Sack Race

Friday, 07 January 2011

Premier League sack race: Hodgson tipped to be next for the boot

What an awful start to the new year it has been for some Premier League managers. Chelsea’s Carlo Ancelotti has found life tough without Ray Wilkins, Avram Grant was brought back down to earth with an almighty thud against Newcastle United and Gerard Houllier is already under intense pressure at Ast...


Thursday, 30 December 2010

Roy Hodgson seems the closest manager to the exit

Asyesterdays match provedevery time that Liverpools season appears to be about to improve - they still find new ways to disappoint. A home defeat against the bottom club is about as bad as it gets and there is little doubt that the fans who were divided about Hodgsons appointment are now united agai...


Monday, 27 December 2010

Will Chelsea chop Ancelotti if they lose to Bolton on Wednesday?

When Carlo Ancelotti became manager at Chelsea 18 months ago his record seemed to suggest that he would be a success at Chelsea. And Chelsea thrillingly and immediately surged to the title scoring over a hundred league goals in the process. But with the Ray Wilkins sacking and an over-reliance on ag...


Thursday, 24 December 2009

Do Liverpool need to beat Wolves to keep Rafa Benitez in place?

With the festive sack race under way Rafa Benitez must have watched the situation at Manchester City with a mixture of gratitude and horror. Horror in that City can sack their manager despite only two defeats in all competitions this season and in a better league position than Liverpool are. Grati...


Monday, 21 December 2009

Liverpool: A Reason to Cheer

Unlike Forest Gump I do not think life is like a box of chocolates, a veritable medley of shocks and surprises. If you sell Xabi Alonso and play Lucas Leiva in his place for a substantial part of the season, it is actually quite predictable that the team’s performances will suffer. Lucas Leiva isn’t...


Friday, 18 December 2009

The festive sack race - Megson, Benitez, Zola, McCarthy or Hughes?

As we approach Christmas only one manager has been sacked, Paul Hart at bottom club Portsmouth. The transfer window is about to open - so it is an ideal time for any owner with money to switch things round. But who is under the most pressure of receiving some unwelcome Christmas cards? Mark Hughe...



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