The Premier League 21/22 season is well underway, and with some teams massively underperforming, the pressure is on. But who is favourite to get the sack first this season?
The Premier League is a tough place for managers. Owners can’t afford for their teams to be relegated as being in the top flight is so financially beneficial. On the other hand, owners also can’t have their sides dropping out of European places or the race for the title.
As a result, sackings in the Premier League are very common. In total last season, there were four managers sacked, with Slaven Bilic being the first to go in December, which is a longer wait than usual. Lampard, Wilder and Mourinho would all follow him in losing their jobs.
We have had just one sacking so far in the Premier League, with Xisco Munoz losing his job at Watford. He lasted just seven matches of the season, which when it comes to Watford as a club, isn’t a surprise! Now we have out first sacking, who is going to be the next Premier League manager to leave?
Next Premier League Manager To Leave Odds
Steve Bruce (1/14)
All Newcastle fans Christmas’ may be about to come at once. Last week the takeover of their club was finally completed, with Mike Ashley selling Newcastle United to owners worth in the region of £320 billion. Now with the new owners will probably come a managerial change.
Apparently, they are already looking at a replacement for Bruce, who hasn’t had the best of times at Newcastle, especially this season. With the new owners looking to invest a lot of money, it is likely they will want a manager with top-level experience. Newcastle takes on Spurs Sunday, which will be a tough game. If they lose, you can almost guarantee Bruce will win the Premier League sack race!
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Brendan Rodgers (6/1)
This one has come as a surprise for us, considering how successful Rodgers’ time at Leicester has been. However, when you look into it more and this season in particular, it’s maybe not such a shock.
Leicester haven’t won in their last four games in the Premier League and don’t look anything like the side who finished fifth last year and won the FA Cup. On top of this, they have dropped points in the Europa League against sides they should be beating. Rodgers contract lasts until 2025, but he is also being linked with a move to Newcastle. Could he be the next Premier League manager sacked?
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Nuno Espirito Santo (20/1)
Spurs manager only joined the club at the start of the season after leaving Wolves but is already under big pressure. Tottenham have won just one of their last four games after a good start to the new Premier League season.
What could be a bigger issue though is the form of Harry Kane. He is Spurs star man and wanted a move away this summer. Under Nuno, he is yet to record a single goal or assist in the league and last season finished the most in both categories for the whole league. Tottenham needs Kane to be at his best for the team, for his value and also to try to keep him at the club. If he isn’t, then don’t be surprised to see Nuno being the next manager to leave!
Daniel Farke (25/1)
Another club without a win this season is Norwich City, however, they also don’t even have a point yet. They have been beaten in all six of their games so far, scoring just two and conceding 16 along the way. No one expected Norwich to come back into the Premier League and not be fighting for survival, but when comparing them to Brentford and Watford, it makes for even worse viewing.
Farke has been in charge of the club since 2017, and has taken them up to the Premier League twice, with one relegation along the way. Maybe it is now time to look for a manager who can keep them in the top league whilst they are only three points off of survival before the gap gets too big!
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