Premier League management is a lucrative position that is very cut-throat in its nature. The vast amount of money involved determines that success must be achieved both on and off the pitch.
The on-pitch success responsibility lies wholly on the manager, as far the upper echelons are concerned. Bad runs are rarely tolerated these days, leading to many a manager (justifiably or unjustifiably) being shown their cards.
With some of the so-called big clubs presenting such a poor start to the season, it is surely only a matter of time before one manager is sent packing.
Who offers the next manager to leave market?
There is a market specifically relating to this subject and is offered across many of the popular UK bookmakers apps, including
Odds can change drastically, depending on what the latest news is and how the last game went.
Current situation 07/10/19
With Everton now sitting in the relegation zone, it comes as no real surprise that the manager currently leading the market is Marco Silva at 2.10 on the Betway app.
With Spurs and Manchester United’s terrible away form continuing to lead to defeats against a perceived weaker side, it makes sense that Solskjaer and Pochettino are also in the running at 4.00 and 9.00 respectively.
There’s then quite a gap to 4th favourite in the market – Steve Bruce at Ralph Hasenhuttl at 18.00. With Newcastle pulling off a home win against Manchester United at the weekend odds on Bruce have increased significantly.
My Opinion on who will leave next.
I can see why Silva is currently an outright market leader. Pochettino has earned a small degree of loyalty from the Spurs board and would be difficult for them to find someone of the same ilk to replace him with.
Solskjaer has been given a long-term contract and has provided a long-term plan or bringing stability back to the club. Although this plan seems a long, long way off from fruition, I can see him being given a small amount of grace, possibly another transfer window to get things to improve.
Silva, however, is in deep trouble. He spent large in the summer on some big-name signings and has seen nothing back from his buck so far. He now has a lower points-per-game ratio than any of the recent line of ex-Everton managers (Moyes, Koeman, Allardyce & Martinez), who were all similarly dismissed for poor results.
If Everton fail to get something at home to West Ham on Saturday then it could very well be bye-bye Silva, in my opinion.
Hints and tips
The next manager to leave post-market is one you should be regularly betting on. This shouldn’t be incorporated into your usual weekend bets. Instead, it should be treated as an opportune market – One to be aware of and have a punt on when you feel someone will imminently be sacked.
There’s no real formula to success here when placing bets on this market but, as is the case in most cases – knowledge is key.
Keep your eyes peeled on the interviews of managers who are struggling in their role. Facial expressions and the way they respond to the tough questions about their job security can tell you a lot about how much pressure the manager is under.
Pay attention to the way the players engage with their manager. Is there harmony in the camp? If so then this can be taken as a healthy relationship and a calm, relaxed manager.
If not and the manager is blaming player performances and pointing fingers elsewhere then this is usually a sign that the manager is starting to buckle and is pretty clueless into how to turn things around.
Scanning across the social media networks can give you a rough idea on how favoured the manager is amongst their own fan base. Loyal and die-hard fans are only to keen to give away their opinions and thoughts on the likes of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Radio phone-ins are also a good indicator on popular sports radio stations, both local and national.
However, some of this should be taken with a pinch of salt, as proud, loyal fans can be a fickle bunch when things aren’t going their way.
Use tabloids as a starting point only
One strong piece of advice we would give is never place a bet on this market completely based upon a tabloid story. Newspapers and sports media outlets make their money from making every story as dramatic as possible and can lead their readers into a false sense that a sacking is imminent.
If you do agree with a paper story, we would recommend combining this with some of the other tips mentioned above to give a much more unbiased view.