By News Team
Last Updated: 22nd March 2021
We’ve recently seen the exit of Chris Wilder from Sheffield United, with the Blades seemingly all but consigned to the Championship next season.
With a few more months remaining of this Premier League campaign, there will no doubt be more upcoming changes on the managerial merry-go-round before the season is out – but who will be next to leave?
We’ve taken a look at the odds for the next Premier League manager to leave their job.
It’s of little surprise to see Newcastle manager Steve Bruce leading the betting at 11/8 given how badly the Magpies have been performing of late. Since December 12, Newcastle have picked up just two victories, which has sent them plummeting from midtable into the heart of a relegation scrap. With just nine games of their season left to play, Bruce’s side are only two points clear of the drop zone, albeit having played a game less than 18th-placed Fulham. Though given the fighting spirit Fulham have shown in recent months, Newcastle are in real trouble, and they could well move to dispense with Bruce’s services to stop the rot.
When West Brom appointed Sam Allardyce in December, they were hiring a manger that had never been relegated from the top-flight, having previously taken charge of seven clubs in the Premier League. A few months on and that Allardyce magic has yet to rub off on the Baggies, with the former England boss next in the betting at 10/1 to leave. While they have shown signs of improvement under Allardyce, he has guided them to just two wins since his appointment, with the Midlands club still 10 points adrift of safety. West Brom’s fate looks to be sealed and they may well opt to remove Allardyce before the season is out to start planning for life in the Championship.
With Southampton sitting 14th in the table, on the face of it, it perhaps seems a little surprising that Ralph Hassenhuttl sits next in the betting at 12/1. Though a little closer inspection reveals they have been in freefall for some time. After an impressive start to the campaign, the Saints looked to be challenging for a European place, but 10 defeats since the turn of the year, including a disastrous 9-0 loss to Manchester United, has seen them slip down the table fast. In truth, Hassenhuttl’s side haven’t recovered in the league since their mauling at Old Trafford, and any further poor results could see the Austrian move on from St Mary’s.
While Bruce, Allardyce and Hassenhuttl are the front-runners to leave their role next, Scott Parker is the next name in contention at 14/1. With Fulham still in the drop zone with just eight games left to play, could they opt to replace Parker in a bid to rejuvenate their survival hopes? It might seem harsh, but could the new manager bounce save their season?