The Premier League managers at risk of being sacked: Steve Bruce to Frank Lampard

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Football in the 21st century has proven to be a strictly results-based business and it’s now harder than ever to be a manager with a secure job in the top leagues. The Premier League is no exception, with bosses frequently finding themselves under immense pressure after a run of a few defeats.

In the 2019/20 season, the Premier League saw a total of six managerial sackings while the campaign was still ongoing.

This time around, with a congested fixture schedule due to the delayed season, it’s proving even more difficult for managers to find consistency within their squad.

No team has managed to make a serious statement yet in the Premier League in terms of dominating the division, as Liverpool managed to do last term.

There are also some sides which have underperformed in comparison to last season’s displays.

With that being said, we have put together the five managers from the top-flight who are currently under the most pressure of losing their jobs.

Chris Wilder – Sheffield United

Sheffield United picked up their first victory of the season on Tuesday evening, as they beat Newcastle United 1-0 at Bramall Lane.

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Despite the recent win, Wilder is still under big pressure as Blades boss, with his side collecting just five points this season.

The Yorkshire club are rock-bottom of the Premier League, with a -20 goal difference, sitting nine points adrift of 17th place.

The job Wilder has done during his time with Sheffield United may have handed him some extra time, but if Tuesday’s win doesn’t spark his team into life, then he could very well be the next manager to leave his job.

Steve Bruce – Newcastle United

It’s no secret that a large amount of Newcastle United supporters are not happy with Bruce being in charge of their team.

His style of play has been heavily criticised by fans, who are keen to see a more exciting brand of football at St. James’ Park.

As things stand, with no wins from their last six league games, the Magpies are still comfortably above the relegation zone in 15th place, but they could be dragged into a fight if their results do not improve soon.


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Frank Lampard – Chelsea

Chelsea spent over £200million on new players in the summer transfer window, which appears to have put more pressure on Lampard to get his side to perform this season.

The Blues currently occupy ninth place in the Premier League and they are lagging behind their top four rivals, after a poor run which has seen them win just one of their last league six matches.

After a tremendous start to the season, which included a 17-game unbeaten streak across all competitions from October to December, there was plenty of optimism at Stamford Bridge, but Lampard is on thin ice, with owner Roman Abramovich not known for his patience.

Graham Potter – Brighton & Hove Albion

Brighton sacked Chris Hughton in 2019 as they looked to move towards a more attractive brand of football down at the Amex Stadium.

They found that with Potter, but the club knew that they may have to compromise and suffer on the results side for a time as the project progressed.

However, after a season and a half in charge down on the south coast, there hasn’t been too much improvement in terms of results – with the Seagulls sitting in 17th, just three points clear of the relegation places.

Roy Hodgson – Crystal Palace

Hodgson has not done a bad job at Crystal Palace, all things considered, but with the talent they have in their squad, supporters might be asking for a bit more consistency.

On their day, the Eagles can compete with the very best in the Premier League, but that ‘day’ is too rare nowadays.

As things stand, the south London club sit in 13th place in the top-flight table, and, if results improve, will still be aiming for a top-half finish for the first time since the 2014/15 campaign.

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