Javi Gracia was the first Premier League managerial casualty this season when Watford parted ways with the Spaniard in early September. Now, with several big clubs not performing up to expectations, another managerial sacking could be on the horizon.
Manchester United, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, and Everton are all rumoured as considering managerial changes. Poor starts have been experienced by all four clubs and it is likely one of them could make a managerial decision before the next international break in October is over.
Arsenal manager Unai Emery is in the last season of a two-year contract at the Emirates. Despite leading the Gunners to a runner-up finish in the Europa League last term, their form in the Premier League has remained up and down.
It looks unlikely that Arsenal will trigger Emery’s one-year option for 2020-21. If results continue to be mediocre, he could be let go before finishing out his second season.
Following the Red Devils’ 2-0 loss to West Ham on Sunday, club vice-president Ed Woodward gave manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a vote of confidence. Woodward believes the club is on the right track which shows just how little he knows about football.
Manchester United have won a mere five times in their last 19 matches. A loss to Arsenal on Monday night could see the club finally sack Solskjaer. The only problem is, who takes over the club as it is going nowhere?
Marco Silva was the man Everton and their fans wanted to lead the club, but it turns out, he overachieved as manager of Watford. Silva has posted a 40.8%-win rate at Everton, which is his best in English football.
However, there is no consistency with his teams and their one point from nine on the road this season is one of the worst after six matches. Silva could be the next casualty if things don’t improve by mid-October.
Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo is a brilliant manager that could be the victim of his own success. After winning the EFL Championship in 2017-18, he led Wolves to Europa League qualification in 2018-19.
Now, Wolverhampton Wanderers are struggling due to playing in Europe and the Premier League. They have already played 12 games in all competitions and are showing the effects. Sacking Santo would be a mistake, but it could be one the club makes.
Who is on the chopping block?
Silva is the leading candidate to be the next manager sacked in the Premier League, according to leading UK sportsbooks. The Everton boss is 6/4 to go. Meanwhile, leading UK sites have Solskjaer as second-favourite at 6/1. Everton and Manchester United fans can follow their teams’ games at https://wisegambler.com/en/new-online-casino and wager on the results they predict will happen.
A number of TV pundits, including Jose Mourinho, have criticised Manchester United’s play under Solskjaer. It is incredible how far downhill they have gone since winning the Europa League under Mourinho in 2017.
Santo is UK sportsbooks’ third-favorite to depart next. He is 14/1 to go, however, Wolverhampton Wanderers will most likely stick with the Portuguese tactician as long as it takes. Emery is surprisingly 33/1 to be sacked next, which means leading UK sites feel the Gunners will wait until next summer to make a change.
At the other end of the managerial spectrum are Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola. New UK sites have them as 100/1 to be the next managers to go. Compared to the others on our list, it looks like Klopp and Guardiola are certain to not to be sacked next.