Sack Race: Klopp ‘safest Prem boss’, Garde in at 40/1

Date published: Tuesday 3rd November 2015 1:00

Jurgen Klopp and Jose Mourinho: Opposite ends of Premier League Sack Race

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is considered least likely to win the Premier League Sack Race, while new Aston Villa boss Remi Garde is a new entry at joint 13th.

In our previous of Sack Race, we focused on Tim Sherwood’s precarious position at Aston Villa – and the bookies’ ‘faith’ was proved right as the club soon dispensed with his services.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho now leads the way after another defeat at the weekend, with Newcastle manager Steve McClaren just behind in second place.

Here, we take a look at who the bookies think could be next in the Premier League sack race.

1. Jose Mourinho (↑1)

No surprise to see the under-fire Chelsea manager leading the way amongst all the bookmakers, with Blues having won just one of their last eight games and having lost a staggering eight of the 17 competitive matches they’ve played this season.

We questioned Mourinho’s staying power straight after Saturday’s 3-1 reverse to Liverpool, while midfielder Cesc Fabregas has been forced to deny allegations he’s fallen out with his embattled manager.

You can now only get a best-priced 4/9 on Mourinho to be the next Premier League manager to go – to make him a clear winner of the Sack Race.

2. Steve McClaren (↓1)

Now a best-priced 5/1 to be the next Premier League manager to be sacked, McClaren might represent a bit of better value given Newcastle have still won just two matches all season.

3. Garry Monk (↑7)

Sparked something of a betting flurry a fortnight ago when reports emerged Monk had missed training with Swansea – suggestions the club quickly denied.

Nonetheless, their current record of one win in eight games leaves Monk in a spot of bother and he’s currently a best-priced 14/1 to be the next Premier League boss to leave his position.

4. Alex Neil (↑6)

5. Eddie Howe (↑5)

6. Mark Hughes (↑3)

7. Quique Flores (↓3)

= Roberto Martinez (↓2)

= Sam Allardyce (NE)

= Alan Pardew (↑6)

= Tony Pulis (↓2)

= Ronald Koeman (↓2)

13 Claudio Ranieri (↓2)

= Mauricio Pochettino (↓2)

= Remi Garde (NE)

16 Louis van Gaal (↓10)

Perhaps surprising to see the Dutchman plummet down the bookies’ odds, given Manchester United’s recent record of just one win in six games. Despite the club’s current struggles to score goals – the club have drawn three straight games 0-0 ahead of Tuesday’s visit of CSKA Moscow – Van Gaal insists United are improving, but is a best-priced 66/1 too good to ignore?

17 Manuel Pellegrini (↓6)

18. Arsene Wenger (↓1)

= Slaven Bilic  (↓13)

20. Jurgen Klopp (NE)

Unbeaten in five matches under the German so far (two wins, three draws) Klopp’s position at Liverpool is currently considered the safest job in the Premier League, where he can be backed at a best-priced 100/1 to be the next boss to go.

No manager to leave – 50/1

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