Going out with a bang: Yorkshire managers given the rocket before Bonfire Night

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BONFIRE NIGHT is upon us - but there have already been plenty of fireworks on the Yorkshire managerial scene so far in 2015-16, with five Football League bosses having already left their respective clubs.

Talk about a hotseat...

It started on September 8 when Doncaster Rovers axed Paul Dickov and just down the M18 at Rotherham United, Steve Evans’ eventful reign ended by mutual consent 20 days later.

Evans departure on September 28 was followed by the exit of Uwe Rosler, who became the latest casualty in another season of mayhem at Leeds United on October 19.

Next up was York City chief Russ Wilcox, who paid the price for York City’s lacklustre form seven days later - after just over a year in the post at Bootham Crescent.

The most recent exit came on Wednesday when Chris Powell, to the surprise of many and the disappointment of a number in the wider footballing fraternity, was axed with Huddersfield Town seeking a new dynamic direction in their management.

Another Yorkshire manager in Lee Johnson is also on decidedly thin ice, with Barnsley heading into Saturday’s huge FA Cup tie at non-league Altrincham reeling somewhat after a run of seven straight league defeats - something that the Reds last recorded at the end of 1958-59 campaign.

Five seasonal managerial changes already then in Yorkshire - a record so far this century - and it’s only November 5. How does it stack up with previous seasons? Take a look below ...

Yorkshire managerial casualties/moves by Bonfire Night since 2000.

2015-16: FIVE - Chris Powell (Huddersfield, Nov 4), Russ Wilcox (York, October 26), Uwe Rosler (Leeds, October 19), Steve Evans (Rotherham, September 28), Paul Dickov (Doncaster, September 8).

2014-15: FOUR - Darko Milanic (Leeds, October 25), Nigel Worthington (York, October 13), David Hockaday (Leeds, August 26), Mark Robins (Huddersfield, August 10).

2013-14: TWO - Tony Mowbray (Middlesbrough, October 21), David Weir (Sheffield United, October 11). NB: David Flitcroft and Dave Jones left Barnsley and Sheffield Wednesday respectively on November 30 and December 1.

2012-13: NONE. NB: First departure - Keith Hill (Barnsley, December 29).

2011-12: TWO - Sean O’Driscoll (Doncaster, September 23), Peter Jackson (Bradford, August 25). NB: Nigel Pearson left Hull on November 15.

2010-11: TWO - Gordon Strachan (Middlesbrough, October 18), Kevin Blackwell (Sheffield United, August 14). NB: Gary Speed left Blades on December 14.

2009-10: THREE - Gareth Southgate (Middlesbrough, October 21), Mark Robins (Rotherham, September 9), Simon Davey (Barnsley, August 29).

2008-09: ONE - Stan Ternent (Huddersfield, November 4).

2007-08: NONE.

2006-07: THREE - Paul Sturrock (Sheffield Wednesday, October 19), Kevin Blackwell (Leeds, September 20), Dave Penney (Doncaster, August 30). NB: Andy Ritchie and Phil Parkinson left Barnsley and Hull respectively by the end of the year.

2005-06: NONE.

2004-05: ONE - Chris Turner (Sheffield Wednesday, September 19).

2003-04: NONE - NB: Peter Reid and Nicky Law left Leeds United and Bradford City respectively on November 10 and November 9).

2002-03: THREE - Phil Parkinson , Terry Yorath (Sheffield Wednesday, October 31), Steve Parkin (Barnsley, October 15), Jan Molby (Hull, October 11).

2001-02: TWO - Nigel Spackman (Barnsley, October 25), Peter Shreeves (Sheffield Wednesday, October 17).

2000-01: TWO - Chris Hutchings (Bradford, November 5), Steve Bruce (Huddersfield, October 16).