Premier League sack race: Spurs' Nuno is STILL the bookies' favourite

Tottenham’s Nuno Espirito Santo is STILL the bookies’ favourite to get the sack despite Villa win with under-fire Newcastle boss Steve Bruce also at the top of the market – as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s odds are slashed from 14/1 to 5/1 after Everton draw

  • Watford’s Xisco Munoz was first casualty of the season after just seven games 
  • Tottenham boss Nuno Espirito Santo still leads the betting market to go next
  • Under-pressure Steve Bruce finds himself at odds of 4/1 to be dismissed
  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has become the third favourite to lose his job after 1-1 draw 

Watford’s Xisco Munoz was the first casualty of the 2021-22 season as he became the first Premier League manager to lose his job after just seven matches.

Tottenham boss Nuno Espirito Santo found himself at the top of the top-flight sack market last Monday but he guided Spurs to a 2-1 victory over Aston Villa at the weekend to ease some of the pressure.

Nevertheless the Portuguese is still the bookmakers’ favourite to be the next Premier League manager to be dismissed at odds of 3/1 with Betfair.

Nuno Espirito Santo (L) is favourite to be sacked with Steve Bruce also at top of betting market

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s odds to be sacked were slashed from 14/1 to 5/1 after Man United drew

Nuno Espirito Santo 3/1

Steve Bruce 4/1

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 5/1

Ralph Hasenhuttl 11/2

Daniel Farke 11/2

Mikel Arteta 10/1

Sean Dyche 14/1

Patrick Vieira 14/1

Bruno Lage 14/1

Brendan Rodgers 19/1

Marcelo Bielsa 25/1

Dean Smith 33/1

David Moyes 50/1

Graham Potter 50/1

Rafa Benitez 50/1

Thomas Frank 50/1

Pep Guardiola 50/1

Jurgen Klopp 66/1

Thomas Tuchel 66/1

No Other Manager To Leave in 2021/22 EPL Season 90/1

*Odds courtesy of Betfair 

Prior to Sunday’s victory Tottenham had suffered three straight league defeats, including a dismal display in the 3-1 north London derby defeat by Arsenal on September 26. 

However Nuno was positive after his side bounced back from a Villa equaliser in the second half to secure a much-needed win, he said: ‘Definitely. Yes, [reacting to conceding is] something we’ve improved from previous games. The reaction was really, really good.

‘Definitely a better reaction. Much better. Previously we became a little bit flat and today was immediately reacting.

‘After that moment we continued to create chances and I honestly believe there were more goals there for us today, but the production and the way we produced, the way we created was much, much better.’

Tottenham can reportedly sack Nuno and pay nothing in compensation if he fails to finish in the Premier League’s top six. 

Under-fire Newcastle boss Steve Bruce is also one of the leading contenders to be given his marching orders with his side yet to seal a league win this campaign. The Magpies manager is priced at odds of 4/1 to be let go.

Newcastle are languishing in 19th place after being beaten by Wolves on Saturday – with pundit Ian Wright warning ‘I don’t know where their next win is coming from’.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s odds to be sacked have been slashed following Manchester United’s disappointing 1-1 draw at home to Everton on Saturday.

The Norwegian was at odds of 14/1 prior to the stalemate at Old Trafford but now finds himself at 5/1 and the third favourite to be relieved of his duties.

Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl and Norwich manager Daniel Farke make up the top five in the betting market with both priced at 11/2 to be the second Premier League manager to leave their roles.

Like Newcastle, both the Saints, in 17th, and the Canaries, sitting in 20th, are still searching for their first win of the 2021-22 top-flight season. 

Norwich boss Daniel Farke is at odds of 11/2 to be sacked with his side yet to win a league game

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