19.10.2021 - The new English Premier League season is just a few weeks old but some club managers are already feeling the pressure. Some teams may be fulfilling their potential while others are simply struggling to have any impact in the opening games.
There are few chairmen with the patience to keep faith in their bosses in modern day football. In these early days, we’ve already seen one manager leave their post after Xisco Munoz was sacked following Watford’s poor start to their campaign.
Who will be next? There’s lots of speculation which is backed up by a semi-official verdict.
The Neutral Verdict
Believe it or not, there are betting markets in place where it’s possible to stake on the next Premier League manager to leave their post. Under the rules of the market, the departure can be voluntary but, in most cases, the unfortunate boss is simply sacked.
According to the best betting sites sourced by SBO.net, Newcastle United’s Steve Bruce is a clear favourite following the recent takeover of the club. Some way behind the market leader are Nuno Espirito Santo of Wolves, Daniel Farke at Norwich City and Claudio Ranieri who is Munoz’s replacement at Watford.
As soon as any manager leaves their post, those markets will be reset and SBO.net will reflect the newly-updated odds. If any readers want to get involved and make their own choice from the candidates, it’s possible to register with one of the sportsbooks and there will be sign up offers in most places.
To help them access the options, the website will also have news and opinion articles on the Premier League and on football in general. Once onboard with a chosen operator, there will be a selection of funding options, effective customer service plus all the regular football markets throughout the season.
It’s a comprehensive site but who are the managers under most pressure at this point in the new campaign?
Will Nuno Go?
Spurs had a number of managers in the frame when they sacked Jose Mourinho and it’s fair to say that Nuno Espirito Santo wasn’t their first choice. The former Wolves boss stepped into the chair after a number of other approaches had been unsuccessful.
Things started positively for the new Tottenham coach with three straight wins in the league which took the side to the top of the table. Espirito Santo even won the Manager of the Month award for August but it’s been downhill ever since.
Three consecutive defeats followed that positive opening run and it’s thought that Spurs may already be looking elsewhere, with Brighton’s Graham Potter a potential new candidate.
Canaries not in Tune
Norwich City are the basement boys of the Premier League and a solitary point from seven opening matches puts the Canaries at the very bottom of the table. Daniel Farke is the manager under pressure here but the club has kept faith in him in previous years.
Norwich were promoted from the Championship under Farke at the end of the 2018/19 season but dropped back to the second tier a year later. The side were promoted at the next attempt but are already looking like certain candidates for relegation once again,
The Canaries have been loyal to Farke but will they stick with their man if a drop back to the Championship seems almost certain? It’s a decision that the owners must take very soon if they are to stand a chance of staying up this time.
Magpies to wave Goodbye to Bruce
Also in the relegation zone are Newcastle United who have just been the subject of a much publicised takeover. Magpies fans are confident of brighter times ahead but the new owners will need to address current issues on the pitch.
It seems almost inevitable that manager Steve Bruce will make way as soon as negotiations for a replacement can be concluded. Among the names in the frame are former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte while it’s also rumoured that Newcastle are interested in current England coach Gareth Southgate.
There are several high quality managers waiting for a new position to become vacant but who will be the next manager to leave after their poor starts to the 2021/22 EPL season?