2023 Premier League Hot Seat: Premier League Managers on the Hot Seat

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West Ham's manager David Moyes reacts as he watches his team play from the sidelines during the English Premier League soccer match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and West Ham United at Molineux Stadium in Wolverhampton, England, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023.
AP Photo/Rui Vieira
Laura Paterson @ Jan 27, 2023, 9:58 AM
  • Frank Lampard is the latest manager to lose his job.
  • Six managers have been fired since the start of the season.

Frank Lampard has been removed from his role as Everton’s manager. He became the sixth manager to be sacked in the Premier League, with Ralph Husenhuttl, Steven Gerrard, Thomas Tuchel, Bruno Lage, and Scott Parker leaving their posts before him.

Premier League odds have AFC Bournemouth among the favorites to make the drop to the Championship (-350), with no wins in the last five EPL games.

Everton is the second favorite to return to the Championship (-165), with no wins in five games and searching for a new manager. Meanwhile, Southampton comes in as the third favorite for relegation this season at -150.

Which managers could become the next casualty in the Premier League?

Premier League Managers on the Hot Seat

5. Brendan Rogers

Brendan Rogers is approaching his fourth anniversary at the helm of Leicester City, with 2.5 more years left on his contract. However, the Foxes’ boss would probably like to celebrate this milestone in a better position in the league. His team sits 14th in the table, with just a point separating them from the relegation zone.

The Foxes have not won a single game in their last five outings, and the murmurs of discontent are starting to rise up around the stadium. 

The expectation is that Rogers will keep his job this season, though. He wasn’t backed in the transfer window and only got one outfield player when he requested five. He is bound to get the shake-up that he requested in the summer with seven players out of contract and nine entering the final 12 months of their deals at the club.

I don’t see any real threat to Rogers’ job unless his team falls into the relegation scrap.

4. Antonio Conte

It’s a tad strange that Antonio Conte finds himself on this list when his team is sitting fifth in the Premier League table. Spurs are fresh off a 1-0 win over Fulham on Monday night, which should have given Conte breathing room, but it doesn’t appear to.

Tottenham has been poor after the World Cup break, winning just two of their six Premier League matches, but it was more the manner in which they lost to both Man City and Arsenal that is seemingly pushing Conte towards the door. Tottenham was abject in their loss to Arsenal, and they threw away a 2-0 lead to lose 4-2 against Manchester City.

I don’t see Conte getting the sack this season, and that’s simply because his contract runs out at the end of the season. This means that Spurs can let him leave without owing any termination fees should the season deteriorate.

3. Gary O’Neil

Gary O’Neil took over for the sacked Scott Parker, and his job started off as well as it could have, with a run of five unbeaten matches. However, Bournemouth hasn’t won a game in the League since their win over relegation rivals Everton in November 2022. 

This team has lost all but one of their last five games in the league and dropped important points when they let Nottingham Forest tie the score in the last 10 minutes of their last match.

The squad has rallied around their manager, but that hasn’t done much to allay fans’ fears of relegation this season, with The Cherries sitting in one of the relegation spots (18th).

There is some hope, however, that comes in the form of new striker Dango Ouattara. Ouattara looked sharp against Forest and could be exactly what this misfiring team needs to lift themselves out of the bottom three.

The Cherries have six weeks of really tough fixtures, which could see them drop further into the relegation zone, but things ease up after that. If O’Neil can get his team to act as a unit, then they might have a chance of staying up.

2. Jesse Marsch

Jesse Marsch is staring down the barrel a bit at Leeds United. His team struggled to perform before the World Cup break and only won four games up until that point.

Marsch was given time to work with his squad while the rest of the world focused on Qatar. The team flew out to Spain for a warm-weather training camp, and they were expected to return in much better form.

Things haven’t quite gone to plan, with no wins since the league resumed. However, the team has managed three draws in five games, so it’s not all doom and gloom. The Leeds hierarchy seems to support their manager and has recently appointed Marsch’s No. 1 choice for assistant head coach, American Christopher Armas. 

The appointment should mean that Marsch stays around for a while. However, his team is the favorite for relegation, and it’ll be interesting to see if he still has his job after the next six fixtures on the list. 

1. David Moyes

It’s fair to say that David Moyes has exceeded expectations in the last two seasons at West Ham, having guided the team into Europe twice. However, the 2022-23 season has been a different scenario altogether.

The Hammers have lost four of their last five Premier League games and have lost three of their last five matches overall. The 1-0 loss to relegation rivals Wolves was a huge blow, and the Hammers dropped into the relegation spots.

The team did pull off a 2-0 win over struggling Everton to climb back out of the relegation battle and to ensure that Frank Lampard did not make it to the end of his contract.

Unfortunately for Moyes, he faces a nightmare in February, with games against Newcastle, Chelsea, and Tottenham. If his team doesn’t get something from these games, then I think this will be his undoing at the club.

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Laura is a dedicated in-house writer for The Media Image. An avid sports fan and field hockey player, she gets her fix through writing on a variety of sports for BetMGM.