Paul Heckingbottom’s time in the Premier League came to an end as Sheffield United parted ways with him earlier in December. Heading into the Christmas window we now take a look at who is next up for the chop.
Next Manager to be Sacked Odds
Erik ten Hag
20/1 or Above
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The ebbs and flows of Premier League football are truly like nothing else, but these are perhaps far more prevalent this season. The gap at the bottom has grown, yet it is looking far more likely that some titans of the game could be looking for a change.
It is not often that our first sacking occurs in December with sides normally swifter with their decisions. However, these odds are all up in the air as even just one win could be enough to swing the manager back into favour.
Steve Cooper @8/11
Steve Cooper has the love and admiration of many in the Forest camp, particularly with the fans, yet this may not be enough to save his job, as the poor results are mounting.
They got off to a good start as well, picking up seven points from their first six games but since this, have earned just one win.
This flying start saw them defeat both Chelsea and Aston Villa, with the latter now being one of the best sides in the league this year.
However, they are now sinking like a stone, without a win in five games. After being embarrassed by Fulham also, losing 5-0 to the Cottagers many saw this as the final nail in Cooper's coffin.
Yet a draw away with Wolves seems to have kept, well the wolves at bay. The ownership has always remained extremely committed to Steve Cooper, yet the question is how long this can go on for.
Erik ten Hag @5/4
Manchester United seem to be going from bad to worse, and with a dismal exit from the Champions League now confirmed, many see Erik ten Hag as a prime candidate for sacking.
A shocking 3-0 defeat at home to Bournemouth may have brought these issues to a head, amid considerable rumours that the prospective new owner Sir Jim Ratcliff is holding secret talks with Graham Potter.
ten Hag seems to have lost the faith of the fans, the dressing room and the new owner's faith, and all that seems left is for the Dutchman to pack his bags.
The problem with this is, whom can they possibly hire to replace him, with a shortage of top-class managers around? Sir Jim Ratcliff taking ownership could prove crucial to this, the major question around it is when will this occur, before or after another manager has been sacked?
Roy Hodgson @8/1
Roy Hodgson set the record earlier this year for being the oldest Premier League manager in history. The 76-year-old kicked off his campaign off well, but since has seen form fall off bringing him into the conversation to be sacked.
They are now five games without a win and some disappointing home defeats to Bournemouth and Everton may be compounding the issue, as well as losing to a dismal Luton side.
Hodgson doesn’t appear to have lost the love of the fans just yet, and a couple of handy results would no doubt see his odds lengthen massively.
However, should the hard time continue he could well find himself in a difficult position.
Mauricio Pochettino @14/1
Mauricio Pochettino had been brought in to turn around a failing Chelsea side, yet this hasn’t quite gone to plan, with the Blues still sitting in the bottom half.
12th is nowhere near where they want to be, but the dysfunction at the club seems clear, and one does wonder if any other manager could possibly do any better.
This seems to be impacting upon the club's decision and his odds as well, perhaps accepting the fact they won’t be challenging for anything major this year.
The same issue that plagues Man Utd is prevalent at Chelsea also, as to who they could find to replace him, with a lack of top-tier managers around.
Perhaps a double-fold issue for the Blues, however, as they are unlikely to be able to attract any managers of this ilk. Combined into Poch being the best candidate to weather the storm, and retain his position at the helm.
David Moyes @20/1
David Moyes has found himself once again up for the chop, this perhaps only staved off last season because of their Conference League win.
However, many saw him as being able to rest on these laurels, for some time at least.
At 20/1 he is perhaps one of the least likely to be sacked on this list, as their league form has recovered from a dip.
They also secured a 1st placed finish in their Europa League group, earning an easier path through the knockout stages.
Moyes is unlikely to be sacked before any of the others on this list, yet in the fast-paced nature of the Premier League, this could well be turned on its head.
How Does Next Manager Sacked Betting Work:
Betting on this market means you are betting on the next Premier League manager to be sacked.
This only applies to the first manager who will have left their current position at a club before kick-off on the final day of the league, 19th of May 2024.
If a manager leaves his club after 15:00 on the final day of the season then this won't count.
If no manager has been sacked then the ‘No Manager to Leave’ selection will have won, whilst if the manager you have bet on is the first to have left his post before then this will count as a win.