Since the end of January, Sam Allardyce has demonstrated how an embattled manager can escape almost certain termination.
Keep clean sheets.
Allardyce’s West Ham side has kept four in a row heading into next Saturday’s Premier League encounter with Southampton. As a result, the Upton Park club has risen from the relegation places to 11th in the standings.
Meanwhile, the Hammers boss has entrenched himself as the club’s manager for the rest of the season.
If only some of his peers would follow his example.
Following are five of the most under-pressure managers from Europe’s top leagues.