Four Premier League managers under huge pressure after Saturday's results

Premier League

Aston Villa, West Brom, Newcastle United and Sunderland's coaches will be sleeping with one eye open tonight (if they get any at all)...

Tim Sherwood

Eight Premier League games. One win. One draw. Six losses. Only two teams have won less than Aston Villa. No team has lost more.

These are just some of the problems facing Tim Sherwood at Villa Park, whose gung-ho transfer approach of both recruiting and offloading in the double figures seems to be coming back to bite him fast.

But the biggest problem with Sherwood at the moment, according to Aston Villa fans, is his distressing lack of tactical nous. Things may all end up okay for the Villa boss but there's no denying he is now under genuine pressure.

Tony Pulis

Just four points above Sherwood is West Brom boss Tony Pulis. He doesn't appear to be under too much tangible pressure as of yet but there are already calls of 'Pulis out' from some fans on Twitter.

Again, the biggest issue for West Brom supporters appears to be tactics. With Pulis, it's that he's simply too negative.

Not only are West Brom currently losing frequently, they are doing so playing barely any football at all.

Steve McClaren

There is no need to even describe how much pressure Newcastle boss Steve McClaren is now under. Except the coach of the bottom side in the Premier League doesn't seem to want to admit it.

The Newcastle head coach keeps defending bad performances and talking about building character. It just seems like McClaren is asking the Newcastle board to sack him already.

Dick Advocaat

The Sunderland boss will feel like everything is going against him after the Black Cats' 2-2 draw with West Ham United - and may question whether this is all worth the effort.

There is so much speculation surrounding Dick Advocaat that, at the time of writing this article, there is a genuine possibility the Dutchman will already have left Sunderland.

Whether he deserves plenty of the blame or whether the Sunderland boss has simply been left in an impossible position by his board, there is huge pressure surrounding both club and manager after Saturday's games. 

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