Job Security

Coaches from Top five leagues

Job Security lists every manager in Europe's top five leagues (Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1) and identifies which are most likely to be sacked in the coming weeks.

FC assigns a likelihood of their departure based around the traditional layout of Championship Manager, from Very Insecure (could likely lose their job in the next week), Insecure (Not performing well but not in full danger just yet), Slightly Insecure (a worrying run of form), through to managers who are secure and very secure at the opposite end of the scale. FC also offers odds on the next manager to be dismissed from these leagues and will also provide odds and information on the likely replacement for any vacant positions.

  Team Country Job Security Level
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Asier Garitano image description Alavés ESP Very Insecure
Form isn't great, and players are openly criticising Garitano. This one feels on the brink.
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Florian Kohfeldt image description W. Bremen DEU Insecure
Their is a real belief in 37-year-old Kohfeldt's ability as a coach but Werder have been awful in 19/20 and a change wouldn't be a huge surprise.
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Sean Dyche image description Burnley GBR Insecure
Another Smith/Howe project manager who has been around a long time but with Burnley near the foot of the table, a 'Hail Mary' change might be in the offing.
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Ole G. Solskjaer image description Man Utd GBR Insecure
Ole's position, given his lack of experience, will always been under threat. Things aren't quite at threat level midnight at the moment, however.
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Dean Smith image description Aston Villa GBR Insecure
Villa's recent poor run and their spot in the relegation positions could be giving Aston Villa cause for concern, and maybe lining up a replacement.
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Eddie Howe image description Bournemouth GBR Insecure
In a similar vein to Dean Smith at Villa, Eddie Howe's fantastic work at Bournemouth is being undone this season. Will the club allow him to take them down and start again? Or is change coming?
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Luka Elsner image description Amiens FRA Insecure
There was massive belief in Elsner's attacking philosophy but a dreadful run of results since November has heightened the pressure.
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Rubí image description Real Betis ESP Insecure
Rubi's form at Betis has been far from stellar, though he is a highly-regarded coach and may well be given time.
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Lucien Favre image description Dortmund DEU Slightly Insecure
There had been real calls for Favre to be replaced around November but those seemed to have died down. A massive month ahead, though, with the Bundesliga title a legitimate target.
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Steffen Baumgart image description SC Paderborn DEU Slightly Insecure
Baumgart brought Paderborn into the top flight and they seem to give him the benefit of the doubt for now, though they remain bottom of the table.
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Adi Hütter image description Frankfurt DEU Slightly Insecure
Frankfurt lost some key talent in the summer but they are still underachieving, and with no wins in their last five, Hutter must be careful.
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Friedhelm Funkel image description Düsseldorf DEU Slightly Insecure
The 66-year-old veteran is considering retirement at the end of the season, and it's unlikely Dusseldorf would remove him before then.
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Markus Gisdol image description 1. FC Köln DEU Slightly Insecure
An excellent run of three wins in a row before the winter break pulled Koln out of the relegation positions.
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Daniel Farke image description Norwich GBR Slightly Insecure
Difficult to know - Farke is immensely well-liked but his team are almost certainly going to be relegated. Worth watching to see if patience wears thin.
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Ralph Hasenhüttl image description Southampton GBR Slightly Insecure
From being on the brink after the 9-0 loss to Leicester, Hasenhuttl has turned things around, to his eternal credit.
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Patrick Vieira image description Nice FRA Slightly Insecure
Nice have improved of late but are still well below where a squad as talented as this should be in the table.
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Bernard Blaquart image description Nimes FRA Slightly Insecure
Blaquart is an institution at Nimes but relegation is a real threat this season, though they would likely retain his services.
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Rudi Garcia image description Lyon FRA Slightly Insecure
Was not a popular appointment in the first place and having lost key player Memphis Depay for the season, pressure may begin to mount before too long.
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Stéphane Jobard image description Dijon FRA Slightly Insecure
Jobard has a long and conflicted history with Dijon but for now at least they have their head above water - just.
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Sergio image description Valladolid ESP Slightly Insecure
January will be a huge month for Sergio - a few wins could secure Valladolid's status for another season.
