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Managers: Neil, McClaren, Joyce depart – updated EFL managers table

Posted: Mon 13 Mar 2017
Author: Ryan Percival
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Three EFL clubs have parted company with their respective managers over the last four days, with the end of the 2016/17 season now in sight.

Norwich City terminated the contract of Alex Neil last Friday with the board of directors believing it to be in the best interests of the club for a new boss to be in place through a crucial summer transfer window.

Read more: Norwich statement - Alex Neil leaves

The Canaries sit ninth in the Sky Bet Championship, eight points off the top six, and drew with Blackburn Rovers on Saturday, under the guidance of caretaker Alan Irvine.

Derby County then dismissed Steve McClaren on Sunday following a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Brighton in front of the Sky Sports cameras on Friday. The Rams have only won once in nine matches, and lie 10th in the table.

“The Brighton game on Friday night was so far from what we expect to see from those wearing a Derby County shirt," chairman Mel Morris said.

“To ensure we are on the right path, it is important to put the building blocks in place so we can develop a team we can all be proud of. Players should wear the shirt with pride and share, espouse and exude the qualities and values we believe are important to the club, its supporters and the community."

Read more: Derby statement - Steve McClaren departs

Warren Joyce was the third manager to be dismissed, on Monday, with chairman David Sharpe stating that the standard of play had been below expectation.

The Latics are 23rd in the Championship, four points adrift of safety approaching the final stages of the campaign.

Read more: Wigan statement - Warren Joyce parts company

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
Neil Harris
Millwall
03/15League One
15
Gary Johnson
Cheltenham Town
03/15
League Two
16
Paul Cook
Portsmouth
05/15League Two
17
Derek Adams
Plymouth Argyle
06/15
League Two
18
Carlos Carvalhal
Sheffield Wednesday
06/15Championship
19
Darren Ferguson
Doncaster Rovers
10/15League Two
20
David Wagner
Huddersfield Town
11/15Championship
21
Shaun Derry
Cambridge United
11/15League Two
22
Dean Smith
Brentford
11/15Championship
23
Darren Way
Yeovil Town
12/15League Two
24
Nigel Clough
Burton Albion
12/15Championship
25
Slavisa Jokanovic
Fulham
12/15Championship
26
Luke Williams
Swindon Town
12/15League One
27
Nathan Jones
Luton Town
01/16League Two
28
Darren Sarll
Stevenage
02/16League Two
29
Lee Johnson
Bristol City
02/16Championship
30
Paul Heckingbottom
Barnsley
02/16Championship
31
Jon Whitney
Walsall
03/16
League One
32
Rafael Benitez
Newcastle United
03/16
Championship
33
Graham Alexander
Scunthorpe United
03/16
League One
34
Grant McCann
Peterborough United
04/16
League One
35
Dermot Drummy
Crawley Town
04/16
League Two
36
John McGreal
Colchester United
05/16
League Two
37
Chris Wilder
Sheffield United
05/16
League One
38
Gary Bowyer
Blackpool
06/16League Two
39
Garry Monk
Leeds United
06/16
Championship
40
Phil Parkinson
Bolton Wanderers
06/16
League One
41
Jaap Stam
Reading
06/16
Championship
42
Stuart McCall
Bradford City
06/16
League One
43
Uwe Rosler
Fleetwood Town
07/16
League One
44
Neil Warnock
Cardiff City
10/16
Championship
45
Steve Bruce
Aston Villa
10/16
Championship
46
Paul Hurst
Shrewsbury Town
10/16League One
47
Paul Lambert
Wolverhampton Wanderers
11/16Championship
48
Marcus Bignot
Grimsby Town
11/16League Two
49
Ian Holloway
Queens Park Rangers
11/16Championship
50
Steve Evans
Mansfield Town
11/16League Two
51
Karl Robinson
Charlton Athletic
11/16
League One
52
Paul Warne*
Rotherham United
11/16Championship
53
Robbie Neilson
Milton Keynes Dons
12/16League One
54
Gianfranco Zola
Birmingham City
12/16
Championship
55
Michael Brown*
Port Vale
12/16League One
56
Adrian Pennock
Gillingham
01/17
League One
57
David Artell
Crewe Alexandra
01/17League Two
58
John Sheridan
Oldham Athletic
01/17
League One
59
Kevin Nolan
Notts County
01/17League Two
60
Justin Edinburgh
Northampton Town
01/17
League One
61
Gary Brazil
Nottingham Forest
01/17
Championship
62
Gary Caldwell
Chesterfield
01/17
League One
63
Dave Jones
Hartlepool United
01/17League Two
64
Daniel Webb
Leyton Orient
01/17League Two
65
Lee Clark
Bury
02/17
League One
66
Kevin Nugent
Barnet
02/17
League Two
67
Tony Mowbray
Blackburn Rovers
02/17
Championship
68
Mark Robins
Coventry City
03/17
League One
69
Michael Flynn*
Newport County03/17
League Two
70
Alan Irvine*
Norwich City
03/17
Championship
71
Graham Barrow*
Wigan Athletic
03/17Championship
72
Vacant
Derby County
N/A
Championship

*Caretakers