At times, the Premier League can feel like a revolving door for managers.
The first firing of this season took less than four months, when Steve Bruce was shown the door by Sunderland.
There is constant speculation over who will be the next to go, with potential replacements often mooted before the current incumbent is even sacked.
Here, we'll rank all the Premier League bosses on their merits so far this campaign and contemplate what lies ahead for each.
Hated by some fans, despised by others.
Kean is not a popular man amongst Blackburn Rovers supporters, and his sacking seems inevitable.
However, owners Venky's have yet to show any sign of letting their manager go, but fan pressure will surely tell in time.
Rovers are far stronger than they are showing under the Scot, and his future looks uncertain to say the least.
Steve Bruce enjoyed anything but a good start to this season, leading Sunderland to only two wins in 14 games.
His side looked bereft of attacking threat, having lost Darren Bent, Asamoah Gyan and Danny Welbeck in recent times.
His departure came after a disappointing 2-1 home defeat to Wigan. His replacement, Martin O'Neill, was brought in only four days later.
Having enjoyed a decent season last term, it was expected Coyle would build upon that base and make further progress this year.
However, rooted to the bottom of the league following 12 defeats in 15 games, the Glaswegian could be out the door soon.
With important fixtures against Fulham, Blackburn and Wolves all to come in December, there could be a new boss in the dugout by January if he can't turn it around.
The Dutchman took the helm of Fulham in the summer, following the surprise departure of then-manager Mark Hughes.
Having finished a more-than-respectable eighth, Jol inherited a talented squad of players.
But things haven't materialised for the once-Tottenham manager, and the Cottagers sit 14th in the league with only three wins from fifteen.
Not a great start for the big man, and he may take January as a chance to put his mark on the team.
Mick McCarthy should know the foot of the Premier League table like the back of his hand by now.
For two years running, the Wolves boss has been embroiled in a relegation battle, and this year nothing looks to have changed.
Come the end of the season, the Wanderers will no doubt be fighting relegation—whether they can be as lucky as last season, nobody knows.
Again, Martinez is another manager used to the bottom of the Premiership.
Since taking the helm in 2009, Martinez has kept Wigan in the league, despite being tipped for relegation every year.
Last season, despite being in the bottom three for most of the season, the Latics survived on the final day thanks to a Hugo Rodallega winner against Stoke.
Martinez's side currently lie in 18th and will need to pick up performances if they are to extend their only stay in the Premier League.
Everton are the perennial overachievers of the Premier League, and David Moyes has been given much of the credit for this.
Working within very tight financial restraints, the Scot has established his side as a top half club, only finishing outside the top 10 twice since taking over in 2002.
This season they lie in 12th, and Moyes will need to pick up performances in the new year if he is to uphold that record.
Somewhat of a journeyman of the managerial game, having managed 16 clubs in eight different countries, the 64-year-old has turned WBA into a solid outfit which possess a decent attacking force.
This year has been up and down, though, and tricky fixtures against Newcastle and Manchester City are just around the corner.
The experienced English manager stormed the Championship with his QPR side last year.
This season started in gloomy fashion, however, as the financial future was put in doubt.
Starting the season with defeats to Bolton and Wigan and a Carlin Cup loss to Rochdale had the fans worrying, but the club was saved with the takeover bid from Tony Fernandes.
His arrival sparked a series of signings before the closure of the transfer window, and with QPR improving vastly, they now sit in mid-table.
The Portuguese new boy has not enjoyed a great start to his Chelsea career.
The ex-Porto boss has inherited an aging squad and has yet to make the team is own. But with the talent he has at his disposal, the Blues should really be performing better than they currently are.
Despite beating leaders City at the weekend, there's still a lot of work to do before he gains the hero status enjoyed by fellow countryman Jose Mourinho.
January will be a telling month for AVB and with new signings needed, it could make or break the Blues' season.
However, he's guided the Lions to a number of decent results and a good run in the new year could see them solidify their place in the top half.
No matter how well they perform this season, though, McLeish has a long way to go before he gains hero status around Villa Park.
"King Kenny" has made a raft of changes in the short time he's been back on Merseyside.
The signings of Charlie Adam and Luis Suarez have gone down well with the Liverpool faithful, but the same cannot be said for the £35 million acquisition of striker Andy Carroll.
Promising results this season mean Dalglish's men are keeping up with the top five, and with new signings inevitable during the January window, the future looks bright for the Reds.
Arsenal's start to the season was beyond horrendous.
With results piling up, including a derby defeat to Tottenham and that loss to Manchester United, certain individuals were questioning Wenger's position.
The recent form of Dutch striker Robin van Persie has somewhat saved Wenger's blushes, but the strength in depth of his squad is still under much scrutiny.
Paul Lambert took over Norwich when they were languishing in the third tier of English football.
Just three years later, the Canaries sit proudly in the top half of the Premier League and a lot of that is down to Lambert's leadership.
There's a long way to go to preserve their Premiership status for another year, but they've given themselves a great base to push ahead and improve upon.
Stoke are renowned for playing defensive, set piece-dependent football promoted by Tony Pullis.
However, they have shown in recent times that there is more to their play, with the attacking force of Jonathan Walters and Jermaine Pennant coming to the fore.
They still remain one of the meanest defences in the league, though, and are currently sitting pretty in eighth spot.
Not much needs to be said about the celebrated Scottish manager.
He consistently produces excellent sides, reinvigorates aging squads with young talent and gets the best out of potentially below-par players.
This season hasn't been his most successful yet, and after being unceremoniously dumped out of the Champions League by Swiss side Basle, this year could prove to be one of his worst in some years.
The Northern Irishman is the first manager to lead a Welsh side into the Premier League.
He has earned much acclaim for instilling a passing, attractive mentality within the Swansea players, and if recent results are anything to go by, they will maintain their Premier League status until at least next year.
But with Rodgers fast becoming one of the most promising young managers in the country, it may not be long until a bigger fish comes a-calling.
No one, not even Alan Pardew, would have predicted that Newcastle would be sitting in second place after 11 games.
A minor collapse due, in part, to injuries to key players hasn't retracted much from what has been an excellent start to their campaign.
Having taken over following the much reviled sacking of popular boss Chris Hughton, Pardew has to prove his worth as Toon boss—and there is no doubt he has done so.
Roberto Mancini was criticised last season for playing what many claimed was "Italian-style football."
This season, though, he has allowed his attacking players to take more of a role in the side, and as a result they are charging for their maiden Premier League title.
Favourites with the bookies and the media, it seems City are the team to beat this year and Mancini will forever plant his name in the record books if he leads them to glory.
Harry's Tottenham have lit up the Premiership this season with their free-flowing attacking football.
An eventful summer when Luca Modric was the main focus of attention from, in particular, Chelsea, gave way to two consecutive defeats at the hands of the two Manchester clubs.
But with only one defeat since, Spurs are right up there and could mount a serious title challenge if they can continue their current form.
No English manager has ever won the Premier League—a record Harry would be keen to break, especially considering his future looks set to revolve around the English national side.