Bilic under fire, Pochettino rues dropped points, and Advocaat picks up first point

Jack Kitson by Jack Kitson / 24 August 2015, 09:38

In the managerial spotlight this week is West Ham gaffer Slaven Bilic, Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino, and the sack race favourite Dick Advocaat...

Slippery slope for Slaven

Slaven Bilic

West Ham's bubble has well and truly burst following back-to-back home defeats to Leicester City and Bournemouth, leaving supporters twitchy. The Hammers opened up the campaign with a superb 2-0 win away to Arsenal, however disappointing defeats at Upton Park leaves boss Slaven Bilic under pressure (4/1 Bet Victor) in the Premier League Sack Race.

The Iron's (lack of) discipline is a major issue, with the capital club accumulating a whopping five red cards (in nine games) under Bilic. Meanwhile, leaking in four goals at home to the newly promoted Cherries is simply alarming, and it came as no surprise to see the hosts booed off at the final whistle. With tricky trips to Anfield and the Etihad on the cards, Bilic will most certaonly be feeling the heat at such an early stage in the season.

Dropped points are hurting Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino

Three games into the new season and Tottenham remain winless down in 16th, with just two points to their name so far. In each of their last two matches Spurs have taken the lead, only to drop points, which will be hugely frustrating for Mauricio Pochettino, who is well worth a look at 20/1 (Sky Bet) to be the first top-flight boss to lose his job.

Supporters have been concerned at the lack of transfer activity at the Lane, while Roberto Soldado's debut goal for Villarreal was no doubt a kick in the teeth. The north London outfit are already playing catch up, and if they fail to significantly recruit before the window clams shut next Tuesday, then their hopes of top-4 finish will have taken a huge hit.

Dick Advocaat needs new players

Dick Advocaat

Sunderland finally picked up their first Premier League point since early May after coming from a goal down to draw 1-1 at home to in-form Swansea. Black Cats boss Dick Advocaat headed into the game under pressure following a disastrous start to the new, however they ended their two match losing streak by picking up a prized point, although the Dutchman remains the hot (6/5) favourite to be axed.

Advocaat was reportedly promised lb50million to spend in the summer, however the veteran boss has so far been operating on a limited budget, meaning he'll be hammering down on the door of chairman Ellis Short.

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