It’s been a difficult week for a number of Premier League managers, particularly Arsene Wenger and Louis van Gaal…
Seven days ago it was all looking so good for the Premier League big boys. For Arsene Wenger, his Arsenal team were pushing their way up the Premier League, through in the FA Cup and anticipating a Champions League clash against his former club AS Monaco.
Despite enduring his fair share of criticism over his new side’s playing style, Louis van Gaal had inspired United to third place in the Premier League and the quarter-finals of the FA Cup, with a Capital One Cup humbling at MK Dons the only major blot on his copy book.
However, as we all know, a week is a long time in football. Fast forward to this past Wednesday evening, and Arsenal have been beaten at home by Monaco, and now face a major task to end their five year absence from the last eight of the Champions League. United meanwhile have been beaten by Swansea City for the second time this season and now have Liverpool breathing down their necks in the race for fourth.
While we don’t expect much in the way of managerial changes at the top end of the table between now and the end of the season, it’s worth considering whose job might come under threat if the desired climax to the campaign is not secured – be that a top four finish, a trophy, or just to remain respectable. Click through the list below to see who we think is most in danger:
7) Mauricio Pochettino – Tottenham Hotspur – 44 points from 26 league games, still in two cup competitions
The Argentine needed time to implement his style and philosophy that he used to such great effect at Southampton, and his methods seem to be slowly taking hold. He’s kept Tottenham within touching distance of the top four and on the verge of winning of a trophy without spending big money to change his squad. He’s also helped develop a number of the younger players, most notably striking sensation Harry Kane, who has 24 goals this term.
Job Security: 8/10