It’s not the first time that Alan Pardew has been at the top of the betting list as the next Premier League manager to be fired, but giving him a close run at the moment as the favorite is big Sam Allardyce, who is currently managing West Ham United.
Alan Pardew – feeling the heat at Newcastle
West Ham is the fourth Premier League club Sam has managed in his management career, after he did stints at Bolton, Newcastle United and Blackburn Rovers.
Here are the current favorites to be fired and in order – specifically by SkyBet:
- Alan Pardew – Newcastle 9-4
- Sam Allardyce – West Ham 5-2
- Alan Irvine – West Brom 6-1
- Harry Redknapp – QPR 7-1
- Paul Lambert – Aston Villa 7-1
With only 20 teams in the Premier League – there were still 12 sackings last season, including two at Fulham – and they were still relegated.
And that very high firing rate will likely continue this season, with the huge money PL clubs get out of the TV rights only increasing over the next few years, and where big money is concerned we know things can get ugly – as we saw last season.
And in the betting to replace Alan – should he be shown the door – it’s little changed over the last week or so.
The favorites are
- Tony Pulis 4-1
- David Moyes 5-1
- Steve Bruce 8-1
- Cristophe Galtier 12-1
- Tim Sherwood 12-1
Mike Ashley has only employed English managers so far in his rather tumultuous and unpopular reign at Newcastle, and it’s interesting that four of the top five managers in the betting are all English.
Would Newcastle fans be happy if current favorite Tony Pulis becomes manager?
And if Steve Bruce is appointed does that means we could see Hatem Ben Arfa back at Newcastle next season?
Those are two interesting questions.
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