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Mendilibar image description Eibar ESP Slightly Insecure
Mendilibar has performed a stellar job at Eibar but this looks like turning into a real relegation battle for them.
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Óscar García image description Celta ESP Slightly Insecure
Garcia was only appointed in November but things haven't improved for Celta and they remain precariously above the bottom three.
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Vicente Moreno image description Mallorca ESP Slightly Insecure
Moreno will likely be rewarded for his two consecutive promotions with a chance to keep Mallora in La Liga, but they are in trouble at the moment.
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Gennaro Gattuso image description Napoli ITA Slightly Insecure
Gattuso has only just arrived but Napoli's form is awful, the club is in turmoil and it already feels like this won't have a happy ending.
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Roberto De Zerbi image description Sassuolo ITA Slightly Insecure
Sassuolo are doing OK... for now. But a run of bad results will see them dragged towards an inevitable relegation battle.
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Fabio Liverani image description Lecce ITA Slightly Insecure
Lecce's position is dangerously above the relegation zone but Liverani's double promotion to get them to Serie A has instilled plenty of faith in him.
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Maurizio Sarri image description Juventus ITA Slightly Insecure
Sarri is safe enough, for now, but he was never first choice and a bad run will bring pressure down upon him.
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Stefano Pioli image description Milan ITA Slightly Insecure
Pioli is a mid-season firefighter for a team going precisely nowhere and it's difficult to see what he can do to lift this dying force.
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Martin Schmidt image description Augsburg DEU Secure
Augsburg and Schmidt will be content with their mid-table position in the Bundesliga, and he's not under any pressure.
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Marco Rose image description M'gladbach DEU Secure
Similarly to Bosz, Rose's exciting Gladbach team are good to watch, and are battling near the top of the table.
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Christian Streich image description Freiburg DEU Secure
Freiburg's form has tailed off a little but this is still a team mixing it with clubs whose budget dwarfs theirs, thanks to Streich and his staff.
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Jürgen Klinsmann image description Hertha BSC DEU Secure
Has not long arrived at Hertha but has been responsible for a real upturn in form for the capital club, dragging them clear of relegation.
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Peter Bosz image description Leverkusen DEU Secure
Bosz's possession football is well-liked and Leverkusen have made a few interesting signings. He's fine for now.
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Alfred Schreuder image description Hoffenheim DEU Secure
Schreuder has picked up the mantle from Nagelsmann and Hoffenheim's performances have largely been in line with expectations.
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Achim Beierlorzer image description Mainz DEU Secure
Only took the reins at Mainz in November following his sacking from Koln but they remain in a relegation battle.
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Hansi Flick image description Bayern DEU Secure
Flick will be around until the summer at least, but what happens after that is anyone's guess.
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Oliver Glasner image description Wolfsburg DEU Secure
Wolfsburg are hugely inconsistent but Glasner's position doesn't appear to be under threat for now.
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Frank Lampard image description Chelsea GBR Secure
The club, players and fans seem to have faith in frank in this transition season.
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Steve Bruce image description Newcastle GBR Secure
Bruce is a cheap option for the club, but one who has performed a superb job under difficult circumstances.
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Roy Hodgson image description Crystal Palace GBR Secure
Palace are overperforming xG but that will be good enough for their owners if Roy keeps them up.
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Carlo Ancelotti image description Everton GBR Secure
Already suffered one harrowing result but Ancelotti is a world-class coach who will be given time to make an impact.
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José Mourinho image description Tottenham GBR Secure
The new Jose has been replaced by the old, surly one. But his likely huge contract and the fact he was only recently appointed mean Spurs will have him for some time yet.
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Pep Guardiola image description Man City GBR Secure
Pep may want to leave on his own terms but it is highly unlikely the club would ever take the option to push him out.
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Nigel Pearson image description Watford GBR Secure
Had performed a superb job to take Watford from rock-bottom into a position where they look favourites to survive.
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Robert Moreno image description Monaco FRA Secure
Only recently replaced Jardim as coach and started with an encouraging result at PSG which will give him some time.
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Claude Puel image description Saint-Étienne FRA Secure
Puel was only appointed in October so will likely be given time to build his own side in St Etienne.
