Premier League: The 13 shortest managerial reigns in history as Watford sack Claudio Ranieri


Claudio Ranieri has been sacked by Watford, according to The Athletic.

The Italian manager was appointed on October 4, 2021. He replaced Quique Sánchez Flores with the club 15th in the Premier League.

But his time at the club has been a disaster.

Ranieri took charge of Watford for 14 games. The Hornets won just twice in that time and have slipped to 19th in England’s top tier.

Watford’s heavy 3-0 defeat to fellow relegation battlers Norwich City on Friday proved to be the final straw.

Ranieri’s stint in charge of the Hertfordshire club lasted just 112 days. That’s the 11th shortest reign of a manager in Premier League history.

View the 13 shortest reigns in Premier League history below…

13. Nuno Espirito Santo – 124 days (Tottenham Hotspur)

12. Pepe Mel – 120 days (West Bromwich Albion)

11. Claudio Ranieri – 112 days (Watford)

10. Steve Wigley – 107 days (Southampton)

9. Claudio Ranieri – 106 days (Fulham)

8. Tony Adams – 106 days (Portsmouth)

Tony Adams did not last long as Portsmouth manager

7. Colin Todd – 98 days (Derby County)

6. Terry Connor – 91 days (Wolves)

5. Quique Sanchez Flores – 85 days (Watford)

4. Bob Bradley – 84 days (Swansea City)

3. Frank de Boer – 77 days (Crystal Palace)

2. Rene Meulensteen – 75 days (Fulham)

1. Les Reed – 41 days (Charlton Athletic)

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Poor Ranieri. He is the only manager on the list to have been sacked twice.

At least he managed to last six days longer than he did at Fulham, though.

Ranieri isn’t the only Watford manager to have lost his job in barely no time at all, with Sanchez Flores lasting less than three months.

The record for shortest managerial stint in Premier League history will take some beating.

Charlton sacked Reed after just 41 days. The Englishman oversaw just one win in the eight games he took charge of.

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