English Premier League Managers Who Could Be Gone by the Winter Window

Ken MackContributor IIIDecember 22, 2011

English Premier League Managers Who Could Be Gone by the Winter Window

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    I always liked Steve Bruce...oh well.

    Along with the players' in and outs in the winter, it seems like a few managers could be on the way out as well.

    Steve Bruce has already hit the streets—Martin O'Neill is in at the Stadium of Light—and more changes are on the way.

    Fair or not, when a team struggles the manager is the first to go. And winter not only brings a transfer window, but the manager merry-go-round.

Steve Kean

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    I think this picture pretty much sums up Steve Kean. How does this man still have a job?

    Sitting at the bottom of the table with 10 points from 17 games, this Blackburn side does not look like they will threaten to leave the bottom three.

    The only reason they are within a shout of safety is Yakubu, who has 10 goals already.

    If Kean is not given the door soon, a full scale riot my break out in Ewood Park.

David Moyes

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    I, for one, am a fan of David Moyes. He makes something out of nothing every year, but this may be the year his magic runs out. 

    If Everton continues to underperform and don't have any money to spend in the transfer market, which most likely will be the case, something will have to give.

    Sadly, I can see the Everton board firing Moyes if his squad's form does not improve—to deflect attention away from the board's running of the club.

Neil Warnock

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    If you want your team promoted from the championship Neil Warnock is your man. If you want to stay in the Premier League well....

    Warnock has a great track record—his teams have been promoted to the top level of English football three times.

    But he's failed each time to keep them up. (His year with Sheffield United is hard to hold against him because of the Carlos Tevez situation, however.)

    QPR has always been a posh club and if a big name becomes available Neil might be sacked, justified or not.

Owen Coyle

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    After a promising season last year with Bolton, it has all gone wrong this year.

    While injuries have played a major part, that excuse may not save him.

    The squad's struggles have exposed Bolton's reliance on loan players last year.

    If they are not able to turn it around soon, Coyle may see the door, though I am sure he will have no problem finding another job—possibly in the lower leagues.

Mick McCarthy

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    After a good start to the season Wolves have dropped down the table and find themselves only one point above the drop zone.

    While Mick McCarthy may be one of the best characters in the Premier League, that will not save him from the axe.

    Four wins in 17 games is not good enough to keep his job. (If he worked for Blackburn though he may be in line for a raise.)