Odds tumble on David Wagner being the next Premier League manager to leave

Odds tumble on David Wagner being the next Premier League manager to leave

David Wagner is the new favourite to be the next Premier League manager to leave their post, leapfrogging Leicester City boss Claude Puel in the betting.

A flurry of bets for the Huddersfield Town boss to lose his jobs have been placed, seeing him drop to 2/7 favourite with Puel out at 5/2 – both with Sky Bet.

William Hill are also offering those odds on Wagner to be the next manager to leave, and Joe Crilly a spokesman for them said on Sunday: “We have seen a number of bets from the South Yorkshire area this evening that have seen Wagner’s odds of leaving tumble. A gamble like this often suggests something.”

Dean Hoyle, the Huddersfield Town owner, had previously stated that he would stick with Wagner even if they were relegated from the top flight. He said back in October: “I will not sack David Wagner this season. I owe him a lot and I have seen him work behind the scenes. Whichever manager we could get into this football club, they would not try harder and try to find new solutions more than what David and his team do.”

Whether Hoyle’s stance has changed since then is still unknown, but the flurry of bets suggest that some information whether truthful or not is going round suggesting that he could lose his job. Wagner himself still believes that he has the backing of the board.

Huddersfield Town have really struggled for goals and points in the Premier League this season.

Wagner and his Terriers team have been struggling in the top flight this season and sit rock bottom after 22 games. The West Yorkshire outfit are without a victory in 10 matches in all competitions, nine of which have been defeats with their only draw coming last weekend against Cardiff City.

Scoring goals has been the main issue for Town, indeed they have managed to score just 13 goals in their 22 Premier League matches which is the worst goals scored tally in the division.

He is though highly thought of at the John Smiths stadium having been the man who defied the odds to get them into the top flight in the first place. The Terriers were promoted with a negative goal difference two years ago and managed to stay up last season with the smallest budget ever in the Premier League – so he has certainly earned the opportunity to finish this season you would think. Whether or net he gets that chance however remains to be seen.