Chris Wilder remains 4/6 favourite in Premier League sack race
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard second in the betting
Despite leading Sheffield United to their first win of the season against Newcastle United on Tuesday evening, Chris Wilder remains 4/6 favourite to become the next Premier League manager sacked.
A second-half Billy Sharp penalty ended their 186-day wait for a Premier League win, going without a win in their opening 17 matches of the season.
The Blades are still odds-on 1/16 favourites to be relegated from the top flight this season, picking up only five points so far this campaign, sitting nine points below safety.
Coral’s Harry Aitkenhead said: “Chris Wilder will have been mightily relieved to get the first win on the board but Sheffield United still have a mountain to climb if they are to stay up this season. We still make them the overwhelming favourites for the drop and Wilder remains odds on to be the next Premier League manager to leave his role.”
Burnley are 14/5 for relegation despite a spirited performance in a narrow loss to league leaders Manchester United, while Brighton and Crystal Palace are available at 4/1 and 9/1 respectively.
Frank Lampard remains the 11/4 second favourite to lose his job as Chelsea manager after their poor run, while Steve Bruce is now the 7/2 third favourite to become the next manager to leave after his side’s loss to Sheffield United.
“Bruce is under pressure at Newcastle too and the defeat at Bramall Lane didn’t do his long-term prospects any good. He’s now third favourite for the sack next, with Lampard in-between him and Wilder in the betting.” added Aitkenhead.
To be the next Premier League manager to leave
4/6 Chris Wilder, 11/4 Frank Lampard, 7/2 Steve Bruce, 10/1 Roy Hodgson, 12/1 Sam Allardyce, Graham Potter, 25/1 Nuno Espirito Santo
To be relegated from the Premier League
1/16 Sheffield United, 1/8 West Bromwich Albion, 4/5 Fulham, 14/5 Burnley, 3/1 Newcastle, 4/1 Brighton, 9/1 Crystal Palace, 33/1 Leeds
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication.