Several coaches have escaped the guillotine of dismissal during the current football season in Europe, despite not having achieved good results yet with their clubs.
It is known that the survival of any coach in his position is closely linked to good results, but many coaches still maintain their position within their clubs.
Although expectations indicated the success of many coaches with their clubs this season, the circumstances did not serve them in achieving good results, which made them face many criticisms, but without this leading to decisions to leave them.
5 coaches survived the dismissal guillotine
In the following report, we review the five most prominent coaches who survived the dismissal this season, due to poor results.
Paulo Fonseca was appointed coach of Roma in the summer of 2019, to lead the team to fifth place in its first season with “Calcio”, which was highly competitive.
However, his second season was not the same as the previous one, as the team exited the Coppa Italia with an administrative scandal against Spezia in the round of 16 after using an illegal substitution, in addition to the escalation of anger in the locker rooms, especially by the players Eden Dzico and Lorenzo Pellegrini against Fonseca.
In addition to being eliminated from the Italian Cup, the “Wolves” occupy sixth place in the Italian League. Nevertheless, the Roma owners decided to stick to Fonseca until the end of the season at least, amid expectations that he would be replaced by either Mauricio Sarri or Maseru Allegri.
Many Newcastle fans agreed that the time had come to allow the veteran coach Steve Bruce to leave, after the last harsh loss to Brighton (0-3), especially after a wave of protests outside St. James’s Park.
The last painful loss made Newcastle retreat to seventeenth place in the Premier League table, in addition to the fact that the club only won once in the last 8 games in the competition, but this was met by adherence to the coach by Mike Ashley, owner of the English club.
Despite Ashley’s full conviction about Bruce’s sincerity, Newcastle’s departure from 18th-placed Fulham by two points makes Bruce’s position in great danger during the coming period.
Jorge Jesus took over at Benfica in August 2020, and immediately obtained from the administration the largest amount of deals in the history of Portuguese football, reaching 105 million euros, despite the suffocating financial crisis.
But instead of achieving success, Jesus made a bad start with Benfica, as he was knocked out in the third round of the Champions League qualifiers, after that he lost in the Super Cup, then was eliminated from the Portuguese League Cup, and now he is third in the standings, 13 points behind the leaders. Sporting Lisbon.
Despite the bad start, Benfica regained its strong form in the past two months, after achieving good results, and perhaps it is the real reason for Jesus remaining in his position with the Portuguese club so far.
It seems that Juventus’ control of the Italian league for the tenth consecutive season has become an almost impossible task this season, as the results and the level of the team have clearly decreased.
Although officials of the “old lady” were optimistic about appointing the legend Andrea Pirlo As a technical director of the team at the beginning of the season, the latter did not achieve strong results at the local and continental levels, as he is 10 points behind leaders Inter Milan, and is currently in fourth place, and he departed the Champions League from the final round.
These results increased the pressure placed on Pirlo, despite reaching the Coppa Italia final, and he could lose his position at the end of the season.
Mourinho came to coach Tottenham in the middle of the 2019-2020 season, succeeding Mauricio Pochettino, but he did not make any major changes at the level of the “London” team, especially as he adhered to his conservative style of play.
Despite the presence of many distinguished players within the “Spurs”, this did not help Tottenham to achieve the required, especially with the complete reliance on the individual brilliance of the duo Harry Kane and Sun Heung-min only.
With the “resounding” exit from the European League at the hands of Dynamo Zagreb, then the loss of the “Derby” north London to Arsenal, the fans began to demand the dismissal of Mourinho, who still has the support of Daniel Levy, the club’s president.