Managerial merry-go-round set to commence

The futures of Jose Mourinho, Arsene Wenger and Rafael Benitez are all up in the air

Raza Kazi
Published 02/26/2013 18:32 by Raza Kazi.

As the season comes towards an end and each team’s situation looks almost certain, one thing which is undefined is the future of various managers. 

Some of the biggest managerial names are being touted to replace another at a different club, but which managers are linked with moves?

The world of a manager is a funny one and being a manager is tough; failing to meet or even surpass an objective can result in a sackings, just ask Carlo Ancelotti from his time at Chelsea. 

Despite capturing the domestic double in his first season, only a season later Roman Abramovich sacked him. Surely finishing in the Champions League places isn’t that bad?

Arsene Wenger, for example, was very successful when he was first appointed, and now it seems that fourth spot is a trophy in itself. Yet despite eight years without a trophy, he remains the boss of Arsenal.

Even minimal success can lead to bigger job openings, Brendan Rodgers’ first season at Swansea was a success and now he is at Liverpool - a club with fantastic history.

Most recently, the Capital One Cup success by Swansea City has started rumours that Michael Laudrup could be on his way out of Swansea, and into one of the biggest teams in the world, with Real Madrid and Barcelona reportedly vying for his signature.

So the question comes up, which manager will be left without a job at the beginning of next season? Let’s take a look at the potential movers.

Jose Mourinho

With a Real Madrid exit looking almost certain, Mourinho will be on the move come the summer.

Chelsea are more hopeful than ever that the self-proclaimed 'Special One' can be lured back to Stamford Bridge for a second spell in charge. 

The club have made Mourinho one of their top targets to take charge next season after Pep Guardiola snubbed them in favour of a switch to Bayern Munich.

Manuel Pellegrini

A new manager for Manchester City could be on the agenda should Roberto Mancini fail to deliver any silverware.

Manuel Pellegrini has already held talks with City officials according to reports, and has agreed in principle to take over at the end of the season.

Roberto Mancini

Should he leave, there is no doubt that there will be a number of clubs queuing up to secure the services of the Italian tactician. 

The Telegraph reported that AS Roma have prepared a £4.5m offer to bring Roberto back to the Serie A, a move which looks likely to happen if City fire their title-winning boss.

Arsene Wenger

Wenger has reportedly turned down a move to Madrid many times in the past, but if Real president Florentino Perez offers Arsene the chance one more time, perhaps this time the Frenchman would be tempted?

With Arsenal falling below his high standards, a move for Wenger would be a relief for many Arsenal fansReal Madrid have identified Arsene as one of their top targets so an approach could be on the horizon.

Michael Laudrup

Fresh off the back of his Capital One Cup success with Swansea, Michael Laudrup has been linked with some of the world's biggest clubs.

Barcelona and Real Madrid are both reportedly eyeing moves for the 48-year-old manager, and should either make a formal approach for his services, Laudrup may find it hard to reject their offer.

Other managers potentially on the move include:

Antonio Conte
Carlo Ancelotti
Jürgen Klopp


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