Who’s Next to Leave their Premier League Club?

It may only be October but when did the date ever stop a sacking? Who will be the next Premier League manager to leave their club?

If you are considering a bet on this market, remember it’s not the sack race. It’s about leaving your Premier League club. That opens up the option of a manager resigning, either because they know the sack is on the way or to take another job.

So who’s the current favourite in this market? Well, it’s Watford boss Xisco Munoz and he looks on dodgy ground. Watford have lost four of their first seven games on their return to the Premier League. They have a tough fixture list in the next month or so, with Liverpool at home on October 16. Watford do tend to sack a lot of managers and it’s the international break, so a change may well be on the way. He’s as short as 11/10 at William Hill.

Second in the betting is Steve Bruce. He’s still to see his Newcastle United team win a game this season. United don’t seem to know the meaning of the words ‘clean sheet’ with only three in their last 24 Premier League games. All three were last season and each one was against the sides relegated in 2020/21.

What could save Bruce with his side 19th in the table? Well, they have had three draws and are only a point from safety. Then there’s the fact owner Mike Ashley isn’t known for sacking too many managers and after all, there’d be compensation to pay.

Newcastle need to get that first win though and that gap to safety can’t grow too high. You can get odds of 4/1 at Bet365 to be the next Premier League boss to leave their club.
Nuno Espirito Santo is 5/1 at Paddy Power. He got off to a great start with three straight wins in the Premier League. Since then, his team has been losing games and leaking far too many goals. Tottenham are likely to give him a bit of time though.

If you have just one point from seven games you might expect to be losing your job. However, it’s unlikely that Norwich City will part company with Daniel Farke. After all, he’s relegated City once already and kept his job. He’s 7/1 at Betfair to be the next manager leaving.

Ole Gunnar Solksjaer is as short as 6/1 at Paddy Power. When you have the players to pick that the Manchester United boss has, you have to come up with the goods. That doesn’t mean losing to Aston Villa and Young Boys. Only if United were to slip out of title contention then he might be in trouble.

This is a great market to bet on. It fluctuates so much, for example Arteta is now in double figures but was favourite a few weeks ago. One possible contender is Ralph Hassenhutti whose Southampton side are also without a league win this season. Only two of their last 15 league games have been won.

The worst bet is on the 20 bosses to still be in charge at the end of the season. That’s 250/1 at Bet365. That’s just not going to happen!