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Sarri remains sack race favourite as Puel goes

February 25th, 2019 Football, Home, Media & Journalism, News & Events, Press Release

Maurizio Sarri remains odds-on to be the next Premier League manager to leave after Claude Puel was axed by Leicester.

Puel left Leicester following their 4-1 hammering at home by Crystal Palace, and whilst his departure was not a huge shock – he was not the favourite to go.

Indeed Puel is the first Premier League manager to leave this season, who wasn’t top of the betting market in the Sack Race.

Slavisa Jokanovic, Mark Hughes, Jose Mourinho and David Wagner – who all left before Puel, were favourites.

Premier League Sack Race Favourites
July Javi Gracia
August Mark Hughes
August Jose Mourinho
September Manuel Pellegrini
September Jose Mourinho
October Jose Mourinho
October Slavisa Jokanovic
November Slavisa Jokanovic
Jokanovic sacked – was favourite
November Mark Hughes
December Mark Hughes
Hughes sacked – was favourite
December Jose Mourinho
Mourinho sacked – was favourite
December Claude Puel
January Claude Puel
January David Wagner
Wagner sacked – was favourite
January Claude Puel
February Marco Silva
February Maurizio Sarri
Puel sacked – NOT favourite

So Sarri remains at the head of the market, and at 1/6 his price has even shortened since Puel’s exit.

Sarri’s nearest rival is King’s Road neighbour Claudio Ranieri at 13/2 – and due to only a few months of the season left – it is 12/1 for no more managers to leave before the end of the season.

OddsMonkey spokesman Peter Watton commented: “The Sack Race has been quite predictable this year, as our research shows, indeed Puel is the only one to catch out the Bookmakers – although he was second favourite, so wasn’t a huge price himself having been outright favourite a number of times throughout the season.

“Now we are back to the market and Sarri at 1/6 is a very strong favourite to go next.”

Selected odds:

Premier League Sack Race Odds:
Maurizio Sarri 1/6
Claudio Ranieri 13/2
No more manager to leave this season 12/1
Marco Silva 14/1
Neil Warnock 20/1
Rafa Benitez 20/1
Roy Hodgson 20/1
Chris Hughton 25/1
Jan Siewet 33/1
Next Leicester manager 33/1
Ralph Hassenhuttl 50/1
Sean Dyche 50/1
Unai Emery 50/1
Manuel Pellegrini 66/1
Eddie Howe 100/1

*Odds correct at time of publishing

Spokesman Peter Watton is available for further comment or one-on-one interviews on this subject or anything connected with a betting market – for more information please contact press@oddsmonkey.com or call 01916404262