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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Alexander Nouri image description Hertha BSC DEU Very Insecure
Klinsmann’s former assistant had a disaster so far and it already looks likely they could pull the trigger. A mess this season.
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Florian Kohfeldt image description W. Bremen DEU Very Insecure
There is a real belief in 37-year-old Kohfeldt's ability as a coach but Werder have been awful in 19/20 and the writing's on the wall. A decision could be imminent.
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Dean Smith image description Aston Villa GBR Insecure
A cup final in the bag and an upturn in league form, Smith's position has improved but staying up will absolutely remain the target.
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Ole G. Solskjaer image description Man Utd GBR Insecure
Much better results for United of late but the spectre of Pochettino looms large and it's unlikely that he'll see next season.
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David Moyes image description West Ham GBR Insecure
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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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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Daniel Farke image description Norwich GBR 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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Rudi Garcia image description Lyon FRA Insecure
Was not a popular appointment in the first place and having lost key player Memphis Depay for the season, pressure is beginning to mount.
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Luka Elsner image description Amiens FRA Insecure
A three-month sequence without a victory allied to no clear pattern of how he wishes his side to play leaves the summer arrival under increasing pressure.
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Jonathan Woodgate image description Middlesbrough GBR Insecure
It's back to being bleak for Boro after a decent spell and whether Woodgate will be given another pre-season is unclear.
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Graeme Jones image description Luton Town GBR Insecure
Luton are conceding a huge amount of goals and while the structure of the club likely means Jones will be retained until the summer, they face a real battle to stay up.
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Óscar García image description Celta ESP Insecure
Garcia was only appointed in November but results aren't improving. Celta remain in serious danger of the drop.
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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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Albert Celades image description Valencia ESP Insecure
It's not been a good spell recently for Celades and Valencia and Champions League defeat might see the end of him.
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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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Frank Lampard image description Chelsea GBR Slightly Insecure
The club, players and fans seem to have faith in Frank in this transition season but results have been poor for some time.
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Roy Hodgson image description Crystal Palace GBR Slightly Insecure
It's a poor run for Palace at the moment but they are far enough away from the relegation positions to likely be ok this season.
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Nigel Pearson image description Watford GBR Slightly Insecure
Watford's new manager bounce seems to have worn off slightly and after looking clear of relegation they are now back in the mix at the bottom.
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Arteta image description Arsenal GBR Slightly Insecure
Some will claim that Arsenal are far better under Arteta but the results suggest otherwise. Still poor, still struggling.
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Graham Potter image description Brighton GBR Slightly Insecure
Potter has just recently signed a new deal until 2025 but relegation is a concern. Potter needs to keep them up to justify his position.
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Steve Bruce image description Newcastle GBR Slightly Insecure
Bruce is a cheap option for the club, and has performed well but the numbers are beginning to turn on Newcastle at the moment.
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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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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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Denis Zanko image description Toulouse FRA Slightly Insecure
Zanko has just been appointed to a club in dire straits and faces a virtually impossible task to avoid relegation.
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Paulo Sousa image description Bordeaux FRA Slightly Insecure
Since being knocked out of the cup by third-tier Pau, Bordeaux have improved significantly, going unbeaten in four and are closer to Europe than relegation.
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Thomas Tuchel image description PSG FRA Slightly Insecure
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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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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Claude Puel image description Saint-Étienne FRA Slightly Insecure
Puel was only appointed in October but things are not going well at St Etienne and he is already under some pressure.
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Grant McCann image description Hull City GBR Slightly Insecure
Having sold their best players in January a relegation battle is not outwith the realms of possibility and McCann, despite not being responsible, will be in the firing line.
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Phillip Cocu image description Derby County GBR Slightly Insecure
Derby have been much, much better of late and if their form continues the play-offs could still be an option for them.
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Mark Bowen image description Reading GBR Slightly Insecure
A club that like to dispose of managers freely and while Reading have been good of late, they are never far away from another crisis.
