Next Premier League manager to leave odds: Antonio Conte favourite after extraordinary Tottenham rant
There are a growing number of managers sweating on their futures as the Premier League campaign hurtles towards its business end.
Before the division shutdown temporarily for the World Cup, Southampton decided that Ralph Hasenhuttl’s time was up after four years at the club, making him — at the time — the fifth managerial casualty of the season. Hasenhuttl was replaced by Nathan Jones, who unfortunately later became the eighth manager to be sacked after struggling to turn things around at Southampton.
The first to go this season was Scott Parker, who was shown the door by Bournemouth after their humiliating 9-0 loss to Liverpool, which formed a run of three straight defeats with no goals scored and 16 conceded — though they also faced Manchester City and Arsenal.
Tuchel’s departure brought another managerial change in the Premier League, with Graham Potter leaving Brighton and Hove Albion to take over at Stamford Bridge.
Bruno Lage followed him out the door at the start of October; the Portuguese was coach relieved of his duties at Wolves, who were in the relegation zone after just one win in eight matches at the time of his dismissal.
Steven Gerrard was the next to go, sacked after a poor start to the season with Aston Villa and it wasn’t too long before Hasenhuttl joined him. His former England midfield partner-in-crime Frank Lampard followed him after suffering an 11th league defeat across 20 matches. And then, in February within a week of each other Jesse Marsch was sacked by Leeds and Jones shown the door by Southampton.
In March, Patrick Vieira became the ninth casualty when axed by Crystal Palace after a run of 12 games without victory across all competitions, leaving them right in the relegation mix.
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David Moyes still on the brink?
Despite guiding West Ham to the Europa League semi-final last season and achieving a seventh-placed finish in the Premier League, the perception of Moyes on the London Stadium terraces has oscillated. The old adage ‘you either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain’ seems applicable here.
Moyes is responsible for a cultural shift at West Ham and a marked upturn in results (and performances). From flaky and disjointed under his predecessors, to well-oiled and diligent under him. Those basic tenets of his core philosophy, though, have abandoned him at various stages of this season, and his team has been struggling as a result.
The problems haven’t been isolated to this campaign; many West Ham fans will say the performances have been lacking in inspiration and innovation for the best part of 12 months. The often one-dimensional brand of football espoused by Moyes was offset by an ability to grind out results and get the job done, by any means.
With the well now running dry and consistent results not forthcoming, the often-questionable performances have been illuminated — and fans are getting restless. Despite spending heavy in the summer on exciting flair players like Lucas Paqueta and Gianluca Scamacca, the Hammers in the relegation zone and have often looked bereft of ideas.
Moyes has already reportedly been close to the door this year with a game against Everton in January tipped as a “loser gets sacked” between the Scot and Frank Lampard. West Ham won that game 2-0, ending a seven-game winless streak in the Premier League and indeed Lampard was sacked. But West Ham have just one win in six since. Sure, two of those were commendable 1-1 draws with Newcastle and Chelsea, but the 2-0 defeat to Tottenham and a humbling at Brighton mean the heat remains firmly on Moyes.
The relationship between Antonio Conte and Tottenham at the minute appears very unstable, fractious even, with many bookmakers now backing the Italian to be the next manager to leave a Premier League club. His odds plummeted on Saturday after he went on an extraordinary post-Southampton rant about his “selfish players”, as well as lambasting the club for not winning silverware in the last 15 years.
Spurs squandered a two-goal lead against Southampton on Saturday to pass up on the chance to climb to third in the table. Having led 3-1 at one stage at the St Mary’s, the north Londoners conceded twice late on to draw 3-3 with the bottom-of-the-table-club.
“I’m not used to seeing this type of situation. I see a lot of selfish players and I don’t see a team,” Conte said after the draw.
“We are 11 players that go into the pitch. I see selfish players, I see players that don’t want to help each other and don’t put their heart [in].
“You risk to disrupt the figure of the manager and to protect the other situation in every moment.
“Until now I try to hide the situation but now, no, because I repeat, I don’t want to see what I have seen today because this is unacceptable and also unacceptable for the fans.
“They follow us, pay for their ticket and to see the team another time, to have this type of performance is unacceptable. We have to think a lot about this.”
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Brendan Rodgers is certainly feeling the heat as Leicester hover above the Premier League relegation zone on goal difference with 12 matches to play. The Foxes have fallen to five successive defeats in all competitions and saw their FA Cup run ended by Championship Blackburn at the King Power Stadium.
A narrow defeat to bottom club Southampton in March was perhaps the warning sign the Leicester board needed, but there is reportedly a sense that a late dash to find a new manager for the run-in could in fact be detrimental to Leicester’s hopes of retaining their Premier league status.