Making his debut atop the Hoddle is manager José Mourinho. Only took ten days!
Ramble of the Day
I’m taking a break in between jointly cooking Thanksgiving dinner to write a quick ramble, but worry not, I caught the Arsenal game. I love a good Europa League match on Thanksgiving, and though it was always some level of fun to watch Spurs on the holiday, watching them two days before is obviously better.
Anyway, that Arsenal game and a lot of other results have me thinking about sacking managers, and not just because the man who replaced the Premier League’s last sacked manager is pictured today. There are probably a few who might follow Mauricio Pochettino this season, beyond just Unai Emery. There’s Marco Silva, Manuel Pellegrini, Quique Sánchez Flores, and Ole Gunnar Solskjær who might be on the chopping block now or later. I even forgot Flores at first! What a time to be alive if you’re a Premier League manager!
Anyway, let’s put each other on the spot and ask an age-old question: Which Premier League manager gets fired next?
I’ll bet on Silva, whose had more than a season at Everton, has won only four matches this season, and is sitting only four points above the drop. Feels like that solid in-between time for a sacking!
tl;dr: Which Premier League manager gets the sack next? (I say Marco Silva.)
Links of the Day
The former South Yorkshire police chief superintendent has been found not guilty of gross negligence manslaughter at Hillsborough.
Supplemental reading: a timeline of the fight for justice for the victims of the Hillsborough tragedy
Southampton’s Sofiane Boufal is doubtful for the team’s against Watford after stubbing his toe on his kitchen table.
City Football Group has bought a majority stake in India’s Mumbai City, its eighth football club.
Danish side Viborg FF has filed a criminal complaint against an agent for fraud after signing a player coaches and scouts have never seen play.
Today’s longer read: Stephanie Yang on re-inc, the clothing brand of the USWNT’s Megan Rapinoe, Christen Press, and Tobin Heath, and its conflicting message of inclusivity for All for XI