Odds of 90/1 for no other Premier League manager to leave this season
The international break is often a nerve-shredding period of uncertainty, anxiety, and dread for under-fire managers.
October’s edition has already gobbled up one unfortunate victim, Xisco Munoz, that’s despite other top-flight managers enduring far worse starts to the season than the unfortunate Spaniard: Sean Dyche, Steve Bruce, Daniel Farke, and Ralph Hasenhuttl are all still searching for their first win.
Dyche will simply never be sacked, despite the overwhelming pressure on his shoulders Bruce also appears unsackable at the moment, Farke is safe for now but needs to show something sharpish, and the same could be said of Hasenhuttl.
Nuno Santo still features towards the top of the betting market after experiencing a difficult few weeks, although the win over Aston Villa came at the ideal time. It’s since been revealed by David Ornstein that the Portuguese coach has a clause in his contract which allows Spurs to part ways next summer without paying him any compensation, providing they finish outside of the top-six.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is no stranger to feeling the heat and he now finds himself odds-on to leave at some point this season, however despite fan frustrations the Man Utd hierarchy appear fully behind the Norwegian for now. A few defeats could change their stance however.
All the aforementioned managers are likely to survive the next two weeks...we think. But is there any chance we could go through the entire Premier League season without another managerial casualty?
Paddy Power are offering long odds of 90/1 for no other Premier League manager to leave this season.
Admittedly, it’s unlikely, afterall there’s every chance trigger-happy Watford could wield the axe once again - new boss Claudio Ranieri is already a short-price to be the next to leave (see below). But you never know.
Munoz’s sacking on Sunday means there’s been a managerial departure in each and every single one of the Premier League’s 30 seasons to date.
The statistics aren’t great for top-flight managers. Since 2012/13, the 2020/21 season (four) is the only season to contain less than six departures.
The lowest season-departures this century is three, which occurred in 2003/04 and 2005/06, whereas the the 1992/93 and 1995/96 campaigns are the only seasons to feature just one departure.