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Average football manager in England lasts 1.23 years

Arsene Wenger is very much the exception. Credit: PA

The instability of life as a football manager has been laid out in stark detail by the League Managers' Association, who on Friday revealed the average tenure in the English game is just 1.23 years.

For bosses in the Championship, where there were 20 dismissals in the recently-completed season, the average spell in charge is even lower, at 0.86 years.

There were 47 manager dismissals in the 2014-15 season, the most since the 2001-02 campaign when 53 were sacked.

Arsene Wenger continues to buck the trend, having managed Arsenal for 18.67 years and 1,065 matches.

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