The Premier League 20/21 season is well underway and with some teams hugely underperforming, could there be a second sacking on the horizon?
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.
This season we have had just one sacking so far, but with the way the results are going currently surely the second one won’t be far! Slaven Bilic was the first to go this season, with Sam Allardyce replacing him.
Next Premier League Manager To Leave Odds
Jose Mourinho (23/10)
The Spurs manager is the favourite to go next in the Premier League. His side are currently ninth in the table, nine points off the top four. This isn’t good enough for a side with the quality in the squad that Spurs have. They have won just one of their last seven games in the league, losing the other six
Mourinho never tends to last that long in a job and the pressure is really mounting on him. He has got his side to the final of the Carabao Cup which might buy him some more time. However, should results carry on being as bad as they are, don’t be surprised if Mourinho is gone sooner rather than later.
Steve Bruce (7/2)
It felt like Bruce’s time was up at Newcastle after nine consecutive league games without a win. Bruce managed to stop the losing run briefly, but they have now lost their last two and his side are just three points above the bottom three. Most Newcastle fans didn’t want Bruce there in the first place and are calling for him to go now.
Newcastle have some tough games coming up and if the poor results come back, Bruce could be out a job very soon.
Roy Hodgson (7/2)
With just three wins in their last 13 games, the pressure is once again mounting on Roy Hodgson. His side are struggling at the back and have kept just two clean sheets all season. They are currently seven points away from the bottom three, so a healthy gap but one in which they won’t want to get any closer.
At 73 years of age, Hodgson probably won’t have another job after this. It could soon be time to freshen things up at Palace and that would start with getting rid of their manager. His side won their last game but in the grand scheme of things, two wins in nine is still not a good return. A few more bad results at Palace and this 5/1 could be a great price.