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Next Premier League manager sacked: Watford’s Xisco Munoz favourite to leave first

By Tom Dutton

Next PL Manager to leave

Published: 13:25, 10 August 2021

The 2021/22 Premier League campaign is about to get underway and a lot of eyes are focused on who will win the title, the top four finishers and relegation candidates.

Those places won’t be decided or confirmed until next year, but for some managers a good start could make all the difference. The 20 managers in the Premier League enter 2021/22 at different stages, with some looking secure after trophy-winning campaigns last season and others already under pressure.

As a result of the early pressure, there are a number of managers that aren’t favoured to still be in their current role come the end of the season. Xisco Munoz, manager of newly-promoted Watford, has the unfortunate honour of being the favourite to be sacked first among the rest of the Premier League managers, with odds of 5/1.

Another new Premier League manager is second favourite with Patrick Vieira (7/1) predicted to struggle at Crystal Palace more than his fellow bosses, while Steve Bruce’s unhappy spell at Newcastle United combined with the uncertainty at the club has him at 9/1.

Also surprisingly high up on the “sack race” list is Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta, who suffered a poor season with the Gunners in 2020/21, failing to qualify for European football for the first time in almost 30 years.

At the other end of the spectrum, the likes of Pep Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp, Brendan Rodgers, Thomas Tuchel and Marcelo Bielsa all look fairly comfortable in their jobs while it is 100/1 for no manager to leave their job across the entirety of the 2021/22 campaign.

Next Premier League manager to leave (odds via Sky Bet)

Xisco Munoz 5/1
Patrick Vieira 7/1
Steve Bruce 9/1
Mikel Arteta 10/1
Ralph Hasenhuttl 10/1
Rafael Benitez 12/1
No manager to leave 100/1

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