David Moyes has found life tough in the Old Trafford hot seat but he can take comfort in the fact he has never had it this tough.
Here is a roundup of the worst Premier league managers in history.
Terry Connor – Wolverhampton Wanders (February 2012 – June 2012)
Record: P12 W0 D4 L8
Terry Connor took over from Mick McCarthy with the club fighting relegation from the Premier league in 2012.
Things started well enough for Connor, a 2-2 draw against high-flying Newcastle after being 0-2 down but that was as good as it got.
Connor was assistant coach to McCarthy before he got the sack and failed to win a single league game.
Wolves went on a seven game losing streak before being relegated with three games remaining, finishing bottom and with the lowest points tally (25) in the club’s history.
Billy Davies – Derby County (Aug 2007 – Nov 2007)
Record: P14 W1 D3 L10
The Rams have the unfortunate record of being the worst Premier league team in history.
Billy Davies led Derby up to the top league via the play-offs but one win, their only win, against Newcastle was the only joy the fans got all season.
Derby’s main problem was goals against. They conceded 33 goals in Davies’ 14 matches and only managed six points.
However, Davies was sacked with his side just two points behind fellow strugglers Sunderland.
Paul Jewell – Derby County (Nov 2007 - May 2008)
Record: P24 W0 D5 L19
Paul Jewell achieved the infamous 0% wins when he took charge at Derby in November 2007. Jewell struggled more than his predecessor, only earning five points to Davies’ six.
Derby conceded a staggering 89 goals in 38 matches in a miserable season.
Mick McCarthy – Sunderland (Aug 2005 – Mar 2006)
Record: P27 W2 D4 L21
Mick McCarthy has been involved in two car crashes of seasons in the Premier league. His tenure at Wolves may have been prematurely cut short as his side still had a fair chance of surviving when he was ousted.
But at Sunderland McCarthy could only record 10 points from 27 games which left the North East side certain for the drop by March.
Steve Wigley – Southampton (Aug 2004 – Dec 2004)
Record: P14 W1 D6 L7
Steve Wigley jumps on to this list with a dismal 7% win record but the former Aldershot manager can count himself unlucky.
Paul Sturrock left the club just two games into the 04/05 season and Wigley, who was an academy coach, was thrust into the job without any preparation and a squad he didn’t assemble.
Wigley’s only win came against south-coast rivals Portsmouth but it was not enough for the Southampton board.
They made their second management change in four months and Wigley returned to the academy.
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