Euro 2020 Special

Steve Bruce to Daniel Farke: PL Managers Who Can Face the Sack


Nobody likes a manager to lose their job, especially when it is so early in a season, but personalities like Steve Bruce, who are constantly under pressure to deliver, are used to this conjecture about their future and knows that the only way to put all of this to rest is by winning football games.

These Premier League managers listed here have had a tough start to the season and have a race against time to rectify the mistakes they have made so far at their clubs this 2021-22 season.

STEVE BRUCE (Newcastle United)

Newcastle United under owner Mike Ashley has been a club that has been on the decline. The supporters for long have let their feelings known about the owner and even their manager Steve Bruce. Newcastle fans are tired of watching Bruce deploy a defensive negative style of football with players regularly playing out of position. Newcastle have endured a tough start to the new season with no wins from the five matches played so far. Bruce has come under constant criticism but this time it feels a tad different as the fans seem to have had enough of Bruce and are demanding a change.


Being a Watford manager is always going to be filled with insecurity about your job and Spanish coach Xisco Munez would be feeling the same. They have in no way had a disastrous start to the campaign as they have won two out of their first five games. The loss to Stoke City in the EFL Cup would be disappointing but their Premier League form has been decent. But with the track record of the Watford board, no manager can feel safe there.


After a transfer market where Arsenal were the highest spenders, the team didn’t have anything to show for it at the start of the season. A couple of 1-0 wins have got them off the mark in the Premier League but the team is still far away from the desired spot they’d want to be in at the end of the season. Mikel Arteta so far has been backed by the board but there were some reports that mentioned that he has time till the North London Derby on Sunday, September 26 to change his fortunes. Currently, he has done enough not to get sacked but if the team goes on another poor run in the season, then expect him to come under pressure yet again.

BRUNO LAGE (Wolverhampton Wanderers)

Bruno Lage just took over the Wolverhampton Wanderers team at the start of this season so his name on this list is a bit unfair but such is life as a Premier League manager. Wolves under Lage have had a tough start to the campaign with just one win from five matches. The team has played some decent football but don’t have the goals to show for that. He still remains confident of a turnaround but the fans need to see some improvements on the pitch for Lage to keep his job as a long-term project.

DANIEL FARKE (Norwich City)

Daniel Farke has already tasted relegation from the Premier League with Norwich City and his team is yet again favourites to go down this season as well. Norwich have lost all five games this season so far and are also knocked out of the EFL Cup. Even though it is early in the season, the team seems certain for yet another relegation. If the owners were to step in and stop it from happening, Farke’s job could be under scrutiny.