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Betting: Ronald Koeman and Slaven Bilic lead sack race as Premier League takes another break

14:51 EAT 02/10/2017
Ronald Koeman Everton
The Everton boss is heavy favourite to be fired next after a subpar start to the season, whilst the West Ham manger will also be sweating over his job

In the cut-throat world of being a football manager, any kind of negative result can end in a serious meeting with the chairman.

With Carlo Ancelotti being fired from Bayern Munich last week after losses at both Hoffenheim and PSG, as well as a draw at home to Wolfsburg, bosses all around the continent will be looking over their shoulder and trying to avoid the dreaded “vote of confidence” from the board.

Having been the subject of those three fateful words from the club owner Farhad Moshiri, Ronald Koeman is 8/11 (1.73) favourite with Paddy Power to leave his post next - odds that come just a day after Everton lost 1-0 at home to Burnley in what could be the final nail in the Dutchman’s coffin.

The Toffees have scored just four times this season and shipped 12 goals in their seven matches, despite spending over £50 million on Jordan Pickford and Michael Keane, as well as €27 million on former Ajax captain Davy Klaassen and bringing Wayne Rooney back to Goodison Park.

Next up is Slaven Bilic, whose job may be safe for at least a couple more weeks after Diafra Sakho netted in the 90th minute to give West Ham the win at the London Stadium over Swansea on Saturday. However, the Croat is still 7/2 (3.50) to be given the chop next.

Although Roy Hodgson only took charge of Crystal Palace three weeks ago, he has failed to turnaround the fortunes of the luckless Eagles, who still sit rock bottom of the league and have still not found the back of the net after seven games of the season.

The former England manager has overseen 5-0 and 4-0 drubbings by both Manchester clubs, and is currently priced at 6/1 (7.0) to be fired or quit next.

Leicester City manager Craig Shakespeare is also in with an outside shot of being unemployed in the near future. The Foxes have failed to win in the league since August 19, and although they are into the fourth round of the Carabao Cup, the 53-year-old is still 8/1 (9.0).

Paul Clement is also in contention at 12/1 (13.0) as Swansea continue their struggle for survival, whilst Rafa Benitez, Mauricio Pellegrino and Eddie Howe all sit at 16/1 (17.0); alternatively, no manager to leave this season is whopping 66/1 (67.0).

Check out all the sack race odds on Paddy Power