The Premier League 20/21 season is well underway and were yet to have a managerial sacking, but who is favourite to lose their job first?
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. Last season Quique Sánchez Flores was sacked after just four weeks of the new season at Watford. The Hornets went on to make four managerial changes during the season. Over the course of the whole season, ten managers lost their jobs in the Premier League.
The new season has brought about some very strange results already and there is huge pressure on some managers to start bringing in some results or potentially face the sack!
Next Premier League Manager To Leave Odds (Paddy Power)
Scott Parker (9/4)
It was always going to be a tough season for Fulham, returning back into the Premier League. They came up through the Play-Offs after finishing fourth in the Championship last season. Fulham didn’t bring in any big signings during the summer and it has shown in their results.
Scott Parker’s side currently sits bottom of the Premier League with just one point from five games. They have lost to Leeds, Crystal Palace and Aston Villa in these games and they are all sides who they could be fighting for survival with at the end of the season. This has lead to Fulham now being the favourites to go down.
Fulham have Man City, Leicester, Liverpool and Everton in their next six games and if they carry on as they are they won’t pick up many points if any! Unfortunately for Scott Parker, it looks inevitable he will lose his job, it’s just when!
Slaven Bilic (11/4)
One of the other sides to come up into the Premier League this season, from The Championship was West Brom. Like Fulham, they haven’t taken to life in the top flight very well. West Brom are currently in 17th place, with two points from five games.
West Brom have had a tough start to the season though, playing Leicester, Chelsea and Everton. Realistically they wouldn’t have been expecting to get much from these games. They take on Brighton and Fulham in their next two and these could be huge for the experienced Premier Leauge managers job.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (11/2)
The pressure is mounting on Solskjaer once again after his side has had a poor start in the Premier Leauge. United are in 15th place, with seven-point from five games. They were dismantled 6-1 by Spurs and also lost on the opening day to Palace.
United have been mediocre at best ever since Ferguson left. They have tried numerous managers but no one has really been able to mount a title challenge since Fergie retired. With Pochettino seemingly the fans choice to come in and the fact he is available currently, could Solskjaer’s time at the club be cut short soon?
Man United have Arsenal, Everton, Man City and Leeds all before Christmas. These won’t be easy game and if United continue to drop points a change might be needed!
Frank Lampard (17/2)
After a good first season in charge of Chelsea, it appears people are now questioning whether the ex-midfielder is the man to be in charge. Chelsea have nine points after six games, three of which have come from draws.
Chelsea were the big spenders in the summer and yet Lampard has struggled to show this on the pitch. They haven’t put in any real good performances as of yet and fans are getting frustrated. Chelsea isn’t known for being the most patient with managers and it might not matter that Lampard is a club legend. On top of this, the owner will want to see some return of the money he’s spent and this may only happen with someone more experienced in charge.