Next Premier League manager to be sacked betting odds
July 25, 2019
The 2019/2020 Premier League gets underway on Friday 9th August with Liverpool hosting newly-promoted Norwich at Anfield. That opening game is followed by another 9 matches taking place over the weekend with teams featuring new players on the pitch and also new managers on the sidelines.
Only 11 of the managers who featured on the opening day of the 2018/2019 season will be present this time around with names such as Frank Lampard, Steve Bruce, Graham Potter, Chris Wilder and Dean Smith joining top-flight clubs in the summer.
The months of September and November are the most common periods for managers to be relieved of their duties and bookmakers are already accepting bets on the first boss to go.
A positive start is crucial for all managers in the Premier League and so it’s no surprise to see managers at clubs who have yet to convincingly strengthen their team as favourites to be booted.
Next Manager To Be Sacked Odds
Steve Bruce (3/1)
Bruce was appointed as Head Coach of Newcastle United following the departure of Rafa Benitez whos reason for leaving, aside from his contract expiring, was because he and the club did not share the same vision going forward. Newcastle is a huge club but with owner Mike Ashley’s reluctance to invest in quality players, it’s no surprise there wasn’t a string of top-flight managers in a queue for the job. Nevertheless, Bruce stepped up and faces a huge challenge to not just keep the club in the Premier League, but to please supporters and Ashley.
UK bookmaker Ladbrokes currently have Steve Bruce as the favourite in the sack race at odds of just 3/1.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (5/1)
Solskjaer will have been in charge of Manchester United for almost 8 months when the new season begins and his reign to date has been a rollercoaster. After an extremely impressive start, results turned sour after his position as was made permanent. Man Utd is a club which expects big things and should results not go their way at the beginning of the season, Solskjaer will be feeling the heat.
The best odds available for Solskjaer to be the first manager to leave are currently available at Betvictor at 5/1.
Graham Potter (7/1)
Potter is another fresh face in the Premier League this season after being appointed manager of Brighton in May. He’s yet to manage a match but the bookmakers don’t seem to have much faith in him by offering odds of 7/1 for him to be sacked first. Potter managed Swansea in the 2018/2019 season where he guided the club to a mid-table finish. Previous to that, he managed Swedish club Östersund where he won three promotions and the Svenska Cupen.
There are many other managers who may be worth a punt on being the first manager to be sacked. After all, it only takes a short losing streak at the beginning of the season to get fans chanting ‘out’ and putting pressure on the club. With the Premier League being such a competitive league, there are a number of managers who could endure this fate.
Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson who is the oldest boss to manage a club in the league has odds of 9/1. Although, some bookmakers are offering odds of just 5/1. Chris Wilder, who has been in charge of Sheffield United for over 3 years and lead them back to the Premier League, 12 years after being relegated in the 2006/2007 season, is priced at 13/1. Also, newly appointed Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is at 13/1 with BetVictor in what will be his first season in charge of a Premier League club and only his 2nd season as a manager. There will be huge pressure on Lampard to produce results given the expectations of a club like Chelsea although, it’s likely that he will be given some time to settle.