With the recent news that the Premiership club West Bromwich Albion, one of the favourites to be relegated with Unibet, have sacked their manager Steve Clarke, we ask is the role of the Premier League Manager the toughest job in sport?
The West Brom manager, and his assistant Kevin Keen, have both been sacked after the 1-0 defeat at Cardiff, which was their fourth straight loss in a Premier League run that has seen them win only seven games from the 34 that they have played in 2013.
The 50-year old Scot was placed on gardening leave with immediate effect, and he becomes the fourth Premiership Manager to lose his position after just 16 weeks of the campaign done and dusted.
Sure the Baggies have been on a bad run of late, but this is still the same manager that took WBA to an eighth place finish last season. Where is the patience, in what is turning out to be a Russian Roulette of a job.
Paulo Di Canio was the first Premier League manager to be fired after publicly criticising his players after a woeful start to the season. They have since replaced the over emotional foreign manager with another…over emotional foreign manager in Gus Poyet.
Ian Holloway left struggling Crystal Palace a month later…I mean come on, if you stuck Sir Alex Ferguson at the helm Crystal Palace are still going down. Then Martin Jol left his position after his players well and truly let him down at Fulham.
If the bookmakers are to be believed Sam Allardyce is the next manager being prepared for the chopping block at West Ham with odds of 7/4 that he will be axed next, with Norwich City’s Chris Hughton just behind that at 3/1,