The Premier League’s managerial merry-go-round

With the managerial merry-go-round well and truly underway this season, there are quite a few Premier League managers currently fearing the axe. Below is a look the odds on which manager will leave next…

If recent reports are accurate, Malky Mackay could be facing the sack, despite winning the Championship title with Cardiff last season. Mackay has had to clarify that he sees his future in Wales over the last few days despite Cardiff sitting 14th in the table, having secured some terrific wins so far including a 3-2 win over Manchester City. However, if results do not continue in this vain owner Vincent Tan could soon become impatient and look at options elsewhere. Skybet offer odds of 10/11 for him to be the next Premier League manager to leave.

Alan Pardew’s luck has changed massively over the last two and a bit years. The 2011/2012 season was brilliant for Newcastle and Pardew led them to a Europa League spot but last season was catastrophe and Newcastle hovered around the relegation zone all season. With the appointment of Joe Kinnear as Director of Football constantly undermining him, few can see Pardew being in charge of the Magpies come the end of the season. His odds are 10/1.

Other managers in the Premier League who could be facing the sack are Norwich City’s Chris Hughton and Fulham’s Martin Jol. Hughton has never won over all of Norwich’s support and, with the club currently sitting 18th, the ex-Newcastle manager could soon be on his way out of Carrow Road. Martin Jol’s Fulham sit one place above the relegation zone and despite a 1-0 win over Stoke last weekend, many fans are still unconvinced that Jol is the right man to take Fulham forward. Jol’s odds are 4/1 whilst Hughton’s are 10/1.

19th place Crystal Palace were most peoples’ favourite to go down this season and it is unlikely Ian Holloway will be sacked at all this season. Having said that, the odds for him to be the next manager to leave are 14/1. Mark Hughes and Sam Allardyce are priced at 20/1 whilst Gus Poyet, new manager of the precariously placed Sunderland, is priced at 40/1.

The ‘Big Three’ of David Moyes, Jose Mourinho and Manuel Pellegrini are priced at 50/1, alongside Hull City manager Steve Bruce, which is a testament to the good work Bruce is doing at Hull. The likes of Arsene Wenger, Andre Villas-Boas and Paul Lambert are all relatively secure in their jobs, but Brendan Rodgers is the safest Premier League manager of the lot, priced at 100/1.

So who do you think it the most likely to be sacked next? Do you agree with the odds? Leave a comment below.

Odds courtesy of www.skybet.com

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