Following the sacking of Claudio Ranieri as Watford manager on Monday, here we take a look at who will be the next managerial casualty in the 2021/22 Premier League season.
6/1: Is Now the Time to Back no Manager to be Sacked in the PL?
6/1: Is This the Time to Back no Manager to be Sacked in the PL?
Sean Dyche Odds: 5/1
Former Hornets and currently Burnley manager Sean Dyche is the bookmaker’s favourite to be the next manager to leave his post.
Dyche has been at Turf Moor since October 2012 and is currently the longest-serving manager in the Premier League. The 50-year-old has managed two promotions to the top-flight in the 2013/14 and 2015/16 seasons, providing his side with a good and stable platform to progress from due to this managerial style.
Due to his longevity in his role at Turf Moor, Dyche has only had two jobs since becoming Watford manager at the start of the 2011/12 campaign. In September, the Clarets boss signed a new four-year contract at his current club, meaning that it would likely cost a lot of compensation to rip up the former Chesterfield defenders contract before the end of the season.
No Manager to Leave Odds: 6/1
No manager to leave before the end of the Premier League season is priced at 6/1 following the sacking of Ranieri.
With the likes of Burnley and Norwich City being stable clubs when it comes to managerial positions, as well as the likes of Newcastle United looking as though they may survive in the Premier League for another season, there is a genuine possibility that no manager will be sacked, especially if Watford pick up their recent form.
Brendan Rodgers Odds: 7/1
Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers is priced at 7/1 to be the next Premier League manager to lose his job.
Rodgers has been in charge of the Foxes since taking over from Claude Puel back in February 2019, leading the King Power Stadium club to challenges for Champions League places in his first full seasons in charge. The Northern Irish coach even lead them to their first-ever FA Cup win at the end of last season, as well as seeing them win the Community Shield in August.
So far this campaign, Leicester have struggled to replicate their form in their first full two seasons under Rodgers which could have overinflated opinions from the media, Leicester’s hierarchy and fans in terms of what is a realistic finish for the Foxes this season which could ultimately apply more pressure on Rodgers’ side to improve their current league positioning of 10th place.
Dean Smith Odds: 8/1
Dean Smith is the next manager to be considered on this list of managers in the firing line to lose their job in the Premier League.
In this campaign, we saw the Norwich City board finally lose patience with Daniel Farke’s performances as manager of the club in the Premier League, despite the German coach winning the Championship with the Canaries for a second time just six months prior to his contract being terminated.
The sacking of Farke now means that Norwich’s owners now have no need to be loyal to any manager that comes into the club as they clearly showed that they are basing this campaign on results having shown a desire to compete to stay in the division this season.
Eddie Howe Odds: 8/1
Eddie Howe is another manager that has been included on this list with Newcastle United’s expectations soaring following their takeover from the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund.
The Magpies have won just two games under Howe, but, this hasn’t seen them move out of the relegation zone as they currently trail Norwich by one point. If the Toon Army fail to clear the relegation zone in the late stages of the season, then they may opt to get in a new manager in order to survive the drop and allow them to spend their riches in the top-flight rather than having a mass rebuild in the Championship.
Roy Hodgson Odds: 10/1
The final manager on this list to be the next to leave their role before the end of the season is predictably new Watford manager Roy Hodgson.
Watford are known for irrationally sacking managers on a regular basis, as Hogdson’s appointment at Vicarage Road means that they have had eight different managers since the start of the 2019/20 campaign.
If results for the Hornets don’t improve, then there is a high chance that former Crystal Palace man Hodgson will also lose his job despite having only been appointed at Vicarage Road this week.
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