Sack Race: Ranking the Premier League Managers on Who'll Go 1st

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Sack Race: Ranking the Premier League Managers on Who'll Go 1st
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Optimism, encouragement and excitement: Three words which are often associated with the start of a new Premier League season, with new signings, new managers and new clubs all involved in the opening weekend.

Usually, at least one of those words is forgotten by a handful of sides after day one, with a few more following shortly after as reality hits in—it's going to be a season of struggle, or perhaps a side hasn't strengthened where it should have. Or, maybe, the manager just can't transmit his ideas across to the players well enough.

Sooner or later, one club board will have enough and the first one to get the boot is always the manager, in a bid to turn around an ailing season.

Here are all 20 managers ranked in order of how likely they are to depart their current hot seat once the season gets underway.

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