It seems being a Premier League manager these days is even more precarious than it used to be, and two managers got the sack over the weekend, when their teams lost and West Brom’s Steve Clarke is out of a job, and Andre Villas-Boas was sacked yesterday morning, after the 5-0 mauling by Liverpool at White Hart Lane on Sunday.
Alan Pardew – staying at Newcastle
It’s maybe less surprising that Vila Boas was sacked after his team lost 6-0 at Manchester City recently, and to lose by those margins to teams who are battling you for a top four places was unacceptable to Daniel Levy, the Tottenham Chairman.
The Portuguese manager lasted eighteen months at Tottenham, which is nine months longer than he lasted at Chelsea, and now Andre has failed twice in England with two big London clubs.
It was a bigger shock that former Newcastle coach Steve Clarke was sacked after four losses in a row at West Brom, one to Newcastle, but it seems owners and Chairman these days are loath to get anywhere near the relegation zone, without making almost immediate changes to management.
And Sam Allardyce has to be in some danger at West Ham too.
And yes, it’s all because of that big money that’s being handed out in May of every year – between £60M and £100M to every Premier League club.
Alan Pardew is long odds to replace Vila-Boas at 33/1, but there’s no way Alan will be leaving Newcastle – and yes – that will upset some fans who are convinced he’s not good enough for Newcastle.
And that’s after we finished 5th two years ago and this season are in 6th place one point better off than at the same stage two years ago.,
And with the favorite for the role being 67 year-old former England manager Fabio Capello, who is currently odds on for the job, why on earth did Levy ever sack Harry Redknapp, who is nine month younger than Fabio?
Harry was sacked 18 months ago, after he had Tottenham in 4th place in the league table, for the second time in three years.
Harry had Spurs doing great before he got the axe, and it doesn’t look like a good move now by Chairman Daniel Levy, with Harry having QPR at the top of the Championship with 42 points from their 20 games.
We thought it was Harry’s age, but that cannot be true if Levy appoints Fabio Capello.
What do you think?
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