The likely candidates for Premier League jobs next season

With the Premier League season now over, a number of managers will be breathing a sigh of relief as they retain their prized jobs.

A gruelling campaign filled with numerous sackings, the same could be on the cards next season given the competitive nature of the league and the trigger-happy approach some club owners employ.

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Chelsea’s sacking of Pochettino proves anything can happen 

Mauricio Pochettino’s dismissal at Chelsea highlighted the volatile nature of being a modern-day football manager. Not many YouTubers’ pre-season predictions and fans who enjoy betting on football with Paddy Power would’ve predicted a sixth-place finish this season, but the former Spurs manager delivered it for a club who are currently priced at 10/1 to win the league next campaign.

Of course, Pochettino isn’t blameless, but his shock departure hasn’t gone down well with the vast majority of Blues fans. Clearlake Capital aren’t the only seemingly unrealistic owners in the world’s biggest league, though. In fact, it’s a domestic competition that is filled with impatient hierarchies who are chasing instant success. As a result, fans who in indulge in English Premier League bets and follow the latest news struggle to keep up with the never-ending, unpredictable soap opera that it is.

Whether it’s Julen Lopetegui at West Ham or Mauricio Pochettino’s successor at Chelsea, a December dismissal or a post-January panic sacking is a guarantee next season. Thankfully, for the Premier League’s cohort of ruthless owners, there are a wealth of candidates who are waiting in the wings.

Ruben Amorim was linked with West Ham and Liverpool

It seems like it’s only a matter of time before Ruben Amorim swaps life at Sporting CP for the biggest league around. The 39-year-old’s Portuguese giants have been a joy to watch at times, but both West Ham and Liverpool failed to land him for numerous reasons. A passionate manager who employs a tactically astute brand of football, should we see an early dismissal at one of the more prestigious clubs next season, then the Portuguese manager will surely be right in the mix.

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Jose Mourinho has an affinity with the league  

Even when Jose Mourinho eventually leaves the world, it feels as though clubs will attempt to dig his corpse up for one last stint in management. The Chelsea legend is currently available after departing Roma and would surely jump at the chance to manage in the country once again. A serial winner who has an affinity with the Premier League, a number of clubs would consider the legendary manager should they look to move in a new direction.

Julian Nagelsmann could appeal to some clubs 

Julian Nagelsmann’s teams have been great to watch at times. Although he has recently signed a contract extension until 2026 to remain in charge of the German national team, should the hosts fail to advance through to the latter stages in the Euros, then the former Bayern boss could easily face the chop. If so, should the likes of Ange Postecoglou and Arne Slot lose their jobs next season, then Nagelsmann could be a contender.

Zinedine Zidane is waiting for the right opportunity 

A maestro with a ball at his feet and a manager who knows how to win things, Zinedine Zidane is reportedly waiting for the right opportunity. Whether or not the French icon sees himself in England is unknown, but with honours including two La Liga title and three UEFA Champions League victories, English clubs could come calling at some point.

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