Alan Pardew, De Boer & the shortest managerial reigns in Premier League history

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Football management is a demanding job and club boards can sometimes be quick to lose patience when things aren't going right

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    #18 Sam Allardyce | Crystal Palace | 151 days

    Sam Allardyce's stint as England manager lasted just 67 days as he was forced to resign in disgrace following a scandal in September 2016. However, he managed to land another job just a couple of months later as he took the reins at Crystal Palace. He saved Palace from relegation but departed in May 2017 after 151 days.
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    #17 Howard WIlkinson | Sunderland | 151 days

    Howard Wilkinson took the reins at Sunderland in late 2002 but the former Leeds United boss did not last very long and left the job after 151 days.
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    #16 Remi Garde | Aston Villa | 147 days

    Ex-France international Remi Garde had enjoyed a degree of success with Lyon before taking charge of Aston Villa in November 2015, but he could not replicate that at Villa Park. He departed in March 2016 with Villa at the bottom of the table after 147 days.
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    #15 Chris Hutchings | Bradford City | 141 days

    When Paul Jewell left Bradford City for Sheffield Wednesday in 2000, his assistant Chris Hutchings was promoted to the role of manager. However, his reign lasted only 21 games and he was sacked in November of that year.
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    #14 Marco Silva | Hull City | 140 days

    Portuguese coach Marco Silva took over at Hull City from Mike Phelan in January 2017 and he was tasked with steering the club away from relegation. Unfortunately, he could not achieve his aims and resigned after 140 days.
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    #13 Ron Atkinson | Nottingham Forest | 140 days

    Ron Atkinson's managerial career saw him guide the fortunes of clubs such as Manchester United, Atletico Madrid and Aston Villa, but his final job at Nottingham Forest was one of his shortest reigns. He took over mid-way through January 2000 and resigned in April following Forest's relegation.
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    #12 Velimir Zajec | Portsmouth | 134 days

    Croatian coach Velimir Zajec temporarily took charge of Portsmouth in December 2004 following the resignation of Harry Redknapp. The former Dinamo Zagreb boss lasted 134 days before Alain Perrin was appointed in 2005.
  8. #11 Alan Pardew | West Brom | 124 days

    Alan Pardew took the reins of a struggling West Bromwich Albion side on November 29, 2017 and his tenure came to an end on April 2, 2018. The Baggies hierarchy called time on Pardew's reign after he managed just one Premier League win in 18 games, losing 12. The former Crystal Palace and Newcastle United boss left the Hawthorns with West Brom rooted to the bottom of the table with just six games to go.
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    #10 Neil Warnock | Crystal Palace | 122 days

    Neil Warnock's second spell as manager of Crystal Palace - in 2014 - was brief and he was sacked from the role after a dismal run of results in December 2014. His return to Selhurst Park lasted 122 days.
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    #9 Pepe Mel | West Brom | 120 days

    Pepe Mel arrived at The Hawthorns from Real Betis in January 2014 but his tenure as manager of West Brom was brief and unsuccessful. He won just three of the 17 games he was in charge for and left in May the same year.
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    #8 Steve Wigley | Southampton | 107 days

    When Paul Sturrock left Southampton prematurely in August 2004 Steve Wigley was the man the Saints turned to. However, he lasted just 14 games and was dismissed in December that year.
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    #7 Tony Adams | Portsmouth | 106 days

    Former Arsenal captain Tony Adams served as assistant manager to Harry Redknapp and was elevated to manager in October 2008 when Redknapp left for Tottenham. His tenure as boss came to an end just over three months later.
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    #6 Colin Todd | Derby County | 98 days

    Colin Todd served as assistant to Walter Smith at Derby County in the 2000-01 season but was appointed manager the next season following Smith's resignation. His reign lasted from October 2001 to January 2002, when he was sacked.
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    #5 Terry Connor | Wolves | 91 days

    Terry Connor took over as manager of Wolves in February 2012 following the dismissal of Mick McCarthy, but his reign was catastrophic and brief as he failed to win a single game and the club finished with a desperately low points tally.
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    #4 Bob Bradley | Swansea City | 84 days

    He was the first American to manage a club in a top-tier European division but Bob Bradley's time at the helm of Swansea City was over after just 11 games.
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    #3 Frank de Boer | Crystal Palace | 77 days

    Frank de Boer holds the uneviable tag of having the shortest-ever managerial stint in terms of matches: four losses in four games with no goals scored. Crystal Palace ousted the Dutchman - whose tactics baffled - on September 11, 2017 and replaced him with ex-England boss Roy Hodgson.
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    #2 Rene Meulensteen | Fulham | 75 days

    Former Manchester United coach Rene Meulensteen found himself thrust into the manager's hot-seat at Fulham following the sacking of Martin Jol in December 2013. He was replaced two months later though, with Felix Magath instated on February 14.
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    #1 Les Reed | Charlton Athletic | 40 days

    The man who holds the record for shortest managerial spell in the Premier League is Les Reed, whose spell at the helm of Charlton Athletic in 2006 lasted just 40 days. He took over from Iain Dowie in November and was replaced by Alan Pardew in December.