5 top football managers who are without jobs at the moment
Successful managers are always in the news, irrespective of whether they are managing a club or not.
For instance, if these managers are out of a job, then there are always going to be speculations about their next destination.
In modern day football, no manager is safe from the wrath of the fans as well as the directors, and as the recent sacking of Julen Lopetegui shows, a subpar performance is a sure way of being shown the door.
At any given moment, there will always be a bunch of top managers without a job, who have either been sacked by the club or have resigned on their own.
This summer we saw major overhauls at clubs like Chelsea and Arsenal, where new faces replaced the incumbent, leaving the latter unemployed.
So, with almost half of the season behind us, lets take a look at the 5 top managers who are without clubs at the moment.
#1 Julen Lopetegui
Julen Lopetegui has had a forgetful year so far, with him being sacked from two top managerial positions in a span of 136 days.
He was sacked by Spain a day before the World Cup kicked off in Russia, reportedly for announcing that he had agreed to become the head coach of Real Madrid.
Though he remained unemployed for a while, the position left vacant by Zinedine Zidane awaited him at the Santiago Bernabeu.
But he wasn't so lucky when the Real Madrid board decided to relieve him of his duties on 29 October after he led the club to one of their worst starts in history.
In all honesty, a season without the talismanic Cristiano Ronaldo was always going to be tough. And replacing Zidane who led the club to an unprecedented Champions League triumph for the third year running was no easy job.
He is a manager of great abilities, and he has led Spanish youth teams to U-19 and U-21 European Championships, thus it can be said that he was at the wrong place at the wrong time.
Fernando Hierro, the man who took his place as the Spain National coach during the World Cup spoke optimistically about him, AS quoted him saying:
“Possibly, like every coach, he needed time, tranquillity. It was not easy to come into a team that has won the last three Champions Leagues. Of course, Julen is a great coach and I do not have any doubt about that."