Published on July 24th, 2013 | by Sportingly Better Tipster0
Next Premier League Manager to Leave – Betting Special
Joe Kinnear’s controversial appointment as Director of Football at Newcastle United has left Magpies manager Alan Pardew as the early favourite to be the next manager to leave his post in the Premier League.
Sportingly Better picks out some early football predictions on who will be the next manager to vacate their post in the Premier League.
Alan Pardew – 4.00
Michael Laudrup – 4.00
Andre Villas-Boas – 8.00
Martin Jol – 8.00
Paolo Di Canio – 9.00
Chris Hughton – 17.00
Paul Lambert – 17.00
Mauro Pochettino – 21.00
Steve Bruce – 26.00
Ian Holloway – 34.00
Malky Mackay – 34.00
Mark Hughes – 34.00
Sam Allardyce – 34.00
Steve Clarke – 34.00
Last season’s sixteenth placed finish may well serve as a warning to the Magpies this time around, but it’s the appointment of former manager Joe Kinnear at the club, which could prove fatal for Newcastle manager Alan Pardew.
Injuries continue to beset the club and the departures of Danny Simpson, Steve Harper and James Perch will only add to the constraints already placed on the squad.
Pardew has yet to make any major moves in the transfer market this summer and despite Papiss Cissé’s complaints over the club’s shirt sponsor, the Magpies early run of favourable fixtures could keep Pardew keen enough in his post, despite the coach’s obvious discord with the club and Kinnear.
Capital One Cup glory and a seventh placed finish in the Premier League last season put Swansea manager Michael Laudrup on the radar of many clubs around Europe, but the Danish manager’s public admission of how well the board have backed him this summer leaves the Swans manager unlikely to depart from the Liberty Stadium for the forseeable future.
A lack of viable jobs in Laudrup’s preferred destination of La Liga, severly decreases the manager’s exit away from the Premier League and with a Europa League campaign on the horizon, Swansea’s coveted manager will likely remain in Wales for the course of the season.
Fulham manager Martin Jol courts fourth favouritism in the betting market at 8.00, but a recent change in club ownership could lead to speculation surrounding the future of Jol over the coming months.
New owner Shahid Khan has talked about taking Fulham to the next level and a lack of success and progression early on in the season could pave the way for Khan to make an immediate change at the helm of Craven Cottage.
Similar to Newcastle, Fulham enjoy a good set of initial fixtures, but Jol’s experienced squad should at least manage to follow expectations this season.
Paolo Di Canio
Sunderland’s controversial manager has already begun to shape his side, bringing in no fewer than eight players already this summer and despite a dramatic climb from safety last year, the Black Cats finished the season just one place above the relegation zone.
Goals remain an issue on Wearside and if Jozy Altidore fails to make an impact akin to his time at Hull three years ago, then the Black Cats could oce again be short up front.
Di Canio’s two-year contract does give Sunderland opportunity to swing the axe early on and with games against Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United in the first seven weeks, Di Canio will need to orchestrate his new signings effectively in the Premier League this season.
The retention of star striker Christian Benteke could prove to be the difference for Aston Villa this season, but the Villain’s will be weary of their opening fixtures in this year’s Barclays Premier League, after flirting with relegation for much of last season.
Last year’s star performers; Matthew Lowton, Brad Guzan and Andreas Weimann have all penned new contracts and Lambert’s side are widely fancied to improve on their fifteenth placed finish from last season.
Owner Randy Lerner appears keen to take Paul Lambert’s ‘young and hungry’ approach forward at the club and the Scottish manager looks set to be given more time to make his mark on his new look Villa side after impressing in the last few weeks of the season.
Chelsea’s former number two made a respectable start to his managerial career in the Premier League last term, securing a top-10 place in his first season at the club, but the loss of last year’s top goalscorer Romelu Lukaku will be difficult to replace.
Another top half finish under Clarke would be viewed as a success, but the manager’s second season at the Hawthorns promises to be an altogether more difficult task.
Dutch on Alan Pardew (4.00), Martin Jol (8.00), Paolo Di Canio (9.00) and Steve Clarke (34.00) to be the next managers to leave the Premier League, to guarantee profit should any of the four selections lose their job next.
Author Credit: Jonathan Day
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