Football By Joe Crilly

Brendan 8/1 To Be Rodgered After Villa Match

Brendan Rodgers is just Even money to be the first manager to leave his job this season ahead of Dick Advocaat at 7/4, whilst Steve McClaren is 9/2. With a match Against Aston Villa at the weekend (for which Liverpool are 8/15 to win), anything but a victory could spell the end for Rodgers and he is 8/1 to have left the club by midnight on Sunday.


Should he depart, Jurgen Klopp, who is reportedly heading to Anfield on Saturday, is 5/4 with Hills to be the man who bags the role ahead of Carlo Ancelotti at 2/1.


“Saturday’s match is vital for Rodgers and his potential successor could be in the stands watching his final match as Liverpool manager,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.


Next Premier League manager to leave: 1/1 Brendan Rodgers; 7/4 Dick Advocaat; 9/2 Steve McClaren; 14/1 Tim Sherwood; 33/1 Jose Mourinho; 33/1 Mark Hughes; 33/1 Mauro Pochettino; 33/1 Tony Pulis; 40/1 BAR


Next permanent Liverpool manager: 5/4 Jurgen Klopp; 2/1 Carlo Ancelotti; 12/1 Frank de Boer; 14/1 Garry Monk; 14/1 Ronald Koeman; 16/1 Andre Villas-Boas; 20/1 Eddie Howe; 20/1 Rudi Garcia; 25/1 BAR


Will Brendan Rodgers be Liverpool manager on 31st December: 5/6 yes; 5/6 no


Will Brendan Rodgers still be Liverpool manager on the final day of the season: 8/15 no; 11/8 yes