Claudio Ranieri became the latest Premier League manager to be given the chop this season, although admittedly that is not a scenario that is foreign to the Italian.
Indeed, the manager has had “more clubs than a professional golfer” as he has gone around Europe picking up a number of jobs with varying degrees of success.
Of course, many will remember his legendary time at Leicester City where he managed to guide them to the Premier League title, whilst others might remember when he first arrived in England and at Chelsea, where he became the ‘Tinkerman’.
One thing that we do know is that he will have received a fair payout each time he has been sacked from this role, which is money that he can use when he finds the best Swedish betting sites available to him perhaps the next time he heads to Scandinavia.
Watford has decided to pull the plug on his managerial reign with the club after just 112 days after he replaced Xisco Muñoz at the beginning of October 2021.
The Hornets were positioned in 15th at the time, but after 14 games under the Italian, the Hertfordshire-based club had found itself in 19th, with the 3-0 defeat to Norwich City spelling the end of Ranieri’s time at Vicarage Road.
Interestingly, an article by GiveMeSport decided to take a look at the shortest Premier League reigns throughout history and found that Ranieri’s spell had ranked 11th. Unfortunately for the Italian, he appeared twice on the list as he only lasted 106 days at Fulham.
Let’s take a look at the 13 shortest reigns below…
- Nuno Espirito Santo – 124 days (Tottenham Hotspur)
- Pepe Mel – 120 days (West Bromwich Albion)
- Claudio Ranieri – 112 days (Watford)
- Steve Wigley – 107 days (Southampton)
=8. Claudio Ranieri – 106 days (Fulham)
=8. Tony Adams – 106 days (Portsmouth)
- Colin Todd – 98 days (Derby County)
- Terry Connor – 91 days (Wolves)
- Quique Sanchez Flores – 85 days (Watford)
- Bob Bradley – 84 days (Swansea City)
- Frank de Boer – 77 days (Crystal Palace)
- Rene Meulensteen – 75 days (Fulham)
- Les Reed – 41 days (Charlton Athletic)
Clearly, almost everyone will have known that taking the Watford role was something that was always going to be a poisoned chalice and one that many might not want to use a betting bonus on, and history certainly proves that.
Quique Sanchez Flores only lasted 85 days in his second stint at Vicarage Road, however the manager to have had the shortest reign in Premier League history had only managed to last half that amount of time.
Charlton Athletic had Les Reed take charge of the Addicks for just 41 days before he was handed his P45, with the Englishman having managed to achieve just one win in the eight games he was in the dugout for.