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the manager merry go rounds, you're FIRED
Roberto di Matteo: Aston Villa sack manager 124 days after he takes charge
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Roberto di Matteo previously won promotion from the Championship as manager of West Bromwich Albion
Aston Villa have sacked Roberto di Matteo as manager after just 124 days in the job.
Villa are now looking for their fifth boss inside a year after deciding to replace the Italian, who won just one of 11 Championship games in charge.
Former Chelsea player and manager Di Matteo, 46, was appointed shortly after Chinese businessman Dr Tony Xia took over Villa on 2 June.
Di Matteo's assistant Steve Clarke will take over as caretaker manager.
Villa's managerial merry-go-round:
  • Tim Sherwood: Feb-Oct 2015

  • Kevin MacDonald (caretaker): Oct-Nov 2015

  • Remi Garde: Nov 2015-March 2016

  • Eric Black (caretaker): Mar-Jun 2016

  • Roberto di Matteo: Jun-Oct 2016

A club statement confirming the exit of former West Bromwich Albion boss Di Matteo said: "The club decided to act following a run of disappointing results which has the left the team occupying 19th position.
"The club would like to place on record its appreciation to Roberto for all his efforts in helping rebuild the squad."
Former Birmingham City boss Steve Bruce, who still lives in the Midlands, and ex-Wolves manager Mick McCarthy are among the early favourites to replace him.
Ex-Walsall manager Dean Smith, now in charge at Brentford, has already dismissed speculation about taking charge of the club he supported as a boy.
Villa were booed off by their fans after Saturday's 2-0 defeat at Preston - Di Matteo's final game in charge.
Former Villa striker Garry Thompson, who was the radio match summariser at Deepdale, told BBC WM: "Once you lose the support of the travelling fans and they turn on you, you're in trouble."
Di Matteo, whose major success as a manager was winning the Champions League with Chelsea in 2012, also enjoyed success at Championship level when he won promotion with Albion in 2010.
He is succeeded in the short term by his Villa assistant manager Clarke, his former Chelsea team-mate, who also spent a year and a half in charge at West Brom.
Who next for Villa?
Pat Murphy, BBC Radio 5 live
"Aston Villa will operate from a blank sheet of paper after sacking Di Matteo.
"Dr Xia took sole responsibility to dismiss Di Matteo on Saturday after watching the abject 2-0 defeat at Preston on a live television feed in China.
"Now the owner will draw up a defined style of playing and management structure before moving for a replacement. The international break gives him time to re-group and he will be assisted by chief executive Keith Wyness, technical director Steve Round and football consultant Brian Little.
"Among the candidates bound to be considered are Bruce, who is available, and three young, progressive managers - Huddersfield's David Wagner, Bristol City's Lee Johnson and Brentford's Smith - who is a lifelong Villa fan and used to clean the steps on the Holte End with his father.
"I understand Steve McClaren is not a likely contender, nor David Moyes, who turned down Villa before joining Sunderland in the summer.
"For now, there's no designated successor to Di Matteo."
Villa under Di Matteo
Since Tim Sherwood left on 25 October 2015, Villa have also had Remi Garde and caretaker boss Eric Black, for the final seven games of last season, in charge prior to Di Matteo's appointment in June.
Following his arrival, Villa signed nine players for a combined outlay of about £50m, while 17 players left, worth in the region of £16m between them.
But, since beating Rotherham United at home 3-0 on 13 August, his only win, Villa went nine games without a victory.
In five of Di Matteo's 11 league games at the helm, Villa conceded a goal after 85 minutes. 
Villa's run of managers
Since Martin O'Neill quit on the eve of the season in August 2010, Villa have had six different 'permanent' managers and four caretaker bosses, with Gary McAllister taking charge for a spell in 2011 while Gerard Houllier was absent because of ill health:
  • Kevin MacDonald (caretaker): 9 Aug-21 Sep 2010

