Southampton lost heavily at Newcastle and the Argentinian is second-favourite to be the next to get the job in the Premier League
It has been another bad week for Southampton, who are now in real danger of calling time on their six-year stint in the Premier League. Losing 3-0 to fellow strugglers Newcastle leaves the Saints just one point and one position above the drop zone and Mauricio Pellegrino is a man under intense pressure.
There could soon be change on the South Coast and over the weekend the 46-year old went from 9/1 to just 4/1 best price to be the next Premier League Manager to leave his post.
Pellegrino has been backed heavily in this market over the weekend, with 61% of bets placed in the market, including the two largest stakes. That’s far more than the next most-favoured selection, which is Alan Pardew with 15%.
Pardew is the odds-on favourite at 8/15 to be the next boss to leave, with West Brom losing again over the weekend and looking all-but doomed at the bottom. Time will tell if Pardew keeps his job if/when the Baggies get relegated.
Oddschecker Spokesman George Elek: “Southampton can’t buy a win in the Premier League at the moment and they are staring in the face of relegation. It would be a big call to get rid of Mauricio Pellegrino at this stage of the season but something has to change on the South Coast. There’s plenty who think that the 4/1 being offered is a big price and we’ll soon find out if those people are right.”