Premier League managers are twice as likely to be sacked than they are to leave on their own terms.

Brendan Rodgers was the 60th manager to leave a Premier League club since Paul Hart was shown the door by Portsmouth in 2009.

Two thirds of those managerial changes, 40 in total, were sackings according to reports at the time.

There have been a further six manager changes that were by mutual consent.

There was also the case of Sam Allardyce at West Ham whose contract was allowed to expire.

Six managers if the 60 managers in question resigned from their jobs, while six left to go to a different club.

There has also been one manager retire - Sir Alex Ferguson.

The 2013-14 campaign was the bloodiest in terms of sackings, with 11 managers losing their jobs that season including two from Fulham, two from Tottenham and two from West Brom.

The last 40 Premier League reasons for leaving

Sacked: 40

Mutual consent: 6

Resigned: 6

Transfer to another club: 6

Contract expired: 1

Retired: 1