The curse of Preston North End: The managers who have felt the wrath of a PNE match

Championship managers could be forgiven for feeling a little insecure before playing Preston North End these days.

Thursday, 10th October 2019, 12:14 pm
PNE v Barnsley

That's because our team are leaving a string of curtailed careers in their wake, the latest being Daniel Stendel's lasts stand as Barnsley boss during a 5-1 drubbing at Deepdale this week. Here's some others:

Guy Luzon was sacked by Charlton after PNE win 3-0 at The Valley thanks to goals from Paul Gallagher (2) and Daniel Johnson. North End were new to the Championship that season
Steve Cotterill left his post at Bristol City after Preston beat the Robins 2-1 at Ashton Gate - former City player Greg Cunningham scoring PNE's winner with a diving header

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Derby sacked Paul Clement fives days after PNE had held the Rams to a 0-0 draw at Pride Park
Slightly different circumstances but Dougie Freedman was dismissed by Nottingham Forest within a few days of them winning 1-0 against Preston. Perhaps the Forest broad had expected a bigger victory?
Neil Lennon left Bolton Wanderers three days after PNE had beaten the Trotters 2-1 at the Macron Stadium, Jordan Hugill and Eoin Doyle on target for PNE
Roberto Di Matteo's last game in charge of Aston Villa was a 2-0 defeat to Preston at Deepdale on October 1, 2016. He was sacked the following Tuesday
Harry Redknapp was sacked by Birmingham within two hours of a 3-1 home defeat to Preston. He bounced back to win I'm a Celebrity mind you.....
Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce had a cabbage thrown at him before PNE's draw at Aston Villa. North End were 2-0 down, came back to lead 3-2 and ended up drawing 3-3. Bruce was sacked the following day.
Daniel Stendel watched his Barnsley side lose 5-1 at Deepdale and was gone three days later. The Barnsley fans were still on board with him - he had a night out with some of them following his departure
Reading parted company with Jose Gomes this week BEFORE their meeting with Preston a week on Saturday