Next Premier League manager sacked odds: Kompany cut after Burnley go bottom
Vincent Kompany has been cut to 5/2 (from 5/1) in Coral’s next Premier League manager sacked odds after Burnley’s latest defeat saw them drop to the bottom of the table.
The Clarets’ miserable return to the top flight continued with a 3-1 defeat at Arsenal at the weekend and that is now five straight losses heading into the international break.
Coral’s Lewis Knowles said: “Vincent Kompany did an excellent job to get Burnley out of the Championship last year, but they’ve made a less than impressive start to their first season back in the Premier League.
“He’s been cut to 5/2 to be the next Premier League manager axed, and the pressure is definitely on with some huge games at Turf Moor on the horizon.”
Burnley have lost 10 of their 12 league games this season but Kompany believes his team continue to show resilience in their battle against the drop.
“We were solid first half. To concede the way we conceded is avoidable. It’s football. Good teams are there for a reason,” he said.
“Our team is as hard working as you like and resilient as you like. The club is filled with good, hard-working people. In the games we’re not expecting to have their level but we want to give ourselves a chance. This team wants to embrace this challenge.”
Sheffield United’s Paul Heckingbottom and Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag are joint-favourites at 2/1 in the next Premier League manager sacked odds but the pressure was eased by their weekend results.
Heckingbottom’s Blades followed up last week’s first win of the season with a 1-1 draw at Brighton but they remain favourites in the relegation betting, while Manchester United were far from impressive but did enough to beat Luton 1-0 at Old Trafford.
Bournemouth boss Andoni Iraola has been eased to 8/1 after a much-needed 2-0 victory over Newcastle. That completed a bad week for the Magpies, who also lost by the same scoreline at Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League, and Eddie Howe has been cut to 10/1 in the sack race betting.
In Howe’s defence, the Magpies have been decimated by injuries and were without 11 players on Saturday. They also lost Miguel Almiron to a hamstring problem in the first half which Howe hopes is not too serious.
Also absent was Bruno Guimaraes through suspension, with Newcastle failing to win all seven of the matches he has missed since he joined the club.
“The break has come at a very good time,” said Howe. “It doesn’t mean we will have a flood of players back but hopefully one or two. Bruno was a huge miss. We’ll get him back. But a lot are longer term and we have to accept that.
“I think we’ve been unlucky – some bizarre injuries. Jacob Murphy’s shoulder, Dan Burn landing on his back. There’s nothing we can do about that. It’s a unique situation.”
Next Premier League manager sacked odds
2/1 Erik ten Hag, Paul Heckingbottom
5/2 Vincent Kompany
8/1 Andoni Iraola
10/1 Eddie Howe
14/1 Steve Cooper
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication