With the number of transfer and managerial changes that took place in the summer, not many would have predicted the Premier League table as it currently looks after 12 games. The top four does not contain Manchester United, Manchester City or Tottenham.
However Arsene Wenger, who has been at Arsenal for 17 years now, and Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers remained at their respective teams and currently occupy first and second position in the top-flight table. I believe that this is no fluke.
A manager who has more time then their side will be more successful then a new manager who lives in fear of the sack.
Look at the bottom of the league, for example. Sunderland have been through various different managers - the last being controversial Italian Paolo Di Canio - and the squad is now made up of a mixture of signings of several previous managers. No surprise they are currently 20th, then.
This isn't just the very bottom and top, however. Teams like Southampton have kept their manager and built with him and they are enjoying a successful season.
I am not saying that no manager should be sacked but I think the 20 chairmen who make up the Premier League should think twice about firing their manager when keeping him could be the better option.
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