EPL: Top 10 crazy managerial reigns

EPL: Top 10 crazy managerial reigns

Paolo Di Canio's tumultuous 13-match reign as Sunderland boss came to a premature end after a player mutiny. Here is a list of managerial meltdowns to keep him company:

1. Leroy Rosenoir

Torquay, 2007

You've probably heard of managerial appointments lasting a matter of weeks, but Leroy Rosenior's second spell in charge of struggling Torquay lasted all of 10 minutes.

Yes, really. As the former Fulham striker happily fielded questions from journalists during a televised press conference, the planets were aligning in an opposite direction behind the scenes.

The press gathering was interrupted with news that the club had just been taken over by a new consortium that had installed Paul Buckle as manager with immediate effect.

2. Delio Rossi

Fiorentina, 2011-12

Everything looked rosy for Rossi at the start of 2012 as Fiorentina sat comfortably in the top half of the table.

However, a terrible sequence of results left the Gigliati fighting to retain their Serie A status.

Everything came to a head on May 2 in a home game against second-last Novaro when Rossi substituted Serbian attacker Adem Ljajic in the 32nd minute with Fiorentina losing 2-0.

When Ljajic ironically applauded the substitution, Rossi shoved the player into the dug-out and jumped on him while letting fly with a volley of punches. He was promptly sacked and banned from football for three months.

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