Jobs on the line: Premier League Managers who may not be here next season
September 08, 2015
It says something about the nature of top-flight football in 2015 that we are already talking about the next Premier League manager to lose their job. The recent league season has barely finished, and yet there are a huge number of managers who face uncertainty over their short-term future. It can be extremely difficult to predict the movements of managers and the course that their individual career paths will take, especially in a world of ruthlessly ambitious owners.
3 EPL Managers who could lose their Jobs in the summer?
With this in mind, here are three Premier League managers who may well find themselves searching for work during the preseason. These include: –
Sam Allardyce (West Ham United)
Big Sam found out his fate on the last day of the season and has been a controversial topic. Pundits are saying West Ham are taking a huge gamble by not renewing Allardyce’s contract. This season arguably summed up Allardyce’ Hammers career, as early season promise and form faltered amid a lack of direction and supposedly unattractive football. West Ham fans demand success and stylish football, with Slaven Bilic already instilled as the bookmakers favourite to take over.
Brendan Rodgers (Liverpool)
This would be a controversial move for some, especially when you consider that is just 12 months since Liverpool came within a captain’s slip of winning the Premier League title. The last season was hugely disappointing for Rodgers, however, starting with the forced sale of talisman Luis Suarez, followed by inconsistent form and capped by the desire of forward Raheem Sterling to leave the club. With the Reds having also failed to reclaim the Champions League spot, this type of negative momentum could well end Rodgers reign at the club (especially with charismatic German Jurgen Klopp hovering in the background).
John Carver (Newcastle United)
Despite being the self-proclaimed ‘best coach in the Premier League’, John Carver has experienced a miserable time in charge of the Magpies. This has delivered a return of just nine points from a possible 48, while his tenure has also seen incredible levels of fan dissent and accusations of sabotage against defender Mike Williamson. So despite Carver’s obvious energy and enthusiasm for the cause, he is unlikely to retain his job beyond what is likely to be a difficult and challenging summer for Newcastle.