It’s December, and six managers have already been sacked this Premier League season. At the halfway point of the 2019-20 campaign, five teams have made changes with Watford already firing two managers in Javi Gracia and Quique Sanchez Flores. The latest to get canned was West Ham’s Manuel Pellegrini. He was let go after a loss to Leicester City on Saturday and the Hammers just barely above the relegation zone.
So who could be next? Here’s a look at those who have been sacked and who is on the hot seat:
Quique Sanchez Flores
Sept. 7, 2019
Nov. 19, 2019
Nov. 29, 2019
Quique Sanchez Flores
Hayden Mullins (interim)
Dec. 1, 2019
Dec. 5, 2019
West HamManuel PellegriniDavid Moyes
Dec. 28, 2019
Now, a look at managers who are on the hot seat and the level of heat they are facing.
Hot: Norwich’s Daniel Farke
He may just be the next one to go. Norwich has dropped to the bottom of the table with Watford’s recent success, and the Canaries are just six points from safety. They are still within range, but they need some results really soon. Farke will probably get the rest of January with some matches they can really get some points from, but it is crunch time.
Cool: Manchester United’s Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Check back in a couple weeks and it may be different. Everyone thought his seat was on fire after losing at Watford, but the team has earned back-to-back wins over Newcastle and Burnley to get back into top-four contention. There have been some improvements, and if United can stop shooting itself in the foot, he’ll stay on.
Cool: Southampton’s Ralph Hasenhuttl
Seven points in the last three games has gotten Southampton out of the bottom three and into safety. Now with a four-point cushion, this team is trending in the right direction. He always seems to get enough out of his team, and Danny Ings’ fantastic form in attack has been key. For now, he’s safe.
Lukewarm: Bournemouth’s Eddie Howe
It’s hard to imagine Bournemouth ever letting Howe go due to the results he’s been able to get, but this is a team that is just two points from safety. Injuries have hurt his ability to rotate, the attack has gone cold and this club needs some answers soon. Chances are he stays on and keeps the Cherries up.
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