20. Steve Clarke, West Bromwich Albion
In his first managerial job Clarke took West Brom to their highest ever points tally in 2012/13 and yet a little more than six months later was sacked.
This was despite the fact the side won at Old Trafford and earned a draw at Stamford Bridge and have declined further since the Scot left.
19. Felix Magath, Fulham
Has had just seven games in charge of the west Londoners and whilst things didn’t start well, victories against Newcastle United and Aston Villa in their last four matches gives them a glimpse of survival.
Magath is proven on the continent and with the style of football the club play could oversee the great escape.
18. David Moyes, Manchester United
It really hasn’t been a great first year for the Scot, who despite all the resources at Old Trafford is breaking records for all the wrong reasons.
With 10 defeats already and almost no chance of reaching Champions League qualification, Moyes will need to improve and quickly.
17. Andre Villas-Boas, Tottenham Hotspur
Had guided Spurs to the cusp of the top four last term and despite losing Gareth Bale to Real Madrid, bought in lots of new talent last term.
Yet Tottenham played unadventurous football under the Portuguese coach and could barely score, as well as losing heavily to Manchester City and Liverpool.
16. Garry Monk, Swansea City
Given the slightly unenviable task of succeeding Laudrup and trying to save Swansea’s season in his first managerial job.
There have been some disappointing results since, but also some great performances and an admirable Europa League fight against Napoli.