Expressing dissatisfaction with your manager is an inalienable right of every football fan, but it’s one that most supporters seem to wield with reckless abandon nowadays.
Consider the managers that are currently out of favour in the Premier League.
Aside from John Carver, a duck so lame Orville could give him a decent race even without Keith Harris, three of the head honchos who could leave their post this summer all seem to be doing a reasonable job.
Brendan Rodgers, Manuel Pellegrini and Sam Allardyce have all earned the ire of their fanbases despite respectable seasons.
Rodgers is the victim of his own success in many ways, having led Liverpool to within a whisker of the title last season.
However, that success was always going to be hard to repeat, especially without Luis Suarez, as Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal all improved substantially this term.
The Reds can’t compete with those clubs in the transfer market, and considering Rodgers not only had to do without Suarez, but also Daniel Sturridge for much of the campaign, a likely fifth-place finish is far from a disgrace.
Meanwhile, just one year after winning the Premier League and the League Cup, City are reportedly lining up replacements for Pellegrini.
The Chilean is a low-key figure, especially compared to his chief rival Jose Mourinho, something that likely counts against him, but he has been undermined by events beyond his control.
Sergio Aguero’s injury troubles have continued, and Yaya Toure has barely turned up at all since missing a chunk of the season for the African Cup of Nations. In addition, Vincent Kompany’s form has dropped off a cliff in a manner that no-one could have expected.
Like Rodgers, Pellegrini has also borne the brunt of criticism for his club’s poor transfer dealings, but both manager’s involvement in the process is unclear, with Liverpool in particular signing players by committee.
Pellegrini is 67/100 to still be in charge of Manchester City at the start of next season, and 11/10 to have left the Etihad.
Finally, Sam Allardyce’s spell at West Ham is set to end despite the Irons likely securing a top-half finish in the Premier League for the second time in three years.
Big Sam has never quite been able to give Hammers fans the exciting football they have decided is their right, but getting rid of a boss who has kept them well clear of the relegation zone could quickly come back to haunt West Ham.
Allardyce is as short as 1/2 to not be in charge of the Irons at the start of the 2015/16 season.
All three clubs will likely struggle to replace their managers with better this summer. Aside from Jurgen Klopp, top coaches will be in short supply, and each of Liverpool, Man City and West Ham should be wary of an unnecessary managerial change.