MANCHESTER UNITED, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid could all be after a new manager soon, but who are the most high profile figures available?
Jose Mourinho may have earned a stay of execution with a 3-2 comeback win against Newcastle yesterday.
But two other managers sunk deeper into crisis, with Bayern Munich boss Niko Kovac seeing his side smashed 3-0 at home to Borussia Monchengladbach and Real Madrid falling to a 1-0 defeat against Alaves, making it four games without a goal or win for Julen Lopetegui.
With three of the biggest clubs in Europe all potentially sacking their managers within the next few weeks, Starsport have taken a look at the most high profile bosses currently out of work.
He only left Real Madrid in June, having won three consecutive Champions League titles in just just two-and-a-half seasons of management. Could he be tempted by Manchester or Munich?
Sacked by Chelsea in the summer after a fifth place finish, his stock is still high considering he oversaw an incredible title win in 2017, won the FA Cup this year – and has considerable previous success with Juventus.
He may be 68 years old, but the former long-serving Arsenal boss never said he planned to retire when he quit the Emirates earlier this year. Could he have a final crack at winning an elusive Champions League title?
Things went wrong for the Dutchman at Borussia Dortmund last season, but his stock had been high after guiding Ajax to the 2017 Europa League final. Probably not good enough for United, Bayern or Real though.
At risk of being forgotten as he has been out of work for over two years now. But his stint at PSG was very impressive, regardless of resources – and he proved he could do it on a budget by winning Ligue 1 with Bordeaux in the past.
Frank De Boer
After great success managing Ajax, the legendary Dutch defender flopped badly with both Inter Milan and Crystal Palace. At 48 he has plenty of time to rebuild, but surely these jobs are too big for him.
Since ruining his chance at the England job with ill-judged comments to an undercover reporter, Allardyce has rescued Crystal Palace and Everton from tricky situations. But would one of Europe’s elite ever actually turn to him?
Roberto Di Matteo
It’s easy to forget the Italian won the Champions League just six years ago when at the helm of Chelsea. Quickly disposed of by Roman Abramovich when form dipped the following season and he has since flopped with Schalke and Aston Villa. But he remains a European champion – which not many top managers can say.
The man who worked the miracle at Leicester in 2016 was cruelly axed less than a year later, and then had a solid spell with Nantes in Ligue 1 last season. With Chelsea, Inter Milan, Juventus, Atletico Madrid, Valencia and other big clubs on his CV – he could be a good stopgap option.