Has the mood changed in terms of Premier League Managers getting the early chop.

By this point last season, four of those who had started the 2017/18 season in charge had already been fired.

Palace amazingly sacking Frank de Boer after only a month, with then Shakespeare (Leicester), Koeman (Everton) and Slaven Bilic (West Ham – a year ago today exactly) all following.

In total 10 Premier League Managers were sacked during last season, with West Brom getting rid of two during the campaign…

11 Sept 2017 Frank de Boer (Palace)

17 October 2017 Craig Shakespeare (Leicester)

23 October 2017 Ronald Koeman (Everton)

6 November 2017 Slaven Bilic (West Ham)

20 November 2017 Tony Pulis (West Brom)

20 December 2017 Paul Clement (Swansea)

6 January 2018 Mark Hughes (Stoke)

21 January 2018 Marco Silva (Watford)

12 March 2018 Mauricio Pellegrino (Southampton)

2 April 2018 Alan Pardew (West Brom)

We are now in the 13th week of the season and still no changes, has common sense finally set in? Clubs realising that changing bosses mid-season rarely improves results and often does the opposite, as well as big compensation payouts?

This is how the Premier League table now currently looks:

No surprise after last night’s defeat at Huddersfield, that Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic is odds on (1/2) favourite to be the next PL manager to go.

Next up is Mark Hughes at 11/4, though a big call for Southampton as it would then mean they’d had four different managers in the past 18 months.

Fulham let Jokanovic choose the players they spent over £100m on this summer, so would it really make sense to get rid of him so early, especially as he won them promotion less than six months ago?

Showing how strange it all is at the moment, the next two in the betting are managers at clubs in the top seven presently, Pochettino and Mourinho on 14/1.

It is also an indication that you have some very secure and popular managers at the bottom of the Premier League table and managers at clubs who were expected to be down there.

Rafa Benitez on 20/1, Warnock 16/1 despite being in the relegation zone, same with David Wagner at 40/1.

Next Premier League Manager to go:

1/2 Slavisa Jokanovic

11/4 Mark Hughes

14/1 Mauricio Pochettino

14/1 Jose Mourinho

16/1 Neil Warnock

20/1 Rafa Benitez

25/1 Claude Puel

25/1 Roy Hodgson

40/1 Manuel Pellegrini

40/1 David Wagner

40/1 Sean Dyche

50/1 Javi Gracia

66/1 Chris Hughton

66/1 Marco Silva

66/1 Nuno

80/1 Eddie Howe

100/1 Unai Emery

100/1 Maurizio Sarri

150/1 Jurgen Klopp

200/1 Pep Guardiola

All odds on Next Premier League Manager to go HERE.



  • Paul Patterson

    The one thing that sets Newcastle apart, is that this owner doesn’t adequately back the manager.
    The others do.
    Rafa is performing admirably in comparison to other managers who have spent fortunes.

    • Leazes.

      …..and Rafa is head and shoulders above the ‘journeymen Rat pack….. he hasn’t bought into the Ashley nightmare and he still has honour. but he’ll lose it if he signs is soul to Ashley.

  • Rabid Dog

    Looks like Hughes is gonna do the double…… god I hope we never see him here

    • Mike D

      I’d rather have Pardew back.

  • Tweed Mag

    Managers are sacked once they have the dreaded vote of confidence and a replacement is lined up . Not much to choose from at the moment.

  • mentalman

    Last season there were a few teams struggling who hadn’t expected to be struggling and thats why their managers were sacked.

    This year every team who are struggling started the season expecting it.

    Just on the comment about fulham manager being able to spend money on players he wanted, if you read a lot of fulham fans comments they all say that the owner picks the players

  • Down Under Mag

    The league is so close at the bottom that I don’t think club owners/chairmen are as frightened about a few bad results when they know they only need one or two wins to pull clear. I suspect the wages that managers are on these days is also starting to make common sense kick in with regard to financial implications.

    Newcastle are a different kettle of fish entirely – Rafa is on so much in terms of wages that Ashley will not want to pay him out and he wouldn’t sack Pardew for the same reason, he was just waiting for a compensation for a club coming calling and I suspect he thought the same would happen with Rafa. The whole thing is insane given the lack of backing Rafa has had as well. Yes he’s spent plenty but he’s sold as well and pretty much broken even…he also inherited a lot of garbage from previous Carr signings that he has to try and offload or just put up with in his squad…

  • Dillon Tovak

    Probably because the alternative is hiring one of the proven failures from the cesspit of out of work dinosaur British coaches.
    Ashley wouldn’t hesitate to take a punt though if Rafa were to walk.

    • Leazes.

      …and Ryder can play the game in a new cycle of torment…

  • DeadToiler

    An excuse for more betting adverts

  • Themoscow72

    Yes great to see. Glad Ashley has stuck by his man.

    • Danimal

      And done so much to make his job easier.