Football By Joe Crilly

Solskjaer And Pochettino: How Their Odds To Go Have Fluctuated During Season Of Turmoil

Everton manager, Marco Silva is the Even money favourite to be the first Premier League manager to leave his job, according to William Hill, however, it is the presence of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Mauricio Pochettino at 3/1 and 5/1 that are creating the headlines.


The Manchester United manager is the second favourite to be the first Premier League manager to go as he has toiled through much of the season. His odds opened at 8/1 as he found himself amongst the favourites to leave before the season started although he drifted to 11/1 following their convincing victory over Chelsea on the opening day. Since then however, his odds have only gone one way and he is now 3/1 to be first out.


Pochettino on the other hand, has fallen some way. He was available at 50/1 before the season however, a number of high profile defeats in recent weeks have seen his odds tumble – notably Colchester (11/1), Bayern (3/1) and Brighton (which saw his odds slashed to 6/4 before drifting back out to 5/1). There have been rumours about whether Pochettino will last the season at Spurs since the start of the season with a massive gamble before the North London derby seeing his odds slashed from 20/1 to 3/1 for some time.


Next Premier League manager to leave: 1/1 Marco Silva; 3/1 Ole Gunnar Solksjaer; 5/1 Mauricio Pochettino; 14/1 Quique Sanchez Flores; 16/1 Ralph Hasenhuttl; 16/1 Steve Bruce; 20/1 BAR


Who will leave their role first: 8/13 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer; 6/5 Mauricio Pochettino


Pochettino first to go price changes:


Start of season: 50/1

Newcastle defeat (25/08): 20/1

Pre-kick off Arsenal (01/09): 3/1

International break (07/09): 20/1

Leicester defeat (21/09): 14/1

Colchester defeat (24/09): 11/1

Bayern defeat (01/10): 3/1

Brighton defeat (05/10): 6/4


Solskjaer first to go price changes:


Start of season: 8/1

Chelsea victory (11/08): 11/1

Palace defeat (24/08): 8/1

West Ham defeat (22/09): 8/1

Arsenal draw (30/09): 6/1

Newcastle defeat (06/10): 3/1