The next Premier League manager to leave market is one that is continuously changing. As modern football fans know, all it takes is a couple of bad results before questions start getting asked and fingers start getting pointed towards the man in the dugout.
Just look at Nuno Santo. The Wolves manager was 66/1 to be the first managerial casualty of the season before a ball had been kicked, he's now as short as 8/1. Nobody is safe in their current job and one man who is currently feeling the pressure is Marco Silva.
Everton have started the season poorly, picking up just 7 points from 6 games, with the Toffees currently sitting in 14th place. There was a lot of talk in the summer about the club potentially pushing for a top four position, particularly after such heavy investment over the past two years.
Such a slow start has, however, made the Everton boss the new 6/5 favourite to be the next Premier League manager to leave his club. Before the weekend he was 6/1, but that deflating 2-0 home loss to newly promoted Sheffield United has seen his odds shorten significantly.
Now, Paddy Power have opened a market for the next Everton manager odds.
Eddie Howe the favourite
The current outright favourite to take over at Goodison Park is Eddie Howe. At 4/1, the Bournemouth manager finds his name at the top of the list to replace Silva, despite the Cherries sitting comfortably in 6th position.
Howe has been at Dean Court since 2012, taking the club on an incredible rise from League One, to strong Premier League performers. Such a journey has consequently seen Howe's name be linked to previous jobs in the past, with both Arsenal and England being the focus of such stories.
Such rumours often come from the thought as to just how much further the Englishman can go with Bournemouth, and whether he would be keen to test his managerial abilities at a 'bigger' club. Everton arguably have larger aspirations than the Cherries and the bookmakers feel like this is the most likely steeping stone for Howe to reach the very top.
The Special One is mentioned
A name never too far away from managerial jobs is Jose Mourinho. The Portuguese star left Manchester United last year and is yet to find a new club since. He has been heavily linked to various teams though, with Real Madrid and China based teams being reportedly interested in his services.
Despite continuous rumours, 'the special one' didn't take any job offers over summer, and he has now been priced at 6/1 with Paddy Power to be the next Everton manager.
This may come as a surprise to fans, as many will be questioning as to why he would take a 'step down' and join a club that is currently struggling. When you look at Mourinho's career path from Inter Milan to Chelsea, to Madrid and also a move to United, it does seem a strange thought to potentially see him in the dugout at Goodison.
Such a point justifies his odds at 6/1, but this price does make him the current second favourite in the run-in.
A Phil Neville return to Goodison?
Going from player to manager at a club is a very common trend in recent times, with Paddy Power putting Phil Neville down at 9/1 to do just that. The 42-year-old was given his first permanent managerial opportunity in January 2018, a position he currently remains in with the England Women's team.
It's been a relatively successful period since he took charge too, as he took the Lionesses to fourth place in last summer's World Cup. Not only has he delivered 15 wins out of a possible 26, Neville has helped grow the image of women's football on a national level.
Despite not having any PL experience as a coach, he is the third favourite to be the next Everton manager. Such a price most likely comes from his involvement with the club, where he spent 8 years as a player. Most interestingly too, he was interviewed for the job back in 2013 after retiring, so the chances of this move do look promising on paper.
Other names in the run-in
On the note of potential returns to the club, David Moyes is 10/1 with Paddy Power to rejoin Everton. The Scot spent 11 years on the blue side of Merseyside, enjoying a very successful period with the club. Moyes only left the job to take over the illustrious Sir Alex Ferguson at United, with there not being many other clubs that could have lured him away from the Toffees.
Also at 10/1 is Mikel Arteta, another figure that has been heavily involved with Everton. The Spaniard has clearly been learning from Pep Guardiola and he may be keen to showcase his coaching abilities from a managerial position. Arteta was strongly linked with the Arsenal job in the summer, adding a bit of validity to this potential move.
Going beyond both these figures now and the name of Javi Gracia pops up with an outside price of 16/1. The former Watford manager was recently sacked, a decision that was deemed harsh by most football fans around the country. If the Spaniard is keen to get back into the game straight away, he wouldn't be the first man to join Everton straight from Vicarage Road.
Next Everton manager odds
(odds via Paddy Power)
- Eddie Howe = 4/1
- Jose Mourinho = 6/1
- Phil Neville = 8/1
- David Moyes = 10/1
- Mikel Arteta = 10/1
- Javi Gracia = 16/1