Just days after Arsenal sacked Unai Emery, Quique Sanchez Flores became the fourth Premier League manager to lose his job this season as Watford decided to sack the Spaniard, meaning they’re now searching for their third manager of the season. It’s a trend that looks set to continue with pressure mounting on a number of Premier League managers after the latest round of fixtures. So, following the latest dismissal, we’ve taken a look at the other 18 top-flight managers and ranked them from least likely to most likely to be the next Premier League manager to be shown the exit door.
18. Jurgen Klopp
Klopp now has two pieces of silverware in charge of the Reds and seems to be taking Liverpool from strength to strength. They sit top of the league after picking up 40 points from their first 14 league games and have an eight-point lead at the top of the table. He’s safe.
17. Jose Mourinho
Jose Mourinho’s spell at Tottenham got off to a brilliant start with a 3-2 win over London rivals West Ham and he’s backed that up with two more victories. Having only just returned to the Premier League, he isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.
16. Pep Guardiola
Despite what could be seen as an underwhelming start to Manchester City’s title defence, it would be unbelievable if they sacked Pep Guardiola. He has guided Man City to back-to-back league titles, so unless he has a major falling out with the board, we can’t see him getting the boot anytime soon. City haven’t had a great start, by their own exceptionally high standards, but it’s hard to see them sacking Guardiola.
15. Brendan Rodgers
Rodgers has made a huge impact on Leicester since his arrival from Celtic back in February. The Foxes currently sit in second place and look very much in the mix for a top-four finish. Unless something drastic happens, it’s very unlikely that Rodgers will be leaving Leicester in the near future.
14. Chris Wilder
Wilder worked wonders to get the Blades back into the big time last season, and he’s doing it again in the top flight. Sheffield United sit in sixth place having already played five of the traditional ‘big six’ clubs, plus the impressive Leicester City. Wilder is doing a wonderful job and we can’t see him getting the sack anytime soon. The only way he might leave is if another club make a move to take him.
13. Frank Lampard
Lampard’s young Chelsea side have shone in recent weeks with some very impressive displays and they won six league games on the spin following the loss to Liverpool in September. The fans love him, the players love him and the team are winning games. He’s safe, even after a recent blip.
12. Nuno Espirito Santo
Following a shaky start, Nuno has led Wolves up the table with some solid performances. They’re doing well in the Europa League and look back to their old ways. We can’t see him getting sacked, and the only way he could leave is if another side came in for him.
11. Sean Dyche
Burnley boss Sean Dyche has never really gotten the praise he deserves for keeping Burnley so competitive on a relatively small budget. With the Clarets quietly going about their business, it’d come as a real surprise to see Dyche leave the club this season.
10. Eddie Howe
Howe has worked miracles with Bournemouth following his appointment seven years ago. We can’t see him receiving the boot, and the only way he could leave the Cherries is if a top side comes in for him. Arsenal, Everton and West Ham are said to be admirers.
9. Graham Potter
Potter recently signed a new deal on the south coast, so we can’t see him going anywhere anytime soon. If the former Swansea boss can continue to grind out results at the Amex, he’ll remain in charge. Despite losing to Liverpool, his side played well and it’s hard to see him getting the boot.
8. Roy Hodgson
After a very good start to the season, Crystal Palace had a bit of a wobble but that could be more to do with the fixture list than their side, as the Eagles faced Man City, Arsenal, Leicester, Chelsea and Liverpool in consecutive games. They got a very good win at Burnley to prove how good a job the former England manager is doing.
7. Steve Bruce
Bruce’s appointment in the summer was frowned upon when he was selected to succeed Rafael Benitez. However, his side have produced some very good results, such as the draw with Man City. He looks safe for now, but it’s never wise to predict what will happen in the future at Newcastle!
6. Daniel Farke
Norwich would likely find it difficult to sack Farke in the middle of the campaign, especially considering the season he had last year. His side have been excellent at times and beat Manchester City earlier in the season. An important away victory against Everton last weekend was a big boost for the German.
5. Dean Smith
Villa were the second biggest spenders in the division in the summer, so boyhood fan Smith could come under pressure deeper into the campaign. Villa have looked competitive but as some sides down the bottom of the table make moves, and with others starting to pick up points, Villa could do with a few more wins.
4. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Man United have been a bit of a mess but have shown some positive signs too. They still lack consistency, especially away from home, but it looks like the board will be patient with Solskjaer as he tries to mould the United team in his image. However, following the embarrassing 2-1 defeat to Astana in the Europa League, a few more poor results will surely see up the pressure on the Red Devils boss increase.
3. Ralph Hasenhuttl
Southampton got a much-needed win over Watford, but they are still in big trouble and in the past, the Saints board have shown that they’re more than willing to make changes mid-season and Ralph Hasenhuttl is still under pressure.
2. Manuel Pellegrini
Pellegrini is a previous Premier League winner with Manchester City, however, his West Ham side looked to have been stuck in a rut. They looked terrible against Burnley before the break and they weren’t much better against Tottenham but a huge win over Chelsea has kept the wolves away from the door for now.
1. Marco Silva
Marco Silva is reportedly on the verge of losing his job at Everton, however, he remains in the hot seat at Goodison Park. He is the manager we think is likely to lose his job next.