Premier League Sack Race: Who Will Be The Next Manager To Go?
Everton have sacked Frank Lampard following a disappointing 2-0 defeat to relegation rivals West Ham at the London Stadium at the weekend.
That extended the Toffees’ winless streak to 10 matches, and betting sites now make them odds-on to be relegated this season.
They are currently languishing in 19th place in the standings, with 11 defeats from 20 games, and the board decided that a change was needed.
Lampard became the sixth Premier League manager to face the axe this season, following in the footsteps of Scott Parker, Thomas Tuchel, Bruno Lage, Steven Gerrard and Ralph Hasenhuttl.
Graham Potter left Brighton to take the Chelsea job, so seven teams have changed managers already this season.
We have only just reached the halfway stage of the campaign, so the 2022/23 season is on pace for a record number of managerial departures.
Bookmakers have wasted no time in releasing odds on who will become the next Premier League manager to leave his post, and we have rounded up the leading contenders below.
Premier League Sack Race Odds
West Ham climbed out of the relegation zone after a brace from Jarrod Bowen handed them a 2-0 win against Everton on Saturday.
Moyes and Lampard were both in last-chance saloon heading into the match, so it proved to be a vital victory for the Hammers as Everton now hunt for a new manager.
They had just 32% of the possession, but they were incisive on the counter-attack, and the win lifted them up to 16th in the standings.
It may have earned Moyes a brief reprieve, but he remains under intense pressure after a very underwhelming first half of the season.
West Ham have just five wins from 20 Premier League matches so far, leaving them just one point above the drop zone.
They are only three points clear of Everton and Southampton, who are level at the bottom of the table, which is a dismal return for a club that went on a major summer spending spree.
Moyes has earned a modicum of breathing room, but the Hammers now face a daunting run of matches against Newcastle, Chelsea and Spurs - so he is not out of the woods yet.
As such, he is now the 4/6 favourite with the best football betting sites to become the next Premier League manager to be sacked this season.
Tottenham’s attempts to tie Conte down to a new contract ended in failure when he resisted their overtures last month.
The Italian coach reportedly made it clear that he is in no hurry to sign an extension to the deal that runs out in the summer.
Spurs have since endured a dismal run of form, and they have fallen behind in the Premier League top odds after back-to-back defeats to Arsenal and Man City.
Reports now suggest that the club have abandoned efforts to keep hold of him, so Conte looks set to leave at the end of the season.
However, he may end up leaving his role before then, as he has grown increasingly hostile and critical of his players during post-match interviews.
This market covers sackings and managers leaving of their own accord, so Conte could either walk away or be pushed.
Either way, he is the 9/2 second favourite to become the next Premier League manager to leave his post.
Leeds are winless since early November, which has plunged them into another fierce Premier League relegation battle.
Marsch led them to a battling 0-0 draw with Brentford at the weekend, which left them 15th in a very congested Premier League table.
They are level on points with West Ham, meaning they are only one point above the relegation zone and three ahead of bottom club Southampton.
Marsch pulled off a great escape after replacing Marcelo Bielsa in the hot seat last season, and his team have played scintillating football at times during the current campaign.
However, the winning touch has seemingly deserted them, with their last victory coming against Bournemouth at Elland Road in early November.
Their next five games could settle Marsch’s fate, as they have a huge relegation six-pointer against Nottingham Forest, followed by back-to-back clashes with fierce rivals Man Utd and then showdowns with fellow relegation candidates Everton and Southampton.
A week ago, Marsch was priced at 12/1 to become the next Premier League manager to lose his job, but he has now shortened to 6/1 with Betfair.
Leicester are fighting for survival in the top flight after embarking on a five-match winless streak since the Premier League season resumed.
It has left them level on points with West Ham and Leeds, so the Foxes will be looking nervously over their shoulders while their fans are searching for ‘next Leicester manager odds’ online.
They are scheduled to face Aston Villa, Spurs, Man Utd and Arsenal in their next four games, so they could slip further down the standings.
A 2-2 draw with Brighton at the weekend ended a four-match losing streak, but they were a little fortunate to escape with a point after the Seagulls were controversially denied a penalty.
Leicester have an identical record to West Ham this term, but they have a far leakier defence.
It is therefore easy to see why Rodgers is a contender in this market, priced at 13/2 to be the next manager to walk the plank.
The honeymoon is well and truly over for O’Neil at Bournemouth, whose last win came prior to the World Cup in November.
He impressed during a spell as caretaker manager in the wake of Scott Parker’s dismissal, inspiring the club to hand him the job on a full-time basis.
However, the Cherries have taken just one point from their last five games, and they have now fallen into the relegation zone.
They are the favourites to finish bottom of the standings this season, and O’Neil now faces the ignominy of being sacked just weeks into his reign.
He has been cut to 8/1 with Paddy Power in this market, which could be an interesting option, as the Cherries have a tough run of fixtures on the horizon.
Brentford boss Thomas Frank is next in the betting at 9/1 with betting apps, as Everton are reportedly keen to bring him to Goodison Park as Lampard’s replacement.
However, it is hard to see him abandoning the Bees’ push for a top six finish for a relegation scrap with Everton, so that looks like a good one to avoid.
Patrick Vieira has shortened from 33/1 to just 14/1 after presiding over a ninth game without a win at Crystal Palace.
Nathan Jones is also 14/1, despite only being in the Southampton job for a handful of games.
Chelsea and Liverpool are both stuck in mid-table following their 0-0 draw at the weekend, so Graham Potter and Jurgen Klopp are priced at 14/1 and 16/1 respectively.
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