Year fired: 2011
Previous season: Second in the Premier League
Don't listen to Ricky Bobby; second place is nothing to scoff at, especially when your team was once in fifth. Ancelotti led Chelsea to five straight Premier League victories late in the season, vaulting to the No. 2 spot. His effort, however, was not rewarded. Roman Abromavich fired the manager just two hours after the final game of the season. SMH.