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Premier League sack race: Odds on the next manager to leave their job as David Moyes and Jose Mourinho suffer 2020/21 opening weekend defeats

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The new Premier League season has begun, and it was most certainly an entertaining opening weekend filled with drama and intrigue.

Liverpool and Leeds played out the first big thriller of the campaign as their 4-3 encounter at Anfield was won by the Reds thanks to Mohamed Salah’s hat-trick, while Arsenal showed their quality as they breezed past Fulham in an opening day London derby.

Liverpool began their Premier League title defence with a win, but it was most certainly not easy

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Liverpool began their Premier League title defence with a win, but it was most certainly not easy

The weekend was not so good for West Ham, West Brom and Tottenham, however, as they all lost in very disappointing fashion.

David Moyes’ Hammers were outplayed at home by Newcastle, while West Brom looked like a Championship team as they struggled against Leicester.

Spurs, meanwhile, were beaten by Everton having put in a limp performance in north London which resulted in much criticism of Jose Mourinho.

And it’s no surprise that the odds have been slashed on Mourinho becoming the first Premier League manager to be sacked this season.

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Mourinho had to watch on as his Tottenham team struggled to perform on Sunday

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Mourinho had to watch on as his Tottenham team struggled to perform on Sunday

Jose was as distant as 33/1 to be dismissed prior to Sunday’s Everton fixture, but on Monday morning he was down to 10/1 with Ladbrokes.

The Portuguese will be thankful he is not favourite to lose his job, however, as that honour has long belonged to under-fire West Ham boss Moyes.

You can check out all the Premier League sack race odds, below…

Premier League sack race odds

  • David Moyes (West Ham) – 2/1
  • Scott Parker (Fulham) – 6/1
  • Roy Hodgson (Crystal Palace) – 7/1
  • Dean Smith (Aston Villa) – 10/1
  • Jose Mourinho (Tottenham) – 10/1
  • Slaven Bilic (West Brom) – 12/1
  • Steve Bruce (Newcastle) – 12/1
  • Sean Dyche (Burnley) – 14/1
  • Graham Potter (Brighton) – 16/1
  • Brendan Rodgers (Leicester) – 20/1
  • Marcelo Bielsa (Leeds) – 20/1
  • Ralph Hasenhuttl (Southampton) – 20/1
  • Carlo Ancelotti (Everton) – 25/1
  • Chris Wilder (Sheffield United) – 25/1
  • Frank Lampard (Chelsea) – 25/1
  • Nuno (Wolves) – 25/1
  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Manchester United) – 25/1
  • Pep Guardiola (Manchester City) – 33/1
  • Mikel Arteta (Arsenal) – 50/1
  • Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool) – 80/1

Odds correct at time of publication

Rumours of a north London exit for Mourinho have yet to begin despite the odds on him leaving being slashed, but a couple more dreadful results – perhaps a Europa League exit to Bulgarian outfit Lokomotiv Plovdiv on Thursday – could change that.


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