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Coral’s boss watch: Could one more match seal Van Gaal’s fate?

| 21.12.2015

Sam Barnard, Assistant Sports Editor | December 21, 2015

Louis van Gaal is the standalone favourite to be next Premier League manager to go, odds-on at 3/10 with Coral, after Manchester United have now gone six straight matches without a win in all competitions.

The Red Devils lost 2-1 at home to newly-promoted Norwich City on Saturday, in what was a woeful performance, and many fans and pundits have finally turned on the Dutchman to be sacked.

With Chelsea having just cut ties with Jose Mourinho too, the Portuguese is heavily odds-on at 1/3 for Man Utd to be his next club.

Garde already under big pressure

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Newcastle United’s Steve McClaren has certainly eased the pressure off his position, with his side now going on an unbeaten run of three in the top flight, including the most recent 1-1 draw with Aston Villa.

The former England coach is out at 10/1 to be next manager to go, but Villans counterpart Remi Garde’s odds of the same price may be more enticing given that his side are rock bottom and still winless since he arrived.

Frenchman Garde’s side have claimed just one victory in the league all season, which was on the opening day of the season when Tim Sherwood was in charge, and they are now 10 points from safety.

Next in the betting sits Norwich’s Alex Neil (16/1) and Southampton boss Ronald Koeman (20/1), which the duo tasting mixed success at the weekend.

Koeman’s job not safe after another loss

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The Saints’ loss at home to Tottenham means that it is their fourth in their last five matches, with the other being a draw. That miserable form has seen them slip to 12th in the table after a promising start to the campaign.

Neil’s Canaries, meanwhile, pulled off the seemingly impossible at Old Trafford in what will be a huge boost to the club. They are still just two points above the drop zone, but are jut one behind Chelsea.


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Sam Barnard

Sam has been writing for Coral since January 2014, and is the assistant editor of the news site. As well as the main betting sports, football, tennis and cricket, he covers the likes of golf, F1 and darts too, the latter of which has become a particular favourite. Sam enjoys playing as much as writing about sports, but niggling injuries have limited his participation in recent years, so is happy to mainly watch the pros such as Manchester United, Yorkshire CCC, Raymond van Barneveld and even Gibraltar national football team instead.