5 Premier League managers on the brink of the sack
The 2019-20 edition of the Premier League is well underway and with 13 games played, a handful of teams find themselves in unfamiliar positions. Liverpool and Manchester City were expected to battle it out to the wire yet again but Jurgen Klopp's side have left the chasing pack well behind, as they find themselves 8 points clear of Leicester City in the Premier League summit, who've been a breath of fresh air under Brendan Rodgers.
The Foxes, alongside Sheffield United, have exceeded expectations this season and find themselves in second place after 13 games, a sensational return considering the circumstances. Manchester United and Arsenal, two of the biggest clubs of yesteryear under Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger respectively, have been left behind in the race for the top four spots after a series of underwhelming results.
Tottenham Hotspur, in the wake of recent results, opted to part ways with Mauricio Pochettino to salvage their season and Jose Mourinho made a shock return to the Premier League, as he took over the reins from the Argentine.
Football, at the end of the day, is a cut-throat business and the fact that a clubs could part ways with their manager after a string of bad results is an occupational hazard. On that note, let's look at 5 managers who are on the brink of the sack in the Premier League.
#5 Ralph Hasenhuttl - Southampton
Since taking over the reins from Mark Hughes in December 2018, Ralph Hasenhuttl has done reasonably well at Southampton to steady the ship but the new campaign has been a bit of a reality check for the Saints. The South Coast club find themselves in the relegation zone, with just 9 points from 13 games and are just a point above Watford, who are languishing in the foot of the Premier League.
Southampton are winless in their last 5 encounters in the English top-flight, a run that includes an embarrassing 0-9 defeat against Leicester City at home, a result that put the Austrian tactician on the brink of the sack. Since then, his side have earned a hard-fought 2-2 draw against Arsenal at the Emirates but Hasenhuttl's could well be the next Premier League manager to get the boot, as Southampton fall deeper and deeper into a relegation scrap.