Unibet Slash Jose Mourinho Firing Odds, Premier League Sacked Special & Predictions

Jose Mourinho started his first full season as Tottenham Hotspur manager in firm form, but a recent dip has seen ‘The Special One’ shorted as the next Premier League manager who could be sacked.

The market has shifted since Frank Lampard became the second top-flight boss to be fired this season, with Thomas Tuchel replacing the Englishman at Chelsea in January. West Bromwich Albion manager Sam Allardyce is the +300 favorite to go next according to Unibet USA, but Mourinho is fast catching up among the top contenders to be shown the door next.

Spurs’ commander in chief looked rubber-stamped to see out the season as recently as January 22, when he boasted +5000 odds to be the next Premier League coach sacked. Mourinho has seen those odds chopped by 90 percent and now sits at +500, with only Allardyce and Newcastle United’s Steve Bruce ahead of him.

Tottenham were unbeaten in seven games at the time, and Lampard was still the leader at Stamford Bridge, but much has changed in the time since then. Namely, the north Londoners have fallen away from the Premier League’s top four following a run of three straight defeats, having looked somewhat lost during Harry Kane’s recent absence through injury. 

Spurs recently got back to winning ways with a 2-0 triumph over West Brom, but Mourinho wasn’t tempted to cast any long-term projections for the coming months:

It’s no surprise Pep Guardiola is at the longest odds of any coach to be fired next, his +10000 price getting shorter by the week as Manchester City inch closer to the title. Jurgen Klopp has dropped to a not-as-impressive +5000 following Liverpool’s recent fall from grace (and possibly out of the top four), but the German isn’t going anywhere soon.

Prediction: Scott Parker next Premier League manager sacked (+1000)

Despite Mourinho’s recent misery, the best-looking bet for next manager to be shown the Premier League exit is +1000 Scott Parker, whose Fulham side have one win from their last 13 league outings. We’ve reached that point of the season at which owners of those clubs near the bottom are thinking of their short-term survival, and Fulham’s decision-makers have shown a tendency to pull those kinds of cutthroat triggers in the past.

The club’s current poor run of form includes a particularly displeasing stretch of results at Craven Cottage:

https://twitter.com/BBCMOTD/status/1357016751037247489

Fulham sit 18th after 22 games—boast a game in hand over those teams below them at least—but they’ve won as few games as anyone else in the Premier League (two). Parker has come out fighting in defense of his side and insisted a dogfight was always on the cards, though that won’t make his bosses like the reality of their situation any more:

https://twitter.com/BBCMOTD/status/1357084567811751936

The Baggies have already sacked one manager (Slaven Bilic) to appoint Allardyce, who could well receive more time to make his mark on the team. Sheffield United are the only other team below Fulham at present, but local hero Chris Wilder—still a +1400 outsider—looks like he has the backing of fans and club owners alike.

Taking into account Fulham’s form and the fact Parker himself was a mid-season replacement for Claudio Ranieri in February 2019, his +1000 odds to be relieved of his duties next look like a steal. 

Next PL Manager Sacked Odds

Manager (Club)

Odds to Be Next Manager Sacked

Sam Allardyce (West Bromwich Albion)

+300

Steve Bruce (Newcastle United)

+350

Jose Mourinho (Tottenham Hotspur)

+500

No More Sackings in 2020-21

+700

Nuno Espirito Santo (Wolves)

+900

Roy Hodgson (Crystal Palace

+900

Scott Parker (Fulham)

+1000

Mikel Arteta (Arsenal)

+1200

Ralph Hasenhuttl (Southampton)

+1200

Chris Wilder (Sheffield United)

+1400

Graham Potter (Brighton & Hove Albion)

+1600

Sean Dyche (Burnley)

+3300

Marcelo Bielsa (Leeds United)

+4000

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Manchester United)

+4000

Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool)

+5000

David Moyes (West Ham United)

+5000

Carlo Ancelotti (Everton)

+6600

Dean Smith (Aston Villa)

+6600

Thomas Tuchel (Chelsea)

+6600

Brendan Rodgers (Leicester City)

8000

Pep Guardiola (Manchester City)

+10000

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