Francesco Guidolin was named the head coach of Swansea City in January when they were only two points above the relegation zone, following the departure of Garry Monk. He kept them up that season and he was rewarded with a new two year contract. However, after only five Premier league games this season, Swansea has managed four points and find themselves in a relegation battle.
To make matters worse, their schedule over the next few weeks is not favourable. In the space of four days Swansea will take on Manchester City twice, then Liverpool and Arsenal in the league.
It will be a tough task for them to pick up a result in any of those fixtures. Oddschecker users obviously feel the same, with a surge of bets overnight and Guidolin is now 7/2 to become the first manager to leave in the Premier League this season. That is an odds movement from 12/1 yesterday.
Earlier in the week, we reported that Mark Hughes is the favourite for the sack after a terrible run of form for Stoke and that remains the case at evens. Tony Pulis is still in the frame at 7/2, with Guidolin currently behind those two in the betting. With that difficult schedule in mind though, if Swansea do not pick up many points over the next couple of weeks, Guidolin's odds could drop even further.