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Michael Laudrup sacked: Who will be next?

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Laudrup, the latest to be sacked. (©GettyImages)
Laudrup, the latest to be sacked. (©GettyImages).

The latest manager to be sacked in the Premier League was Michael Laudrup from Swansea City. 

Only a year after winning his first major title with the Swans, Laudrup has 'parted company' with City. After only one win in ten games, and two points above the relegation zone in the league, Laudrup becomes the latest of six managers from the Premiership to depart ways with a club.

Defender and club captain Garry Monk will take over as care-taker manager for the foreseeable future and try to avoid relegation with his team-mates. With a derby against local rivals in the league, Cardiff City, was this the right time to let the manager go?

With other big names to leave the league this season such as Andre Villas-Boas from Tottenham and long time serving Martin Jol from Fulham, who will be next to lose their job before the end of May. 

Another big name to leave this season was Paolo Di Canio from Sunderland, way back in September. He was hardly given a chance before he had his faithful meeting with the board of directors. He had only managed a point from the first five games in the season and Sunderland didn't think this was good enough. Only lasting six months in the dugout with the Black Cats and saving them from relegation in the season before, Di Canio was let go. 

A list of potential candidates of managers to go next are Alan Pardew from Newcastle, Sam Allardyce from West Ham and Paul Lambert from Aston Villa. What has this league turned into that if you go on a string of about two to five defeats, you lose your job, no matter how your doing in the league? David Moyes has even been thrown into the mix for his recent form in the league and not living up to the high standards set by Sir Alex Ferguson before he retired back in May. No manager is safe at this point in time, just less likely to lose their jobs before the season is out. 

All of this has come to earn the title as "The Sack Race" and it really puts pressure on the managers of English football clubs. Why does this not seem to be such a problem in football abroad? 

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