The most brutal managerial sackings: Text messages, half-time dismissals, kids' birthday parties and more

Tony Adams sacking brutal managerial dismissals
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Managers are unfairly sacked every season in every league across the world, such are the stakes of the modern game.

One season a manager is the hero; the next, they've survived long enough to see themselves become the villain - in the eyes of the club's hierarchy, at least. Think Claudio Ranieri guiding Leicester City to the Premier League title in 2015/16, before having his contract ripped up just a few months later. Harsh. 

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Ryan Dabbs
Staff writer

Ryan is a staff writer for FourFourTwo, joining the team full-time in October 2022. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before eventually earning himself a position with FourFourTwo permanently. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer while a Trainee News Writer at Future. 

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