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The return of yet another international break also marks the return of sacking season in the Premier League.
The managerial merry-go-round has been particularly active over the last month or so with no fewer than five managerial changes taking place throughout the top flight of English football since October 3.
Xisco Munoz began the cycle as he was relieved of his duties at Watford and replaced by Claudio Ranieri, with Steve Bruce’s departure from Newcastle following just over two weeks later.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s spell at Tottenham Hotspur lasted just 124 days as they were able to convince Antonio Conte to return to London, before two sackings in two days over the last weekend.
First was Daniel Farke, whose sacking came just hours after Norwich’s first Premier League win of the season against Brentford, before Dean Smith’s time at Aston Villa ended the following day. Smith had overseen five consecutive defeats in the Premier League, leading the Villa board to appoint Rangers manager Steven Gerrard earlier this week.
With a quarter of the league’s teams pulling the trigger less than a third of the way into the 2021/22 season, all eyes are now on who will be the next managerial casualty in the near future.
The riches that are on offer in the Premier League often dictate the decisions of the hierarchy at member clubs and managers now have less time than ever before in most situations to get it right.
Below, we will be assessing the current favourites to be the next manager to leave their post in the Premier League. All odds have been provided by Paddy Power.
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Full Next Premier League Manager To Leave Post Odds
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – 4/9
- Claudio Ranieri – 13/2
- Rafa Benitez – 8/1
- Brendan Rodgers – 12/1
- Marcelo Bielsa – 16/1
- Ralph Hasenhuttl – 20/1
- Eddie Howe – 25/1
- Sean Dyche – 33/1
- Steven Gerrard – 33/1
- Next Permanent Norwich Manager – 33/1
- Bruno Lage – 33/1
- Thomas Frank – 33/1
- No Manager To Leave – 33/1
- Patrick Vieria – 40/1
- Mikel Arteta – 50/1
- David Moyes – 50/1
- Thomas Tuchel – 66/1
- Jurgen Klopp – 66/1
- Antonio Conte – 66/1
- Pep Guardiola – 66/1
Who Will Be Next?
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is the overwhelming favourite to be the next boss to get the sack following his side’s poor start to the new Premier League season. They are already nine points off the pace of leaders Chelsea and have suffered embarrassing home defeats to Liverpool and Manchester City in the last month, while their Champions League performances have been far from convincing.
Solskjaer is a heavy favourite at 4/9, with Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers currently being the bookies’ choice to replace him at Old Trafford at the time of writing despite his Liverpool connections.
Despite barely getting his feet under the table at Vicarage Road, Watford manager Claudio Ranieri is second-favourite to lose his job next at 13/2. Watford’s notorious record of churning their way through managers doesn’t bode well for a long-term stint for the 70-year-old, who himself is at the 21st club of his professional career.
Rafa Benitez was only appointed as Everton manager over the course of the summer, but the fate of Nuno Espirito Santo at Spurs means the Spaniard shouldn’t get too cosy at Goodison Park.
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Benitez’s situation is far more complex and volatile than Nuno’s given his heroic status at Anfield across Stanley Park. A prolonged poor run of form would likely see Everton fans turn very quickly on Benitez, who is a pretty valuable choice at 8/1.
Leicester manager Rodgers is the favourite for the potential job at Old Trafford despite his team’s tough start to the new season. If you fancy him to be pushed before he walks up the M6 you can get a price of 12/1, with the Foxes currently 12th in the Premier League after just two wins from their last eight games.
Marcelo Bielsa is worshipped at Leeds United, but that hasn’t stopped him from being priced as the fifth favourite to be the next manager to leave their post. Leeds haven’t quite had the same verve and vigour about them in the first 11 games of this season, finding themselves 15th in the table after managing just two wins at this stage.
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