The race for Premier League survival is certainly hotting up, with a whole host of teams that could still be involved right up to the wire.

Even Southampton, who sit in ninth place, are only 10 points clear of the drop zone with eight games left to play and as things stand, Sunderland are the only side in the bottom six who haven’t sacked their manager this season.

Aitor Karanka (Middlesbrough), Alan Pardew (Crystal Palace), Bob Bradley (Swansea City), Claudio Ranieri (Leicester City), Francisco Guidolin (Swansea City) and Mike Phelan (Hull City) have all parted company with their respective teams so far this season but, in fact, this year has not been half as bad as the previous one for top-flight managerial sackings. 

Last year, the League Managers Association end-of-season report revealed that there were 70 managerial changes across the Premier League and Football League during the 2015-16 campaign, and 56 of these were dismissals, which exceeded the previous high of 53 back in 2001-02.

Out of these 56 dismissals, eleven Premier League managers were given the boot including the likes of Brendan Rodgers (Liverpool), Jose Mourinho (Chelsea), Nigel Pearson (Leicester), Roberto Martinez (Everton) and Steve McClaren (Newcastle United). 

Here are five Premier League bosses who might be out of a job next season…

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