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Who Will Be The First Premier League Manager To Get The Chop?

Who Will Be The First Premier League Manager To Get The Chop?

The Premier League season may only be a few games old, but the axe is already being sharpened and could fall at any moment.

Watford boss Javi Gracia is the manager who appears to be in the biggest amount of danger following a poor start to the season, which sees his side rooted to the foot of the Premier League table.

The Spaniard could have been facing the sack today had the Hornets slipped up against Coventry in the Carabao Cup last night, but thankfully for him and Watford, they went through 3-0.

Convincing enough but another Premier League defeat against Newcastle this weekend could be the straw that breaks the camel’s back for a Watford board that have been trigger happy in the past.

Saturday’s game is also huge for Toon boss Steve Bruce, who eased the pressure with a shock 1-0 win at Tottenham on Sunday, but he may need more than that to keep him in a job.

Newcastle face Leicester in the Carabao Cup at St James’ Park tonight and Bruce needs another positive result to keep the wolves away from the door.

Bruce has been under pressure since day one, with the fans far from happy with the choice to bring him in as a replacement for Rafael Benitez. They have not been won over yet and fan power can often win at Newcastle.

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is also feeling the heat after a shock 2-1 home defeat against Crystal Palace on Saturday.

It seems a long time ago since United swept aside all that was put before them during his time as caretaker boss. Results started to turn as soon as he was handed the job on a permanent basis and the start of the new season was always going to be crucial.

The 4-0 scoreline against Chelsea flattered United, and that was followed by a 1-1 draw with Wolves before the Eagles left Old Trafford with all three points.

The promoted sides Norwich City, Sheffield United and Aston Villa are sure to keep faith with Daniel Farke, Chris Wilder and Dean Smith respectively for now, but Roy Hodgson and Marco Silva could soon be under pressure.

It is a big season for Silva at Everton, who have struggled for goals and slipped to a defeat at Aston Villa on Friday. The Portuguese has been backed in the transfer market and now it is time to deliver and break into the top six.

Crystal Palace are another side who cannot score goals and with another season of struggle anticipated, Hodgson could go.

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