Premier League Odds: Wagner new sack race favourite after Huddersfield's winless run continues

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Sitting bottom of the table, William Hill have reportedly seen plenty of interest in the Terriers boss being the next top-flight manager to leave

Sunday evening saw a gamble emerge on Huddersfield Town boss David Wagner being the next Premier League manager to leave his position.

William Hill reported plenty of wagers placed on the 47-year-old in the market commonly known as the sack race. As such, Wagner has been cut from 6/1 (7.0) to 1/2 (1.50).

Huddersfield have now lost nine of their last 10 games in all competitions after a frustrating 0-0 draw with Cardiff City.

The Terriers thought they had a second half penalty, but referee Lee Mason reversed his decision to award the visitors a spot-kick after consulting with his assistant.

Steve Mounie, Huddersfield Town 2018-19

“We have seen a number of bets from the South Yorkshire area this evening that have seen Wagner’s odds of leaving tumble,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly on Sunday. “A gamble like this often suggests something.”

The stalemate leaves the Terriers eight points adrift of safety. They are now just 1/20 (1.05) to be relegated this term and the odds suggest a managerial change could be on the cards - although gambles such of this have gone astray before.

Wagner recently revealed that he felt he still had the support of club chairman and owner Dean Hoyle but that faith is surely being tested after such a poor return of just a single point from the last 27 available.

Claude Puel was the sack race frontrunner prior to the weekend's Premier League results. The Frenchman remains a short price, albeit at 7/4 (2.75) the odds compilers have adjusted for the gamble on Wagner accordingly.

Next Premier League Manager to leave odds

Puel saw his Leicester City side beaten by Southampton at the King Power Stadium despite the visitors going down to 10 men in the first half. There were boos from some sections of the home crowd at full-time and the Foxes boss now faces a tough run of fixtures.

Leicester face Wolves, Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham in the next four weeks so the pressure could continue to increase on the Frenchman.

The Foxes have raised their game against elite sides in recent weeks though, beating Manchester City and Chelsea over the festive period but defeats to relegation-threatened teams have somewhat undone that hard work.

Bar those two managers, most Premier League bosses seem secure in their positions at this juncture. Neil Warnock, Rafael Benitez and Roy Hodgson are 14/1 (15.0) with Claudio Ranieri a 16/1 (17.0) chance.

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