Another season of Premier League has just begun but some managers of football clubs are already under tremendous pressure. While some may even fear getting sacked, others will relatively breathe easy on the back of good performances in the recent past.
Now, according to a detailed study done by the Daily Mail, there are certain managers who are more likely of getting sacked in the season than others. And it is Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who has emerged the joint-favourite to be sacked first. Notably, former Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho was also abruptly sacked in the previous season after his side got off to a poor start in the tournament.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has emerged as the most likely to be shown the door along with Roy Hodgson who is currently managing Crystal Palace. Both of them have 16.66 per cent chances of getting sacked.
Here is the list in descending order of how likely managers are to lose their jobs
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Manchester United): 16.66 %
Roy Hodgson (Crystal Palace): 16.66 %
Graham Potter (Brighton and Hove Albion): 12.5 %
Dean Smith (Aston Villa): 7.14%
Chris Wilder (Sheffield United): 6.25 %
Daniel Farke (Norwich): 6.25 %
Frank Lampard (Chelsea): 6.25 %
Javi Garcia (Watford): 6.25 %
Manuel Pellegrini (West Ham): 6.25 %
Marco Silva (Everton): 6.25 %
Ralph Hassenhutl (Southampton): 5 %
Mauricio Pochettino (Tottenham Hotspur): 5 %
Unai Emery (Arsenal): 4 %
Sean Dyche (Burnley): 4 %
Brendan Rodgers (Leicester): 3.03 %
Eddie Howe (Bournemouth): 3.03 %
Nuno Espirito Santo (Wolverhampton): 2.5 %
Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool): 1%
Pep Guardiola (Manchester City): 1 %
It does not come as a surprise that Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp are the two managers who are the least likely to lose their contract as manager of their respective clubs. This is because both of them have had a tremendous run in their stint as managers. Both their teams are clearly the favourites this season as well.
However, it is not a good sign that the manager of a reputed club like Manchester United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, is most likely to lose his job. Notably, Manchester United will not be able to take part in the Champions League this season as they finished sixth in the Premier League 2018-19.