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Thierry Laurey image description Strasbourg FRA Secure
Strasbourg have had positive momentum in the past few months and Laurey's position isn't under threat.
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Olivier Dall’Oglio image description Brest FRA Secure
Brest are performing to, or slightly above, expectations in Ligue 1 and so Dall'Oglio is safe for the time being.
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Christophe Galtier image description Lille FRA Secure
A few frustrating results aside Lille are very much in the hunt for Champions League football this season.
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Christian Gourcuff image description Nantes FRA Secure
Nantes are enjoying an excellent season and with Champions League football a real option, Gourcuff is working wonders.
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Thomas Tuchel image description PSG FRA Secure
Tuchel has been given regular support from the PSG hierarchy but the upcoming Dortmund tie in the Champions League is a huge, huge clash for him.
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David Guion image description Stade de Reims FRA Secure
Positioned nicely in the middle of the pack and under no threat of relegation, Guion's job is not under threat.
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Michel Der Zakarian image description Montpellier FRA Secure
Zakarian has a long association with Montpellier and they are in a good position in Ligue 1 at the moment.
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Paco López image description Levante ESP Secure
Levante are performing at precisely the level expected of them and on a tight budget, Lopez is doing fine.
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Javier Calleja image description Villarreal ESP Secure
Villarreal boast an extremely talented squad and Calleja is managing to get a tune from them most weeks.
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Gaizka Garitano image description Athletic ESP Secure
Not generally the most exciting side to watch, but Athletic are positioned nicely in the pack chasing Europa League football.
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Diego Simeone image description Atletico Madrid ESP Secure
After everything Simeone has achieved, it is likely he would only leave Atletico on his own terms.
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Lopetegui image description Sevilla FC ESP Secure
After a difficult 12 months for Lopetegui, he has bounced back by taking an unfancied Sevilla team to unexpected heights.
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Imanol Alguacil image description Real Sociedad ESP Secure
Real Sociedad display superb attacking football and Alguacil has enjoyed a confident 12 months in charge.
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Albert Celades image description Valencia ESP Secure
One of the least secure jobs around, Celades has done reasonably well since his appointment, but Champions League football is the priority.
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Javier Aguirre image description Leganés ESP Secure
The veteran Aguirre only took over in November but recent results have given his team a real chance of staying up.
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Zinedine Zidane image description Real Madrid ESP Secure
Zidane's perfect cup record and ability to steady the club through a difficult transition year has bought him time - for now.
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Diego Martínez image description Granada ESP Secure
Martinez, at 39, is a well-respected young coach who, after taking Granada back to La Liga, is doing a superb job in the top flight.
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Jagoba Arrasate image description Osasuna ESP Secure
Seems to be well-liked by his players and is making a largely weak Osasuna squad competitive almost every week.
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Paulo Fonseca image description Roma ITA Secure
Hard to know with Roma but with the team well in the hunt for the Champions League, Fonseca will be given the chance to get them there.
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Roberto D'Aversa image description Parma ITA Secure
Like Liverani at Lecce delivered Parma back to Serie A and his team are enjoying a superb campaign.
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Claudio Ranieri image description Sampdoria ITA Secure
Ranieri has dragged Sampdoria from a doomed position to being clear of relegation and having upward momentum.
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Leonardo Semplici image description SPAL ITA Secure
The long-time figurehead of the small club, Semplici has masterminded their improbably rise and despite them sitting bottom of the table, is unlikely to be under threat.
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Julian Nagelsmann image description RB Leipzig DEU Very Secure
Nagelsmann and Leipzig seem like a perfect match and this marriage will only end if the coach decides to leave.
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Urs Fischer image description Union Berlin DEU Very Secure
Took Union Berlin up for the first time in their history and signed a contract extension in September. A safe bet.
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David Wagner image description Schalke DEU Very Secure
Has transformed Schalke from relegation candidates to European challengers and has spent very little doing so.
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Jürgen Klopp image description Liverpool GBR Very Secure
Probably the most secure job in world football.
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Arteta image description Arsenal GBR Very Secure
Arteta has only just arrived and will be given as much time as he needs to create some kind of pattern in Arsenal's play.
