Swansea v Crystal Palace: Will the losing manager get sacked?

Crystal Palace travel to Swansea on Saturday where a loss for either side could spell the end for the club's manager.

Swansea v Crystal Palace: Will the losing manager get sacked?

With speculation circulating about the futures of Bob Bradley and Alan Pardew, Saturday's match between Swansea and Crystal Palace is huge for both managers.

Palace have endured an awful league run this year, where they are now officially the worst performing side in England’s top four divisions. In the 31 League games they've played, they have taken just 22 points, nine of which came in September when they won three on the bounce.

After losing five games in a row, Palace are languishing dangerously above the relegation zone and Pardew has now shortened to 5/2 to be the next manager to leave the Premier League. But the Eagles boss insists he still has the support of the Palace board despite crunch talks in New York with club investors David Blitzer and Josh Harris during the international break.

With rumours linking Chris Coleman to SE25 as well as the suggestion of Sam Allardyce being lined up ready to take charge, it is looking increasingly likely that a loss on Saturday could spell the end for Pardew at Palace.

Meanwhile Bob Bradley looks to be in trouble at Swansea as well, despite only being in charge for five games. With the Swans slumped at the foot of the table on six points, the American is 2/1 to be the next to go.

Bradley, who was a controversial appointment at the start of October, has failed to win a game since he has taken over at the Welsh club. It looked as though that winless run would end away at Everton but for a last minute equaliser from Seamus Coleman.

Saturday's visit of Palace is a must win for Swansea's Premier League survival hopes. Failure to beat the Eagles could see the Swans part ways with their second manager of the season already.

Either way, with the odds as short as they are it is hard to see how either manager can avoid the sack if they lose on Saturday.

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