The 12 Championship managers sacked this season including Birmingham City, Sunderland, and Huddersfield

All 12 Championship managers who have been sacked - as the sack race heats up in English football's second tier.

Who would be a manager? The Championship is three quarters of the way through and there have been 12 managerial sackings including more than one at a single club.

Everyone has a desire to get to the Premier League and will do what ever it is necessary to get there. The average reign for a manager is becoming shorter and shorter with club's ready to pull the plug if their managers are on a bad run of form. The three teams relegated from last season are running away with it along with Ipswich Town who have given a good account of themselves in their first season back in the Championship following their promotion from League One last year.

You've then got the teams chasing the play-offs and as early as October, you had Birmingham City sacking John Eustace despite being sixth at the time of his departure from St Andrew's. It was a strange decision to say the least and so it made Wayne Rooney's job even harder as he was constantly being compared to him and ultimately he paid the price.

Sunderland this week sacked Michael Beale after little over two months in charge and Millwall are expected to sack former Chelsea coach Joe Edwards, having only taken over in November. Former Cardiff City and Gillingham boss Nigel Harris is expected to take over and his appointment will be confirmed in the next 24 hours when the finer details of his departure from Cambridge United are finalised.

In addition to the 12 managers that have been given their P45, there has also been a few departures due to mutual agreement. Neil Warnock stood down from his post as Huddersfield Town manager to make way for Darren Moore, and he would later go on to manage Aberdeen.

Former Blues boss Gary Rowett left in mid-September and continues his duties as a pundit for Sky Sports. Plymouth Argyle were forced in to a change as they appointed Ian Foster following Steven Schumacher's departure to Stoke City Earlier this month, Jon Dahl Tomasson stood down from his role as manager of Blackburn Rovers and he was replaced by John Eustace.

Here are all 12 managers that have been shown the exit door this season...

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