Next Manager To Get Sacked Odds

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is massive favourite on the Premier League Sack Race betting market, with the bookies going odds-on about the Norwegian and it appears that Antonio Conte could be in line to replace him at Manchester United.

Next Manager To Get Sacked Odds
Next Manager To Get Sacked Odds

EPL Sack Race - Next Manager To Leave Betting Odds*

ManagerCurrent TeamOdds (Click to bet)Bet with
Ole Gunnar SolskjaerManchester United2/7BetVictor
Daniel FarkeNorwich City5/1Paddy Power
Dean SmithAston Villa14/1William Hill
Nuno Espirito SantoTottenham20/1BetVictor
Claudio RanieriWatford20/1William Hill
Marcelo BielsaLeeds25/1Mansion Bet
Rafael BenitezEverton25/1Mansion Bet
Ralph HasenhuttlSouthampton33/1BetVictor
Mikel ArtetaArsenal33/1BetVictor

*Odds correct as of October 26 2021


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The best bookies paid out on Steve Bruce 'winning' the latest Premier League Sack Race betting market, with the Geordie following Xisco Munoz out of the exit door at St James' Park. It has led to the operators creating a fresh Sack Race betting market which sees Ole Gunnar Solskjaer now massive favourite following a 5-0 humiliation at the hands of Liverpool.

Solskjaer Now Favourite for the Sack

The bookies have wasted little time creating a new Premier League Sack Race market and we can see Ole Gunnar Solskjaer regarded as the top-flight gaffer most likely to lose his position right now. However, Gary Neville intimated that the Norwegian might remain in charge for the rest of the season despite a hammering at the hands of Liverpool.

Solskjaer has been out of his depth since taking charge of Manchester United and the latest slip-ups have seen the Red Devils lose 1-0 at home to Aston Villa, draw 1-1 against Everton, lose 4-2 at Leicester and then the Liverpool defeat. There is little to suggest that the Red Devils are going to challenge for the title this season.

United supporters have held Solskjaer in relatively high regard due mainly to the fact that he used to play for the club and helped them to several trophies. However, he's not a top drawer football manager and his Sack Race odds are now shortening, with pressure on the Norwegian to win silverware this season.

Daniel Farke Also Among Sack Race Betting Favourites

Norwich City have stuck with Daniel Farke before, with the Canaries suffering relegation two seasons ago before an immediate return to the Premier League. However, they look like the worst team in the division right now and a 7-0 capitulation at the hands of Chelsea means that they are heavy odds-on for relegation.

We're not sure that Farke will last the season at Carrow Road and he could actually be the value on this market considering that Solskjaer seems relatively bombproof despite being an appalling manager at this level. Farke's side have got just two points on the board so far and the board might act before it's too late.

Dean Smith Third Favourite on Sack Race Market

The managerial climate in the Premier League is constantly changing and Dean Smith's Sack Race betting odds have been shortening in recent weeks. Aston Villa have suffered three consecutive defeats and the manager now has pressure on his shoulders, with Smith having to cope with the loss of Jack Grealish this term.

Smith has plenty of credit in the bank after steering the Villans into the top flight although the way in which Wolves came from behind to win at Villa Park along with the fact that Arsenal put three goals past the same team means that the manager has plenty of food for thought.

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Watford Might Pull the Trigger on Ranieri

Watford FC are back in the Premier League and they have already sacked a manager. Last time they were in the top flight, three managers were fired and Claudio Ranieri might not get the full season if he doesn't bring about positive results. The Italian is someone who has won a top flight title with Leicester City although he has since struggled at Fulham among other clubs.

This is a difficult challenge for the Italian at Vicarage Road where seventeenth would be regarded as a positive outcome and we wouldn't be surprised to see Ranieri only last a handful of games, with the Hornets kicking things off with a 5-0 reverse against Liverpool. However, a 5-2 win at Everton means that Ranieri has time to get things right.

We know that Watford FC owner Gino Pozzo is quick to change things if they're not going well at the club and the Hornets have a difficult run of games on the horizon which means that Ranieri could be under pressure quickly although a 5-2 win at Everton has eased his odds.

Arteta Now Has Breathing Space at Arsenal

Mikel Arteta has travelled through choppy waters at the Emirates Stadium although there's a decent chance that his Gunners side could end up in fourth place this season and a 3-1 win over Aston Villa suggests that the team are moving in the right direction.

Arsenal have Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang firing for the team, with Emil Smith Rowe playing a starring role against the Villains and the once favourite on this market is now drifting.

Nuno Could Be Staring Down the Barrel at Spurs

Chairman Daniel Levy finally recruited a first-team manager at Tottenham Hotspur, although it's abundantly clear that Nuno Espirito Santo wasn't his first choice to replace Jose Mourinho, with the former Wolverhampton Wanderers manager at least retaining the services of Harry Kane for the 2021/22 season although the striker has looked off the pace so far.

Nuno saw his team open with three consecutive 1-0 victories as the north London club set about challenging for Premier League top four honours again, with Spurs having enjoyed the taste of Champions League football in previous seasons.

