September 11, 2019

Football quiz: early season sackings
The first international break of the season is a precarious time to be a football manager. Just as Javi Gracia Javi Gracia was sacked on Saturday just a few months after he had led Watford to the FA Cup final. Watford's form dipped at the end of last season and he was only given four games this campaign to turn things around. Which manager was sacked after just four games in charge of a Premier League club?Chris Hutchings Bob Bradley Frank de BoerLes Reed Gracia joins a long line of managers who have been sacked by Watford. How many days did Billy McKinlay last as their manager in 2014?8213247Huddersfield sacked Jan Siewert last month after a run of one win in 19 games, replacing him with Danny Cowley. What was Cowley’s profession before he became a full-time manager at Lincoln City?PlumberElectricianPE teacher School caretaker Gus Poyet was sacked by Brighton in the summer of 2013. What was he doing when he found out the news?On his honeymoon Working as a TV punditAt his child’s birthday party Playing a charity football match at his former club Chelsea Ethiopia sacked Iffy Onuora in 2011 after just nine months in charge because he had been critical of the team’s training facilities in the press. What was his main gripe?The team were unable to train on a grass pitch He had to remove cows from the training ground before a sessionThere was no security so the public kept interrupting training sessionsThere were no posts at the training pitch so they had to use jumpers for goalpostsWimbledon were ninth in the Fourth Division when Dave Bassett joined in 1981. By the time he left in 1987, they were riding high in the top tier. However, it could have been very different. Which club did Bassett agree to join in the summer of 1984, before rejecting their offer a few days later and sticking with Wimbledon?Crystal PalaceEnglandSwansea City FulhamWhich former Tottenham player was sacked as the club’s manager a few games into the season after a particularly damning 3-0 defeat to Notts County in the League Cup?Tim Sherwood Terry Venables Glenn Hoddle Ossie ArdilesWhy were the League Managers Association especially disappointed by Charlton’s decision to sack Les Reed in 2006?He had moved his family over from the US a few days earlier They sacked him on Christmas EveHe had won his last five games in a row The club’s chairman had said on TV the day before that he “would never sack Les”Ian Porterfield was the first manager to be sacked in the first season of the Premier League. In which month did Chelsea give him the boot?August OctoberDecemberFebruaryRoberto Di Matteo won the FA Cup and Champions League while in charge of Chelsea. How many months did he spend as their manager (either as a caretaker or in the job full-time).Four monthsEight monthsTwelve monthsFifteen months1 and above.Ah well. 2 and above.Ah well. 3 and above.You gave it a good go4 and above.That's a respectable score5 and above.That's a respectable score6 and above.That's a fine score7 and above.That's a fine score8 and above.That's a very fine score9 and above.That's a very fine score0 and above.Ah well. 10 and above.Incredible score
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