The Championship managers that have lost their jobs this season have largely been at the wrong end of the table when the axe has fallen, although that is not the case with Sven-Goran Eriksson whose Leicester team were just five points off the automatic promotion places when the bad news greeted the Swede.
Therefore, Eriksson leaves the Midlands club following a 3-0 home defeat against Millwall on Saturday and the former England boss was disappointed not to be given more time at the King Power Stadium.
In a statement on the League Managers’ Association website, Eriksson said: “I am disappointed to be leaving Leicester City Football Club.
“It was always my aim to lead the club into the Barclays Premier League and I am very sorry that I won’t be able to do that.
“I have always thought, and still believe now, that the club will be promoted this season. The current squad is capable and ready to achieve promotion, but football is a results industry and unfortunately we couldn’t quite get things right enough of the time.
“Being the manager of Leicester City was an absolute pleasure and I wish everyone connected with the club the best of luck. Leicester City is a great club and I am certain that with the current owners in charge the club will go from strength to strength”.