Football By Joe Crilly

Leicester Are Odds On To Fail To Better Or Equal Last Season

Leicester are a 7/2 shot to be relegated after they announced the appointment of Claudio Ranieri on Monday afternoon. They are 7/1 to finish 14th, in exactly the same position as they did last season while they are 10/11 to finish lower and 11/10 to finish higher.

William Hill had seen a plunge on the Italian’s odds of bagging the role as early as Saturday when his price of bagging the job saw his price go from 12/1 to 5/6 while it continued to tumble throughout Sunday. By the time the market closed at 4:30pm he was a 1/6 to take over.

“Leicester’s fine form towards the end of last season came from a core of players finding form and clicking so only time will tell how the ‘tinkerman’ will fare at the KP,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. “The odds suggest they will fail to match the exploits of last season.”


Ranieri is 20/1 to be the next Premier League manager to leave his job, a market for which Brendan Rodgers is 7/2 favourite.


Leicester odds:

Relegation: 7/2

Stay up: 1/6

Next Premier League manager to leave: 7/2 Brendan Rodgers; 6/1 Quique Flores; 8/1 Dick Advocaat; 9/1 Manuel Pellegrini; 10/1 Tim Sherwood; 12/1 Roberto Martinez; 14/1 Mauro Pochettino; 16/1 Alex Neil; 16/1 Slaven Bilic; 20/1 Claudio Ranieri; 20/1 Steve McClaren; 20/1 Tony Pulis; 25/1 Alan Pardew; 25/1 Eddie Howe; 25/1 Garry Monk; 25/1 Mark Hughes; 33/1 Ronald Koeman; 50/1 Arsene Wenger; 50/1 Jose Mourinho; 50/1 Louis van Gaal; 66/1 no manager to to leave

Where will Leicester finish in the Premier League: 10/11 15th or lower; 11/10 13th or higher; 7/1 exactly 14th