The top flops of the 2015-16 season

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Besides the surprises and overachieves of the 2015-16 season there are also huge dissapointments and in some cases clubs in this list have been relegated from their countries top division while others have finished lower than in previous seasons besides that they were top clubs.So here are the top flops of the 2015-16 season:

1.VFB Stuttgart

VFB Stuttgart’s season can described as a disaster and it resulted in the relegation of the club which just eight years earlier won the Bundesliga title with a squad which consisted of Gomez,Khedira,Pardo and Cacau.But years of mismanagement in which most the title winning squad has left and non-stop coaching changes have meant harsh seasons for the club.In the 2014-15 season Stuttgart barely escaped relegation by having a late run in three final matches,but this season that wasn’t possible and for the first time in 41 years Stuttgart will play in the 2.Bundesliga.

2.Aston Villa

In the 2015-16 Premier League season Aston Villa just only won three matches and collected in total just 17 points which was for six points better than Derby County’s 2007-08 Premier League campaign.Ever since Martin O’Neill left the club in August 2010,Villa has been involved in relegation fights and coaching changes have been constant.And after the warnings of previous seasons were ignored where Villa barely escaped relegation since the departure of O’Neill,this season that wasn’t possible.Aston Villa led every category in the worst in the league and for the first time in 30 years Villa will be playing in the lower division joining the likes of Leeds United,Blackburn Rovers and Nottingham Forest.

3.Manchester United

Ever since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson,Manchester United is in decline and even the hiring of Louis Van Gaal couldn’t stop it.In the 2013-14 season the Red Devils finished just 7th and David Moyes the man who had to step into Ferguson’s gigantic boots was immediately fired,neither the hiring of Van Gaal helped besides that in his first season on the bench of the Red Devils the club finished 4th,but this season has been especially cruel to United fans.After being eliminated in the Champions League group stage where they finished 3rd which was enough to continue in Europe,in the UEFA Europe League they were eliminated by Liverpool and the club barely fended off the challenge from Southampton and West Ham for a place in next season’s UEFA Europe League.While Jose Muorinho is coming to the bench next season looking to revive the team in the post-Ferguson era.

4.Chelsea FC

The EPL champion of the 2014-15 season couldn’t get any worse start of the 2015-16 season where in the first 10 matches have suffered 5 defeats and by the end of October Chelsea was 15th.Mourinho was fired in December when again Guus Hidink was hired to save the club’s season.Chelsea managed to finish at 10th place which is their most lowest finish in two decades when in the 1995-96 season they finished 11th.However the hiring of Antonio Conte will move them to a higher place next season.

5.AC Milan

Just five years ago Milan won its 18th Serie A title and from that moment the club went into decline,the three last seasons have been particulary cruel since Milan couldn’t finish in places which will lead to European competitions and they finished 8th,10th and this season just 7th which is far from the days when Milan conquered Europe and was considered one of the favourites to win the Serie A.The 2015-16 season was especially embarassing since they managed managed draws against Hellas Verona,Frosinone and Carpi which were relegated from the Serie A at the end of the season and suffered a humiliating 4-0 defeat against Napoli in the beginning of October.In the end Sinisa Mihailovic was fired just before the Coppa Italia final against Juventus and Silvio Berlusconi during the summer finally sold the club to Chinese investors,together with the hiring of Vincenzo Montella,the club might return to the top of the Serie A.


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