Things are getting colder as December approached but the Premier League sack race is hotting up. Tottenham pulled the trigger on Mauricio Pochettino last week but who will be the next to go. Here are the three most under fire managers in the league.
Unai Emery is under immense pressure, with each passing match drawing him closer to the exit door. Four victories in the top flight at this stage in proceedings isn’t acceptable in the eyes of many supporters and there has been questionable handling of the club captaincy, with Laurent Koscielny having slunk away in the summer and the appointment of Granit Xhaka as skipper spectacularly backfired after the Serbian clashed with supporters recently.
Arsenal spent a long time with Arsene Wenger at the helm and it’s not clear as to whether they have an appetite to make a change considering Emery is serving a second year at the club, although the team are clearly underperforming and there are sure to be several interested candidates should the position become vacant.
The next few games look nice, but so did the last few, and Emery has a chance to get points on the board. But Arsenal then face Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United from 15th December to 1st January. It looks like 2020 will provide someone else with a chance to take charge.
Just when it looks like Everton have turned a corner, they stick the car back in reverse. Their 2-0 home loss on Saturday underlined their struggles, and lie fifteen on the table on fourteenpoints after thirteen rounds of matches.
Pellegrini first season at the London Stadium was a success, with the club finishing tenth in the Premier League table and their strong ending to the campaign hinted at even better things to come. Having won three of their opening six games of the season, West Ham find themselves just above the relegation zone.
Thier 3-2 loss against London rivals Tottenham on Saturday was another blow, and with another daunting run of fixtures, Pellegrini time might be running out