LONDON (AFP) - Claudio Ranieri was sacked as Leicester manager on Thursday, less than a year after masterminding his unheralded club's astonishing Premier League title triumph.
Here are all the managerial casualties in the English top flight so far in the 2016-17 season:
Oct 3: Swansea sack Italian Francesco Guidolin on his 61st birthday after just over nine months in charge - having saved them from relegation in the 2015-16 campaign - and appoint American Bob Bradley as his replacement.
Dec 22: Crystal Palace sack Alan Pardew months after he led them to within minutes of lifting the FA Cup only to lose to Manchester United in extra time. However, only six wins in 36 matches in the calendar year and one in their last 11 brought to an end the Englishman's tenure. Palace appointed Sam Allardyce to replace Pardew on Dec 23.
Dec 27: Swansea end Bradley's 85-day tenure, comprising just two wins in 11 matches, and on Jan 3 name highly-regarded English coach Paul Clement as his full-time replacement.
Jan 3: Hull sack Mike Phelan after 82 days in his full-time role. He had previously been caretaker manager since Steve Bruce resigned a few days before the beginning of the campaign. Portuguese coach Marco Silva was hired to save lowly Hull from relegation.
Feb 23: With champions Leicester hovering precariously above the relegation zone after losing five successive league matches without scoring a goal, Ranieri paid the price. The Italian was unable to stem the tide and an embarrassing FA Cup loss at third-tier Millwall served as the final blow to his reputation amid reports of player unrest at his tactics and team selection. And less than 24 hours after Wednesday's 2-1 Champions League defeat at Sevilla, Ranieri was gone.