Next PL manager sacked odds: Palace boss STILL ahead of Ten Hag

**The odds were correct at the time of publishing but are subject to change. The odds shown in the article below are based on market averages and may vary from those seen above**

The next manager to be sacked betting market is one that typically hots up over the festive period with many clubs historically electing to switch managers in time for the January transfer window. This allows the new man in charge to make changes to their new squad ahead of the run-in. With the forecast ever-changing, here is the latest.

Next PL manager sacked odds – The current situation

Erik Ten Hag NOT the favourite at 2/1

Man Utd were forced to come from 2-0 down against Aston Villa on Boxing Day which had helped to relieve an element of pressure from Erik Ten Hag in the Old Trafford dugout. However, a 2-1 loss against Nottingham Forest to end a very disappointing 2023 has left the Dutchman dangling by a thread, leading to much speculation as to who could replace him.

Granted, he is favourite with some bookmakers, and may become the universal #1 tip within days. Either way, with INEOS also overseeing the footballing side of the club's daily running, the feeling that Ten Hag's days are numbered only strengthens.

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Erik Ten Hag is the favourite to be the next PL manager to lose his job – Photo by Icon sport

Roy Hodgson still favourite at 11/10

However, it's the Palace boss who leads the market despite a 3-1 win over Brentford on Saturday.

Eyebrows were raised when Crystal Palace handed Roy Hodgson a permanent contract at the end of last season, and things haven't exactly gone well for the Eagles this season. They are 15th in the league table and without a win at home since the beginning of September.

At the age of 76, Hodgson may even decide to walk away should the stress become too much, but either way, Palace need to continue picking up points and fast.

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Vincent Kompany vulnerable in the sack race market – Photo by Icon sport

Other picks

Vincent Kompany – 7/1

A man at the polar opposite end of his managerial career to Hodgson, Kompany's bruised Burnley side rounded off 2023 with defeats to Liverpool and Aston Villa.

The Clarets have taken just 11 points from their first 20 games and are five points from safety with half a season to play. Kompany has credit in the bank after last season, but he can't live off for that forever, and patience could soon run out with the Belgian as immediate relegation draws closer.

Eddie Howe – 7/1

Eddie Howe wasn't even in the conversation for the sack a few months ago but Newcastle have been in freefall since November. They have been knocked out of the Champions League in the group stages, knocked out of the Carabao Cup on penalties and have won just one of their last seven matches in all competitions.

Like Kompany, Howe is a victim of last season's successes, and desperately needs an unlikely result at Anfield to stave off the proverbial axe from the club's expectant owners.

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Mauricio Pochettino is edging closer to the sack with every loss – Photo by Icon sport

Mauricio Pochettino – 14/1

After finishing 12th last season, the only way up for Chelsea this time around – or so we thought anyway. The Blues have been just as poor this season under Mauricio Pochettino in many ways, despite more money being pumped into the squad over the summer.

Even though Chelsea were victorious in their final outing of 2023, they were still far from convincing in their 3-2 win over Luton, having almost seen a 3-0 lead turn into a draw on several occasions. Simply put, if Chelsea don't build on the Luton result, the Argentine's price to go next will shorten drastically.

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