Solskjaer, Rodgers, Howe, Bielsa: Odds on the next Premier League manager to be sacked

  • Kobe Tong

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is getting pelters from all directions right now.

The Manchester United boss is feeling the pressure after yet another tepid performance in the Premier League, losing comfortably to Manchester City at Old Trafford over the weekend.

The Red Devils never really looked like threatening Ederson's goal, notching just a single shot on target, with an own goal from Eric Bailly and a Bernardo Silva strike giving City the three points.

Solskjaer under pressure

And with the 5-0 humiliation against Liverpool still fresh on the minds of the Old Trafford faithful, many fans are becoming increasingly frustrated that Solskjaer hasn't been relieved of his duties.

If anything, the situation is all the more bewildering for United supporters when you consider the sheer amount of Premier League managers who have been given the chop in recent weeks.

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It feels like Watford's sacking of Xisco Munoz in early October has sparked a chain reaction with Steve Bruce, Nuno Espírito Santo, Daniel Farke and Dean Smith all following him out of the door.

As such, it's starting to feel as though the Premier League managers who have been most under pressure so far this season have already been kicked out, which leaves just one coach...

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Odds on next PL boss to be sacked

Yes, that's right, Solskjaer is now the favourite with bookmakers to be the next boss in England's top-flight to be shown the exit and that will surely only pour more and more pressure on United.

Reports on Monday suggest that Solskjaer will still be in charge for the Watford game, but you wouldn't necessarily know that if you looked at SkyBet's odds for the next managerial departure.

So, bearing that in mind, be sure to look at how Solskjaer's chances of being the next manager sacked compares to the other heard coaches by checking out the odds at the time of writing below:

=15. Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool) - 100/1

=15. Pep Guardiola (Manchester City) - 100/1

=15. David Moyes (West Ham United) - 100/1

=15. Antonio Conte (Tottenham Hotspur) - 100/1


14. Thomas Tuchel (Chelsea) - 80/1

13. Patrick Vieira (Crystal Palace) - 66/1

12. Mikel Arteta (Arsenal) - 50/1

11. Sean Dyche (Burnley) - 40/1

10. Eddie Howe (Newcastle United) - 33/1


9. Bruno Lage (Wolverhampton Wanderers) - 28/1

=7. Thomas Frank (Brentford) - 25/1

=7. Graham Potter (Brighton & Hove Albion) - 25/1

6. Brendan Rodgers (Leicester City) - 16/1

=4. Ralph Hasenhüttl (Southampton) - 14/1


=4. Marcelo Bielsa (Leeds United) - 14/1

3. Rafael Benitez (Everton) - 8/1

2. Claudio Ranieri (Watford) - 6/1

1. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Manchester United) - 2/5


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Solskjaer is the clear favourite

Right, there is plenty to unpack here, but it's hard to take your eyes off the fact that everything is pointing towards Solskjaer having his neck on the chopping block.

Well, perhaps everything other than the signals from the Old Trafford boardrooms because - much to the dismay of many fans - they seem to be standing by Solskjaer through thick and thin.

We don't necessarily think it's a bad thing, by the way, because anybody losing their job is nothing to be taken lightly, but it must be said that countless coaches have been sacked for much less.


Besides, you only need to look at Ranieri being the second-most fancied manager to go next to get that point, though it's worth saying that Watford are particularly trigger-happy with coaching staff.

Elsewhere, things are starting to unravel with the Bielsa era at Elland Road, the pressure is cranking up around Benitez at Everton and Rodgers is beginning to actually look human with Leicester City.

However, no matter what conclusions you draw from how the Premier League managers are ranked, the common theme remains that Solskjaer is now under more pressure than ever before.



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