No, they just haven't done anything particularly noteworthy. Eddie Howe is the man of the moment which shows if you do well you'll get the attention you deserve.
All three relegated teams this season were led there by a British manager - QPR had two.
That's a reflection of the press, the relative budgets and the FIFA15 mentality of the fans of certain teams.
Rogers showed last year that a British manager, given a couple of world class players, can compete.
Monk has 56 points this year, Pardew 58. Meagre budgets, limited resources.
Compare that to the excessively lauded and massively budgeted Koeman and Pochettino.
Koeman has spent £70-£80m. Pochetino has done worse than Tim Sherwood with the same team, but the press won't stand up and say so.