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10 Managers Who Need Miracles to Keep Their Jobs in 2013
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Football managers have a wonderful job—yet they are often precariously placed between success and being idolised, and failure and being hounded out of a club.

Relative success, steady building and laying groundwork for 12 months at a time can count for nothing if suddenly five defeats in a row are staring them in the face.

During the 2011-12 season, 37 managers lost their jobs in England's top four flights, while in Spain's top flight alone there were changes in head coach at Atletico Madrid, Villarreal (twice), Real Mallorca, Racing Santander (twice), Real Zaragoza, Granada, Sporting Gijon (twice), Sevilla and Real Vallecano.

It's safe to say that there does not seem to be much opportunity for the longest-serving manager record to be broken at many clubs throughout Europe.

Here are 10 bosses who are facing an uphill struggle to not have their names added to an increasingly long list and lose their jobs in 2013.

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