With the upcoming week’s international fixtures, Best Free Bet Scout uses the break from the Premier League to take a look at the bookies front-runners and the best odds on which manager will be first to face the chop.
The joke’s on Jokanovic
Slavisa Jokanovic, Fulham (1/2 – Sportingbet)
There’s no hiding the fact that Fulham are struggling to compete in the top flight since gaining promotion as Championship play-off winners last season.
They currently sit rock bottom of the Premier League with only one win to their name, and having lost their last seven games.
Manager Slavisa Jokanovic is under mounting pressure, and despite making a number of high-profile signings in the summer, Fulham have failed to score in their last three games and have now shipped more goals than any other team in the league.
The bookies have firmly put Jokanovic as their favourite to get axed first.
Desperate times for Hughes
Mark Hughes, Southampton (9/4 – William Hill)
Having not claimed a victory in their last 8 games, and failing to score in five of their last eight Premier League encounters, Southampton are looking bereft of ideas up front.
Notching up the seasons biggest defeat at Man City a fortnight ago has ramped up the pressure on the manager.
Already in the territory of blaming the ref, the pressure is starting to show on Mark Hughes’ face. He will be well that all eyes will be on his ability to succeed at Southampton, aware that his reputation will be on a knife-edge after failing at relegated Stoke.
Have the board at Southampton just hit the final nail in Mark Hughes’ coffin with their recent ‘show of confidence’?
Has José saved his bacon?
José Mourinho, Man United (14/1 – Coral)
After being the front-runner for quite some time, José Mourinho looks to have rescued his job somewhat, despite a disappointing result in the derby last weekend.
A four-game unbeaten run including an exceptional comeback against the Champions League favourites Juventus, has silenced many of the critics and perhaps convinced a few that Mourinho does have what it takes to keep make United competitive.
However, losing to their bitter rivals with such a lack-lustre performance will have angered many fans, and no doubt disappoint the owners. Mourinho blamed fatigue from to a packed schedule, which may account for the relatively long odds the bookies currently hold him at.
Best odds for next Premier League manager to be sacked
- Slavisa Jokanovic, Fulham (1/2 – Sportingbet)
- Mark Hughes, Southampton (9/4 – William Hill)
- Roy Hodgson, Crystal Palace (12/1 – William Hill)
- Rafa Benitez, Newcastle United (14/1 – Coral)
- José Mourinho, Man United (14/1 – Coral)
- Neil Warnock, Cardiff City (12/1 – William Hill)
* All odds correct as of 22:00 on Tuesday 13 November 2018