Premier League Sack Race: Jose Mourinho Heads the betting Odds

Jose Mourinho remains the Bookmakers odds-on favourite with William Hill to leave in the Premier League sack race, ahead of Mark Hughes and Neil Warnock.

With an international break just around the corner, this weekend’s fixtures could prove crucial to any hopes the betting favourites have.

Rafa Benitez and his Newcastle are up first for Jose Mourinho and William Hill are offering a special 3/1 that the Spaniard draws or beats his Portuegese counter-part that results in Mourinho’s sacking over the international break.

But besides the obvious candidates, is there a manager the traders haven’t noticed could be in the firing line? We reckon so.

So without further ado, read on for our betting tips in the race to see which manager departs from his club first…

Premier League sack race: Jose Mourinho

Sack Race Odds: 8/11 William Hill

League Position: 10th

Record: P 4 W 2 D 0 L 2 GF -1 PTS 6

Summer spending: £74.4m

The self-proclaimed ‘Special One’ is odds-on to leave first in the Next Manager to Leave market after a demoralizing week that him beaten by Derby County and West Ham before playing out a dull goalless draw with Valencia in the Champions League.

Pressure has been mounting on Mourinho since preseason preparations where he claimed that he wouldn’t pay to watch Manchester United play in America amid concerns over the club’s inability to complete the signings of several players.

More barbed comments were sent chief executive Ed Woodward’s way as the Premier League season prepared to kick-off and Mourinho

Punters will be well aware of the third-season Mourinho syndrome that has followed the Portuguese coach whereby all bridges would be burnt and his departure would be effectively sealed.

A win against Newcastle could offer him some breathing space but a gut-wrenching return to Stamford Bridge right after the international break could prove decisive in the Premier League sack race.

Premier League sack race

Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic might be trading at 33/1, but we reckon he could be in trouble.

Premier League Sack Race: Slaviša Jokanović

Sack Race Odds: 33/1 William Hill Odds

League Position: 16th

Record: P 4 W 2 D 0 L 2 GF -1 PTS 6

Summer spending: £100m

Fulham’s ownership spent a monstrous amount of money over the summer in what was a clear statement of their intent for the upcoming Premier League season.

That statement? Fulham are here to stay – whatever the cost.

With a talented clique of players including Aleksander Mitrovic, Jean Michael-Seri, Ryan Sessegnon and Andre Schurrle – you can not argue that the players aren’t adequate.

So why do Fulham languish just above the relegation zone at 17th with just 5 points? Ultimately it comes down to just one man and that’s why our outside betting prediction in the Premier League sack race is Slaviša Jokanović.

Trading at an extremely long 33/1, Jokanović might seem like one of the safer coaches at the moment. But Arsenal – who have won five on the bounce in the league – visit Craven Cottage on Sunday and could keep them grounded until after the international break.

Upcoming games against Cardiff, Bournemouth, and Huddersfield might provide the Serb with some leeways but any slip-ups there and Fulham would surely have to pull the trigger.

Premier League Sack Race: Mark Hughes

Sack Race Odds: 7/1 William Hill

League Position: 16th

Record: P 4 W 2 D 0 L 2 GF -1 PTS 6

Summer spending: £56m

A healthy £56m spent in the summer is hardly much in the modern Premier League era but Southampton spent that money wisely?

The Saints finished 17th last season, narrowly avoiding relegation. There performances this season, however, could undoubtedly be labeled as ‘relegation-form’.

New defensive signing Vestergaard hasn’t impressed and neither has Stuart Armstrong. Angus Gunn meanwhile has had to contend with League Cup appearances.

Southampton have picked up just one win so far – a 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace – and a further two draws alongside their four defeats. Hughes’ constant blame-deflecting post-match interviews haven’t gone down well at St. Mary’s and with odds of 7/1, he is already being tipped as one of the favourites to go in the Premier League.

Chelsea are in town this weekend and could pile on the misery leaving Hughes in a precarious situation ahead of the international break.

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