Next manager to be sacked? Howe the favourite despite January backing

Next manager to be sacked? Howe the favourite despite January backing

The latest odds in the next manager to be sacked market puts Newcastle manager Eddie Howe as the likeliest to follow Rafa Benitez and Claudio Ranieri out the door.

The winner of this season’s Premier League sack race may have been wrapped up in October with the dismissal of Watford’s Xisco Munoz, quickly followed by Steve Bruce at Newcastle and Nuno Espírito Santo at Spurs, but the recent managerial changes at Everton and Watford (again) have thrust the market into the spotlight again.

Going off the latest odds, available here on oddschecker, the next manager to be sacked is most likely to be either Newcastle manager Eddie Howe or Burnley’s Sean Dyche.

Howe only inherited the Newcastle job on November 8th, but now finds himself as the favourite to leave his post after barely fourth months in the role – you can find him at a best price of 9/1.

This could be down to the pressure on the former Bournemouth manager to keep the Magpies up given the new ownership and significant transfer funding.

The Magpies already acquired England right-back Kieran Trippier at the beginning of January, before adding Burnley’s main striker Chris Wood for a reported £20 million fee.

Newcastle are also heavily fancied to strike a deal for Brazilian Bruno Guimaraes – a player previously linked with a host of Europe’s top clubs including Arsenal, Juventus and PSG. The Lyon centre midfielder is now odds-on-favourite to sign for the Toon at best odds of 4/11. 

Closely following Howe in the next manager to be sacked stakes is Burnley’s long-time manager Dyche, who is a best price 10/1 but can be found as short as 5/1 with one bookmaker. Dyche is the longest serving manager in the Premier League having taken charge of Burnley back in 2012.

The Clarets have already suffered a relegation under Dyche back in the 2014/2015 season but managed to bounce straight back up the next season and have remained in the Premier League ever since.

As previously mentioned, Burnley have lost their previous back-to-back top goal scorer in Wood to Newcastle. You would assume the club will be scrambling to replace Wood, but they haven’t yet been strongly linked with anyone to feel the goal void.

Like Newcastle, Burnley have found new owners and the pressure to stay up will certainly play an important part on if Dyche’s position is threatened in the coming months.

Next Manager to be sacked odds:

  • Eddie Howe – 9/1
  • Sean Dyche – 10/1
  • Ralf Rangnick – 16/1
  • Marcelo Bielsea – 20/1
  • Ralph Hasenhuttl – 20/1

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