After the sacking of Ronald Koeman by Everton, here is a list of managers who could probably face the same fate anytime this season.
4) Slaven Bilic
Like Koeman, Bilic too had a promising start to life at West Ham United as the Hammers put in some impressive displays during his first season at the club. Nevertheless, the club have since been in a state of flux. The move to London stadium was supposed to mark the beginning of a new era for the Hammers; however, they are now looking at a potential relegation fight this season. A win against Swansea did appease some of the fans; however, a thrashing to the hands of Brighton now puts Slaven Bilic in an imperious situation with many now claiming that Bilic is a dead man walking.
3) Vincenzo Montella
Montella’s situation bears great resemblance to Ronald Koeman’s at Everton. Both were given the charge of leading the club to a new era after years of languid performances, with heavy investments in the summer. And like Koeman’s Everton, Montella’s Milan too have yet to gel together as a team. The expensive buys of the summer, Bonucci, Andre Silva and Calhanoglu look out of sorts with Bonucci hopelessly out of form. The club were favourites to mount a title challenge in the summer; however, find themselves in a lowly 11th position. The lacklustre displays have done little to suggest that Montella might find the key to solving this problem, with the club are reportedly already lining up candidates to replace the Italian.
The Malaga boss has endured a torrid time at La Rosaleda with the club currently sit at the 20th position, with just one point from a possible 27. Moreover, their failure to score goals has severely hit them. The quarterfinalists of the Champions League in 2012-13 face a huge task of avoiding relegation from the top flight this season. In their defence, lack of resources mean the club have yet to replace departed Sandro Ramirez, who was their star last season. With the pressure increasing, Michel could soon face the inevitable sack.
1) Arsene Wenger
The Gunners failed to qualify for the Champions League for the first time under Arsene Wenger last season. While failure to qualify does mean that the club have hit a new low, their performances in recent years suggest that the above was coming. The club have become the laughing stock of the Premier League with their form following a similar trajectory every season from the beginning as the potential title contenders to being ripped apart in some games and finally a late run of form, which is enough to qualify for the champions league. While they have begun this season with an uncharacteristic lack of attention this season, there is little to suggest that Gunners have turned the corner, especially after their lacklustre defeat to Liverpool at Anfield. Wenger’s rapport with the club hierarchy will certainly save him from the sack; however, if the slump continues, we might just see the unthinkable happen this season.