Bradley, Bilic bosses under threat according to PL sack race betting
Jamie Clark | 9 December 2016
Next Premier League manager to leave tips
With the festive football fixtures looming large, this is traditionally crunch time for clubs when it comes to hiring and firing their bosses; so, while it isn’t in the Christmas spirit, thoughts turn to next Premier League manager to leave tips.
The beauty of British football is the hectic schedule in league and cup when the sport stops in most other European countries. Coral experts assess the state of sack race betting, with Bob Bradley bets and Slaven Bilic odds attracting the most attention.
Read on as we remind you why these bosses may be staring down the barrel of a festive firing with our next Premier League manager to leave tips…
Bob Bradley bets head market
Although backed by American investors, looking stateside for a coach appears to have backfired spectacularly on Swansea City, who prop up the Premier League table.
Axing Francesco Guidolin after less than nine months in charge at the Liberty Stadium, successor Bradley seems to have only worsened the south Wales side’s slump.
Former USA and Egypt national boss Bradley is the current 11/8 front-runner to be next Premier League manager to leave, so features prominently in any tips.
The Swans proved totally toothless against Tottenham last time out, losing 5-0 and mustering a single shot off target in response to Spurs tearing them to shreds.
Defending is no longer Swansea’s strong suit since former skipper Ashley Williams was sold to Everton; so, unless Bradley can improve on one victory in seven matches in charge, chairman Huw Jenkins has a difficult decision on his hands.
Slaven Bilic odds slashed
West Ham United are similarly struggling, albeit under the same boss as last term. The big change for Bilic’s boys is their environment on matchdays.
This summer saw the Hammers switch from Upton Park to the Olympic Stadium, now pedantically referred to as the London Stadium. What’s in a name? Well, to borrow from Shakespeare, the rose doesn’t smell to sweet for West Ham fans, who find their side just above the bottom three.
Bilic odds to go have been slashed from 7/2 into 2/1 after his side shipped nine goals in their last two across all competitions. Playing three at the back simply isn’t work for the Hammers and their manager may need to abandon the system in order to keep his job.
While Bilic is understood to retain the support of influential West Ham board figures David Gold, David Sullivan and Karen Brady, the club’s plight isn’t helped by problems up front.
Diafra Sakho is struggling to get fit, while Hammers loan signings Simone Zaza and Jonathan Calleri aren’t performing, leaving a heavy burden falling on injury-prone target man Andy Carroll.
Has Alan Pardew bought time?
Crystal Palace boss Pardew was definitely among next Premier League manager to leave tips throughout this autumn, yet seems to have bought more time with an emphatic 3-0 home win over former club Southampton.
That brought a six-game losing streak to an end for the Eagles, with Pardew eased out to 3/1 to go next. A first Premier League clean sheet of the season at Selhurst Park is a welcome tonic.
Christian Benteke is back among the goals with three in two for Palace following that big money summer switch from Liverpool. That needs to continue with Eagles loan signing Loic Remy lacking fitness and Connor Wickham set to miss the rest of this season with a serious knee injury.
It’s not all that surprising to find 2016 FA Cup finalists Palace struggling at the back, though, as they’ve only managed three league clean sheets in 2016.
The reported £10m signing of James Tomkins from West Ham should’ve strengthened this area, with him operating alongside seasoned defenders Damien Delaney and Scott Dann.
Got a bad (Mike) Phelan about Tigers troubles?
Hull City’s sensational start to the season was always going to be hard to maintain. Winning back-to-back Premier League games in August, they’ve picked up just five points since.
The Tigers’ future remains very uncertain both on and off the field, but the current owners still gave caretaker Mike Phelan a permanent contract as manager eventually.
Among next Premier League manager to leave tips at 7/1, Phelan may only be saved by the fact Hull haven’t found new investment. Few coaches are likely to want the gig until this is resolved.
Meanwhile, the Tigers’ presence in the EFL Cup semi-finals will also help Phelan’s cause. It’s no clean sheet in 16 games across all competitions, so as defender Curtis Davies recently said, they need help.
Bar those four bosses, Walter Mazzarri (Watford) is next in the betting at 14/1, with Northeast duo David Moyes (Sunderland) and Aitor Karanka (Middlesbrough) equal 16/1 shots.
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