  • Gerard Houllier/Gary McAllister: 21 Sep 2010-1 Jun 2011

  • Alex McLeish: 17 Jun 2011-15 May 2012

  • Paul Lambert: 2 Jun 2012-11 Feb 2015

  • Scott Marshall/Andy Marshall (caretaker): 11-17 Feb 2015

  • Tim Sherwood: 17 Feb-25 Oct 2015

  • Kevin MacDonald (caretaker): 25 Oct-3 Nov 2015

  • Remi Garde: 3 Nov 2015-30 March 2016

  • Eric Black (caretaker): 30 Mar 2016-2 Jun 2016

  • Roberto di Matteo: 2 Jun-3 Oct 2016

The last 19 months in detail:
Marshall/Marshall: 7 days, P1 W1 
Sherwood: 250 days, P28 W10 D2 L16
MacDonald: 9 days, P2 L2
Garde: 148 days, P23, W3, D7, L13
Black: 65 days, P7 W0, D1 L6 
Di Matteo: 124 days, P12, W1, D7, L4
Crazy and the trouble is I think its," the we are a big club and expect to go up" fans/board that caused it.
Francesco Guidolin joins him on the dole:
Swansea sack Francesco Guidolin and appoint Bob Bradley manager

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Francesco Guidolin was sacked on his 61st birthday
Swansea City have sacked Francesco Guidolin as head coach and replaced him with former USA manager Bob Bradley.
The Swans have not won in the Premier League since the opening day of the season and are 17th in the table.
Bradley, who has also managed Egypt and Norwegian side Stabaek, leaves French second-tier team Le Havre to succeed Guidolin, who was appointed in January.
The club's hierarchy spoke to several potential candidates, including former Wales captain Ryan Giggs.
American Bradley, 58, will take over a Swansea side who have lost their past three league matches and find themselves above the relegation zone only on goal difference.
Guidolin has been under intense pressure - which was increased by Saturday's 2-1 home defeat by Liverpool - and his sacking was announced on his 61st birthday on Monday.
Three members of the Italian's backroom staff - Diego Bortoluzzi, Gabrielle Ambrosetti, Claudio Bordon - have also left the Welsh club.

Swans chairman Huw Jenkins said he was "disappointed" to sack Guidolin but added that the club "needed to change things as soon as possible in order to move forward in a positive way". 
The chairman said Bradley is viewed as a "long-term appointment" who will "stabilise matters on and off the pitch".
"He is highly regarded as a coach and has a wealth of experience on the international and domestic front," added Jenkins.
"He is well aware of the club's footballing philosophy and will provide us with strong leadership qualities and a renewed belief to compete at this level."
Bradley's first match in charge will be at Arsenal on 15 October, after the international break.
Swansea City Supporters' Trust, which holds a 21% stake in the club, issued a statement saying it is "disappointed" not to be consulted over the managerial change.
"Having been an integral part of the club board for 15 years we are saddened that decisions as major as this can be taken without our involvement, despite earlier assurances from the new majority shareholders that they wished to work closely with the Supporters' Trust," it added.
"We are also frustrated and angry that the club have allowed the speculation over the manager's future to be played out in public."
Why Bob Bradley?
BBC Wales Sport's Dafydd Pritchard
Bradley may be something of an unknown quantity to some Premier League followers, but the American's career is one that Swansea City's hierarchy have tracked closely.
He is best known for his five years in charge of the United States, with highlights including a run to the 2009 Confederations Cup final that included a victory over then European champions Spain, who were on a 35-match unbeaten run.
Swansea's American owners, Steve Kaplan and Jason Levien, and chairman Jenkins were particularly impressed by the way Bradley conducted himself during his time in charge of Egypt, dealing sensitively with the 2012 Port Said stadium disaster in which 74 people were killed.
It is believed Swansea were as impressed by Bradley's character as they were his experience, and he saw off competition from the likes of former Manchester United and Wales captain Giggs to land the Premier League job he has coveted for years.
Cardiff City sack Paul Trollope as head coach
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Paul Trollope left a coaching role with Wales to join Cardiff
Cardiff City have sacked Paul Trollope as head coach after less than five months in charge.
The Bluebirds are second from bottom of the Championship after only two wins in 11 matches.
Assistant coach Lennie Lawrence and performance director Ryland Morgans have also left the club.
Former Sheffield United, Leeds United, Crystal Palace and QPR manager Neil Warnock is understood to be among the front-runners to replace Trollope.
Trollope was appointed by Cardiff on 18 May and confirmed in August that he would leave his role with Wales.
The Ex-Bristol Rovers boss admitted after Saturday's 2-0 defeat at Burtonthat he was under pressure but felt he could turn around Cardiff's fortunes.
"I'm fully aware the run's not good enough and it's my responsibility," he said.
"We'll come back stronger after the international break and determined to turn things around," he said.
"It's a results business and we're at the wrong end of the league and it's certainly not the start any of us wanted."
Trollope becomes the third manager to be sacked by a Welsh club in the past seven days, following the dismissals of Swansea's Francesco Guidolin and Newport's Warren Feeney.
A result driven business with the fortunes pumped into English football its easier for clubs to fire managers 
Wonder who will be next Jose, Pep
I got 5/1 on Slaven Bilic..
Will he won't he ?.

