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On borrowed time? Hodgson on the brink as Premier League bosses feel the pressure

There could be a spate of sackings after last night’s eventful Premier League action.
Jan 6th 2011, 11:09 AM 182 0

AFTER AN EXTRAORDINARY night of Premier League action last night, Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson may lose his job.

The Reds lost to Blackburn Rovers 3-1 at Ewood Park as their sorry form continues – they are now in 12th place.

The BBC are reporting that Anfield chiefs are currently discussing whether to sack Hodgson.

The club are not expected to make an announcement today.

Hodgson said after the game: “My job? I’m not prepared to talk about that, I am depressed enough about the performance.”

Asked about his feelings after the defeat Hodgson said: “Dejection, bitter disappointment, frustration. I am very disappointed for the fans who gave us good support and saw the team concede the goals we did.”

I thought in the second half we did well to retrieve a seemingly hopeless situation and get back on track and had Steven’s penalty gone in who knows, we may have made the last five minutes more exciting.

He may not be on his own down the job centre however.

Chelsea boss Carlo Ancellotti admitted his side’s title defence is all but over after defeat by basement side Wolves last night.

“I think it’s obvious we are not good enough in this moment,” he said. “But the team has the skill, the ability, the character, the personality to move on.

“It’s important to stay compact, to stay together and to work hard for each other.”

Asked if he was confident he was the right man for the job, the Italian added:

Yes, I know this team very well and I’m sure than this moment will change and we will be able to fight for everything this season.

It remains to be seen whether owner Roman Abromovich agrees.

One of the league’s most recent appointments Gerard Houllier could be gone soon too after his team continued their slide into the relegation zone with defeat to Sunderland.

And West Ham will fire Avram Grant according to the Daily Mail. The Irons were hockeyed by Newcastle last night.

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