Pressure is on for these three top European coaches

Mourinho Madrid

Jose Mourinho, Massimiliano Allegri and Roberto Mancini. Three of football's top coaches but all three are in danger of losing their jobs if results dont change soon.

Sackings have been few and far between across Europe this season with the biggest perhaps being that of Roberto Di Matteo who lost his job at Chelsea before Christmas.

But with the season reaching it's business end, three of Europe's top clubs are in desperate need of improvement, an improvement that could save the man in charge.

AC Milan. A season to forget some fans are already calling this current one with coach Massimiliano Allegri in real trouble.

To be fair the Italian coach has been troubled with injuries this season and saw Thiago Silva and Zlatan Ibrahimovic both leave for PSG last summer but club president Silvio Berlusconi is throught to be looking for a replacement.

January and February when Milan face Barcelona in the Champions League are the defining monthes for Allegri and will undoubtedly decide how long exactly Berlusconi keeps him at the club.

That being said, the ever controversial Milan chief has recently offered Pep Guardiola a Lake Como mansion to take over later this year.

Real Madrid. The reigning La Liga champions but if you watched them this season, you would not have guessed it. They have simply been a mere shadow of the side that overturned Barcelona last season and Mourinho's time at the club is looking increasingly desperate.

The atmosphere at Santiago Bernabeu is a little bit like the Big Brother house on eviction night, no-one has any idea what on earth is going on or what is going to happen.

Call Mourinho big brother if you like for this season he has been that mean. Dropping Iker Casillas for the first time in over a decade, signing and then telling Luka Modric he is no good and attacking the club's youth system.

That would normally be okay for a man who has had such a successful managerial career but results haven't helped this season and the fact they are now 16 points away from Barcelona in the league is bad.

Much like Allegri, first January and the February when Madrid face Manchester United in the Champions League will very much define the future.

Man City. Oh Roberto! Once again like Madrid, Man City were crowned champions of the Premier League last season but the morale, teamwork and most importantly form has vanished.

Plus, Mario Balotelli is not exactly making life easy for Mancini at the club.

The former Inter Milan man will probably stay at the club until the summer but beyond that is very much doubtful considering an embarrasing Champions League exit.

Who do you think will face the sack first?

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