Fulham have just announced that manager Lawrie Sanchez has left the club with immediate effect.
Lawrie Sanchez – wasn’t given much of a chance
A Fulham club statement has just been issued which reads:
“Ray Lewington and Billy McKinlay will be in charge of the team whilst a search for a permanent replacement takes place,”
There were rumors before the Newcastle game with Fulham last weekend that if Fulham lost then Sanchez would get the sack, and it’s finally happened. That’s the second time this season that Newcastle beating a team has resulted in the opposing manager being dismissed. The same thing happened with Martin Jol, when we defeated Tottenham 3-1 on 22nd October. Jol was sacked two days later that defeat.
In this crazy world of the Premier League these days, managers are not given much chance at all. Fulham have most of their players out injured and that’s hardly Sanchez’ fault. But with all the money in the game now and Premiership clubs paranoid about being relegated, the job of manager a Premiership club is one of the hardest jobs in the game of football.
Sanchez’s departure comes just a day after John Collins’ sudden resignation as Hibernian boss. The former Fulham and Scotland midfielder’s exit sparked a flurry of rumors that he may return to Craven Cottage. The Fulham supporters will have to wait and see on that one, but there probably is some link between the two announcements.