Longest managerless club record


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One for the stattos out there. What’s the longest time a club has been without a manager? Is this a record we could break?
David Pleat was caretaker of Spuds from September 21 2003 to June 3 2004: eight months and two weeks.
Wiki admittedly so may not be the record.
Can anyone tell us if there has ever been a scenario where a sacked manager has been back in a job before a replacement was found for him?
For a more recent example: Fulham sacked Kit Symons on 8 November 2015 - despite promising a swift appointment and talking up the amount of interest from big names, took until 27 December for them to appoint Slavisa Jokanovic after several almost appointments and a lot of concern at owners generally not having a clue what they were doing. Maybe they did, or maybe they got lucky - either way, now widely viewed as a masterful appointment.
We have a history of not being rapid with our appointments:

Caretaker manager runs at OUFC:
6 November 1958 - 1 January 1959 - Committee
25 October 1999 - 2 February 2000 - Mickey Lewis
26 January 2014 - 22 March 2014 - Mickey Lewis
22 January 2018 - present - Derek Fazackerly
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