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Money talks as English Premier League sack game picks up

Nuno Espirito Santo, Daniel Farke and Dean Smith were all fired in November. PHOTOS: EPA-EFE, REUTERS
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LONDON - It was April when Jose Mourinho got his marching orders. He was the fourth manager to be sacked in the 2020-21 English Premier League season and the last. Now there were two dismissed last weekend, three this month alone, four within 18 days, five already in a campaign for the first time since 2004-05.

Even as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer limps on at Manchester United, it turns out that 2021-22 is the sacking season.

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