However, there have since been heavy defeats at the hands of Palace, Chelsea and Arsenal. This is undoubtedly the toughest task of Nuno's managerial career to date and it will be interesting to see how he fares, with the Portuguese's odds having taken a tumble in the Sack Race market and he's now among the favourites.

Ralph Hasenhuttl Could Leave Southampton This Season

Southampton had a fairly up and down 2020/21 season in the Premier League and the pressure could be on Ralph Hasenhuttl for the coming campaign, with the Austrian seeing Jannik Vestergaard joining Leicester after the previous departure of Danny Ings to Villa.

Hasenhuttl was linked to the Tottenham manager vacancy before the job was given to Nuno Espirito Santo and it's clear that the Saints boss is ambitious and potentially looking beyond St Mary's, with the bookies making this manager among their favourites on the Premier League Sack Race.

While the Southampton owners remain loyal to their manager for the beginning of the season, it's plausible that there could be a parting of the ways if the South Coast side don't collect enough points in the first few months.

Vieira Drifting on Premier League Sack Race Market

Patrick Vieira was something of a left field choice at Selhurst Park considering that the Frenchman only has a modest amount of managerial experience. However, the Crystal Palace board decided he was the best option to replace Roy Hodgson who did such a solid job with the London club.

Vieira was understandably among the Sack Race betting favourites before the season began and there was just one point registered from the first two matches. However, the Eagles have since secured a further four points from games against West Ham and Tottenham, implying that it could be a bright campaign to come.

It could be that Palace challenge for a place in the top half of the Premier League table this season, with Connor Gallagher and Odsonne Edouard joining Wilfried Zaha as players with the sort of attacking flair to ensure that Vieira’s residency at Selhurst Park lasts for some time yet.


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Will This Be Sean Dyche's Final Season at Turf Moor?

Sean Dyche was typically linked to vacant managerial positions this summer and he was one of the betting favourites to get the Crystal Palace manager's position, although the Burnley manager remains in charge of the Clarets and he will now look to keep the Lancashire club afloat once more.

Dyche has been in charge at Turf Moor since 2012 and could well see his ten-year anniversary at Burnley FC, although it's getting increasingly difficult to stay afloat for a team who are renowned for having one of the smallest budgets in the Premier League and one suspects that a relegation dogfight could see the manager walking away.

Defeats against Brighton and Liverpool certainly put Dyche under the microscope although expectation levels at Turf Moor are not particularly high and there was lots to like about their draw against Leeds which saw the Clarets take the lead. However, defeats against Everton and Arsenal means that Burnley are currently staring down the barrel despite a 2-2 draw with Leicester.


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Can David Moyes Deliver the Goods for West Ham Again?

David Moyes was among the Sack Race betting favourites before a ball was even kicked last season and a 2-0 defeat at home to Newcastle in their opening game suggested that the Scot might struggle to last until Christmas, although the former Everton manager managed to transform the fortunes of the team to the extent that they were jostling for a top four position.

Although the Hammers eventually had to settle for sixth spot, that means Europa League football next term and the big question is whether Moyes can juggle a European adventure with a domestic campaign, something which has been a problem for previous clubs such as Burnley when they’ve managed to get into this competition.

Moyes currently has plenty of credit in the bank with the owners at the London Stadium although they are not renowned for their patience and a difficult patch could lead West Ham into considering whether to make a change at the top, with the manager having previously come and gone at the London club.

Mikel Arteta Struggling to Deliver at Arsenal

Arsenal have been dropping down the pecking order since the later Arsene Wenger years, with Unai Emery and now Arteta struggling to arrest a slump although the Gunners have rallied from losing their opening three matches to register back-to-back 1-0 wins before a 3-1 win over Spurs.

Arteta continues to have the backing of owner Stan Kroenke although a growing number of supporters are now starting to turn against the manager. This is an ambitious club and an eighth-placed finish last season was clearly not good enough considering that London rivals Chelsea, Tottenham and West Ham all placed above them, with this looking a likely outcome again based on early results.

Arsenal have indeed fallen behind several of the leading Premier League clubs and their failure to qualify for European competition won’t make them any more attractive when it comes to signing potential new players, with Arteta potentially in for a difficult ride and that is reflected in the quotes about him winning the Sack Race.

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Can Rafael Benitez Win the Everton Fans Over?

Newcastle United supporters would love to have him at St James' Park although Rafael Benitez has instead returned to Premier League management in charge of Everton FC where the fans have greeted him with a lukewarm reception due to his strong affinity with Liverpool FC and he managed to win the UEFA Champions League with the latter.

Benitez was a popular figure at Anfield and he has also enjoyed spells in charge of Newcastle and Chelsea, although the daggers are likely to be out for the Spaniard if the results don't go according to plan and a 3-0 defeat at Villa Park on Saturday drew criticism from certain quarters.

However, it's hard to pick holes in his managerial career to date and some Everton supporters will feel as though they're blessed to have someone like Carlo Ancelotti replaced by Benitez which shows how far they have come as a club.