Coral’s boss watch: Garry Monk future looks bleak at Swansea
Jamie Clark, Sports Editor | November 9, 2015
Monk on brink of Swans sacking?
Garry Monk is odds-on 1/2 favourite with Coral to be the next Premier League boss to get the boot, after his struggling Swansea City side have won one of their last nine in all competitions.
Reports in today’s national press claim Swans manager Monk, 36, will be sacked after snubbing a proposed structural change that would see a director of football appointed to work above him.
It is rumoured Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins will seek a more experienced coach to take over at the Liberty Stadium during the international break. Monk’s men are in an even lower league position of 14th than when he replaced predecessor Michael Laudrup in February 2014.
Missing Mourinho sees odds for Blues axe drift
Jose Mourinho may have missed Chelsea’s 1-0 defeat at Stoke City due to a stadium ban, but his price to be axed next has eased to 2/1.
Blues owner Roman Abramovich looks set to stick with ‘the Special One’ for the foreseeable future due to a lack of available alternatives.
Although former Chelsea coaches Carlo Ancelotti, Roberto Di Matteo, Guus Hiddink and Brendan Rodgers, plus ex-England boss Fabio Capello have been linked with Stamford Bridge on an interim basis, Mourinho may be the man to turn things around.
McClaren living to fight another day at Magpies
Victory at Bournemouth has bought Newcastle United manager Steve McClaren some precious time, and he is now a 6/1 in the next boss to go market.
Much-maligned Magpies owner Mike Ashley may be belatedly vindicated by appointing the former England, Middlesbrough and Derby County gaffer, as he took the travelling Toon Army out of the bottom three with that 1-0 win at Dean Court.
Despite losing the latest Tyne-Wear derby, Newcastle’s favourable results either side of that – hitting Norwich City for six and a credible draw with Stoke – are signs of a response from the players under McClaren.
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