SACK RACE – Shakespeare vs Koeman

SACK RACE – Shakespeare vs Koeman

SACK RACE

With the season starting to take shape, it is becoming clearer as to which teams got off to a slow start, and which teams are genuinely in a poor position. Two teams that are finding wins and points hard to come by are Leicester and Everton. Leicester have had a slow start to the season and struggled to get into any kind of form and could manager Craig Shakespeare start to become under pressure at the club. Ronald Koeman is going into his second season as manager of Everton, and after a summer where Everton spent around the £150m in the summer, expectation is high at Goodison Park yet results have not matched the expectation so far. Who is going to win/lose the Premier League sack race?

Craig Shakespeare

With just one win this season, Leicester City find themselves stuck towards the bottom of the Premier League table in 18th place, currently occupying the final relegation place. One win in their last 7 games, losing three and drawing three, it could prove to be a crucial few months leading in the build up to Christmas for the foxes. After taking over from Claudio Ranieri last season it appears that the honeymoon period for Craig Shakespeare is well and truly over this campaign. Shakespeare highlighted this week that he knows that as a manger in the Premier League, you know that you are always only 4 games away from a crisis.

“It’s the reality, we all understand that you can draw four games on the trot and the spin becomes that you haven’t won for four games,” he said.

“The key thing is don’t try and get too agitated and upset if people don’t like the way you’re doing things – of course it’s lovely to be well liked but for every pat on the back there’s a kick up the bum coming in a week’s time.”

Shakespeare to be the next manager to leave can be backed at 5/1 with SkyBet.

SACK RACE

Ronald Koeman

After a positive start to the season, with 4 points from the opening 2 games, results have quickly turned for Everton and the Toffees are performing well under the expectation that surrounds the club following the summer acquisitions. Everton are currently in 16th position in the Premier League and have registered just one win in their last 8 games. With games at home to Arsenal, and away to Leicester for their next two games, it is vital Everton get positive results in what could prove to be two huge games for Ronald Koeman and his Everton career. A last gasp Wayne Rooney penalty at the weekend earned Everton a 1-1 draw away to Brighton, potentially allowing Koeman to die another day.

Koeman to be the next manager to leave can be backed at 2/5 with SkyBet.