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.”