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Premier League manager sack race betting

By | 17th February 2011

With Everton being dragged into a relegation battle, Chelsea faltering in defense of their Premier League crown, and West Ham struggling for any sort of consistency it is surely only a matter of time before the next Premier League manager is sacked.

In terms of patience shown towards managers this has been a relatively good season for those occupying the Premier League dugouts. “Only” four managers have been sacked as we enter the final third of the season.

Sam Allardyce and Chris Hughton were, admittedly, at the time, ludicrous decisions, but Roy Hodgson was given more than enough time to prove himself at Liverpool and it’s hard to defend Roberto Di Matteo’s disastrous run towards the end of his West Bromwich Albion tenure.

But the patience of a chairman and his board is only ever a few bad results away from snapping. After all, as we are often reminded, football is a results driven business.

In fact, had West Ham not completed a miraculous comeback – that, incidentally, was not give nearly enough credit due to the previous week’s shenanigans – then we may have seen our fifth managerial departure of the season in Avram Grant.

As it is, he remains in a job but is the bookmakers favourite at odds of 4/5 to be the next Premier League manager to leave his post.

Although the Everton betting odds on relegation remain a lengthy 18/1, the Toffees’ captain Phil Neville has this week admitted that his team are in a relegation battle, while David Moyes described the loss to Bolton as “one of the worst performances” of his nine year career.

Any move from Bill Kenwright to sack Moyes would come as a massive shock given all that the Scot has achieved for Everton in the past, however there could come a time when the pair sit down to discuss the best plan of action for the club.

The lack of funds available to Moyes in the transfer market has been a sore point at Goodison Park for some time, and there may come a point when he decides that he has done as much as he can with the current group of players. Moyes is 5/1 to be the next Premier League manager to be sacked or resign.

Third favourite to become the next manager to be given the boot is Carlo Ancelotti at odds of 8/1.

The Italian led Chelsea to their first ever domestic double in his first season in charge. However, following a dismal run of form over the winter period, the Blues are now in genuine danger of finishing outside of the top four. Winning the Champions League remains Roman Abramovich’s dream but if their poor league form continues they may need to win it to be involved next season.

With the season drawing to a close and a number of teams failing to live up to their respective aspirations it is surely only a matter of time before the next Premier League managerial casualty. But just whom will the axe fall on next?

The above was provided by Football Betting News. Visit Football Betting News for betting tips and previews of every Premier League game plus next manager betting, transfer rumours and more.

Reader Comments

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  1. Jaymes Monte says:

    Totally agree with you Gareth. But I think a Moyes resignation isn’t as unlikely as some may think. He looks genuinely depressed standing on that touch line and his hands are completely tied at the club.

    Selling a player of Steven Pienaar’s class then not bringing anybody in to replace him epitomises the circumstances that he has to work with.

  2. Gareth Fieldstead says:

    Moyes would have to resign as Kenwright would have to go aswell if they decided to sack him. Only if they ended up in the bottom three would Kenwright even have to consider such a move and frankly who would want to take over? They would be facing the same financial constraints as Moyes where selling players to try and raise funds is not a guarantee they would have anything to spend with the current debt.

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