The English Premier League is among the most popular leagues in the world You can use the free bets with mybookie to enjoy the live-action and make wagers on some of your favourite teams. Every team has its targets and objectives set out for the season and in case, the managers seem unlikely to meet them, they face the sack. Below are some of the top EPL managers likely to face the sack this season;
1. Unai Emery
Arsenal’s loss to Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Saturday, 9th November 2019, continued to mount more pressure on Unai Emery. This spelled out the fourth loss of the season in the 12 games played so far. This infuriated the fans further with calls of ‘Unai Out’ trending on the social media platforms for a while now. However, Arsenal’s board does not share the same sentiments with the fans as it stands with the club’s hierarchy offering the Spaniard a public backing. The top four race has become more and more complicated with the Gunners remaining at the sixth place, eight points behind the fourth-placed Manchester City.
Issues considering his tactics have taken the center stage with fans criticizing his defensive approach to games. His team’s selection has also come under scrutiny with fan’s favourite Mesut Ozil constantly missing in the team’s squad. The next game will see Emery’s team welcoming Southampton at the Emirates and anything less than a win will mount more pressure to the former PSG boss.
2. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
The convincing Sunday’s win against Brighton and Hove Albion may have lowered the pressure mounting on Manchester United’s manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The win came as a relief to many with the fan base quite divided on the legend’s status in the club’s top job. The major problem has been the team’s inconsistencies on the pitch. The win saw United climb to the seventh position on the table but as it stands, they are closer to the relegation zone than the top four slots.
This has been by far United’s worst start to a premier league season in over 30 years. The manager has insisted on a ‘rebuilding’ process that he does not know of the timeline. The start of the season saw some departures with the likes of Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez leaving the club. No reinforcements to replace them were brought and injuries to stars like Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial have hindered what would be a ‘somehow better’ season. However, it takes three losses in a spin for pressure to start mounting once more on the Norwegian. January, however, presents an opportunity to reinforce the squad.
3. Mauricio Pochettino
For a team that reached the Champions League’s final last season, it would seem impossible to have such a disastrous start as seen this season. Mauricio Pochettino has seen Tottenham Hotspurs achieve the impossible with a limited budget over the last five years. This season has seen the Argentinian pressured to give results on the pitch.
A home draw to Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday, 9th November 2019, seemed to add more pressure as it left them placed at the 14th position. The stars are not performing with the likes of Christian Eriksen, Jan Vertonghen, and Toby Alderweireld all keen to get a move away from London. Harry Kane has not been the same this season and the game has surprisingly slowed. Many questions are being asked on the pitch and probably an answer will be found in the change of guard.