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Friday 20 April 2018

Who will be the next Premier League manager to lose his job?

Andre Villas-Boas was sacked by Tottenham after a run of poor results
Andre Villas-Boas was sacked by Tottenham after a run of poor results
Declan Whooley

Declan Whooley

Andre Villas-Boas was the fourth manager in the top-flight this season to lose his job and here are some others who could follow suit.

Malky Mackay

The odds-on favourite to be the next manager relieved of his duties, which is not surprising given the Cardiff owner Vincent Tan has been highly critical of Mackay's recent comments over his January wishlist of a defender, midfielder and striker.

Four points clear of the relegation zone is what the majority of Cardiff supporters would settle for at the end of the season, but Tan may have other ideas.

Sam Allardyce

The pressure appears to be mounting on Big Sam and he is now the second favourite in the dreaded sack race. A proven manager when it comes to keeping teams afloat, his style of play has not always been well received by the Upton Park crowd.

His support today for AVB for what he described as unrealistic expectations from supporters may well have been subtly directed to the Hammers faithful.

Michael Laudrup

Despite sitting in 10th position and into the final 32 of the Europa League, Michael Laudrup may well be paying the price for last season’s success and is 7/1 to lose his job.

The Swans have been inconsistent, in part due to the number of new faces brought in during the summer and the 4-1 defeat to Everton at the weekend was one of their worst performances of the season.

Chris Hughton

A big outlay on strikers at the start of the season was met with general approval, though the problems were clearly in defence. Gary Hooper has come into form in recent weeks, but former Irish international Chris Hughton will have his work cut out to preserve the Norwich's Premier League status.

Mauricio Pochettino

Hard to imagine that the Southampton manager is the fifth favourite among the bookies in light of the Saints swashbuckling start to the season, but then again few saw his predecessor getting the boot either.

Since their 4-1 win over Hull last month, Pochettino’s men are five games without a win, though they look comfortable in ninth place at the moment. A bad run over Christmas and the early season form could be a distant memory.

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