Premier League Sack Race Odds: Who Will Be The Next Manager To Go?
Antonio Conte has left Tottenham by mutual consent after lashing out at his “selfish” players in a fiery press conference.
Betting sites now make Spurs 2/1 outsiders to clinch a top-four finish following a damaging 3-3 draw with bottom club Southampton last time out.
Conte embarked on an extraordinary rant against his squad and the club’s owners after the game, leaving chairman Daniel Levy with little choice but to wipe the slate clean.
Cristian Stellini will now serve as caretaker manager until the end of the campaign.
Conte becomes the 11th Premier League manager to leave his post this season, following in the footsteps of Scott Parker, Thomas Tuchel, Graham Potter, Bruno Lage, Steven Gerrard, Ralph Hasenhüttl, Frank Lampard, Jesse Marsch and Nathan Jones.
This is now a record season for managerial departures, and the bookmakers have wasted no time in publishing odds on who will be the 12th head coach to depart.
We have rounded up the leading contenders in the “Next Premier League Manager to Leave His Post” market below.
Premier League Sack Race Odds
The West Ham manager is now the 2/1 favourite to become the next Premier League boss to face the axe.
The Hammers have slipped into the relegation zone after losing 14 of their 26 league matches so far this season.
They have a game in hand on the teams above them, and the table is very tight, but it is nevertheless a perilous situation for Moyes as fans have flocked to the internet to search for ‘Next West Ham manager odds’.
West Ham are just one point clear of bottom club Southampton, which is a dismal return on the £160m the club spent on new players last summer.
The manager is clearly skating on thin ice, despite thumping AEK Larnaca 4-0 to advance to the quarter-finals of the Europa Conference League last time out.
The Hammers face a huge relegation six-pointer against Southampton at the London Stadium when the Premier League returns.
Victory would earn Moyes a measure of breathing room, whereas defeat would be disastrous, so it is easy to see why he is the frontrunner in this market.
The Leicester boss is also in trouble after an alarming slump in form for the Foxes, who are now 17th in the table.
A run of four straight defeats dragged them back into the relegation battle, before they picked up a 1-1 draw against Brentford prior to the international break.
That left them just one point clear of West Ham - despite having played an extra game - and they are also only two points above 20th-placed Southampton.
They have had no trouble sticking the ball in the back of the net this season, as they have the ninth-best attacking record in the Premier League.
However, they have the third-worst defensive record in the division, and that has left them in grave danger of being relegated.
Rodgers will hope that the likes of James Maddison, Harvey Barnes and Patson Daka can fire the Foxes to safety, counteracting the leaky defence.
They take on relegation rivals Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park in another crucial six-pointer at the weekend, and defeat could spell curtains for Rodgers, who is the 6/1 second favourite with Parimatch to be the next Premier League boss to go.
The Bournemouth manager has drifted out to 8/1 with football betting sites in this market after his team pulled off an impressive 1-0 win against Liverpool last time out.
It followed a narrow defeat to league leaders Arsenal, suggesting that the Cherries could finally be back on track.
However, they remain among the favourites for Premier League relegation, with 15 defeats from 27 games and the worst defensive record in the league.
O’Neil secured some impressive results after replacing Parker on a caretaker basis, but his record since being handed the job on a permanent basis leaves a lot to be desired.
There remains a chance that Bournemouth will replace him with a more experienced manager, so he is still a tempting option in this market.
Cooper’s Nottingham Forest side have run out of steam at the worst time of year, having taken just two points from their last six matches.
That has plunged them down to 16th in the table, two points above the drop zone, and they are now among the favourites to be relegated, along with Southampton and Bournemouth.
Their next two matches are against relegation rivals - Wolves at home and then Leeds at Elland Road - so this could prove to be a pivotal week for Cooper.
If Forest lose both games, he could be in the firing line, so he is now level with O’Neil at 8/1 with BetVictor.
Stellini will stay on as Tottenham’s caretaker manager until the end of the season after proving popular with the players.
He deputised for Conte in the dugout on several occasions this season, as his former boss was recovering from gallbladder surgery.
Stellini’s record was impressive when he filled in for Conte, and Levy hopes he can steer the team to a top-four finish.
However, Spurs face fierce competition from Newcastle, Liverpool and Brighton, and they have some tricky games on the horizon.
They have been linked with a move for former boss Mauricio Pochettino, while they are also rumoured to be courting former Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann to become the next Tottenham manager.
As such, Stellini might not make it to the end of the campaign, and he is priced at 10/1 to become the next managerial casualty.
Potter was the outright favourite to become the next Premier League manager to be sacked before his team beat Leeds 1-0 at the start of March.
That earned him a measure of breathing room, and the Blues then secured a famous victory over Borussia Dortmund.
They extended their winning streak to three games by beating Leicester, so the owner Todd Boehly’s patience with Potter appeared to be paying off.
However, an underwhelming 2-2 draw with relegation threatened Everton at Stamford Bridge last time out left the Blues 10th in the table, 11 points behind fourth-placed Spurs.
New betting sites responded by pricing Potter at 10/1 to be given his marching orders, which leaves him level with Stellini in the betting.
Long shots have paid off in this market on betting apps throughout the season - Vieira, for example, was priced at 16/1 just 10 days before he was sacked, while Parker defied odds of 25/1.
You can currently find 20/1 on Jurgen Klopp of Liverpool, who is under a degree of pressure after his team’s underwhelming campaign thus far.
Roberto De Zerbi of Brighton is priced at 25/1, perhaps due to fears that he could be poached by a bigger club such as Spurs.
Roy Hodgson has only just replaced Vieira at Crystal Palace, but he is also 25/1, along with Everton’s Sean Dyche and Ruben Selles of Southampton.
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