For teams outside of the top six, the consequences and potential rewards for sacking a manager mid-season aren't nearly as great for those fighting for a place amongst Europe's elite.
Jose Mourinho says teams will not be "jumping with happiness" if they are drawn to face Manchester United in the Champions League knockout stage after his side beat CSKA Moscow 2-1 to win their group.
"For this reason I think it could be problematic to win [the Champions League]".
Champions League action will continue Wednesday evening when the teams' fates in the last four groups will be decided. "Nevertheless, to come from behind and draw 1-1 is okay, but like I said, we should have won". "We can do everything".
"You expect to see the very, very big teams later on. Our opponent won't be happy to play against us", Conte added. The Blues became the first holders to exit at the group stage the following season, responding to win the 2013 Europa League.
Sparked by that near-miss, Atletico snatched the lead in the 56th minute. "Jan Oblak was fantastic today, he's had an amazing game". Antonio Conte's tactical knowledge will also stand them in good stead in two-legged ties.
Long before the end at Old Trafford tonight, thoughts had switched to Manchester United's little local difficulty in the Premier League this weekend.
"It's a pity about Atletico because they deserve to be there for everything they have achieved in recent years".
If a move away wasn't guaranteed already, it most certainly is, and could even occur next month. We managed to get more points off the team which finished top than the team who finished bottom.
Surely everybody reading this has sung along to it at least once.