Which Premier League big gun will be first to sack their manager?

Date published: Sunday 31st July 2016 1:40

Jose Mourinho & Arsene Wenger: Old enemies

Jose Mourinho & Arsene Wenger: Old enemies

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte will be the first manager to be sacked by one of the Premier League’s big clubs, according to a fans’ survey.

Five managerial heavyweights will be leading the five biggest clubs in the Premier League this season. All will have the goal of securing the title for their team, but only one can succeed. At least one will miss out on the Champions League and a poor run could even cost one their job in a world where managers are only a few defeats away from being under pressure.

New Chelsea manager Conte is the clear favourite of the five to be sacked first. The Italian, chosen by 34% of those who responded, has inherited a difficult situation at Stamford Bridge and takes over a team that could only finish 10th last season.

The former Juventus boss is very highly thought of in the world of coaching, having taken Italy above and beyond expectations with flawless tactical displays at Euro 2016, but many still have their doubts over how he will fare under the trigger happy ownership of Roman Abramovich.

A relatively close second with 27% of the vote is Jose Mourinho. The Portuguese has taken over from Louis van Gaal at Manchester United and a lot of people believe his time at Old Trafford will be either boom or bust. The pressure to eradicate the memories of the last three years is already on, although he has arguably made the strongest signings so far.

Antonio Conte: Leads poll to be first sacked

Perhaps Arsenal fans guilty of wishful thinking were behind Arsene Wenger receiving 23% of the vote. The Premier League’s longest serving manager has had to put up with a growing number of dissenters among the Gunners fan-base in recent seasons with minimal silverware in the last 12 years a real sore point for most supporters.

Only 10% of fans believe that Jurgen Klopp would be the first to go. The popular German just recently signed a new long-term contract with Liverpool and the Anfield hierarchy very clearly buy into his vision for the club over the coming years.

Even fewer, just 6%, believe that new Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is in danger of being sacked first. The Spaniard arrives in England with an incredible reputation and record after claiming six league titles in only seven seasons as a manager.

He is the candidate that City have wanted in charge of the team for a long time and only a true disaster would bring the association to a swift end.

 

Jamie Spencer

 

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    James Marshment
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    Chelsea boss Antonio Conte will be the first manager to be sacked by one of the Premier League’s big clubs, according to a fans’ survey.

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    whoisbeni
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    Hard to disagree – given the clubs track record, but I don’t think they will be the first. If I had to put money on it I would guess at whoever takes over at Hull, or Eddie Howe.

    #1138929
    suarezsteeth
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    Beni,it means out of the big clubs mate

    #1138935
    whoisbeni
    whoisbeni
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    Oops. I wouldn’t have included them in that bracket in the first place!

    😁😁🎣

    #1138974

    fergiesarmy
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    flopp.overrated.egged on new contract? lmfao. pathetic

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    nine nine nine
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    Wasn’t Ranieri odds on favourite to be sacked last summer? 😁

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    suarezsteeth
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    Fergiesarmy Klopp,flopp,haha I see what you’ve done there. I gather you’re not from Manchester then,as Mancunians don’t really understand what humour is?

    #1139157
    whoisbeni
    whoisbeni
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    Now that’s genius!! 🤓

    #1139556

    Paxman
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    Looking at the calibre of managers at all the big clubs, I am not sure any of them will be sacked unless they have diabolical first few months, which I don’t think you can predict.

    Funny to see a Utd fan that was slating Mourinho a year ago calling Klopp overrated 🙂

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    NOLU
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    I think the only one who could be in danger of a early boot would be Mourinho – but I think if that was to happen, it would be more because of his off field antics rather than results based.

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