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Rodgers, Moyes and Pardew lead the bosses set to retain jobs in 2014

| 02.01.2014

Over the course of the last 12 months, of the 20 teams that were in the Premier League on January 1st 2013, only eight still have the same managers in place a year on.

This number is almost certain to drop in the upcoming year and below we have listed five managers who we expect to still be in their current posts next New Year’s Eve.

David Moyes

Replacing Sir Alex Ferguson was always going to be a long-term project and given that Moyes was so carefully chosen to be the next Manchester United manager, it seems unlikely that he will be shelved inside 18 months of the job.

Sir Alex Ferguson profited from being given time in the early days and he will surely be among those championing the same for Moyes, who has found an upturn in results of late.

Some success in the transfer market would boost his stock with supporters and 1/4 looks a price worth taking that Moyes is in charge next New Year’s Eve.

Brendan Rodgers

Getting Liverpool to the top of the table heading into the Xmas period was testament to the great job Rodgers has done at Liverpool and although a combination of a small squad and tough away games have seen them slip from this perch, the future remains bright.

Some of the club’s younger players are beginning to emerge and other signings beginning to improve, suggesting that Rodgers’ methods are bearing some fruit.

Given how well Rodgers is doing in comparison to the likes of Roy Hodgson and Kenny Dalglish, he should also be backed to stay at 1/5.

Roberto Martinez

When it comes to loyalty in management, few eclipse Roberto Martinez in this department, having remained at relegation-threatened Wigan for four seasons, despite opportunities to leave for bigger clubs.

The way he has started at Everton suggests the only reason he would leave would be to take charge of a club with serious title aspirations, but even then, there is every prospect he would stay at Everton to continue the development he has forged.

Martinez to stay is the shortest price on offer in those mentioned here at 1/6.

Steve Bruce

Not being unkind to Bruce, but almost regardless of any success he achieves at Hull, he is unlikely to be a serious contender for a bigger club. A Premier League club expected to finish in the bottom half of the standings is about his ceiling at present.

Therefore, there is little chance he would want to leave Hull and assuming Bruce keeps them in the Premier League, which is looking a strong possibility at present, it is unlikely that he will be axed either.

The bigger danger would appear to be if Bruce avoids relegation, but then starts next season poorly, which was part of the problem for Steve Clarke at West Brom. Bruce is 1/3 to still be Hull manager on the last day of 2014.

Alan Pardew

Pardew remains the second longest-serving manager in the Premier League behind Arsene Wenger and it should be remembered that he still has the best part of seven years remaining on the contract extension he signed in 2012.

This makes him incredibly expensive to sack and he stayed last season, despite Newcastle flirting with relegation for a period.

Newcastle appear to be back on the upgrade again now, with Pardew a tasty 1/2 to see out another year in charge.

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