Next Manager To Get Sacked Odds

Xisco Munoz and Patrick Vieira are the outright betting favourites for the Premier League Sack Race, with both managers unproven when it comes to taking charge of teams in the top flight. Xisco might well be drinking from a poisoned chalice when you consider that Watford have a reputation for short-term hires, while Vieira might be given more time at Selhurst Park although the Arsenal legend might find Roy Hodgson a tough act to follow at Crystal Palace.

Next Manager To Get Sacked Odds

EPL Sack Race - Next Manager To Leave Betting Odds*

ManagerCurrent TeamOdds (Click to bet)Bet with
Xisco MunozWatford7/1Unibet
Patrick VieiraCrystal Palace15/2William Hill
Steve BruceNewcastle8/1BetVictor
Ralph HasenhuttlSouthampton12/1Unibet
Mikel ArtetaArsenal12/1Paddy Power
Rafael BenitezEverton16/1Boylesports
Daniel FarkeNorwich City16/1Paddy Power
Bruno LageWolves16/1Ladbrokes
Thomas FrankBrentford18/1Paddy Power
Graham PotterBrighton20/1Ladbrokes
Sean DycheBurnley25/1Paddy Power
Nuno Espirito SantoTottenham25/1Boylesports
Ole Gunnar SolskjaerManchester United33/1BetVictor
David MoyesWest Ham33/1Paddy Power

*Odds correct as of July 29, 2021


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The best bookies have now opened a new Premier League Sack Race betting market, with Xisco Munoz trading among the favourites and it's hardly a surprise to see the Watford boss heading the market. After all, while the Spaniard steered the Hornets to promotion, it might be a different story if the team get off to a slow start back in the top flight.

It should be noted that Nigel Pearson, Quique Sanchez Flores and Javi Gracia were all sacked two seasons ago when Watford were last in the Premier League and the punters might come for Xisco who is probably regarded as disposal by owner Gino Pozzo who has been through managers at a rate of knots.

Much depends on whether Xisco can get a few wins on the board during the early stage of the season, with the manager tasked with making Watford part of the furniture in the English top flight.

Watford Might Pull the Trigger on Xisco

Watford FC are back in the Premier League and the Hornets are renowned for getting through managers like there’s no tomorrow. Xisco Muñoz is the very latest arrival, with the Spaniard taking charge on 21 December 2020 after the dismissal of Vladimir Ivic and he will be acutely aware of the stance taken by owner Gino Pozzo

Previously to Ilic, Nigel Pearson was in charge at Vicarage Road and looked to be steering them clear of the relegation zone before being dismissed, while Javi Gracia was the previous manager and he had steered Watford to an FA Cup final before incurring the wrath of the owner following a dismal set of results.

Quique Sanchez Flores has also been and gone on two occasions and it would be no surprise to see Xisco trading among the favourites considering that Watford could be odds-on to be relegated from the Premier League from the very beginning of the season.

Vieira Anxious to Avoid Slow Start at Palace

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 have decided he's the best option to replace Roy Hodgson who did such a solid job with the London club.

Vieira is understandably among the Sack Race betting favourites and it will be interesting to see how he starts the season, having managed in Nice and New York previously. He will be aware that Hodgson's predecessor only lasted a handful of games, with Frank de Boer getting off to a miserable start.

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.

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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 facing a battle to keep hold of his better players, especially Jannik Vestergaard who played a starring role during Euro 2020.

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 second favourite 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.

Daniel Farke Also Among Sack Race Betting Favs

Norwich City are in danger of becoming a yo-yo club although they'll have another stab at remaining in the Premier League under Daniel Farke after winning the Championship title for the second time in three seasons. The German will have learnt from the previous failed season in the English top flight although the bookies still have him among the EPL Sack Race favourites.

Farke has proven his ability to steer the Canaries to promotion from the second tier, although the East Anglian club might not be patient if the manager can't keep the team out of the bottom three this time around, with Emiliano Buendia having left Norwich for Aston Villa and that makes life considerably tougher for their survival hopes.

Nuno Espirito Santo Has a Tough Task at Tottenham

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 having to contend without Harry Kane as we dive into the 2021/22 season.

It seems heavily likely that Kane will depart and Nuno will therefore have to rebuild the squad 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.

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 likely to be trading at single figure odds when it comes to the Sack Race.


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Will Steve Bruce Stay at Newcastle United?

Steve Bruce spent much of the 2020/21 season trading as one of the betting favourites on the Premier League Sack Race market, although the former Birmingham and Wigan manager weathered the storm on several occasions and his Newcastle United finished the campaign strongly to the extent that they were seventeen points clear of the drop zone come the final reckoning.

Bruce has pledged his desire to remain in charge at St James’ Park and perhaps he’s converted some of the Toon Army into thinking that he could be the right man to lead the Magpies forward, although some will still point to the fact that Graeme Jones coming into the coaching staff was a big turning point.

When the Sack Race betting market re-opens, the bookies might not take too many chances with the betting odds regarding Bruce and we might well see him trading at short odds from the off, with supporters now back in attendance and ready to show their frustrations if there are sub-par performances.

Mikel Arteta Has to Deliver at Arsenal FC

It was certainly a difficult 2020/21 campaign for Mikel Arteta who saw his team claim a 3-0 win at Fulham on the opening day of the season and there was plenty of optimism, although that has slowly started to fade away and the Spaniard will begin the 2021/22 season knowing that he has to deliver results on the pitch.

Arteta continues to have the backing of owner Stan Kroenke along with the supporters who will flock back to the Emirates Stadium in their droves, although 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.

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 when the new campaign kicks off.


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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.

Watford Might Pull the Trigger on Xisco

Watford FC are back in the Premier League and the Hornets are renowned for getting through managers like there’s no tomorrow. Xisco Muñoz is the very latest arrival, with the Spaniard taking charge on 21 December 2020 after the dismissal of Vladimir Ivic and he will be acutely aware of the stance taken by owner Gino Pozzo

Previously to Ilic, Nigel Pearson was in charge at Vicarage Road and looked to be steering them clear of the relegation zone before being dismissed, while Javi Gracia was the previous manager and he had steered Watford to an FA Cup final before incurring the wrath of the owner following a dismal set of results.

Quique Sanchez Flores has also been and gone on two occasions and it would be no surprise to see Xisco trading among the favourites considering that Watford could be odds-on to be relegated from the Premier League from the very beginning of the season.

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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 he doesn't enjoy a fast start with the Toffees and we can expect him to be among the initial favourites in the Sack Race betting market when it re-opens.

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.

Patrick Vieira Could Be Under Pressure at Palace

When the betting market re-opens, it would be no surprise to find that Patrick Vieira is trading at a short price, with the Frenchman having been a surprise appointment at Crystal Palace. The ex-midfielder is one of the best players to have ever graced the Premier League although his managerial track record is a short one and things didn't go particularly well with Ligue 1 side Nice where he was sacked.

However, there were mitigating circumstances behind his time in France where Vieira delivered Nice to a top-half finish against the odds during his first season in charge of a young squad. During a third season in charge, things came to a head after five consecutive defeats although he had previously steered them into the Europa League.