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Pellegrini new odds-on favourite for Sack Race

February 6th, 2020 Home, Media & Journalism, Uncategorized

West Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini is favourite for the Premier League Sack Race for the first time since he took charge at the club.

The former Real Madrid coach took charge at West Ham in 2018 and has overseen significant spending during his tenure, but results – especially this season – have not been good and they currently sit just one point above the drop-zone.

The pressure is now on and Bookmakers have cut his odds into 2/7, which is nearly 80% probability.

2019 Premier League Sack Race Favourite Odds
Early July Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 6/1
Frank Lampard 6/1
Mid July Steve Bruce 4/1
Early August Roy Hodgson 6/1
Mid August Steve Bruce 3/1
End August Javi Gracia 5/4
Early September Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 5/1
Mauricio Pochettino 5/1
Steve Bruce 5/1
Mid September Mauricio Pochettino 4/1
End September Marco Silva 6/4
Early October Mauricio Pochettino 2/1
Mid October Marco Silva 7/4
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 7/4
End October Ralph Hasenhuttl 4/5
Early November Unai Emery 2/1
Mid November Unai Emery 5/4
End November Marco Silva 2/7
Early December Marco Silva 1/10
Early December Manuel Pellegrini 2/7

OddsMonkey spokesman Peter Watton commented: “With the recent departures of of Pochettino, Emery, Flores and Silva – we are firmly in the middle of sacking season, and Pellegrini is under real pressure.

“He has never been favourite before but now at 2/7 he looks firmly on course for the the axe. Others who have been big movers are Daniel Farke and Eddie Howe – with both Norwich and Bournemouth in poor form – but at 8/1 they are still some way off Pellegrini.

Premier League Sack Race Odds:

Manuel Pellegrini – 2/7
Daniel Farke – 8/1
Eddie Howe – 8/1
Ralph Hasenhuttl – 10/1
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – 14/1
Nuno Espirito Santos – 14/1
Sean Dyche – 33/1
Dean Smith – 40/1
Steve Bruce – 50/1
Roy Hodgson – 50/1
Chris Wilder – 50/1
Graham Potter – 50/1
Brendan Rodgers – 60/1
Frank Lampard – 100/1
Jose Mourinho – 100/1
Pep Guardiola – 100/1
Jurgen Klopp – 200/1

Odds correct at time of writing

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