Being in charge of a team in one of the most fiercely competitive leagues in the world comes at a heavy price. Your decisions are constantly scrutinised and your club's supporters represent an army of armchair football managers, all with different opinions on tactics, formations and players. On top of that, if you lose a succession of games the board will cast you aside quicker than you can say Premier League.
We profile all the managers in the Premier League from those fighting for the title and European places, to those down the bottom embroiled in a relegation battle.
We are still patiently awaiting the first Premier League casualty of the 2014/15 season. After breezing through the weekend of 6 December it has now been 18 years (dating back to 1995/96) since the top-flight has ventured this far into a campaign without a single gaffer changing jobs. In fact, if we make it past 2nd January 2015 then it will mark only the second Premier League season in history to have made it this far without a departure.
However, it could have been so different with Tony Pulis leaving Crystal Palace just 48 hours before the new term had even got underway, in what was a shock departure.
As things currently stand Leicester City's Nigel Pearson is the favourite to win the Premier League Sack Race, while the likes of Alan Irvine, Brendan Rodgers and Steve Bruce are also in trouble at the top of the market. Click on the odds below to place your bets.
Louis Van Gaal
West Ham United
A staggering 10 top-flight managers were sacked during the 2013/14 season. The controversial Paolo Di Canio became the first victim of the new Premier League Sack Race in September, while Crystal Palace boss Ian Holloway departed a month later. Meanwhile a remarkable four bosses - Martin Jol, Steve Clarke, Andre Villas Boas and Malky Mackay - departed in December.
In February two sackings took place with Swansea axing Michael Laudrup, and Fulham giving Rene Meulensteen the boot. March went by without incident, however in April Norwich dispensed of Chris Hughton, and then Man Untd finally put David Moyes out of his misery on the 22nd following a disastrous 10 months in charge. Meanwhile Tottenham and West Brom have both since shown Tim Sherwood and Pepe Mel the door since the campaign draw to a close.
The 2012/13 Premier League season saw a total of seven managerial changes. Roberto Di Matteo surprisingly became the first top flight boss manager to lose his job this season after Chelsea sacked him on November 21st. Just 48 hours later QPR boss Mark Hughes lost his job after the board decided a change was needed in order to boost their chances of survival.
Saints gaffer Nigel Adkins became the shock third top flight sacking after the south coast axed him and brought in Mauricio Pochettino. In March Brian McDermott was sent packing by Reading, with Sunderland sacking Martin O'Neill at the end of the month.
Manchester United confirmed on May 8 that Sir Alex Ferguson would be retiring at the end of the campaign. The Scot has enjoyed a staggering 26 seasons at Old Trafford and has now drawn the curtains on his career having reclaimed the Premier League title. Everton's David Moyes was swiftly revealed as his replacement for the start of the 2013/14 season.
Meanwhile Roberto Mancini was sacked on May 13th - a year to the day that he led Man City to the Premier League title. In the aftermath of the season Tony Pulis parted ways with Stoke by mutual consent following seven years at the Britannia. The start of the summer also saw Roberto Martinez trade Wigan for Everton.