5 top-flight managers who could face the sack
These managers are under a lot of pressure after an indifferent start to the season.
With billions being pumped into football via the rising TV deals, there is quite a lot of money being thrown around in the transfer market which means immediate success is a must for a manager. The average tenure of a manager is getting shorter and shorter as demands of trigger-happy owners are at their peak.
What constitutes success is always up for debate but some decisions like Crystal Palace's to sack Frank de Boer's after just four games is borderline crazy. A seasoned manager like Carlo Ancelotti also got the sack at Bayern Munich last month just a month and a half into the season.
Let's look at some of the others who could possibly be sacked in the foreseeable future.
#1 Michel, Malaga
Only two statistics are enough for me to prove to you that Malaga manager Michel is indeed the man most likely to be sacked next:
One, his team have not won any of their opening 7 league games and two, he was the third manager to take charge of the Albicelestes last season, after former Real Madrid, Sevilla and Tottenham boss Juande Ramos and former Uruguay star Marcelo Romero were both sacked after 4 months in charge.
Not only the results, the manner in which his side have capitulated have the fans calling for his head. With only a solitary point to show for their troubles, a 3-3 draw against Athletic Club Bilbao and a goal difference of negative 12, it'd be interesting to see if their trigger-happy Qatari owners give Michel some more time to set things right. Given their history, I wouldn't be too optimistic about it.