Javi Garcia is the first manager to be ousted this season. Watford sacked the Spaniard after three defeats and one draw in their starting four league games. Despite the manager’s effort in leading the team to its first FA Cup from 1984, the club owners had to offload him as they were not impressed with the recent results.
Javi’s fate has made apparent that managers like Solskjaer and Pochettino will soon follow suit. In late 2018, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was appointed as the caretaker manager to fill in Jose Mourinho’s shoes.
However, in March, the former United striker led the team to 14 wins in a total of 19 matches. This saw him land the title of Manchester United manager in a three-year contract.
Unfortunately for the United manager, his team has had a very poor start this season winning only thrice in all their 16 games. This low performance has been recorded to be their worst since 1992.
Solskjaer has also taken a huge risk in offloading some of its established players leaving the team with no new midfielder and only three forwarders.
For Pochettino though, things are quite different and may take another path. Having stayed at Spurs for five years, the manager helped the team become Champion League regulars. He also raised Tottenham to become North London’s top team.
Leaving the Spurs wouldn’t come as a surprise for the manager who in numerous settings had expressed his uncertainty about staying on. Having done his part for Spurs, maybe it is time he embarked on a new adventure.
Lastly, the club owners’ decision will determine the fate of these managers. However, we are certain that these two need more wins next season or else… they’ll be ousted too.