Top 5 unemployed managers at the moment
Football has turned into an unfair game of sorts of late. With the amount of money being thrown around, the managers are under a lot of pressure to deliver instant results, a perception that has resulted in a lot of sackings of late.
The whole notion of quality players should hit the ground running is flawed as football is much more than just an expensive recruit strutting his stuff on the pitch. The case of Paul Pogba last season stands out.
This season, we've already seen the likes of Frank de Boer and Andries Jonker losing their jobs despite only a handful of games. In this article, we take a look at some of the best managers available as free agents.
#5 Walter Mazzarri
From the high of the Champions League nights with Napoli to the rain-drenched low at Watford, Walter Mazzarri has seen it all. Before his move to Inter Milan in the summer of 2013, Mazzarri had built a really good team at Napoli who were Champions League regulars.
His move to Inter was seen as a step down by many as the Nerazzurri had six managers in the preceding three years before getting Mazzarri on board. Unsurprisingly, he failed to deal with the pressure of resurrecting the fallen giants and was sacked after just 58 games in charge, a span of just a year and a half.
He returned to management with Premier League side Watford but neither had the necessary funds to get his type of players nor enough time to embue his philosophy.
Mazzarri isn't the worst manager tactically and if given time, he could build a really good side, as he showed at Napoli. His Napoli side won the Coppa Italia in 2012 and finished second in the league behind Antonio Conte's Juventus in 2013.