Next Premier League manager to leave betting odds – Bob Bradley favourite to go
Bob Bradley is favourite amongst punters to be the next managerial casualty in the Premier League
December 26th, 2016
Bob Bradley only seems to have been Swans boss for five minutes and despite being appointed in his role on 3rd October, it is starting to look as if his stay at the south Wales club will prove to be a very brief one.
Just three months after becoming Swansea City manager, the bookmakers believe that he will be the next managerial casualty in the top-flight following the recent sacking of Alan Pardew by Crystal Palace. Paddy Power go just 10/11 that Bob Bradley will be seeking employment elsewhere before long and we find it hard to argue with this.
Reactions were certainly mixed when the American was appointed as Swans boss in place of Francesco Guidolin and it was clear from the outset that his position was somewhat untenable given that he faced vociferous opposition from sections of the media – many being of the opinion that a more suitable option would have been Ryan Giggs. Bradley’s doubters included former player Andy Legg, who said:
“Personally I thought it was a bad decision by the board.
“I thought they needed someone who knew the Premier League, knew what sort of players to bring in and Bob didn’t.
“That’s not his fault – he was given the job and any manager in the world would take a Premier League job.
“So I feel sorry for Bob, but I think it was the wrong decision.”
Swansea City are sitting precariously just three points above the bottom three in the Premier League and it looks pretty likely that the club bosses will be looking for a change in team manager some time soon. Many believed that this would occur ahead of the busy festive schedule but any change will now likely be left until after the new year one would assume.
Other managers looking nervously over their shoulders include Watford’s Walter Mazzarri, Hull’s Mike Phelan and West Ham’s Slaven Bilic, however things can change remarkably quickly in the ‘Next Premier League manager to go’ market with one-time favourite David Moyes now out at 18/1 now that his Sunderland side have been showing signs of a recent recovery.
Next Premier League manager to go – Best Odds
10/11 – Bob Bradley
7/1 – Walter Mazzarri
11/1 – Mike Phelan
11/1 – Slaven Bilic
18/1 – David Moyes
25/1 – Aitor Karanka