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Which Premier League Managers Could be out of a Job this Summer?

The season is coming to an end, and we already know that Manuel Pellegrini will be leaving Manchester City at the end of the season, although there are several other clubs who could be looking to replace their own boss at the end of the season.

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Arsenal Wenger is starting to come under serious pressure form the Arsenal fans, nobody can say he hasn’t been a faithful serpent to the club, and his status as an Arsenal legend was secured years ago. However, this as season looks like it will finish trophy-less, and the Gunners won’t get a better chance to win the Premier League for a long time. It is unlikely Wenger will be sacked by the Arsenal board, but he must now be considering his future and wondering if he is the best man to take the club forward. Few people care about the club more than the Frenchman, and if he does feel he is no longer the right man for the job, he will most likely fall on his own sword and resign.

If Wenger does go, there is no obvious replacement. Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp have been touted as ideal replacement sin the past, but the pair will be at Man City and Liverpool respectively next season. The Gunners may be tempted to go after club legend Dennis Bergkamp, who is currently on the coaching staff at Ajax, although the Dutchman has no managerial experience. Ronald Koeman may be another target, but Bournemouth’s Eddie Howe seems like the perfect replacement for Wenger, having proved he can build a legacy and his style of play will appeal to Arsenal fans.

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Louis van Gaal has been under pressure all season, and it would be a surprise if he kept his job at the end of the season. Van Gaal has been unlucky with injuries and has bloodied youngsters, but he has been poor in the transfer market and his style of play has bored the Old Trafford faithful this season. The Dutchman has just one year left on his contract and it is likely a deal will be reached to cut short his stay in Manchester.

Jose Mourinho is the man expected to get the gig, but this has not yet been confirmed. If The Speical One is overlooked, Ryan Giggs could be given the step up from his current role as van Gall’s assistant. Laurent Blanc has also proven he can manage he can manage a big club during his spell at PSG, and as a former player he may well be a fans favourite. A more left field option would be Gary Neville, although the former right back hasn’t pulled up any trees at Valencia.

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Since taking over as Swansea manager, Francesco Guidolin has been plagued by health problems, but the Italian has guided Swansea away from the drop zone. However, the former Udinese manager’s contract is up at the end of the season, and there have been no guarantees from Swansea supreme Huw Jenkins that the 63-year-old will still be in the dugout next season.

If Swansea stay up and are in the market for a new manager, former manager Brendan Rodgers would be an ideal choice. Rodgers is still well thought of at Swansea, having guided them to promotion and keeping them in the Premier League before leaving for Liverpool. Swansea are known for appointing managers with no Premier League experience, and so an unexpected name may well be handed the reigns at the Liberty Stadium. Ajax boss Frank de Boer may be tempted by the chance to manage in the Premier League, while former Sunderland boss Gus Poyet is thought to be interested in the role.

Whatever happens between now and the end of the season, there will no doubt be movement on the managerial merry-go-round in the summer, and their may well be some surprise names in the dugouts come the start of the 2016/17 season.

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