Jose Mourinho heads the Premier League Sack Race market but it’s possible that no sackings will be made this season
This is a statement which could be set up for ridicule but there’s some merit in having a couple of quid on no Premier League manager to be sacked this season.
Several bookmakers have a Sack Race market where customers can bet on a manager to be the next Premier League boss out of a job, with Jose Mourinho currently trading at evens with BetVictor to win this particular heat.
Mourinho has seen his Manchester United team lose their past couple of matches although there appears to be little appetite to axe the Portuguese as he serves the final year of a three-year contract which has seen the Red Devils flatline as they did under Louis van Gaal.
If JM remains at Old Trafford for the rest of the season, then who will be the winner of this Sack Race heat? Rafael Benitez is trading as short as 2/1 with one bookmaker although we’re not sure that the Newcastle boss will walk away from his post this term.
Mark Hughes might come under pressure at Southampton although he did keep the wolf from the door last term and might be given until the bitter end to get things right at St Mary’s.
The rumours surrounding Claude Puel leaving Leicester seem to have dissipated and the Frenchman will be boosted when Jamie Vardy returns from his three-match ban, while Harry Maguire has remained at the King Power.
Meanwhile, Manuel Pellegrini will surely be given time at West Ham despite them having a tough run of fixtures and it’s possible that Neil Warnock and David Wagner will stay in charge even if the teams are loitering near the foot of the Premier League.
So we’re going for a little bet on No Manager at 150/1 which should provide a bit of entertainment. If we can get to Christmas without a change being made, then we can start to get a little bit excited.
All odds were correct at time of posting.