In the up-and-down world of modern football management, you are only ever one game away from the dreaded chairman’s vote of confidence that is then followed by the inevitable parting of the ways. This makes the profession, at times, such a lucrative but unstable occupation.
And if the old adage of “you are only as good as your last result” really does hang true in Planet Football these days, then there will be a fair few coaches out there over the course of the closing weeks of the season wondering if a P45 may soon be arriving through the post.
However, not all trainers are given the boot, with some simply deciding that enough is enough as they call it day, while others, like ex-Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola, opt for sabbaticals in order to refresh the batteries. Then there are those who just cannot find a role that fits their profile.
So, here are five big-name managers who will not be in the dugout as of next season.