As the 2018/19 season goes by, some leagues have seen managers dispensed of already. Aston Villa got rid of Steve Bruce, Real Madrid sacked Julen Lopetegui, etc. But every boss in the English Premier League remains intact. Does that mean they all are doing their jobs right? How much longer this can continue is anyone’s guess, with a number of clubs either struggling or failing to meet their expectations. In short, here are 5 Premier League managers who could be gone by Christmas.
5. Slavisa Jokanovic – Fulham
Bringing Fulham back into the Premier League was the greatest job Slavisa Jokanovic may have done. But his debut in England’s top division with the Cottagers has been an absolute disaster thus far. Fulham are now rooted to the bottom of the table. And more worryingly, they’ve somehow managed to concede 29 goals in just 11 games. That puts the manager Slavisa Jokanovic into the risk of being shown the door soon.
4. Roy Hodgson – Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace haven’t won a game since their September victory over fellow strugglers Huddersfield. Even an encouraging 2-2 draw with high-flying Arsenal was then followed by a disappointing defeat to Chelsea. It looks like the Eagles are a one-man team who purely rely on the influence of Zaha to win their games. That’s something Hodgson was supposed to correct this season. But it’s not working though.
3. Jose Mourinho – Manchester United
A few weeks ago, Mourinho had bad results against Wolves, West Ham and Valencia and a high-profile fall-out with star midfielder Paul Pogba. At the beginning of this season, the Portuguese manager also had problems with Anthony Martial. It felt like only a matter of time before he was removed from power at Old Trafford. Though things may seem to be back at normal, the fact is that the Red Devils were expected to be title contenders this season can put Mourinho in wonders.