Other managers who have bitten the bullet early

Malky Mackay
Malky Mackay

Wigan Athletic announced they have parted company with manager Malky Mackay following home defeat to Derby County on Monday.

Malky Mackay was appointed as Wigan Boss last November but was sacked after 138 days in charge at the club.

The 43 year-old former Cardiff City boss was given the job following the departure of Uwe Rosler. 

Wigan were 22nd at the time and Mackay has failed to turn around their fortunes securing 19 points from a possible 72.

He was sacked after Wigan's 2-0 home defeat to Derby County a result leaving the Lactics 2nd from bottom and 8 points from safety compared to their 5th place finish last year.

They haven't won a home game since 30 August, a run of 18 matches.

"This is a very difficult decision," said Wigan chairman David Sharpe. "But I feel that for the long-term future of the club, there needs to be a change now."

However. the Scot's reign is nowhere near the shortest on record and has even been eclipsed several times in the Championship this season: Brian Clough only lasting 44 days at Leeds United.

Brian Clough 

This season has also seen other quick exits with the likes of former Liverpool defender Sami Hyypia (Brighton, 200 days) struggling to make an impact and Jose Riga (138 days at Blackpool) working under difficult circumstances. Rosenior's Torquay replacement Buckle (Cheltenham, 79 days) left the club by mutual consent with both Mauro Milanese (Leyton Orient, 43 days) and Paul Murray (Hartlepool, 44 days) also unable to get their feet under the table.

Wigan have appointed club captain Gary Caldwell as their new manager.

By Eoin Donnelly