By Hughie Southon
Nine managers have been fired this season with only relegation threatened clubs West Ham, Leicester City and Nottingham Forest sticking by their bosses .
Spurs manager Antonio Conte is a big favourite to bite the dust after his astounding comments about the club’s owner and players.
David Moyes isn’t far behind him with the bookies and Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers is third favourite.
Chelsea manager Graham Potter is also at risk with odds of 14/1 to get the boot but meanwhile Palace are hunting for a new boss after dismissing Patrick Viera from the Selhurst Park gig.
Sacked/departed Premier League managers in 2022-23
|Scott Parker||Bournemouth||August 30|
|Thomas Tuchel||Chelsea||September 7|
|Graham Potter||Brighton||September 8|
|Bruno Lage||Wolves||October 2|
|Steven Gerrard||Aston Villa||October 20|
|Ralph Hasenhuttl||Southampton||November 7|
|Frank Lampard||Everton||January 23|
|Jesse Marsch||Leeds||February 6|
|Nathan Jones||Southampton||February 12|
|Patrick Vieira||Crystal Palace||March 1|
Hands up. How many of you still have faith in David Moyes ? If the Board continue in this manner, they should expect a fan back lash. West Ham is our love and our joy, to them it maybe a possession or toy, but to us it is part of us. If they fail West Ham as they did with Avram Grant, they should pay in the pocket and be asked to leave.
I’m not sure it’s as simple as that. Do I have faith? No. He seems like a genuinely decent human, but he’s had numerous opportunities to recognise and solve issues that are clear as day to many of us.
Are the Board correct to continue in this manner? Yes, until a better option is identified, and I’m not sure it will be before the end of the season, so ‘better the Devil you know…’.
I think questioning the Board’s passion and respect for the club is unfair though. They might make mistakes, or decisions we don’t agree with, but that’s their right, and nobody who invests time and money into a club will have anything other than both of those things (unless you’re The Glazer’s!).
That just mean 9 clubs plus all the ones that haven’t sacked their managers are all better run that West Ham