9 games into the season now, and we still have not seen a manager sacked, or resign. Alan Pardew had looked like going a few weeks back, but having won 2 games in a row is out to 16/1. Here are some odds on the next to leave:
Harry Redknapp – 11/8
QPR are in pretty bad form, but won 2-0 against Aston Villa on Monday night. They look a sure one to go down, will the owners get rid of an ageing manager with a limited shelf life? Possibly so – we rate his as 7/10 to go next.
Steve Bruce – 7/2
‘Agent Brooce’, as Newcastle fans refer to the Geordie, has done a fantastic job at Hull. After coming up, he acheived a Cup final in the first season, getting into the Europa League Qualifiers, but fell to Lokeren. They are now struggling a little in the Premier League, and with the unpredicatable Assam Allam in charge – will he leave next? 4/10 is our rating.
Guy Poyet – 5/1
This is a man seriously under pressure. His team is now playing with fear (of conceding…) after losing 8-0 to Southampton, followed by a 2-0 defeat at Arsenal. Ellis Short could pull the trigger soon if results do not turn around. 9/10 is our rating for him to leave next.
Paul Lambert – 6/1
Aston Villa have lost 5 in a row now, and between Watford and Leeds, there have been 6 managers come and gone since they last scored a goal. Now sitting in the bottom 5, Randy Lerner may want to change now, giving a potential new manager – maybe Roy Keane, a chance to put their stamp on the team. 8/10 is our rating for him to leave next.
Sean Dyche – 12/1
Burnley’s ‘Ginger Mourinho’ has not won a game so far this season, and injuries have not helped. They spent little in the summer, effectively giving the current squad a vote of confidence, but we feel this was a mistake – they needed new blood. I don’t think however that he will be sacked, he got them promoted with an average squad in a competitive league. He will be given time, and probably not sacked even if they go down! 5/10 our rating.
Alan Pardew – 16/1
A couple of weeks back, he was as low as 1/2 to go next. After wins at Leicester and Tottenham, he seems too have regained some confidence from the owner and fans. They are now a few points clear of the relegation zone, which will ease the pressure on him. Ashley wasn’t going to sack him when they were winless, I do’t think he will sack him now! 3/10 our rating to go next.
Neil Warnock – 33/1
Palace are starting to fall towards the relegation spots, and with Neil Warnock not having the best of reputations for keeping a team in the Premier League, the owner could get cold feet with a few more defeats. With the other contenders, we cannot see him going next, but we do forsee him leaving this season. 4/10 our rating to go next.
Nigel Pearson – 40/1
Since the 5-3 win over Man Utd, they have lost 3/4. Leicester now sit 17th in the league, and within one point of 18th. The owners have pumped in plenty money, so will be expecting better. 40/1 is an incredible price for him to leave next, may well stick £10 on myself. 8/10 to leave next is our rating.
Brendan Rodgers – 66/1
Big Brendan has some problems. A leaking defence, an iffy goalkeeper and Mario Balotelli – who is unable to bag the goals they are missing from Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge. They are dropping points against teams they mauled last season. Will the yanks start to lose patience? The Champions League dream is not going too well having lost to Basel and Real Madrid (surrendered the word, in the latter game). If they fall behind in the race to get into the Champions League, he may begin to feel the pressure. 2/10 to be sacked next our rating!
Nigel Pearson @ 40/1
Gus Poyet @ 5/1