5 Top Premier League Football Managers Who Could Leave This Summer
There seems to be a high turnover of managers in the Premier League these days, especially now with club owners expecting more and more from their managers every year. Of course, it’s not just managers that get sacked, it’s also managers that leave their post because they don’t get on with the club owners or simply because they’ve been offered a better opportunity elsewhere. Let’s have a look at some of the most popular managers in the Premier League and their possible reasons for leaving in the summer.
1. Arsene Wenger
Arsenal club owners seem to be happy with the management from Arsene Wenger for one reason: because he makes them money. From a business point of view there aren’t many better managers around. However, fans are certainly growing tired of having the Frenchman in the dugout for the right footballing reasons. Arsene Wenger seems to have been bringing Arsenal down in recent years, and most of the fans want him gone this summer. Will the club owners give the fans what they want? Or will they continue to partner with the man that has served the club for more than 20 years? You can sign up to Toals and have a bet on who could be Arsenal’s next manager for the 2018/2019 season.
Arsenal fans are certainly growing tired of having the Frenchman in the dugout.
2. Mauricio Pochettino
There’s been much speculation over Mauricio’s future in recent weeks. There was a point when many Manchester United fans thought he was coming to Old Trafford, as he was spotted leaving a restaurant with Sir Alex Ferguson. However, recent rumours suggest he could be off to Real Madrid should Zidane not get offered a new deal by the club. Either way, Mauricio is possibly one of Europe’s best managers for what he’s done at Tottenham, so he certainly won’t be short of job opportunities should he decide to leave in the summer. If Pochettino doesn’t get the financial backing for new transfers or the club owners decide to sell Harry Kane, he will almost certainly be on his way.
If Pochettino doesn’t get the financial backing for new transfers or the club owners decide to sell Harry Kane, he will almost certainly be on his way.
3. Antonio Conte
Conte has had a mixed season with Conte after winning the Premier League last year in his first season in charge. Chelsea didn’t start too brightly and they’re looking a bit inconsistent in front of the net in recent months. Is it Conte that’s the main problem or could it be the fact Chelsea players aren’t enjoying their time playing with each other this year? Either way, Conte has had a tough time with multiple players (Diego Costa was one of them before he left for Madrid) and he’s already stated in the media he could leave at any point.
4. Jose Mourinho
Jose Mourinho is still contracted to Manchester United for another year, but if a new job opportunity comes along, he may well consider it. He’s done okay with Manchester United in the season he won 3 trophies last year, but they still look very short of being able to compete with Manchester City and European giants such as Bayern Munich and Real Madrid. He’s already spent enough money on new players, so where’s it going wrong? You could also say that he’s been a bit unlucky this year because if it wasn’t for Manchester City beating everyone, United would be in top spot. There’s talk of PSG owners looking to do everything they can to bring him to France in the summer.
5. Pep Guardiola
If Pep did leave Manchester City in the summer, it would be very surprising. However, there are rumours multiple Chinese clubs are interested in bringing him far East, and there’s even talk that he could return to the Barcelona dugout. One of the more likely things to happen is that PSG go after him with an offer he can’t refuse. Manchester City are flying at the moment so for Pep to leave would be a real shame, but football will always be football.
The above managers are some of the best managers in world football, but if they don’t get financially backed in the transfer market, or their teams perform horribly over the next few months, they could well be some of the next managers to work abroad again next year.