Sunderland have sacked Gus Poyet with just nine Premier League games left for the Black Cats to save themselves, as they languish just a point above the relegation zone.
While Manchester City’s Manuel Pellegrini, and Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger, find their positions in the hot-seat under considerable threat, following their Champions League woes.
With such managerial drama in mind, we take a look at 11 bosses who flopped terribly during their spell in a Premier League hot-seat…
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Felix Magath – Fulham
This was the German’s first job outside of his native country, as he was handed the Cottagers position with just 12 games remaining of the Premier League season, with relegation beckoning.
Magath, however, failed to save the club from relegation, and couldn’t earn them promotion back to the top-flight in the following campaign, with a win ration of just 20%.
Tony Adams – Portsmouth
The Arsenal legend was promoted as full-time boss after Harry Redknapp left the club from his position as assistant manager, but his successful playing career did not help him out in the hot-seat.
Just 10 points from 16 games was a stat too poor to ignore, and he was given the boot from the dug-out.