McCoist leaves and a small reprieve for Hyypia - Weekend Roundupby Mick Bates / 22 December 2014, 09:17Tweet
As we reported last week we are still waiting for the managerial merry-go-round to start in the Premier League, managers that have looked easy targets for dismissal have managed to turn things around (Alan Pardew, Paul Lambert etc) leaving the betting market on who will be the first Premier League manager to leave this season wide open.
However this weekend the three managers at the forefront of the betting all suffered defeats and with a heavy Christmas schedule on the cards it could mean we say goodbye to either Irvine, Peasron on Bruce if they continue to lose matches.. Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers could have found himself further in the mire if it was not for Skrtel finding the back of the net in the 7th minute of extra time to bring the Reds level with Arsenal in a match that will surely leave Wenger disappointed with the late equalisers after his side appeared to have performed a smash and grab against the run of play.
Elsewhere in the Football League it looked as if Brighton boss Sami Hyypia could have started to enjoy Christmas this year when his 10 man side looked to be taking all three points at Molineux but a late goal from Danny Batth spoiled the party leaving the teams to share the spoils
In League One Crewe boss Steve Davis will be ecstatic that his side claimed their first win from seven games after beating top of the table Bristol City whilst Leyton Orient suffered another defeat leaving Fabio Liverani looking for his first win in charge.
Finally in the Scottish Championship Rangers have sent manager Ally McCoist on "gardening leave" after the manager handed his resignation in earlier this month leaving assistant Kenny McDowall to take on managerial duties until the end of the season.