Coral’s boss watch: Great price on no more managers to go this season
Sam Barnard, Assistant Sports Editor | February 8, 2016
No Premier League managers are odds-on to leave next, and so we think an enticing bet to take is 7/1 for no boss to go this season.
Aston Villa’s Remi Garde tops the market at 9/4, but his team have improved in recent weeks as they attempt to emulate Leicester City’s great escape last term. Maybe they can even challenge for the title in 2016/17 going by this campaign’s logic?
The Villans just beat fellow strugglers Norwich City at the weekend 2-0, to now go five games with just one loss, but they must make up eight points if they are to stay in the top flight.
Van Gaal safe until end of season
Louis van Gaal, meanwhile, is next at 3/1, but with many reports suggesting that Jose Mourinho (or any other manager) will not take over until the end of the season, it may be wise to avoid backing the Dutchman to be next to get the boot.
Manchester United have certainly improved their style in recent weeks and, although, they endured a draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge after Diego Costa’s late equaliser, they still looked more like their former self.
With 13 matches in the Premier League to go, the Red Devils are now six points off the top four, but all is not lost with Manchester City and Arsenal above them in inconsistent form. They can also still qualify for the Champions League by winning the Europa League.
Neil living on edge?
Norwich City boss Alex Neil looks a tempting price at 6/1 in the next PL manager to leave market, as his side have slipped into the bottom three after losing each of their last five top-flight fixtures, including this weekend against Villa.
But their recent 5-4 loss to Liverpool suggests that they still have the fight to succeed, and surely the club will back the Scot, who miraculously got the Canaries promoted form the Championship last term anyway.
Others in the market include Steve McClaren (16/1), Tony Pulis (16/1) and Sam Allardyce (33/1).