With Manchester United having slumped to 2 defeats already from their 3 initial Premier League games critics are baying for Jose Mourinho's blood.
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The Portuguese is now the 1/1 favourite to lose his job first out of the Premier League managers.
Despite his “negative” style (plainly lacking in aggression) Mourino was able to vault the Red Devils to the 2nd spot of the EPL table in 2017-18 season. In a press conference following the 0-3 route to Tottenham Hotspur on Monday, Mourinho reminded the gathering that he has managed three Premier League title wins. But that's not going to cut much ice with the management at Old Trafford if the Red Devils' performance in the ongoing 2018-19 continue in the same vein.
Mark Hughes at odds of 6/1 is tipped be the next fastest sacking from managerial responsibilities. Hughes took over from Mauricio Pellegrino as the Southampton coach in March 2018 and a ending flurry of wins in the 2017-18 season somehow veered the Saints narrowly away from relegation. The Saint's 16th position in the 2017-18 season was a far cry from a place in the Top 8 they secured in the one before.
Things aren't looking very upbeat for Hughes side with the start of the new season with Southampton slumping to 2 successive defeats to Everton and Leicester City and managing just 1 point from their 3 games so far.
Rafael Benítez at 8/1 is on line for the third-fastest sacking as the Newcastle boss. The Magpies recovered from a terrible beginning to the previous season, but Benítez was able to steer them to a 10th spot on the EPL table eventually. Newcastle have begun the ongoing 2018-19 season as badly as Southampton, losing two of their 3 initial Premier League games but to top-tier clubs, Tottenahm Hotspur and Chelsea. The 0-0 away draw to minions with Cardiff City has drawn a lot of flak though. Despite the unfavourable odds, Benitez is expected to stay on at St James' Park.
Claude Puel who was sacked as Southampton manager in mid-2017 took over the reins of Leicester City from Craig Shakespeare four months later. The Foxes under Puel did manage to find a place among the Top 10 in the 2017-18 season but ended it on a sorry note, crashing to 5 defeats from their last 7 games. The upshot was that Leicester finished 9th and failed to qualify for the Europa League putting pressure on the 56-year old Frenchman's credentials. The Foxes, though, have got off to a satisfactory start winning 2 games on the trot beating Wolverhampton Wanderers and Southampton.
The odds of 10/1 don’t do justice to Puel who seems less likely to be given the boot anytime soon.
At 12/1 Manuel Pellegrini is also among the bookmakers' potential list of coaches who could get sacked soon. The 64-year old Chilean's inclusion in the list is surprising considering he just took over charge of West Ham United on a three-year contract. The Hammers have begun the 2018-19 on a disastrous note, though, losing all their three Premier League outings. Pellegrini's men were unfortunate to have started the EPL campaign against a rampaging Liverpool and face Arsenal a couple of matches later. But it is hoped that the ex-Manchester City coach who lead them to the 2013-14 title will see better days ahead with the Hammers going into the 2018-19 season.
At 25/1, Sean Dyche is on the bookmakers' list of managers to get the boot any time, which is surprising since the 47-year old Englishman delivered one of the best seasons for Burnley since 2001. Burnley managed a 7th spot on the EPL table in 2017-18 and a ticket to this season's Europa League. Dyche who has been around since 2012 couldn't have expected a worse possible start to a Premier League season, playing out a unavoidable 0-0 draw in their opening fixture with weaklings Southampton and then trounced 1-3 and 2-4 by the not-so-fancied Watford and Fulham.