Slaven Bilic (West Ham United):
The Croatian managed to do very well in the 2015-16 season with the Hammers, and it was expected that he would be the one to take the Hammers back in Europe. However, unfortunately, things went wrong as Bilic and his side shifted to the London stadium as their form dropped and they couldn’t achieve the feat they did the previous season. West Ham have made some good signings in Zabaleta, Javier Hernandez, and Joe Hart this season and if things don’t turn out as expected, Bilic might not be seen at the Hammers next season.
Bruno Genesio (Lyon):
Following the sacking of Hubert Fournier two seasons ago, Bruno Genesio took over and did well but not qualifying for the Champions League was considered as a massive failure. Also, the Frenchman doesn’t look sure about the formation and tactics he wants to use as they have been changed time and again, causing a lot of frustration among the fans. Lyon have lost two key players in Alexandre Lacazette and Corentin Tolisso, and it is going to be tricky to see how Bruno gets the best out of his new and old players to save his job this season.
Michel is not known to be at a club for more than two seasons normally. In his previous six managerial jobs, he has maximum been able to stay for two seasons. He helped Malaga survive from relegation last season, but this season it gets more difficult with the departure of Sandro Rodriguez. Loanee Borja Baston will have to step into his shoes, and if Michel does not get Malaga going in the first half, he might not be there for the second half of the season with the Spanish club.
Gian Piero Gasperini (Atalanta):
The Serie A clubs have a habit of sacking managers at the slimmest of chances. You can have a fabulous season one year and get sacked the very next season. A young Atalanta squad did very well last season but their tactics and gameplay are now known, and more importantly, they are now without Andrea Conti and Franck Kessie. Alejandro Gomez has to show the same consistency as he did last season and if that doesn’t happen, Gian Piero Gasperini might be shown the door from the Italian club.
Domenico Tedesco (Schalke):
Tedesco is a very young manager and has mainly had his experiences with the youth team. He managed Bundesliga 2 side Erzgebirge Aue from relegation but it is not going to be easy at Schalke where the last three managers were given a year each to prove themselves. The German club has a young squad but with players eyeing a move away. Domenico isn’t much experienced at this level, and it will be a daunting task for him to get Schalke back in the Champions League and as harsh as it may be, he shall lose his job if that doesn’t happen.