5 EPL Managers Who Could be Gone in the Summer!

Published 05/05/2015, 11:02 AM EDT


The English Premier League has reached its business end of the season as teams look to cement their places whatever be their ambition- top 4, Europe, top 10 or just avoiding relegation. In this cut-throat competition success is the only thing that counts and failure to perform means that several managers are likely to be dismissed come the end of the season. We take a look at 5 of the likely candidates:

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  1. Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers has done an excellent job by all means at Liverpool but their failure to qualify for the Champions League next season may just mean that the Merseyside club decide to let the Northern Irishman go. Rodgers led Liverpool to an unexpected 2 place last season. However, it was Luis Suarez who led the charge then and the Uruguayan’s sale to Barcelona meant that Liverpool once again lacked firepower this season. The raised expectations have not been met- a group stage exit in the Champions League, a likely slumbering 5 place performance in the EPL and a loss in the semi-finals of the FA Cup mean that Rodgers will anxiously await his fate, come the end of May. If he goes, odds are that departing Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp is likely to take his place.

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  1. Manuel Pellegrini

A top club means extremely high expectations, and this could mean the end of Manuel Pellegrini’s reign at Manchester City, despite him leading the club to the Premier League summit last year.  Pellegrini’s City have been dogged by inconsistency- they’ve played the free flowing football that enthrals, but lack of defensive cohesiveness and a failure to shut out counter attacks means that the club have lost key matches in the Premier League and the Champions League. An early exit has in the FA Cup has certainly not helped the Chilean’s cause and the team’s Abu Dhabi-based owners are likely to opt for Jurgen Klopp or even Pep Guardiola to lead the side next season.

 

  1. John Carver

John Carver, who has won only 2 out of 16 Premier League games since he took over from Alan Pardew midway this season, will definitely be gone from Tyneside at the end of the season regardless of whether Newcastle avoid relegation or not. Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has never gelled well with the Toon army and if he fails to find an apt replacement for Carver things are only going to get worse in the North-West. Mark Hughes, who has done so well at Stoke, could be the man he turns to.

  1. Chris Ramsey

QPR are a another team that has been in the doldrums ever since they appointed an interim manager after sacking Harry Redknapp midway into the season. Chris Ramsey has simply not done enough to motivate his side and an over-reliance on Charlie Austin’s goals means that QPR are headed back down a year after being promoted from the Championship. Real Madrid assistant coach Paul Clement could move to Loftus Road to guide their push back to the top division.

  1. Dick Advocaat

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Things have been testy at Sunderland and Dick Advocaat has tried his best to clean up the mess left behind by Gus Poyet. They could escape relegation by the skin of their teeth but the Dutchman probably realizes that he is here only on a temporary basis and that the Black Cats will need a fresh face to guide them next season. Paul Clement and Gary Monk have been linked with the side.

 

 

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Vinayak Mishra

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