The shortest serving Premier League managers and how much longer they lasted than Liz Truss as Prime Minister
Liz Truss has become the shortest serving Prime Minister in history, but how does her 44 days in the job compare to some of the worst English top flight bosses of the past 30 years?
Football fans may be enjoying the latest round of Premier League fixtures but it’s all going a bit wrong for the UK Government at westminster.
Prime Minister Liz Truss has announced she will resign from the top job at 10 Downing Street after just 44 days in the role, making her the shortest PM in history who didn’t die in office. When the member for for South West Norfolk took over on September 6 the top flight season in English football had just completed its sixth round of fixtures for the 2022/23 season with results such as Man Utd handing Arsenal their only defeat of the campaign so far and Man City being held to a 1-1 draw by Aston Villa.
While it is obviously an incredibly short time to hold office, it would also be considered drastically minimal by the standards of top flight football managers, jobs that are quite often revolving doors with many clubs happy to pull the trigger on their head coaches without a second thought in the modern game. Using figures gathered by Four Four Two in 2021, we’ve taken a look at the shortest serving managers in the history of the Premier League and how much longer they lasted in their respective jobs than Truss did in Number 10.
Here are the ten shortest serving managers, in order from longest to shortest, in Premier League history: