Paulo di Canio lasted just 12 league games at Sunderland before he was sacked, but few were surprised to see him lose his job. His style of management ruined morale in the dressing room and it showed on the pitch, with only two league wins in his time in charge. Remarkably, there are seven other managers in Premier League history who managed a club for 12 or fewer league games.
After the craziness of yesterday’s transfer deadline, here is a club-by-club summary of every move made before the window closed at 11pm last night.
Transfer deadline day is an important day in the footballing calendar, as managers scrabble around to buy a player (or five) that will help them have a successful season, but the whole thing looks increasingly farcical with every passing year. The transfer sagas become more drawn out, the fees become larger, the rumours become sillier and then you have the mad rush at the end with players moving for incredibly inflated prices.
The Premier League returns this weekend and with a number of managerial changes at high-profile clubs, it is sure to be an intriguing season. Here are my predictions for the coming season, feel free to agree, disagree or provide your own predictions in the comments section at the bottom.
This is the second part of my look at the comings and goings in the Premier League so far this summer. If you want to see the first part, which looks at all teams from Arsenal to Manchester City, then click the link below!
The start of the Premier League season is fast approaching, and there has already been plenty of transfer activity. Here is the first part of my look at this summer’s transfers so far.