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2018-19 Premier League Sack Race betting

Jon Wilde 18 Sep 2018
  • Premier League Sack Race betting is set to be lively again in 2018-19
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Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock during a pre-season friendly match (credit: Getty Images)

A remarkable 16 Premier League managerial changes have taken place since the end of the 2016-17 season – and the Sack Race market is certain to be lively again during the 2018-19 campaign.

It took only four rounds of matches for the axe to fall last 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 in 2017 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.

Sam Allardyce took over and improved the Toffees quickly, taking them into the top half of the table, but his style of play did not please the club’s supporters and he paid the price at the end of the campaign.

By November 6, Slaven Bilic made it 20% of Premier League managers who had lost their job in the 2017-18 season already as he left West Ham United, replaced the following day by David Moyes who, like Allardyce, lasted no longer than the end of the season.

Tony Pulis paid the price for a poor run of results at West Bromwich Albion, who appointed Alan Pardew as his successor only for that move not to work out and he in turn was succeeded by Darren Moore at the subsequently-relegated Baggies.

Swansea City showed again that 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 Portuguese started well but eventually took Swansea down and headed for the exit.

Southampton manager Mark Hughes during a friendly match (Getty Images)
On FA Cup third-round weekend in early January, 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.

After being turned down by several targets, Stoke eventually appointed Paul Lambert on a two-and-a-half-year deal that lasted only a matter of months as he departed following relegation.

Also in a highly attritional campaign for top-flight bosses, Watford, who barely keep a manager for longer than a year these days, added Marco Silva to the cull as they felt their results had gone downhill since Everton distracted him with an approach before appointing Allardyce. Within hours, the Hornets confirmed they had brought in Javi Gracia.

Southampton sacked Mauricio Pellegrino and appointed Mark Hughes, who ultimately kept them up, while the most high-profile exits were saved right until the end of the season and even well into the summer as Arsene Wenger bade an emotional farewell to Arsenal and, after lengthy speculation, Antonio Conte was replaced by Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea.

What will happen in 2018-19? We will keep you right up to date with all the Premier League Sack Race odds and all the market moves right here!

2018-19 Premier League Sack Race Odds


    5/1 Manuel Pellegrini (BetVictor)
  11/2 Neil Warnock (Betfair Sportsbook)
    6/1 Mark Hughes (BetVictor)
    6/1 Jose Mourinho (Betfair Sportsbook)
    6/1 Claude Puel (Betfair Sportsbook)
    7/1 Rafael Benitez (Betfair Sportsbook)
  25/1 Sean Dyche (Betfair Sportsbook)
  25/1 Roy Hodgson (Betfair Sportsbook)
  33/1 Javi Gracia (Betfair Sportsbook)
  33/1 Chris Hughton (BetVictor)
  33/1 Slavisa Jokanovic (Betfair Sportsbook)
  33/1 David Wagner (BetVictor)
  40/1 Unai Emery (BetVictor)
  40/1 Eddie Howe (BetVictor)
  40/1 Nuno Espirito Santo (William Hill)
  50/1 Marco Silva (William Hill)
  66/1 Mauricio Pochettino (BetVictor)
  66/1 Maurizio Sarri (BetVictor)
100/1 Pep Guardiola (BetVictor)
100/1 Jurgen Klopp (Betfair Sportsbook)
150/1 No manager to leave (William Hill)

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2018-19 Premier League Sack Race betting

A remarkable 16 Premier League managerial changes have taken place since the end of the 2016-17 season – and the Sack Race market is certain to be lively again during the 2018-19 campaign.

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