Final issue of the ‘How Many Points Do You Need To…?‘ series.
This time, how to keep your job (bottom two, positions 19 and 20, get sacked)!
Division One – 34 points
34 points to keep your job in D1.
33 might be good enough.
Division Two – 37 points
Ted Powell got sacked by Saint-Etienne last season despite amassing a truly valiant 41 points.
Sunderland finished 18th in Season 2 with a measly 29 points.
You’ve got a chance with 36 points, but 37 looks like the minimum to aim for in D2.
Division Three – 38 points
Leicester finished 19th in Season 5 with 41 points.
Sassuolo and Internacional did likewise with 40 and 39 points respectively, in the first two seasons.
Marseille finished 18th in Season 6 with just 35 points.
38 points seems to be the magic number to aim for in D3.
Division Four – 42 points
Stuttgart’s 36 points last season is the lowest points total to finish outside of the bottom two in D4 history.
The next lowest is Santos in Season 5, who got 38.
Hertha and Olympiacos sacked their managers at the end of Season 1, after they achieved 41 points apiece.
West Brom, Dynamo Moskva and Montpellier all sacked their managers for getting 40 points, but finishing in the bottom two.
40 points might be enough, or it might not. 41 probably is enough, but 42 almost certainly keep you in a job.
Division Five – 40 points
33 points was enough to keep the Partizan manager in his job in Season 2.
36 kept him in post in Season 3.
38 kept the Twente boss in a job in Season 4.
39 wasn’t enough to save the Koln manager in Season 6.
38 or 39 points will probably be enough, but 40 is the minimum number to aim for in D5.