Pochettino, ten Hag and Other Premier League Managers Who Could Leave When Season Ends

Pochettino, ten Hag and Other Premier League Managers Who Could Leave When Season Ends

Elijah Odetokun
updated at February 28, 2024 at 11:05 AM
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  • Chelsea's Mauricio Pochettino could be asked to leave at the end of the season
  • Erik ten Hag could also be a victim of the new ownership at Manchester United
  • A managerial merry-go-round is sure to happen in Europe ahead of next season

Jurgen Klopp has confirmed he will vacate his position at Liverpool at the end of the season after nine successful years in charge of the Merseyside club.

While the German will be one of many to walk out of his current role ahead of next season, there are others whose continuity at their jobs hangs by a thread due to varying circumstances.

Mauricio Pochettino, Chelsea, Liverpool, Wembley Stadium, Carabao Cup final.
Mauricio Pochettino looks on before the Carabao Cup final between Chelsea and Liverpool. Photo by Nick Potts.
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Sports Brief looks at eight managers who could be asked to leave at the end of the season.

8 PL managers who could leave

1. Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino signed a two-year contract with Chelsea with an option of a further year, but after a possible midtable and trophyless season, he could be asked to vacate the position. Per Football London, the hierarchy is already looking at potential replacements ahead of next season, including Roberto De Zerbi and Ruben Amorim.

2. Erik ten Hag

The Dutch manager is likelier to leave the club at the end of the season. INEOS are in control of football affairs at the club now after buying a 27.7% stake in the club. Per Goal, Sir Jim Ratcliffe's dream coach is former Real Madrid boss, Zinedine Zidane.

3. Eddie Howe

Newcastle United had a remarkable season last year under Eddie Howe. The Magpies qualified for the UEFA Champions League and reached the Carabao Cup final. The team has struggled this season primarily due to injuries, but the Saudi owners could pull the trigger on Howe and hire a top manager at the end of the season.

4. Vincent Kompany

Manchester City legend, Vincent Kompany, led Burnley back to the Premier League remarkably well. Per The Athletic, despite the abysmal run of three wins in 26 league games, he has retained the confidence of his bosses. It remains to be seen if they will continue to trust him when he relegates the team - if he is not sacked before the end of the season.

5. David Moyes

Despite a rough domestic campaign, the Scottish manager led West Ham United to UEFA Europa Conference League glory last season. The Hammers have hit a rough patch again, though they are in the upper part of the table. He could save his job again by winning the Europa League, where they will face SC Freiburg in the Round of 16. Otherwise, a sack looks inevitable.

6. Roberto De Zerbi

Brighton and Hove Albion will not sack Roberto De Zerbi, but he will leave because he is one of the most sought-after managers in Europe, only behind Xabi Alonso. He is on the radar of Chelsea, Liverpool, Barcelona, and even Italian teams.

7. Unai Emery

The former Arsenal boss is not in any danger of losing his job. Aston Villa are on course for a top-four finish and could top it with a Conference League win, but he could leave if offers from bigger clubs come.

8. Ange Postecoglou

Mate, as he is fondly referred to, got Tottenham Hotspur playing beautiful and adventurous football. Spurs could finish in the top four and return to the Champions League, but the concern is that the Australian is linked to the Liverpool job.

Five clubs guaranteed new managers

Sports Brief has also analysed five clubs guaranteed to have new managers next season, including Klopp, who will leave Liverpool at the end of the current season.

Thomas Tuchel and Xavi Hernandez have also confirmed their exits from Bayern Munich and Barcelona, respectively, with their clubs already scouting replacements.

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Elijah Odetokun is Reuters-trained journalist with three years of experience having previously worked at Daily Times Nigeria, OmaSports and El Futbolero.
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