If you are a Manchester United, Everton or Tottenham fan, the arrival of the second international break is probably the best thing that has happened to you all season.
All three clubs have had dismal campaigns and once again succumbed to losses on the weekend.
And following their defeats, the jobs of Mauricio Pochettino, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Marco Siva are hanging on by a thread.
There is speculation that any one of the managers could be dismissed in the coming days – but who could take over from their roles?
talkSPORT.com has looked at some potential candidates for each of the clubs…
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Chris Wilder (Sheffield United) – linked to Everton
Wilder has been strongly linked to the Everton job in light of the Toffees’ terrible run of form – and the straight-talking English boss may be just what the club needs.
The 52-year-old is a no nonsense and hard-hitting manager who will drop the underperforming players in a flash.
And Wilder’s record in charge of Sheffield United speaks for itself. Since the beginning of the 2014/15 campaign, no other manager has won more league games in England than him.
While it would represent a big gamble for Everton, it could prove to be a brilliant move to take a risk on the Blades boss.
Eddie Howe (Bournemouth) – linked to Everton
Howe would love the opportunity to manage Everton as he used to support the club.
He once told the Liverpool Echo: “I was an Everton fan growing up, so I would always look for them when I picked up the ball.”
There is a feeling that the Englishman is now ready for a big opportunity after so many successful years with Bournemouth.
He has made the Cherries an established Premier League who play a thrilling brand of football.
If Goodison Park chiefs have any sense they should swoop in on the Bournemouth boss but he could be a candidate for Tottenham and Manchester United too, if the duo are feeling brave.
Jose Mourinho – linked to Spurs and Everton
A move to Everton is unlikely for Mourinho, however, Spurs could be a more viable option for the ‘Special One’.
The Lilywhites certainly have a squad capable of challenging for top four and the new stadium will be an attractive asset for Mourinho, who would look to make the brand-spanking new ground a fortress during his tenure.
Similarly, the Portuguese would relish the opportunity to get the best out of the likes of Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen and Heung-Min Son.
Provided he given funds by Daniel Levy, this could be a perfect job for the 56-year-old.
David Moyes – linked to Everton
Moyes, who left Everton for Manchester United in 2013 after 11 years at Goodison Park, is the bookies’ favourite to succeed Silva.
It is understood the Scot is keen on a return, and although he was brilliant in charge of Everton, it would be a big risk for the club to re-hire him.
Moyes had a dismal time at Real Sociedad, Sunderland and West Ham but he could regain some of his magic touch at a club where he built his reputation as a manager.
Rafael Benitez – linked to Spurs
Benitez left the Premier League in the summer after three years with Newcastle and he is now plying his trade in China with Dalian Yifang.
It is unlikely the Spaniard sees his long-term future in the Chinese Super League and he will probably return to Europe at the earliest opportunity.
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Erik Ten Hag – linked to Everton and Spurs
Ten Hag has done magnificent things with Ajax and it is no surprise he is now being linked to some top jobs in the Premier League.
He led Ajax to a domestic double and to the Champions League semi-final, where they came seconds from reaching the final – before conceding a heartbreaking last-minute goal against Tottenham.
Ten Hag also helped develop a number of young first-team players, most notably Frenkie de Jong and Matthijs de Ligt.
Brendan Rodgers – linked to Man United and Spurs
Rodgers enjoyed great success with Celtic and he has picked up where he left off with Leicester in the short time he has been with the club.
The Foxes have enjoyed a brilliant start to the new campaign, winning four of their first eight league fixtures to emerge as top-four contenders in the Premier League.
There is no reason to suggest Rodgers is keen to leave Leicester but he may be tempted by the status of both clubs in football and the backing he gets by both clubs if he joins.
Massimilliano Allegri – linked to Man United
Reports last week suggested Allegri is learning English as he looks to become the next manager of Manchester United.
According to The Guardian, the 52-year-old has set his sights on a managerial role in England and was in attendance of Bayern Munich’s 7-2 demolition of Tottenham on Tuesday evening.
It is understood Allegri wants to succeed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Old Trafford, with pressure increasing on the Norwegian boss following United’s worst ever start to a Premier League season.
The Italian left Juventus at the end of last season having steered the Old Lady to five consecutive titles in his time in Turin.
Published at Wed, 09 Oct 2019 11:15:58 +0000