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Sack race odds: Who is the favourite to be the next Premier League manager to leave?

Sack race odds: Who is the favourite to be the next Premier League manager to leave?

Despite a Champions League win last night, Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is still the favourite to be sacked next.

Steve Bruce’s dismissal resulted in bookmakers paying out on the Sack Race market for the second time this season, and also prompted them to reset the infamous market.  

But who is the favourite to be the third manager to be relieved of their duties this season? Has Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s last gasp Champions League win cooled pressure on the Norwegian?  

Oddschecker has taken a look at the latest betting, post-Steve Bruce's sacking.  

Three managers shorter than 10/1   

At the time of writing, there are three bosses being seriously considered by bookies to be the next to leave the league, all shorter than 10/1. 

Despite pulling out a late 3-2 win to spare his blushes last night, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remains the clear favourite to go next at 2/1.  

The United manager was a whopping 18/1 to go next just five days ago, but that price soon crumbled following a spate of bets.  

Despite being in the job little over two weeks, Watford’s Claudio Ranieri is the new short price second favourite at just 4/1.  

Rounding off the more likely candidates, Norwich’s Daniel Farke is another relatively short price in the betting at 11/2


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On the periphery of the betting 

After the first three favourites, there’s a drop off to the next most likely gaffers for the sack. In particular, a quartet of managers should be looking over their shoulders.  

Struggling Tottenham boss Nuno Espirito Santo was favourite in this market before the sacking of Watford’s Xisco but has lengthened out to 11/1 at the time of writing.  

Ralph Hasenhuttl is next up at 14/1, alongside another former favourite in Mikel Arteta, who is now priced at 14/1.  

Wolves’ Bruno Lage is 16/1, the same price as Leicester’s Brendan Rodgers who has been linked with a number of Premier League jobs, most notably Newcastle.  

Who has the safest job?  

In this market, managers want to have the longest odds to keep their job. According to the bookies, there are five managers 40/1 or longer to go next.  

That includes the likes of; Pep Guardiola (40/1), Thomas Frank (40/1) and David Moyes (40/1), who all look to be safe for the time being.  

The least likely managers to leave next are Chelsea’s Thomas Tuchel (50/1) and Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp (66/1).  


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