The —15 Football League Championship referred to as the Sky Bet Championship for sponsorship reasons , was the eleventh season of the Football League Championship under its current title and the twenty-third season under its current league structure. The —15 season began on 8 August and ended on 2 May Bournemouth won the league on the last day of the season, confirming their place in the top flight for the first time in their history. Watford were runners-up and took their place in the Premier League for the first time since the season. Norwich were the final promoted team, bouncing straight back from their relegation the previous season by beating Middlesbrough in the Play Off Final. At the other end of the table, Blackpool were relegated in April having been cut adrift at the bottom of the table for much of the season. Wigan and Millwall were the other two teams to be relegated on the penultimate weekend of the season. The following teams have changed division since the —14 season. Promoted from League One. Relegated from Premier League.
The —15 season was the th season of competitive association football in England. In addition, similar to the club's first season under Mourinho in , the Blues also won the League Cup. Manchester City came second; whilst the highest scorers in the league, they never looked like defending their title. Arsenal finished third, but missed out on the chance to take the runners-up spot, which was largely owed to a failure to score at home three times in their last six games. In spite of this, they retained the FA Cup title. Manchester United took the final spot for the Champions League, securing a return to the elite competition in Louis van Gaal 's first season as manager, despite several defeats that included a shock 5—3 defeat to Leicester City and a 4—0 thrashing at Milton Keynes Dons in the League Cup. Tottenham Hotspur 's first season under Mauricio Pochettino saw the impressive emergence of young striker Harry Kane , but was also blighted by the issues of the previous season as their defensive woes continued; because of this, their Champions League hopes evaporated by early March. Having stood 12th in late November with just 14 points, the team rallied after New Year's Day as they mounted a late Champions League attempt, with a focus more on defense than goals and impressively made the semi-finals of both club competitions, but ultimately fell short overall. In spite of these issues, however, both Spurs and Liverpool secured Europa League spots. Southampton were tipped by many for relegation following the loss of Pochettino and many key players over the summer, but they exceeded all expectations by challenging for the Champions League, their challenge continuing into April until a poor run of form against relegation battlers saw them slip out of the race.
The —15 Premier League known as the Barclays Premier League for sponsorship reasons was the 23rd season of the Premier League , the top English professional league for association football clubs, since its establishment in The fixtures were announced on 18 June Manchester City came into the season as defending champions of the —14 season.
The —15 Football League Two referred to as the Sky Bet League Two for sponsorship reasons was the 11th season of the Football League Two under its current title and the 23rd season under its current league division format. The season began on 9 August Twenty four clubs participated, eighteen of which remained in League Two having been neither promoted nor relegated at the end of the —14 season. The following teams changed division at the end of the —14 season. Promoted from Conference Premier. Relegated from Football League One. Relegated to Conference Premier. Promoted to Football League One.