It is truly indeed a surprise that no Premier League manager has been sacked up till this point in the competition. By convention, those clubs who have been underperforming would have started to appoint new managers in October but there seem to be no signs of any change in the managerial personnel.
A couple of clubs in the bottom three of the table have produced shocking results, yet the in-charge continue to have backing from the board which has come as a surprise for many fans. Take for instance, Huddersfield have not won a single game in EPL this season, but David Wagner is still the person in charge of the players.
Jose Mourinho has somehow managed to relieve some pressure off his position after seeing Manchester United return to a winning run thanks to Anthony Martial and his other team-mates, but not everyone is like the Special One. The players may need a change of managers before improvements can be seen.
There are three managers in England who can be sacked as soon as one can possibly think of. Because of the subpar performances from their players, these managers will have to face the music sooner or later unless they can bring positivity to the results. Here is a look at the three managers who may get the sacking soon.
#3 Mark Hughes
The standards at St Mary's have dipped greatly over the last few years. From a club that qualifies for the Europa League to one that is now trying to avoid the relegation battle. Hughes suffered an embarrassing 6-1 thrashing at the Etihad Stadium over the weekend. Nearly a year ago, Hughes was sacked as the manager of Stoke City after a poor run of results. Now, history seems to be repeating itself for the manager.
Southampton have won just one game in the last 10 matches and conceded a whopping number of 20 goals. No doubt that the Citizens are on a different level as compared to the Saints, it is worrying that the club was unable to score against Newcastle United as well as Bournemouth.
Hughes and his team will soon face Watford, Leicester City, Manchester United and many other higher ranked clubs. If he is unable to rectify the problem with his players and their style of play, the Welsh manager may be asked to leave soon.
Last season, the Saints barely survived the relegation battle under the 55-year-old manager. However, it appears that the summer transfer window has not aided in improving the squad and Hughes is already facing trouble once again. It could be the time for Southampton to change managers or be prepared to be dropped to the Championship next season.
#2 Slaviša Jokanović
Fulham are currently sitting 19th in the table ranks, just two points above Huddersfield, who they will next face. Earlier, Jokanovic had called for his side to try their best and leave the bottom three as quickly as possible. If the Cottagers manages to beat Huddersfield, it will bring them up to 16th, just a point ahead of Southampton.
However, the London club is struggling with their defense. Even with Arsenal loanee, Calum Chambers, at the club, the backline is struggling to keep clean sheets. Instead, fans have started to turn against the club's horrible defending which until today, has yet to see them keep a clean sheet in EPL.
Fulham last won in August when they beat Burnley 4-2 at home. While they overcame their opponents in the Carabao Cup, the club was ultimately thrown out of the competition by current league leaders, Manchester City.
After facing Huddersfield tonight, Jokanovic's men will face tough battles against Liverpool and Chelsea. By the end of the month, should the manager fail to win any matches, he could be on his way out of the club.
#1 David Wagner
After Newcastle United secured their first victory of the season last weekend, Huddersfield is now the only side yet to win a Premier League game this season. Besides that, The Terriers are also out of the Carabao Cup after they lost to Championship side, Stoke City, in the second round.
Wagner somehow no longer seems to be an inspiration for his players. They do not look close to winning due to problems both in terms of goalscoring and defence. Huddersfield have scored the least number of goals thus far this season and already conceded 21 goals. The lack of goals is costing the team as they have not scored more than a goal in each match.
In mid-October, Terriers chief Dean Hoyle backed Wagner and guaranteed his place in the club. However, nothing appears to be improving and the club could possibly drop further behind the rest of the teams by the start of the upcoming winter transfer window.
In order to save the club from the relegation battle, Huddersfield should consider changing the manager after such a poor run of results since August. It will be too late to change the destiny of the club if they were to wait till January and by then, the new manager could have too little time to bring changes to the club. Huddersfield faces Fulham later today and if they lose the game, it should really spell the end of Wagner's time at the club.