Every Championship sacking this season as axe swings on manager of year nominee

Sacked Hull boss Liam Rosenior on the touchline at the MKM Stadium for a 2-0 defeat by Stoke City on Good Friday.
Sacked Hull boss Liam Rosenior on the touchline at the MKM Stadium for a 2-0 Good Friday defeat by Stoke City. -Credit:Greig Cowie

Only six managers have survived in the Championship from the end of last season until now as Liam Rosenior is the latest to be fired, paying the ultimate price for Hull City missing out on the play-offs.

Rosenior was an albeit unlikely nomination for Championship manager of the year for his work in turning Hull into top six contenders with strong financial backing. But a final-day defeat at Plymouth Argyle meant they finished seventh, three points behind Norwich City - and even a win on the south coast wouldn't have been enough due to an inferior goal difference.

Hull only won three of their final 13 games, and Tigers owner Acun Ilicali met Rosenior today to confirm his decision, reports HullLive.

Rosenior had taken over in November 2022 when Hull were at the wrong end of the division and he was busy last summer, with signings including Stoke old boys Jaden Philogene and Liam Delap. There has been progress, but two home wins since the turn of the year left the board ready to make a change. Amongst those was a 2-0 defeats to the Potters at the MKM Stadium on Good Friday.

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Ipswich boss Kieran McKenna was ultimately named Championship manager of the year for guiding the club to a second successive promotion, while Daniel Farke, at play-off bound Leeds United, was also nominated.

McKenna, Carlos Corberan (West Brom), David Wagner (Norwich), Michael Carrick (Middlesbrough), Mark Robins (Coventry) and Ryan Lowe (Preston North End) are the only managers who were at their clubs this time last year. There are nine clubs who have changed managers at least twice.

Stoke changed their boss in mid-December with Alex Neil being replaced by Steven Schumacher. Interestingly, three of the club which have had three new managers this season are amongst those ultimately relegated - Rotherham, Huddersfield and Birmingham, City.

Championship clubs managers since end of last season

Leicester: Smith, Maresca;

Ipswich: McKenna;

Leeds: Allardyce, Farke;

Southampton: Seles, Martin;

West Brom: Corberan;

Norwich: Wagner;

Hull: Rosenior, TBD;

Middlesbrough: Carrick;

Coventry: Robins;

Preston: Lowe;

Bristol City: Pearson, Manning;

Cardiff: Lamouchi, Bulut;

Millwall: Rowett, Edwards, Harris;

Swansea: Martin, Duff, Williams;

Watford: Wilder, Ismael, Cleverley;

Sunderland: Mowbray, Beale, Dodds (interim);

Stoke: Neil, Schumacher;

QPR: Ainsworth, Cifuentes;

Blackburn: Tomasson, Eustace;

Sheffield Wednesday: Moore, Xisco, Rohl;

Plymouth: Schumacher, Foster, Dewsnip (interim);

Birmingham: Eustace, Rooney, Mowbray, Rowett (interim);

Huddersfield: Warnock, Moore, Breitenreiter;

Rotherham: Taylor, Richardson, Evans

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