The Premier League campaign so far has seen several top-flight managers make a slow start. Here are three underachieving bosses...
After seven league games, no one can be considered more of an under-achiever than the manager who sits bottom of the table. That's exactly the situation Queens Park Rangers boss Harry Redknapp finds himself in, despite making several reasonably profiled summer signings.
QPR just haven't got going yet and it is hard to pinpoint exactly what the key problem is. Is it tactics, personnel or simply a lack of desire? Either way, Redknapp needs to show considerably more urgency with his management, or his job could be at risk sooner rather than later.
Players have been played in the wrong position and summer signings are yet to impress at St James' Park. Pardew has hardly had any real support to rely on, of course, but the Newcastle boss has brought a number of his problems onto himself.
Seven games into the season, Everton sit 17th in the Premier League in one of the more surprising - and underwhelming - starts to the campaign.
The demands of the Europa League haven't helped Martinez and co but Everton are nowhere near achieving the heights of last season as of yet. The Spaniard should get his side firing soon but his (mis?)use of Romelu Lukaku, as well as the Toffees' defensive woes are issues that need urgent addressing.