Aston Villa: Steve Bruce set to be appointed as manager
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Steve Bruce has won promotion to the Premier League four times
Steve Bruce is set to be named as the new manager of Championship side Aston Villa on Wednesday.
Bruce, 55, left Hull City in July and will succeed Roberto di Matteo, who was sacked on 3 October, at Villa Park.
The club's owner and chairman Dr Tony Xia tweeted to say an announcement will be made, adding: "Time for all to stand together and back the team. Believe we've made the best try."
Villa are 19th in the league table and host Wolves on Saturday.
Shortly after Dr Xia's tweet, Bruce appeared as a pundit on ITV Sport and said: "All I can say is I think I'm in the frame. I'm expecting a phone call tomorrow and we will see what comes from there."

Bruce guided Hull City into the Premier League via the Championship play-offs in May prior to leaving, his fourth promotion from the Championship in an 18-year managerial career.
The former Birmingham City, Wigan Athletic and Sunderland boss was interviewed for the England job before Sam Allardyce was appointed in July.
Villa's managerial merry-go-round:
  • Tim Sherwood: February to October 2015

  • Kevin MacDonald (caretaker): October to November 2015

  • Remi Garde: November 2015 to March 2016

  • Eric Black (caretaker): March to June 2016

  • Roberto di Matteo: June to October 2016

Villa were relegated from the Premier League last season and turned to former Chelsea boss Di Matteo.
However, a run of just one win in 10 Championship matches saw the 2012 Champions League winner sacked after just 124 days in charge.
Bruce, who managed Villa's rivals Birmingham City between 2001 and 2007, will become their sixth manager since Tim Sherwood took charge in February 2015.
Steve Clarke, who served as Di Matteo's assistant and as caretaker following his sacking, was on the club's list of candidates for the role.
Pat Murphy, BBC Radio 5 live
How interesting it is going to be on 30 October when Steve Bruce takes the Aston Villa side to his former side Birmingham.
Steve Clarke was highly rated by the recruitment team of Keith Wyness, Villa's chief executive, former Villa manager Brian Little and technical director Steve Round.
Round has known Bruce for a long time, admired him for a long time and has always wanted to work with him.
He has massive experience - four promotions from the Championship to the Premier League. A safe pair of hands. Also, he has that personality, that affability.
He is just the man they need at the moment compared with the aloof Roberto di Matteo. I suspect Bruce will be bringing his own people in as well.
Two leading bookmakers have suspended betting on Antonio Conte being sacked at Chelsea.
So yes he's taken the job of rescuing Villa best of luck to him he'll need it.

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