Is the managerial merry go round slowing down?

Russ Wilcox (York City), Tim Sherwood (Aston Villa) and Guy Luzon (Charlton Athletic) are the latest managers to bite the bullet in the cut-throat business of English league football management, but there have been 30 per cent fewer manager departures this season than at the same stage last year.

In October 2015 alone you can add Uwe Rosler (Leeds Utd), Mark Cooper (Swindon Town), Brendan Rodgers (Liverpool) and Terry Butcher (Newport County) to the list, and earlier in the month Dick Advocaat resigned his Sunderland post after a poor start to the 2015/16 campaign.

To date, there have been 14 managerial casualties across the top four leagues and Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho and Newcastle’s Steve McClaren are topping bookmakers’ lists as favourites to be next up for the chop.

By this time last year however, we had already seen 20 departures. Time will tell whether the managerial merry go round is slowing down, or if the sack race will gather pace later this season.