6. Alireza Jahanbaksh (AZ Alkmaar to Brighton)
Some say that Chris Hughton’s sacking by Brighton was harsh. Not us. He made one of the biggest mistakes you can make as a Premier League manager: signing a prolific Eredivisie forward. They almost never work out. Afonso Alves, Vincent Janssen, the list goes on and on. And you can add Iran’s Alireza Jahanbaksh to it.
He failed to fire for the Seagulls after having a hand in 33 goals the previous season with AZ Alkmaar. Much more was expected of him. The Iranian would disappear for the Asian Cup and also miss an extended period of the season with a hamstring injury. Just not enough from him at all.