Premier League managers under pressure
Saturday 02 November 2013
As we enter November, two Premier League managers have already lost their jobs, with Paulo Di Canio and Ian Holloway leaving Sunderland and Crystal Palace respectively. And there are some managers who are in danger of suffering a similar fate soon, should results not improve:
The Cardiff manager’s position has been under question since the removal of trusted head of recruitment Iain Moody during the international break. Despite insisting that he will not leave the Bluebirds, Mackay might be the victim of another unexpected decision from owner Vincent Tan. Achieving positive results would help, as only goal difference is keeping them out of the relegation zone at present.
The Dutchman has insisted that he is not feeling the pressure, but Fulham supporters are growing increasingly impatient due to several poor results and performances throughout 2013. New owner Shahid Khan has so far stuck with the experienced Jol, but form must improve for his long-term future to lie at Craven Cottage.
Pardew was reportedly under pressure at Newcastle United from the beginning of this season after Joe Kinnear returned as sporting director over the summer. There was also an expectation to improve on last season’s disappointing 16th placed finish, and so far, results have been inconsistent, and defeat to arch rivals Sunderland has hardly helped his cause.
Despite leading Norwich City to their best league position in nearly 20 years in May, Chris Hughton has been given a hard time by a vocal minority at Carrow Road in recent weeks, and only an improvement in results can help to silence them, as the Canaries currently occupy one of the three relegation places in the Premier League.
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