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Premier League managerial merry-go-round: Which bosses are on the move?

Four Premier League managers left their clubs after Sunday's final day, while more vacancies could yet become available


The managerial merry-go-round is in full swing with a host of bosses making moves this summer.

Four Premier League managers left their clubs after Sunday’s final day, while plenty of other vacancies could yet become available.

We look at the managers set for pastures new during the off-season.

Mauricio Pochettino

Pochettino surprisingly left Chelsea my mutal consent on Tuesday despite leading his young side to a sixth-placed finish.

The Argentine remains highly rated after overseeing an impressive season at Stamford Bridge and will have plenty of suitors if he wants to jump straight back into a job.

He was considered by Manchester United prior to Erik ten Hag’s appointment two years ago and will surely be on the shortlist as doubts remain over the Dutch manager’s position.

Elsewhere, his name has now cropped up in Bayern Munich’s search, while regular links to Barcelona remain with Xavi expected to depart.

Roberto De Zerbi

De Zerbi bid farewell to Brighton on Sunday after a year and a half on the South Coast is another whose stock is high.

The Italian led the Seagulls to a record sixth in his first season, before ending the 2023-24 campaign in 11th while grappling with a maiden European campaign which saw them reach the Europa League quarter-finals.

Chelsea’s tendency to pinch stars from Brighton has seen him strongly linked with the Blues but is also reportedly being considered by both Man Utd and Bayern Munich.

A return to Italy with Juventus or AC Milan could also happen, though he has spoken of his desire for another Premier League job.

Kieran McKenna

For the first time since 2001-02, Ipswich Town are a Premier League side once again and that is thanks to the miracles worked by McKenna since arriving in December 2021.

Leading the Tractor Boys to back-to-back promotions from League One, the former United coach is rightly seen as England’s most exciting young coach and appearas destined for the top.

Managerless duo Chelsea and Brighton are said to be keen, while a return to Man Utd – where he spent five years as assistant to Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – may also be on the cards.

McKenna, 38, is reportedly set to reject a new contract offer at Portman Road and it seems there is every chance he may not be there to lead them on their top-flight return.

Vincent Kompany

Burnley boss Kompany looks to be the surprise choice to succeed Thomas Tuchel at Bayern Munich.

The former Manchester City captain suffered a disappointing relegation with the Clarets but his reputation was arguably as good as McKenna’s only 12 months ago after a record-breaking season in the Championship.

Even so, the 38-year-old’s seemingly imminent appointment is a gamble by the Bavarians, having missed out on Xabi Alonso and others during their managerial search.

Kompany can speak German having featured for Hamburg as a player and his preference for attacking football should help get expectant Bayern fans early on.

Thomas Tuchel

Tuchel has had some time to plot his next move after announcing in February that he would leave Bayern.

His time in Bavaria did not go to plan but he has been linked with Man Utd as well as a return to former club Chelsea.

The German won the Champions League with the Blues in 2021 and his impressive track record of success has reportedly attracted the attention of United’s co-owner Jim Ratcliffe.

He may also feel he has unfinished business at Stamford Bridge and Todd Boehly has done stranger things than turn back to a man he sacked less than two years ago.

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Cian Cheesbrough

Cian is a sports journalist with a wealth of experience writing for national titles, including LiveScore, MailOnline, Eurosport and Sky Sports. He has covered a number of key events during his time in the industry, including from the press box at live Champions League fixtures.