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The History of Coaches Changes in Indonesian Football

The number of coach changes in Indonesia League has been on an upward trend in recent years. With this current season still ongoing, there have already been 12 coaches who have been sacked or resigned. The slideshow below shows that this is not the first time Indonesia League has had such a high turnover of coaches, and explores this trend over the recent seasons.

2013 Indonesia Super League
There were ten coach changes recorded in 2013 Indonesia Super League (ISL). The high turnover happened most bottom half clubs, like Persela Lamongan, Pelita Bandung Raya, Persidafon Dafonsoro and Persita Tangerang; the latter of which changed their coach three times that season!
2014 Indonesia Super League
Not many clubs changed their coach in during the 2014 season. There were only 8 managerial changes during the season and as usual, those were from the clubs in the relegation battle. One interesting fact, five of them resigned and only two were sacked.
2016 Indonesia Soccer Championship
Because of the league stopped at 2015, we move now to the 2016 season. This is not an official league by PSSI, only a replacement while waiting for the FIFA punishment to end. In that season, there were 10 coaches changed. Seven of them were resigned, two were sacked, and the last departure was a mutual termination.
2017 Liga 1
The number of coach changes started to increase since the beginning of Liga 1 at 2017. 14 coaches were sacked or resigned, and the first three lost their job in the early season! This is the most number of coach changes in recent years.
2018 Liga 1
Approaching the end of the season, the number of coach changes continues to increase. At least one coach has been sacked or resigned in every month since the league started at March, with 12 already walking through the exit door. With 8 of the season left, there remains a possibility that the number could equal or even
exceed last season's record.