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Lee Johnson image description Bristol City GBR Slightly Insecure
Bristol City have been perennially on the edge of the playoffs but they look set to miss out again and Johnson could be under threat soon enough.
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Pep Clotet image description Birmingham GBR Slightly Insecure
Well liked and building a competitive team on a small budget, Clotet is also bringing through young players, but they continue to slide closer to the relegation positions.
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Gerhard Struber image description Barnsley GBR Slightly Insecure
Stuber has only recently been appointed but the club remain in real threat of relegation to League One and have a crucial run of fixtures ahead.
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Lee Bowyer image description Charlton GBR Slightly Insecure
Took Charlton up when not expecting to and started the season so well, but the team are in freefall and they could be in serious danger soon.
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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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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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Diego Simeone image description Atletico Madrid ESP Slightly Insecure
After everything Simeone has achieved, it is likely he would only leave Atletico on his own terms, but it's fair to say that this season isn't going well, his shot-shy attackers just unable to find the target. Perhaps he stayed too long...
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Zinedine Zidane image description Real Madrid ESP Slightly Insecure
Cracks beginning to appear in Madrid and Zidane needs another Champions League run to convince he deserves another season.
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Javier Aguirre image description Leganés ESP Slightly Insecure
The veteran Aguirre only took over in November but they are struggling to climb out of the relegation positions.
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Abelardo image description Espanyol ESP Slightly Insecure
Things aren't looking up for Espanyol and Abelardo, despite only being appointed in December.
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Paco López image description Levante ESP Slightly Insecure
Lopez is a well respected coach but it's not been great of late and if the losing run continues they could be in a relegation battle.
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Quique Setién image description Barcelona ESP Slightly Insecure
It's not harsh to say that Setien's position is already up for much discussion. Barca are not a sacking club but results need to change.
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Asier Garitano image description Alavés ESP Slightly Insecure
Garitano hasn't turned the corner yet but some better results since Christmas have eased the pressure on him slightly.
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Diego López image description Brescia ITA Slightly Insecure
Only just in the door at Brescia but has a task on his hands to keep Brescia in the division.
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Moreno Longo image description Torino ITA Slightly Insecure
Longo has replaced the hapless Walter Mazzarri and started with a poor 3-1 defeat at home to Sampdoria. Torino are a side in freefall.
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Stefano Pioli image description Milan ITA Slightly Insecure
Milan have definitely improved under Pioli but the club remain directionless and it's difficult to know what the future holds.
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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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Davide Nicola image description Genoa ITA Slightly Insecure
Recent sprouts of recovery have given Genoa hope of salvation and Nicola has been at the heart of that.
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Luca Gotti image description Udinese ITA Slightly Insecure
A caretaker and distinctly unhappy to be one, Gotti's position is difficult to predict, though Udinese's form has gotten better.
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Fabio Liverani image description Lecce ITA Slightly Insecure
Liverani's double promotion to get them to Serie A has instilled plenty of faith in him and Lecce's recent recovery will definitely have removed pressure on his position.
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Paulo Fonseca image description Roma ITA Slightly Insecure
Hard to know with Roma with the team well in the hunt for the Champions League, but a recent loss to Atalanta leaves them a little off the pace.
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Maurizio Sarri image description Juventus ITA Slightly Insecure
Sarri doesn't know what his best team is, his team are very much in a title race and face a massive few weeks ahead.
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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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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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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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David Wagner image description Schalke DEU Secure
Has transformed Schalke from relegation candidates to European challengers and has spent very little doing so.
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Markus Gisdol image description 1. FC Köln DEU Secure
Gisdol looks in a good position now to keep Koln in the division.
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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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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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Uwe Rösler image description Düsseldorf DEU Secure
The new appointment in Düsseldorf will be given time to settle into the position, but has already picked up his first point with a credible draw against Eintracht Frankfurt.
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Lucien Favre image description Dortmund DEU Secure
A fantastic run for Dortmund, plus the massive positive in Haaland, means they will stick with Favre 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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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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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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Adi Hütter image description Frankfurt DEU Secure
A few good results since the winter break has seen Frankfurt climb the table, while media even speculated he could be a future Dortmund head coach.
