Premier League: Manager sackings down 53% from 2015-16 season

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is the longest-serving manager in the top four English leagues

There were 53% fewer Premier League managerial dismissals last campaign compared to the previous season, figures released by the League Managers Association show.

Seven bosses were sacked in the 2016-17 season, a reduction from 12 during 2015-16 and the second lowest number over the past five years.

The total dismissals in the top four English leagues was 44, down from 58.

Those who were sacked averaged a tenure of 1.16 years.

There were four fewer casualties in the Championship (15) and League One (10) compared with the previous season.

And there were 12 dismissals in League Two - one down on the previous year.

Arsene Wenger, 67, is the longest-serving manager in English football as he approaches 21 years as Arsenal boss.

Dismissals year-on-year since 2011-12
Premier LeagueChampionshipLeague OneLeague TwoTotal
2016-17715101244
2015-161219141358
2014-15520121047
2013-1412108737
2012-13813111143
2011-126981033

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