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Managers: Davis, Wilson and Page depart – updated EFL managers table

Posted: Mon 09 Jan 2017
Author: Ryan Percival
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Three EFL clubs parted company with their respective managers on Sunday and Monday with the halway point of the 2016/17 season reached.

Chesterfield and Crewe Alexandra both made the decision to make changes on Sunday, with Danny Wilson and Steve Davis leaving their roles.

Wilson and the Spireites part ways with the club sitting 22nd in Sky Bet League One after a weekend defeat to Bradford City.

Read more: Sky Bet EFL Matchday round-up

Crewe, who were relegated from League One last term, are now 18th in Sky Bet League Two and on a run of seven winless games, with five of those being defeats.

They have moved swiftly in appointing a replacement for Davis, who was the third longest serving EFL manager, with former club captain David Artell taking over.

Read more: David Artell takes over as Crewe manager after Steve Davis departure

There was further movement on Monday when Northampton Town dismissed manager Rob Page following their 5-0 defeat at Bristol Rovers.

That was the Cobblers' ninth defeat in 11 outings and chairman Kelvin Thomas felt it was time for change.

“We are disappointed to make this decision regarding Rob, however following the recent run of results we feel that a change is necessary," he told ntfc.co.uk.
 
“Rob has always been extremely professional throughout his time and has only ever wanted the club to be successful. It was always going to be a very tough challenge following last year and the expectation that created, so we thank him for his efforts and we wish him very well for the future."

Here's the updated EFL managers table, ordered by date of appointment:

RankManagerClubAppointedDivision
1Paul TisdaleExeter City06/06League Two
2
Jim Bentley
Morecambe
05/11League Two
3
Gareth Ainsworth
Wycombe Wanderers
09/12League Two
4
Neal Ardley
AFC Wimbledon
10/12League One
5
Mick McCarthy
Ipswich Town
11/12Championship
6
Keith Hill
Rochdale
01/13League One
7
Simon Grayson
Preston North End
02/13Championship
8
Phil Brown
Southend United
03/13League One
9
Darrell Clarke
Bristol Rovers
03/14League One
10Michael Appleton
Oxford United
07/14League One
11John Coleman
Accrington Stanley
09/14League Two
12
Keith Curle
Carlisle United
09/14League Two
13
Chris Hughton
Brighton & Hove Albion
12/14Championship
14
Alex Neil
Norwich City
01/15Championship
15
Neil Harris
Millwall
03/15League One
16
Gary Johnson
Cheltenham Town
03/15
League Two
17
Paul Cook
Portsmouth
05/15League Two
18
Derek Adams
Plymouth Argyle
06/15
League Two
19
Carlos Carvalhal
Sheffield Wednesday
06/15Championship
20
Darren Ferguson
Doncaster Rovers
10/15League Two
21
David Wagner
Huddersfield Town
11/15Championship
22
Shaun Derry
Cambridge United
11/15League Two
23
Dean Smith
Brentford
11/15Championship
24
Darren Way
Yeovil Town
12/15League Two
25
Nigel Clough
Burton Albion
12/15Championship
26
Slavisa Jokanovic
Fulham
12/15Championship
27
Luke Williams
Swindon Town
12/15League One
28
Nathan Jones
Luton Town
01/16League Two
29
Darren Sarll
Stevenage
02/16League Two
30
Lee Johnson
Bristol City
02/16Championship
31
Paul Heckingbottom
Barnsley
02/16Championship
32
Craig Hignett
Hartlepool United
02/16League Two
33
Jon Whitney
Walsall
03/16
League One
34
Rafael Benitez
Newcastle United
03/16
Championship
35
Graham Alexander
Scunthorpe United
03/16
League One
36
Grant McCann
Peterborough United
04/16
League One
37
Dermot Drummy
Crawley Town
04/16
League Two
38
John McGreal
Colchester United
05/16
League Two
39
Chris Wilder
Sheffield United
05/16
League One
40
Gary Bowyer
Blackpool
06/16League Two
41
Garry Monk
Leeds United
06/16
Championship
42
Owen Coyle
Blackburn Rovers
06/16
Championship
43
Phil Parkinson
Bolton Wanderers
06/16
League One
44
Jaap Stam
Reading
06/16
Championship
45
Stuart McCall
Bradford City
06/16
League One
46
Philippe Montanier
Nottingham Forest
06/16
Championship
47
Steve Robinson
Oldham Athletic
07/16
League One
48
Uwe Rosler
Fleetwood Town
07/16
League One
49
Neil Warnock
Cardiff City
10/16
Championship
50
Graham Westley
Newport County10/16
League Two
51
Steve Bruce
Aston Villa
10/16
Championship
52
Steve McClaren
Derby County
10/16
Championship
53
Paul Hurst
Shrewsbury Town
10/16League One
54
Warren Joyce
Wigan Athletic
11/16Championship
55
Paul Lambert
Wolverhampton Wanderers
11/16Championship
56
Marcus Bignot
Grimsby Town
11/16League Two
57
Ian Holloway
Queens Park Rangers
11/16Championship
58
Steve Evans
Mansfield Town
11/16League Two
59
Chris Brass
Bury
11/16
League One
60
Andy Edwards
Leyton Orient
11/16League Two
61
Karl Robinson
Charlton Athletic
11/16
League One
62
Paul Warne*
Rotherham United
11/16Championship
63
Rossi Eames*
Barnet
12/16
League Two
64
Robbie Neilson
Milton Keynes Dons
12/16League One
65
Gianfranco Zola
Birmingham City
12/16
Championship
66
Russell Slade
Coventry City
12/16
League One
67
Michael Brown*
Port Vale
12/16League One
68
Alan Smith*
Notts County
12/16League Two
69
Adrian Pennock
Gillingham
01/17
League One
70
Ritchie Humphreys*
Chesterfield
01/17
League One
71
David Artell
Crewe Alexandra
01/17League Two
72
Paul Wilkinson*
Northampton Town
01/17
League One

*Caretakers