The Premier League is about to take off. Who’ll hang on to their jobs?
Here at BetBright we’re as excited as anyone for the new Premier League season! Whether you’re looking forward to seeing if Harry Kane is the second coming of Jesus, if Falcao really is the second coming of Fernando Torres, or if Benteke or Sterling can live up to their price tags, we’re with you in declaring our excitement!
Benjamin Franklin said that two things are certain in life; Death and Taxes. We’d like to add something to that list.
“There is certain to be a manager who leaves his post in a Premier League Season”.
Since the Premier League’s inception in 1992, other than the inconsistency of refereeing decisions, the only thing consistent that there has been is there will always be a manager leaving his post. Whether that’s due to poor management, or not being able to be your ‘triffic self, there will always be a reason for a manager to not be where he was at August come May!
The 3 most likely
After plummeting over 100 million pounds last year and close to that figure again this year Brendan Rodgers is sure to feel the heat this coming season with a top 4 finish to be the least expected from FSG. Having said himself about Spurs not so long ago “If you spend more than £100 million you expect to be challenging for the league”, however in his defence when he did say that though he probably didn’t think the outlay would be spent on the likes of Mario Balotelli, Lazar Markovic and Dejan Lovren.
After finishing 6th, and ending the season with a 5-0 loss to Stoke there is a lot of improvement needed from the Merseysiders. Whether or not the likes of James Milner, Roberto Firmino can add real quality to the squad – and if Nathaniel Clyne can fill Glen Johnson’s void -remains to be seen. It a tough start to the season for Liverpool, could Brendan be gone before Christmas?
We have him at 7/2 to be the first manager to leave his post in the 2015/16 season.
Second favourite to leave his post this season is Watford’s Quique Flores. Most Premier League fans would wonder why a manager would come under so much pressure after guiding his side to Promotion, without even having played a game. Well that would be due to the ex-Getafe manager not guiding them to promotion! After Watford were promoted last season they disposed of almost-title winning coach Slaviša Jokanović and brought in Quique Flores.
What Premier League fans may not know about Watford is their owner Gino Pozzo goes through managers like his father Giampaolo Pozzo does at Udinese and Granada. With such volatility in management and massive investment in experienced players like Capoue, Britos, Behrami and Holebas, the former Spanish international may come under pressure earlier than expected if Watford don’t hit the ground running.
Just ask Giuseppe Sannino, Óscar García Junyent and Billy McKinlay who also managed Watford last season. Pozzo sees managers as easily expendable, and we’re 5/1 for Quique Flores to be sent on gardening leave first.
Sunderland’s Dick Advocaat is the third most likely candidate to be sacked this season and add to Sunderland’s every growing list of managers who perform well one season and then get sacked mid-way through the next. The theme is quickly becoming a recurring one with Steve Bruce, Roy Keane, Martin O’Neill, Gus Poyet and arguably Paulo Di Canio all suffering from a similar fate.
With Dick having been convinced by the Sunderland fans to stay on this season, it’s certain the fans want him to succeed and want him to be their manager. What isn’t clear is the board feeling the same come Christmas – with squads around them investing heavily it remains to be seen whether or not the capture of Sebastian Coates will be enough to keep them up.
We’re 7/1 for Dick to get the chop first.
While you may not agree with the favourites we have a host of other opportunities for you to find a way to experience schadenfreude, if you think Tim’s gilet will be thrown in the thrash, if Leicester’s tinkerman will change too much, or another manager’s signings don’t tick your boxes we’ve a host of odds which you can back!