AS Monaco manager Leonardo Jardim has joined the long list of managers whose jobs are under threat, as reports have emerged that he will be sacked in the coming days.

Monaco currently sit in 18th position, two spots from the bottom with just one win in nine matches.
Jardim guided Monaco to the championship in the 2016/17 season, however their poor start to the season will likely see his tenure end.

French legend Thierry Henry, who began his career at Monaco in 1994, is favourite to take over the Portuguese manager.

Jardim is one of many that are in the firing line.

Real Madrid manager Julen Lopetegui is under pressure to keep his job, with the Spanish giants sitting 4th in La Liga and are currently goalless in four matches.

Should the situation not improve, Los Blancos may be forced to replace the Spaniard.

It has been an eventful year for Lopetegui, who was sacked as manager of the Spanish national team on the eve of the World Cup.

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho also appears to be a man under threat.

The Portuguese manager has managed just four wins in the Premier League this season and his side sit in 8th position.

Rumours of a rift with star player Paul Pogba have not helped, and the next two months will be crucial in determining whether Mourinho will remain at the club.

The Serie A has seen a more ruthless approach, with Genoa sacking Davide Ballardini and Chievo dismissing Lorenzo D’Anna after their poor starts to the season.

Genoa currently sit in 11th position, while Chievo are languishing in last place without a victory to their name. Former Italy manager Giampiero Ventura looks set to be D’Anna’s replacement.

Bayern Munich are another club who have struggled this season – the German giants currently sitting in 6th place in the Bundesliga.

Their Croatian manager Niko Kovac is under fire for his side’s poor start, despite only joining the club this season.

Bayern are winless in three, including a 3-0 loss to Borussia Mönchengladbach and a 2-0 defeat to Hertha Berlin. However, positive results will help ease the pressure on Kovac.

It will certainly be an interesting next few weeks for these managers, who will no doubt be feeling the pressure of being in charge of top football clubs.

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Tim Sperliotis
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