Next Premier League Manager to Leave Odds

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
07 September 2023 13:44

Although the 2023/24 campaign has only started in England, there have already been changes in the next Premier League manager to leave odds. First of all, that is because Julen Lopetegui – the previous favourite in this category – cut ties with Wolves right before the start of the season. And second, the poor start of some of the teams have pushed their coaches higher on the list of next Premier League manager to leave odds. 

So, this leaves everyone wondering who will be the first manager in England to be sacked for sporting reasons and not due to a conflict with their club.

Next Premier League Manager to Leave Betting List

Sean Dyche saved Everton from relegation last season but their start to the 2023/24 term has been catastrophic, leaving the coach atop the next Premier League manager to leave betting odds. All of the three newly-promoted managers are on the list too!

Sean Dyche 3.25
Paul Heckingbottom 5.50
Rob Edwards 10.00
Marco Silva 10.00
Vincent Kompany 11.00

Sean Dyche

Only Arsenal have been playing in the top English division for longer than Everton, as the Toffees’ last relegation came all the way back in the 1953/54 season. Last season, the Blues were in danger of going down to the Championship but thanks to Sean Dyche’s appointment mid-season and a last-day win against Bournemouth, the club retained its Premier League status.

The fans expected squad reinforcements to arrive at Goodison Park over the summer but they didn’t really happen, so it is no surprise that Everton are again struggling. In the first four matches, Dyche’s men registered one draw and three losses and now sit 18th in the league table. The Blues have not really played good football under the new manager but the result was all that mattered last season – now, Everton don’t even have that, which puts Dyche’s spot in real danger.

Paul Heckingbottom

Paul Heckingbottom has a long and beautiful history with Sheffield United, joining the club in 2020 as the U23 team head coach. In March 2021, he assumed the interim manager position at the first team after the dismissal of Chris Wilder, with the team sitting bottom in the Premier League. Heckingbottom could not save the Blades from relegation, but three wins in the last six matches put his name on the list of potential permanent coaches for Sheffield. However, the club ended up appointing Slavisa Jokanovic for the 2021/22 season, only to sack him a few months later and confirm Heckingbottom as the permanent head coach.

The English gaffer led Sheffield to a 5th-place finish in the 2021/22 season, and won promotion back to the Premier League last season after finishing 2nd and being named manager of the month on three occasions. In his return to the top flight, Heckingbottom led the Blades to three losses and one draw in the opening weeks. The 46-year-old needs to start looking for new solutions if he is to finish the term in charge of Sheffield.

Rob Edwards

Rob Edwards did the impossible last season by leading minnows Luton Town to Premier League promotion despite only taking charge of them in November. It is the first time since 1991/92 that Luton returned to the top flight.

However, the Hatters have so far struggled to adapt to the new level of competition that top-tier football entails. Luton lost all the games they played before the international break, and since their upcoming schedule included the likes of Fulham and Wolves, it might take a while before they register the first points of the season.

If the poor results persist, the club may decide that Edwards, at his 40 years old and without Premier League experience, is not the best candidate to fight for survival. But we also have to keep in mind that Luton have the cheapest squad in the league, surviving the season is a nearly-impossible task.

Marco Silva

Marco Silva was reported close to leaving Fulham earlier this summer when news broke about the stunning £40 million offer he received from Saudi club Al Ahli. Nevertheless, the coach chose to respect his current contract with the Cottagers, but with just 12 months left on the deal, he has refused to enter negotiations over a possible extension. 

This is to say that, if Silva’s departure happens, it may not be necessarily related to his performances. After all, his stint at Fulham has been nothing short of impressive, winning promotion to the Premier League in his first year at the club and then finishing 10th last season. Fulham have had a decent start to the 2023/24 term with a win, a draw (away with Arsenal) and two losses. Realistically, the Cottagers can count on a mid-table finish this season too.

Vincent Kompany

The transition from Championship to Premier League football did not go well for Vincent Kompany and his Burnley side. The second-tier champions from last season currently sit dead-last in the Premier League with three consecutive losses and a goal difference of -8.

Kompany instilled an attack-oriented, possession-based playing style at Burnley, but the Clarets are clearly finding it hard playing the same way considering the increased competition.Of course, we have to keep in mind that the calendar has been unfriendly towards Burnley, as their first opponents upon promotion have been Manchester City, Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur. 

So, there are still chances that Burnley will improve once back from the international break and when they start facing opponents of their stature. After all, Burnley have more quality in their squad than the other promoted teams.