Has changing manager worked? The winners and losers from this season's Premier League changes

ANALYSIS: Aston Villa, Crystal Palace, Newcastle, QPR, Sunderland and West Brom have all seen a change of manager - so were things better before or after?

Damian Spellman
Tuesday 21 April 2015 07:36
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Tim Sherwood guided Aston Villa into the FA Cup final with a famous victory over Liverpool on Sunday as the club's decision to hand him the managerial reins paid an unexpected dividend.

On the same afternoon, Newcastle slipped to a sixth successive Premier League defeat under head coach John Carver to slip closer to the scrap for top-flight survival.

Here, we take a look at the Premier League clubs which have changed manager this season, and how the new permanent appointments have fared.

ASTON VILLA (15th, 32 points)

Sherwood replaced Paul Lambert on February 17, six days after the Scot had been sacked in the wake of a 2-0 league defeat at Hull which left the club in 19th place in the table. They currently sit in 15th, four points clear of the drop zone and have a big day out at Wembley to look forward to.

Lambert's record

All competitions: P28 W7 D8 L13 W% 25

League: P25 W5 D8 L12 Pts23 W% 20

Sherwood's record

All competitions: P10 W5 D1 L4 W% 50

League: P8 W3 D1 L4 Pts10 W% 37.5

Tim Sherwood

CRYSTAL PALACE (11th, 42 points)

Having replaced Tony Pulis, who left the club on the eve of the new season, for his second spell with the club, Neil Warnock was sacked two days after Christmas with the Eagles having won one of their previous 12 league games and sitting in the bottom three. Under Pardew, who took over on January 3, they have eased themselves into 11th place.

Warnock's record

All competitions: P17 W3 D6 L8 W% 17.65

League: P16 W3 D6 L7 Pts15 W% 18.75

Pardew's record

All competitions: P16 W10 D1 L5 W% 62.5

League: P13 W8 D1 L4 Pts25 W% 61.54

Alan Pardew

NEWCASTLE (14th, 35 points)

Alan Pardew parted company with Newcastle amid a barrage of abuse from disgruntled fans three days after a 3-2 league victory over Everton on December 28, a result which left the club in ninth place in the table. Assistant Carver was appointed as his successor until the end of the season and has managed to record only two victories in almost four months since to leave the club just seven points clear of the relegation zone.

Pardew's record

All competitions: P23 W10 D5 L8 W% 43.48

League: P19 W7 D5 L7 Pts26 W% 36.84

Carver's record

All competitions: P15 W2 D3 L10 W% 13.33

League: P14 W2 D3 L9 Pts9 W% 14.29

John Carver

QPR (19th, 26 points)

Harry Redknapp resigned from his job at QPR on February 3, citing the need to undergo knee surgery, with the promoted club lying in 19th place in the table. Academy boss Chris Ramsey was appointed as his replacement until the end of the campaign and remains engaged in a desperate survival fight with Rangers still occupying the same position, but just two points shy of safety.

Redknapp's record

All competitions: P25 W5 D4 L16 W% 20

League: P23 W5 D4 L14 Pts19 W% 21.74

Ramsey's record

All competitions: P10 W2 D1 L7 W% 20

League: P10 W2 D1 L7 Pts7 W% 20

QPR manager Chris Ramsey

SUNDERLAND (16th, 29 points)

Gus Poyet engineered a remarkable escape at the end of last season, but chairman Ellis Short finally lost patience with the Uruguayan on March 16, two days after a 4-0 home defeat by Villa left the Black Cats one place and one point above the drop zone. Dick Advocaat replaced him the following day, but a 1-0 derby victory over Newcastle was followed by a 4-1 horror show at the hands of Palace on Wearside in the club's last outing.

Poyet's record

All competitions: P35 W7 D15 L13 W% 20

League: P29 W4 D14 L11 Pts26 W% 13.79

Advocaat's record

All competitions: P3 W1 D0 L2 W% 33.33

League: P3 W1 D0 L2 Pts3 W% 33.33

Dick Advocaat

WEST BROM (13th, 36 points)

The Baggies turned to experienced campaigner Tony Pulis in January after dispensing with the services of Alan Irvine. The Scot's seven-month reign came to an end with the club lying in 16th, just a point above the bottom three, and Pulis has since dragged them into 13th with an eight-point cushion above the drop zone.

Irvine's record

All competitions: P22 W6 D5 L11 W% 27.27

League: P19 W4 D5 L10 Pts17 W% 21.05

Pulis' record

All competitions: P17 W8 D3 L6 W% 47.06

League: P13 W5 D3 L5 Pts18 W% 38.46

Tony Pulis

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