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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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Carlo Ancelotti image description Everton GBR Secure
Ancelotti has turned things around since their shock cup defeat and Everton are in the hunt for the Champions League.
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Ralph Hasenhüttl image description Southampton GBR Secure
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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Sean Dyche image description Burnley GBR Secure
Just when things looked a little bleak for Burnley, Dyche has turned it around. Burnley look set for another year in the division.
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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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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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Christian Gourcuff image description Nantes FRA Secure
Nantes have dropped off significantly of late but Gourcuff's job is not under threat.
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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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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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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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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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Alex Neil image description Preston NE GBR Secure
Preston have been up and down this year but Neil has built a good squad on his budget and is safe.
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Gary Rowett image description Millwall GBR Secure
Has transformed Millwall from the Neil Harris era and they now look an outside bet for the playoffs.
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Michael O'Neill image description Stoke GBR Secure
O'Neill's track record precedes him and given the mess he inherited means he will be in charge until next season at the very least.
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Danny Cowley image description Huddersfield GBR Secure
the Cowley's have taken over a difficult situation and have managed to make Huddersfield difficult to beat again. They will be in place, at least, until next season.
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Scott Parker image description Fulham GBR Secure
Fulham play progressive passing football and they are in the hunt for promotion. Highly thought of and should be in the hunt in May.
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Sabri Lamouchi image description Notts Forest GBR Secure
Appeared an uncertain appointment to begin with but has taken Forest to the edge of automatic promotion.
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Paul Cook image description Wigan Athletic GBR Secure
Wigan are a team underperforming their xG all season and Paul Cook has performed a superb job on a minuscule budget.
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Mark Warburton image description QPR GBR Secure
Warburton massively frustrated by his team of late but he has still done a superb job with a limited squad.
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Garry Monk image description Sheffield Wed GBR Secure
Seems to be building something and will be Wednesday manager until next season at least.
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Neil Harris image description Cardiff GBR Secure
Has taken over a Cardiff team who were struggling to adapt to Championship life and steadied the ship in the short term.
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Steve Cooper image description Swansea GBR Secure
Swansea have made some excellent loans signings and are positioned to make a tilt at the Championship play-offs.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sergio image description Valladolid ESP Secure
A good spell for Sergio and Valladolid have edged them away from relegation trouble.
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Gennaro Gattuso image description Napoli ITA Secure
A massive win for Gattuso at Sampdoria, and a general feeling that with some excellent wins of late, a corner may have been turned.
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Rolando Maran image description Cagliari ITA Secure
Despite their bad run recently, Cagliari remain high in the table and enjoying a good season.
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Giuseppe Iachini image description Fiorentina ITA Secure
Replaced Vincenzo Montella in December but has had an excellent start to his tenure at La Viola.
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Ivan Juric image description Verona ITA Secure
Verona are just fine at the moment and Juric seems to be building something nice. His win over Juve has been a season higlight.
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Siniša Mihajlović image description Bologna ITA Secure
Mihajlovic will not be sacked any time soon by Bologna.
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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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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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Luigi Di Biagio image description SPAL ITA Secure
Just in the door at Spal so time will tell if the former Italy youth boss can save them from relegation.
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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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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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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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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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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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Jürgen Klopp image description Liverpool GBR Very Secure
Probably the most secure job in world 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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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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Thomas Frank image description Brentford GBR Very Secure
Frank has just signed a new contract and is integral to the club's model on how they approach recruitment and playing style.
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Marcelo Bielsa image description Leeds Utd GBR Very Secure
Will be Leeds manager until he decides to leave, irrespective of form of the team.
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Tony Mowbray image description Blackburn GBR Very Secure
Mowbray has performed a quite brilliant job taking Blackburn back from League One to being competitive in the Championship. Play-offs still a possibility.
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Slaven Bilić image description West Brom GBR Very Secure
WBA look like a team just building up for a run at the Championship title.
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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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Frédéric Antonetti image description FC Metz FRA Unknown
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