Managerial upgrades: the ones you didn’t see coming

From panic firings to replacements we all saw coming, the life of a manager is not always an enviable one. One moment you could be getting thrown into the air by your team as you clutch the handle of a trophy, the next you could be being filmed by every news outlet on the planet as you speed away from the training ground for the last time.

Some managers become a recurring meme too, with the likes of Harry Redknapp in his car featuring heavily whenever a transfer deadline comes around:

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While many managerial changes have been huge flops, there are some that stand out as the most timely and impressive changes ever, so much so that it forced fans to question whether some owners are employing crystal balls to find out who their next manager should be.