Managers are always the soft targets whenever a team fails to perform. That’s the cruel and bitter reality of football. Seven game weeks have taken place since the start of the new season in the Premier League. With the international break, all the managers will take a deeper look at their squad and address the areas that went wrong. However, a few managers will have a very nervy time during the international break as their job looks very much in jeopardy.
Here are three Premier League managers who will be nervous during the international break.
Even though the Scot took charge of Sunderland this summer only and it might seem too early for entering discussions about his sacking, the former Everton and Manchester United has been very disappointing so far. With Moyes at the helm, Sunderland fans desperately wanted a season when they do not have to experience a relegation battle but the early signs suggest that it would be another long and hard season for the Wearside club.
Yet to win a single Premier League game this season, things must improve really soon at the Stadium of Light or else Moyes could be losing his job, something he cannot afford after failed tries at Manchester United and Real Sociedad.
A lot was expected from the Hammers after last season’s showing and it’s safe to say that they have failed miserably so far. Slaven Bilic is the reason himself for the gargantuan expectations of the fans after a sensational last season. West Ham are yet to win a single Premier League game this season and have also failed to make it to the group stage of the Europa League.
The fans also have started turning their back towards the Croat and the former Besiktas boss has to ensure that things improve really soon at the London Stadium.
Stoke City started this season with big expectations after three back to back ninth-placed finishes. However, the Potters have underperformed since the start of the season and are winless after seven Premier League games. They have also been ousted from the League Cup so early this season.
Things have improved but very little for Mark Hughes lately after managing to come back from Old Trafford with one crucial point despite trailing against mighty Manchester United. Even after two back to back draws, Hughes will be under a considerable pressure during the international break and has to ensure that we get to see a much-improved Stoke City once Premier League is back.