There was some big action in the Next Premier League Manager To Go market this weekend. On Saturday, Everton boss Marco Silva was the name at the head of the list as he watched his side crumble yet again. But 24 hours later it was Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri who had replaced Silva as the most-backed man to go after his side were destroyed by Man City.
Maurizio Sarri 4/5
Marco Silva 3/1
Claude Puel 5/1
Claudio Ranieri 16/1
Rafa Benitez 16/1
Neil Warnock 25/1
Manuel Pellegrini 40/1
Roy Hodgson 40/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 10th, 2019 at 7:23 p.m.)
Sarri is 4/5 to be the next boss to lose his job in the top flight* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 10th, 2019 at 7:23 p.m.). Chelsea paid a visit to the Etihad with no away form behind them and the Londoners were torn to shreds in a 6-0 defeat. Granted anyone would have found Man City hard to handle because they were brilliant, but it further highlighted the demise of Chelsea.
The Blues dropped down to sixth at the close of the weekend and things are not going well at the Bridge. Sarri, who has looked increasingly frustrated, has called his players out for not getting motivated enough this season. He seems to have been picking at their star player Eden Hazard and has rapidly been looking as if he has been losing his way. Chelsea really pushed the boat out to get the Italian in the summer.
Will they take lessons from the likes of Liverpool with Jurgen Klopp and Man City with Pep Guardiola and give Sarri the time he needs to build the Blues back to greatness? Chelsea are rarely a club who looks in that direction though. They demand immediate success and that could spell trouble for Sarri.
They have to try and deal with Man City in the EFL Cup final in a couple of weeks and their next league game is against Tottenham.
Up in the northeast, Marco Silva must be feeling immense pressure too. Everton had been pursuing him for so long and now they have him, they have started to go backwards. The Toffees lost 1-0 at Watford on Saturday, their third straight league defeat and their sixth in their last eight played. After visiting Cardiff, Everton then go to Anfield in the Premier League. Will a derby defeat be the final straw for the partnership?
11th February 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
A lot of speculation has been flying around about Jose Mourinho and how much longer he is going to be in his job at Manchester United. A bit of pressure was released as his Red Devils banked an away win at Burnley just before the international break. That avoided three straight defeats after back to back losses against Brighton and Tottenham.
But now it is West Ham’s Manuel Pellegrini who looks to be the one in the most amount of trouble at the moment and bookmakers are making a shift towards him now. Beside Mourinho, the Chilean is only one of two other current Premier League managers to have won the title (Pep Guardiola) but West Ham have had a shocker this season.
The Irons have fallen to four straight defeats as they went into the international break following a 1-0 home loss against the newly promoted Wolves. Defensively they have shipped ten goals in their four games and have produced just two themselves. That is spite of them spending over £100m in the summer in improving their defence and forward ranks. All that summer signing led to some great optimism that times were going to change for the better for them.
But Pellegrini is now at 7/2 with Coral in the Premier League Next Manager To Leave market* (betting odds taken on September 5th, 2018 at 5:56 pm) and has admitted that his side have been playing very badly.
“The betting suggests Manuel Pellegrini will not see out the season at West Ham following his side’s poor start to the campaign where they have failed to win a point so far,” said Coral’s John Hill.
“We have seen a flurry of bets over the last couple of days on Pellegrini being the first managerial casualty in the Premier League this season where he has only Jose Mourinho ahead of him in the betting.”
Jose Mourinho 3/1
Manuel Pellegrini 7/2
Mark Hughes 6/1
Rafa Benitez 7/1
Neil Warnock 8/1
Claude Puel 10/1
Sean Dyche 20/1
David Wagner 20/1
* (betting odds taken on September 5th, 2018 at 5:56 pm)
The Hammers have had two very difficult away games, suffering big defeats out at Liverpool and then Arsenal. But it will be their lack of return on home soil which has raised the biggest red flags. They suffered a 1-2 reversal against Bournemouth in their first home game of the season, despite taking the lead and then there was the 0-1 loss to Wolves, conceding the goal in the 90th minute to totally deflate them.
After the international break is done, West Ham face a tough run of too. They make a trip to the undefeated Everton before facing back to back home games against Chelsea and Manchester United. After a trip to Brighton, they then host Spurs.
6th September 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
With Brendan Rodgers and Dick Advocaat both finding themselves out of Premier League managerial work on the weekend, the question remains, who will be the next boss to go? Brendan Rodgers got the push from Liverpool while Advocaat walked away from the struggling Black Cats and online betting site Ladbrokes believes that it will be Newcastle boss Steve McClaren will be the next Premier League manager to go.
It’s a reasonable enough assumption. McClaren’s Newcastle are rooted to the bottom of the table thanks to having a worse goal difference than bitter rivals Sunderland. Both clubs have gone winless this season in the top flight and have amassed just the three points. McLaren has been priced up as 5/4 favourites in the Ladbrokes next Premier Manager to leave post market.
So with the recent departures of Rodgers and Advocaat, will there be more changes to come? A poll put out by Ladbrokes saw 42% of punters expect former England boss McClaren to be the next one out of a job. Jose Mourinho is a 5/2 quote after Chelsea’s shockling poor start continued with another home defeat on the weekend, falling 3-1 against Southampton. Mourinho did receive the full support of Chelsea though on Monday, unless that is a kiss of death for him.
Aston Villa’s Tim Sherwood is a 6/1 price to get the chop next with Watford’s quique Sanchez Flores an 18/1 shot and then everyone else bar 25/1.
6th October 2015 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting