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Rating the chances of these managers still having jobs after the international break

The bad news is the international break is now upon us.

The good news is it’s unlikely to be a quiet one.

We are nearly halfway through November and so far the managerial axe has been kept, for the most part, in its safe space.

But the next fortnight may prompt more usage.

According to the bookies there are as many as EIGHT Premier League managers who could realistically lose their jobs during the brief club hiatus, so we rated the chances of some moving and shaking…

RALPH HASENHUTTL – SOUTHAMPTON

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Southampton. Yikes.

A few brave displays at Man City aside, the last month or so has been an unmitigated disaster.

Saints are in free fall and conceding home goals for fun, with only Blackpool in 1930/31 shipping more than their 21 at this stage of a top flight season.

Winning home games is absolutely imperative for struggling teams; Southampton are doing the opposite of that.

Another abject display devoid of all identity against Everton on Saturday might be the final nail in Hasenhuttl’s coffin.

PREDICTION? GONE

UNAI EMERY – ARSENAL

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Another Bad Ebening for Emery, this time up at Leicester.

Club legends like Ian Wright have not shied away from their growing disapproval of the Spaniard, the Gunners now nine points adrift of Chelsea.

But David Ornstein claimed this morning that despite huge calls for Emery to go, he will remain until at least the end of the campaign.

This might well be just the start of the hostility at the Emirates…

PREDICTION? SHOULD BE GONE, BUT WON’T BE

MANUEL PELLEGRINI – WEST HAM

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Oh West Ham, just for a short while you really had us convinced your time as banter club was over.

But six games without defeat has been followed by just one point from their next five, culminating in two hideous defeats to Newcastle and Burnley.

Pellegrini’s personnel choices have more than raised a few eyebrows, particularly starting 72-year-old Pablo Zabaleta against Allan Saint-Maximin against the Magpies.

The Hammers board aren’t ones to hang around, so that might be him gone.

PREDICTION? GONE

MARCO SILVA – EVERTON

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A win over Southampton at the moment isn’t much to shout about, but crucially it’s still a win.

It may only prove brief respite, but those three points put distance between the Toffees and their opponents.

The harsh reality though is Everton should never be looking over their shoulders given the amount of money they’ve spent in the last three years.

The same mistakes and weaknesses seem to follow Silva everywhere, but he should be given another month.

PREDICTION? STAYING PUT… FOR NOW

DANIEL FARKE – NORWICH

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#FarkeOut first really started trending after the 2-0 defeat to bottom of the table Watford on Friday, but the writing isn’t necessarily on the wall for Daniel just yet.

The charismatic German is hugely popular at Carrow Road, the board and fans incredibly grateful for the job in getting the side promoted last season on a shoestring budget.

The Canaries barely dipped into their pockets this summer either and Farke has been incredibly unlucky with injuries too.

Results need to change fast but he’ll be given the time to turn things around.

PREDICTION? STAYING PUT

QUIQUE SANCHEZ FLORES – WATFORD

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That win at Carrow Road could be absolutely pivotal and the springboard for Watford’s season.

The Hornets haven’t been as bad as their results have suggested, conceding just three goals in their last five league games.

If Gerard Deulofeu can build on his recent form and Troy Deeney can return from injury, they will shorten that gap to those above them.

PREDICTION? STAYING PUT

MAURICIO POCHETTINO – SPURS

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Possibly the most intriguing situation of the lot.

Considering everything Poch has done for the club, many feel he is almost untouchable to those above.

But there is a growing concern that the Argentine will jump before he is pushed, with his general mood deteriorating by the week.

He surely won’t be sacked, but a sabbatical by the end of the season wouldn’t be a shock at all.

PREDICTION? STAYING PUT

OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER – MAN UNITED

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A few decent performances and results of late may well only be papering over the cracks at Old Trafford, but Solskjaer remains a very popular figure there.

The fans’ discontent isn’t directed at him, instead focused almost solely on their elusive owners and the inept Ed Woodward.

United have Anthony Martial back and firing but have a tricky spell after the international break, so could find themselves in trouble again before Christmas.

PREDICTION? STAYING PUT