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2017-18 Premier League Sack Race betting

Jon Wilde 12 Jan 2018
  • Bookmakers have updated the Premier League Sack Race betting
  • Get the latest odds for the next manager to leave his job
Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino pictured during a match in Ecuador (credit: Getty Images)

Seven Premier League managers have already been sacked during the 2017-18 season and the bookmakers think Southampton's Mauricio Pellegrino could be next to receive his P45.

It took only four rounds of matches for the axe to fall this term, Frank de Boer the first victim as he lasted only 77 days in charge of Crystal Palace. A month into the season and after four consecutive defeats to nil, the Eagles decided to replace the Dutchman with Roy Hodgson.

October is a month when there is invariably a cull of managers once the dust has started to settle on a campaign and this time there were two sackings within the space of six days.

Like De Boer, Craig Shakespeare had only been appointed permanently in the summer, in his case at Leicester City after succeeding title-winner Claudio Ranieri on an interim basis in February. But the permanency was only superficial and Shakespeare was in turn replaced by former Southampton boss Claude Puel.

Ronald Koeman was also not given the chance to see if his summer moves in the transfer market would pay off, although the signs at Everton were not encouraging judging by the results that precipitated his departure after 16 months at the helm.

Then, by November 6, Slaven Bilic made it 20% of Premier League managers who had lost their job already this season as he left West Ham United, replaced the following day by David Moyes.

Watford manager Marco Silva pictured during a match in Germany (Getty Images)

That became 25% when Tony Pulis paid the price for a poor run of results at West Bromwich Albion, who appointed Alan Pardew as his successor, while Swansea City then showed again they do not believe in the Christmas spirit as they sacked a manager for the third consecutive December, Paul Clement being the latest to depart south Wales as Carlos Carvalhal moved in.

The not-so-magnificent seven was brought up on FA Cup third-round weekend in early January as Mark Hughes became the first Premier League managerial casualty of 2018, sacked within hours of his Stoke City side's defeat against League Two club Coventry City as the Potters' steady decline hit a new low.

So, who will be next? Well, Mauricio Pellegrino at Southampton has yet to achieve anything that suggests he is an upgrade on his predecessor Claude Puel and has got the Saints into a relegation battle during his first season at the helm.

After a highly promising start, Marco Silva's Watford are now in danger of slipping precariously down the table after a disappointing spell and the Hornets' owners are not exactly renowned for their patience with managers - as several of the Portuguese coach's predecessors would testify.

Premier League Sack Race (next manager to leave his job) best odds

8/11 Mauricio Pellegrino (William Hill)
12/1 Marco Silva (BetVictor)
16/1 Rafael Benitez (William Hill)
16/1 Eddie Howe (BetVictor)
16/1 No manager to leave (betway)
20/1 Jose Mourinho (William Hill)
25/1 Chris Hughton (Paddy Power)
33/1 David Moyes (betway)
33/1 David Wagner (William Hill)
33/1 Arsene Wenger (Paddy Power)
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