So, with Liverpool having their worst season in the Premier League thus far, Roy Hodgson has left the club after feeling "depressed" following Pool’s disastrous defeat at the hands of Blackburn Rovers last week.
Hodgson’s fall from grace is spectacular, having received the LMA Manager of the Year award in May 2010 and being jobless, all in a span of seven months.
An ownership tussle at the beginning of the year, bad injuries to a couple of key players, and some plain rotten football on the pitch had led to the Kop faithful openly demanding the reinstatement of Pool legend Kenny Dalglish, the man who has now eventually succeeded Hodgson at the helm.
After owners at Newcastle United and Blackburn Rovers had sacked their managers earlier in the season, it was widely anticipated that Hodgson would be the next manage to receive a pink slip going into the new year.
Having said that, it is almost certain that Hodgson will not be the last Premier League manager to be let go before the season ends. With the season being so topsy-turvy, there are five teams with a realistic chance of winning the league and seven teams with a realistic chance of being relegated.
In other words, we find ourselves in the League today with a pressure-cooker atmosphere allows for an even higher propensity for some high-profile sackings.
Here are the top five managers who should be praying hard that their teams begin to perform soon, or should be planning how to spend their (no doubt substantial) severance pay…