Premier league managers in the hot seat
After Pochettino was shockingly dismissed last week with Mourinho taking over at Spurs we take a look at the other managers in the Premier League hot seat. Pochettino had been at Spurs for five years, and even though results were not good this year, he took them to their first Champions League final in June and had done excellent things for the club. There are managers whose teams are performing much worse and still in charge, but perhaps not for long.
Emery has been under big pressure recently as Arsenal have only won one match out of their last 12 in all competitions and many fans have been calling for him to get sacked. On the weekend his team needed a 95th-minute equaliser for Lacazette to spare blushes against Southampton who are in the relegation zone. Even then the team was booed off at full time and if Emery doesn’t change his team's form soon, then he will probably get the sack.
Another manager who is feeling the pressure is Marco Silva. His Everton team were expected to challenge for the top 6 and even the top four perhaps after investments over the summer. However, their season has not gone to plan, and they currently sit in 16th place four points above the relegation zone. Their latest loss came at the weekend when they were beaten at home by bottom of the league Norwich. Results have to change soon otherwise Silva will be looking for a new job.
When Manuel Pellegrini came in at West Ham, many were expecting it to be time for West Ham to be pushing for that top 6 position. However, after finishing 10th last season, they invested in the squad over the summer, but results have gone down. They have only managed to win two matches the whole league season, with their last win coming in September. They are in 17th place right now and have a couple of tough away games coming up which makes Pellegrini’s time look limited.
Lastly, when OGS took over at Manchester United as the interim boss he turned things around and seemed like it was the perfect match. However, since he was appointed permanent manager, things have not gone so smoothly, and his team has struggled. United have always been an admirer of Pochettino and now that he has become available, the pressure in on OGS. His team are in 9th place but only two points off of 5th, so there is still time for him to change it up and climb the table. He will probably be given more time but if the results keep going the way that they are the United hierarchy might change their minds.