Last weekend claimed the scalps of not one but two Premier League bosses, with Sunderland’s Dick Advocaat and Liverpool’s Brendan Rodgers both leaving their posts.
The Black Cats boss left of his own volition early on Saturday afternoon, while the Reds gaffer was given his marching orders after overseeing his side’s 1-1 derby day draw with Everton.
Much of the speculation in the wake of this news surrounds potential replacements for both men – with Sam Allardyce (11/10) favourite for the Stadium of Light hotseat and Jurgen Klopp now 1/8 for the Anfield role – but here at Ladbrokes News we’re wondering who is next for the chop.
Read on to see who looks like being on borrowed time in the English top flight and have your say in today’s poll.
If three points from eight games was enough to make Advocaat fall on his sword may Newcastle boss McClaren could and maybe should be tempted to walk away from St James’ Park.
Another performance like his side’s in the 6-1 mauling at the hands of Manchester City however, and the decision might just be taken out of his hands.
After landing the title at the seond time of asking in his second stint at Chelsea boss Mourinho was walking on water in west London this summer.
However, the Portuguese boss is now getting used to a sinking feeling, with the Blues languishing in 16th place after the 3-1 drubbing at home to Southampton made it four losses from their opening eight games.
The so-called Special One has said he will not walk away and claimed the only way he will leave is on owner Roman Abramovich’s orders. With the champions already 10 points behind league leaders Manchester City the journey from Special One to Sacked One could soon be complete.
For all the love he gets on social media Tim Sherwood has failed to get Aston Villa firing again in the Premier League.
The Villans remain in the relegation places, four points off the pace, without a win since the opening day of the season.
However, with Jack Grealish seemingly the only shining light in Sherwood’s squad, Villa’s owners might just be happy with a successful relegation scrap, giving the one-time Premier League winner some time to steady the ship.
With Manchester United top of the table on Saturday morning it might seem foolish to take a punt on the Dutchman’s departure.
However, the manner of United’s defeat to Arsenal at the weekend showed the Red Devils are still a long way from their best and with Van Gaal insisting he is not at Old Trafford for the long-haul and that his replacement is already waiting in the wings in Ryan Giggs, a early exit isn’t exactly off the cards.
At 50/1 Wenger and Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri are seemingly the safest managers in the league, especially after the Gunners boss masterminded the 3-0 hammering of United at the weekend.
However, the fickle nature of the average Gooner means the north London side are only ever a draw with a mid-table side away from turning back into the “Wenger out” brigade.
The Frenchman has earned the right to leave on his own terms but if the fans keep turning against him he may just give them what they want.
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