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Graham Potter image description Brighton GBR Very Secure
Potter has just recently signed a new deal until 2025. He's going nowhere.
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Nuno Espírito Santo image description Wolves GBR Very Secure
Nuno is an intrinsic part of how Wolves operate, is a world class coach, and they know it. He's in an extremely good position.
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Brendan Rodgers image description Leicester City GBR Very Secure
Leicester are in love with Rodgers and the young team he is building. The only way he will leave is if he chooses to.
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Chris Wilder image description Sheffield Utd GBR Very Secure
A project manager who is watching the fruits of his labour develop beautifully. Going nowhere.
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Julien Stéphan image description Stade Rennais FRA Very Secure
Stephan is a bright young coach with an exciting team who are just behind Marseille and PSG in the standings.
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Stéphane Moulin image description Angers FRA Very Secure
Moulin's men are massively exceeding expectations this season and are in the hunt for Europa League football.
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André Villas-Boas image description Marseille FRA Very Secure
Performing an outstanding job at l'OM to even try to keep pace with PSG, AVB has breathed new life into this huge club.
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Pepe Bordalás image description Getafe ESP Very Secure
Bordalas and Getafe continue to confound budget and stature to ride high among La Liga's established forces.
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Gian Piero Gasperini image description Atalanta ITA Very Secure
An unsung hero taking a flamboyant, attacking Atalanta side to new levels every week.
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Simone Inzaghi image description Lazio ITA Very Secure
Performing a fantastic job domestically and giving Lazio an outside chance of a title tilt.
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Antonio Conte image description Inter ITA Very Secure
Has turned an inconsistent Inter side into unquestionable title contenders.
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David Moyes image description West Ham GBR Unknown
He won't be sacked this season, given his recent appointment, but impossible to know what West Ham have planned for Moyes long-term.
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Denis Zanko image description Toulouse FRA Unknown
Zanko has just been appointed to a club in dire straits and faces a virtually impossible task to avoid relegation.
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Graeme Jones image description Luton Town GBR Unknown
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Jonathan Woodgate image description Middlesbrough GBR Unknown
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Slaven Bilić image description West Brom GBR Unknown
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Grant McCann image description Hull City GBR Unknown
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Neil Harris image description Cardiff GBR Unknown
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Phillip Cocu image description Derby County GBR Unknown
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Scott Parker image description Fulham GBR Unknown
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Garry Monk image description Sheffield Wed GBR Unknown
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Michael O'Neill image description Stoke GBR Unknown
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Mark Bowen image description Reading GBR Unknown
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Danny Cowley image description Huddersfield GBR Unknown
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Sabri Lamouchi image description Notts Forest GBR Unknown
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Tony Mowbray image description Blackburn GBR Unknown
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Lee Bowyer image description Charlton GBR Unknown
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Mark Warburton image description QPR GBR Unknown
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Gerhard Struber image description Barnsley GBR Unknown
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Lee Johnson image description Bristol City GBR Unknown
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Pep Clotet image description Birmingham GBR Unknown
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Thomas Frank image description Brentford GBR Unknown
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Gary Rowett image description Millwall GBR Unknown
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Alex Neil image description Preston NE GBR Unknown
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Paul Cook image description Wigan Athletic GBR Unknown
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Marcelo Bielsa image description Leeds Utd GBR Unknown
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Steve Cooper image description Swansea GBR Unknown
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Abelardo image description Espanyol ESP Unknown
Given the unenviable task of keeping a rock-bottom Espanyol side in the league, after being appointed in December 2019.
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Quique Setién image description Barcelona ESP Unknown
The new Barcelona coach who has an attacking philosophy but a team in a state of flux.
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Frédéric Antonetti image description FC Metz FRA
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Paulo Sousa image description Bordeaux FRA
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Siniša Mihajlović image description Bologna ITA
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Walter Mazzarri image description Torino ITA
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Ivan Juric image description Verona ITA
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Luca Gotti image description Udinese ITA
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Rolando Maran image description Cagliari ITA
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Giuseppe Iachini image description Fiorentina ITA
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Eugenio Corini image description Brescia ITA
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Davide Nicola image description Genoa ITA

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