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Slaven Bilic favourite on new Premier League Sack Race market

West Ham’s team manager Slaven Bilic looks through bubbles during the English Premier League soccer match between West Ham and Middlesbrough at The London Stadium in London, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Bilic as short as 2/1 to be next Premier League boss sacked after Francesco Guidolin leaves Swansea

We’ve had our first managerial casualty of the 2016/17 Premier League season, with Francesco Guidolin given the sack by Swansea City after the Welsh club’s slow start to the campaign.

It was no great shock to see the Italian depart the Liberty Stadium despite the fact that they had played reasonably well against a vibrant Liverpool side, with the bookmakers now pricing up the next Premier League Sack Race market.

Slaven Bilic is as short as 2/1 to win the latest renewal with the West Ham manager struggling to get results at the Olympic Stadium as the Hammers continue to ensure a difficult time of things at their new ground.

William Hill offer a best price 3/1 that the Croatian is the next manager to leave and the club’s owners might be ready to make a change if results don’t improve after the international break.

David Moyes is 4/1 with the same bookmaker and Sunderland are currently looking every inch like the sort of team who are going to suffer relegation this season.

The Scot seems realistic about the team’s focus this season which is largely avoiding the drop although owner Ellis Short might be looking to make a change especially if Sam Allardyce becomes available again.

Tony Pulis is as big as 6/1 with Paddy Power although one suspects he and the West Brom owners are content enough with the arrangements at The Hawthorns for now, while Mark Hughes retains the backing of Stoke City and the Welshman is out to 8/1.

It appears as though the latest Sack Race market is between these four men, with Alan Pardew a much chunkier 18/1 and Aitor Karanka 25/1.

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