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5 coaches who will be sacked this season

Robin Bairner
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Ronald Koeman's Everton are struggling in the Premier League

Carlo Ancelotti was the first high-profile coach to be sacked this season when his Bayern Munich side tumbled to a heavy defeat against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League, but he will certainly not be the last.

All over Europe, there are managers twitching nervously with barely quarter of the season played in most top leagues.

Here are the men who have little chance of being in charge come next summer.

#5. Ronald Koeman

When Koeman arrived at Everton in the summer, there was the promise of great things ahead of the Toffees. The club invested heavily to sign the likes of Gylfi Sigurdsson, Michael Keane, Jordan Pickford and Davy Klaassen and went all out to lure Wayne Rooney back from Manchester United. Already early season hopes have started to fade, and in quite an alarming manner, too.

After seven fixtures, the Goodison Park side have won only twice, while perhaps the most alarming thing for them is a feeble four goals scored while they have conceded 10. All of the promoted sides are outperforming them to date, with the latest embarrassment a home defeat to Burnley.

Things are going no better in the Europa League, either. A thumping loss away to Atalanta was followed up by a limp draw against the minnows of Apollon. The Dutchman cannot continue in such a vein.

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Robin Bairner
UK-based freelance football journalist for the last decade, I've appeared in publications such as the Guardian, the Blizzard, When Saturday Comes, but can most frequently be found on I write about European football, and have worked at both World Cup 2014 and Euro 2016.
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