Managers know that their job is result dependent and if they fail to deliver the right results they could find themselves out in the cold.
When a manager is released from their duty they normally blame the chairman or board for not giving them enough time. That seems to be changing in the Premier League. Managers are starting to be given time to turn results around and aren’t losing their jobs on knee jerk reactions.
This time last season the managerial merry go round was already well under way. Paulo Di Canio, Ian Holloway and Martin Jol had all lost their jobs and in a week’s time you could add Andre Villas-Boas and Steve Clarke to the list that would have also lost their jobs.
Compare that stat to this stage this season. No manager has lost or walked away from their job. Owners are giving managers time to turn their fortunes around. A prime example is Newcastle United and Alan Pardew.
The Magpies hadn't won a game in the opening seven games of the season and on the back of that they had a disastrous end to last season. The fans were desperate for Mike Ashley to terminate Pardew’s contract, but he stuck with him and boy have their fortunes have changed. Newcastle have only lost once in their last 10 games.
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Brendan Rodgers has been one of the favourites for the sack after his side have failed to rediscover the form of last season that saw them go within two points of winning the title. Having only won six out of 15 games and recently dumped out of the Champion’s League many wouldn't have been surprised if the Liverpool owners had a new vacancy at the club.
But they don’t neither do Newcastle, Leicester, West Brom or Hull as they all are going or have gone through difficult times. Owners never win in these situations as they always face a backlash from fans, but for keeping faith this far into the season should be applauded as nobody likes to see a manager lose his job.