acquire 100 days of employment with the club that they were with, whilst there are teams that appear on the list on more than one occasion, thus suggesting that they have not yet managed to learn from their mistakes.
For example, Fulham appear twice after Rene Meulensteen and Claudio Ranieri felt the wrath of the board and the Italian will be hoping he can last longer than his 106 days at Craven Cottage under the Pozzo family at Watford this season, although that is hardly a guarantee.
Frank de Boer is perhaps one of the most famous ones as he only lasted five games at Crystal Palace, whilst Les Reed’s spell as Charlton Athletic’s manager was a disastrous one that lasted just over a month. Nicknamed “Les Miserables”, he had just one win in the league whilst also being embarrassed in the League Cup after being knocked out by Wycombe Wanderers whilst the Addicks were a Premier League side.