SLAVEN BILIC grew to become the primary Premier League supervisor to get the chop this season after failing to make it into the New Yr with West Brom.
And forward of a busy festive interval we have a look at the highest contenders who’re at present main the sack race.
Chris Wilder was left along with his head in his palms throughout their loss to Man UtdCredit score: AP:Related Press
SunSport sees how the land lies for Arsenal’s under-fire boss Mikel Arteta and Man Utd’s closely scrutinised boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with the usage of the latest odds from Ladbrokes.
UNSURPRISINGLY Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder at present leads the sack race.
The Blades have picked up only one level from 13 Premier League video games after dropping 3-2 to Man Utd after taking an early lead.
Sheffield United now have endured formally the worst begin to a season in Premier League historical past – after dropping 12 of their opening 13 matches.
And because the rock-bottom Blades stay winless, Wilder continues to be beneath immense strain.
Wilder has mentioned: “If gamers need to keep on this division then they should make higher choices.
“We’re all fearful as a result of we care about outcomes and performances. We’re on this place for a motive.”
He added: “We’re a dropping group for the time being and I’m the supervisor of a dropping group.
“Whether or not it’s merciless or deserved, now we have to make the correct choices. If we make the correct choices we get one thing from the sport in opposition to a extremely first rate group.”
MIKEL ARTETA has come beneath intense scrutiny this season as Arsenal at present sit in fifteenth place.
They’re simply 5 factors away from the relegation zone after struggling their worst begin to a season in 39 years.
And with the Gunners being significantly nearer to the drop zone than the European locations, it is clearly going to lift considerations.
Mikel Arteta is beneath immense strain on the EmiratesCredit score: PA:Press Affiliation
As frustrations proceed to develop sport by sport among the many Arsenal fan base, the Spanish tactician is begging for time within the hotseat.
He mentioned: “We’ve got to just accept the Premier League kind in current weeks has not been ok for this soccer membership.
“It is like something on this trade – you want outcomes.
“However after an enormous shake-up we have to discover stability. We’d like time, all of us knew that once they made the choice with me to start out this new undertaking.
” It wasn’t a fast repair and it was going to take time.”
ON paper Manchester United are having a powerful season – however Ole Gunnar Solksjaer cannot hold the critics quiet.
Their consequence at Bramall Lane noticed them win their tenth consecutive away match, a report stretching again to final season.
And the Crimson Devils sit above Chelsea and Man Metropolis within the league whereas being only a couple factors adrift of second-placed Tottenham.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is third favorite to be sacked subsequent with LadbrokesCredit score: Reuters
Nevertheless it’s the style of their performances, a poor house report and their Champions League exit which has stored Solskjaer within the highlight.
United have only one house league win from six video games, which got here in opposition to West Brom.
And so they have seen themselves go behind of their final six away video games earlier than occurring to win.
Solskjaer mentioned: “We have to type the house kind. It isn’t like it’s house and away with these situations with out followers. We must be extra used to the Previous Trafford pitches than these pitches.
“Sunday [against Leeds] is an enormous sport, now we have been ready for years and we will likely be prepared for it.”
AFTER being one of many frontrunners Scott Parker’s odds have drifted after his outcomes have quickly improved.
Of their final 4 outings, Fulham have crushed Leicester and drawn in opposition to Liverpool and Brighton.
This has lifted them a degree from security because the Cottagers are trying a lot more durable to beat, after they misplaced seven of their first 9 league video games.