9th Nov 2017 | Premier League
Next PL Manager To Leave Tip
The media will always keep the hype up but once the Everton vacancy is filled the manager merry-go-round might just stop.
There were 53% fewer managerial casualties in the Premier League last season compared to the year before and it’s just possible we could see a period of more stability on its way.
It may sound unlikely, but best odds of 100/1 with Skybet on no further manager to leave his post this season may be worth a flutter. Williamhill offer 50/1 which indicates the value.
In reality, many of the trigger-happy boards in the top flight have already made their move. Palace, Everton, Leicester and now West Ham. The new arrival at Goodison Park hasn’t been announced yet but it’s looking increasingly unlikely to be Sean Dyche or a current Premier League incumbent.
If you look at other sides in the bottom half it all looks quite settled. Eddie Howe remains popular at Bournemouth while Stoke and West Brom may ultimately decide they are better off sticking with their tried and tested bosses, Hughes and Pulis respectively.
It would be a surprise if anyone in the current top 12 left before the summer now which leaves us Pellegrino and Clement as the two men under most pressure.
Swansea may show some loyalty to the latter as he performed well to keep them up last season and with the best will in the world they are down where they should be based on the money they have or haven’t spent.
The Southampton situation does concern me but the board at St Mary’s Stadium seems to be one of the more patient ones around. Every permanent Saints boss has had at least one full season going back to 2009.
So when you dig deeper, a triple figure price looks generous. Yes this market has been busy since the summer but it could be about to enter a lull.