Explore the latest Premier League sack race odds and predictions. Who is poised to be the next manager facing the exit? Get insights and betting odds analysis.
Paul Heckingbottom emerged as the victor in the Premier League sack race, prompting betting sites to speculate on the next managerial departure.
Sheffield United dismissed Heckingbottom on December 5 following a 5-0 defeat by Burnley, leaving the team struggling at the bottom of the table. Chris Wilder returns for a second stint in charge.
Explore the latest odds and analysis to identify other managers feeling the heat in the Premier League.
Cooper And Hodgson Lead the Managerial Odds
Steve Cooper, previously at 7/4 odds for the next Premier League manager to be sacked, faced a steep decline to 1/8 following a 5-0 defeat to Fulham. Despite retaining support from Nottingham Forest fans, rumours suggest his manner of defeat might lead to replacement.
Roy Hodgson, once overlooked in the betting, is now the second-favourite at 6/1. Despite his reputation as a safe choice, Crystal Palace’s recent poor form sparks speculation about Hodgson’s tenure. While a surprise to see him go mid-season, there’s talk of a potential replacement in the future.
Ten Hag and Kompany Enter the Managerial Mix
Following Manchester United’s 1-0 defeat to Newcastle, Erik ten Hag emerged as the frontrunner in the managerial odds. However, after overseeing a 2-1 win against Chelsea, the pressure eased. Despite this, concerns persist as United struggles to replicate last season’s success, remaining outsiders in the Premier League top four race.
Reports this week suggested a loss of faith in Ten Hag within the dressing room, though the claim was promptly denied by the club. Nevertheless, the former Ajax head coach faces a challenging position.
Meanwhile, Burnley maintains faith in Vincent Kompany 12/1, though potential changes loom if results don’t improve. A 1-0 loss to Wolverhampton Wanderers leaves the Clarets in the relegation zone. Kompany’s odds might have been shorter if not for defeats suffered by Cooper and Hodgson.
Edwards and Pochettino Secure Managerial Stability
Following Luton Town’s heartbreaking 4-3 defeat to Arsenal, manager Rob Edwards expressed his disappointment. However, amidst the loss, there were numerous positives in the team’s performance.
Unified support at Luton, with everyone pulling in the same direction, favours Edwards’ chances of remaining in charge 18/1.
Mauricio Pochettino faces odds of 20/1 from new betting sites, but Chelsea is unlikely to make a swift managerial change. Despite a recent defeat to Manchester United, the 51-year-old has navigated a challenging month of fixtures with commendable results, earning him continued support. The understanding from the board suggests Pochettino will be given time to rejuvenate the Blues and restore their competitiveness.
Stability Foreseen for Silva and Iraola in Current Roles
Andoni Iraola has earned a respite after a challenging beginning to his Bournemouth managerial tenure. The Spaniard appears to be successfully conveying his ideas to the squad inherited from Gary O’Neil, guiding the Cherries to three wins and a draw in their last four matches.
Offered at 22/1 by betting apps, Iraola is expected to enjoy managerial security for the time being.
Likewise, Marco Silva, also priced at 22/1, secured a new deal with Fulham despite strong interest from Saudi Arabia’s Pro League over the summer. The Portuguese manager’s position at Craven Cottage has been significantly bolstered by a commanding 5-0 victory over Nottingham Forest.
As long as Silva’s team maintains a position above the bottom three, his managerial role is anticipated to remain stable.
Moyes, Dyche, and O’Neil Look Secure in Their Current Managerial Roles
The prospect of David Moyes completing his tenure at West Ham United this season is plausible, with odds of 33/1 suggesting job security, barring a relegation threat.
Sean Dyche 40/1 emerges as an ideal manager for Everton in a relegation battle, given his extensive experience navigating such challenges with Burnley.
Similarly, O’Neil 40/1 at Wolves maintains job security, as both managers continue to deliver commendable performances in their respective roles.