Five candidates in first Premier League manager to go tips
FootyOn experts give first Premier League manager to go tips and suggest five bosses who may be in danger if they don’t start the season well.
When you’re coaching in the Premier League, a lot of pressure comes with the territory.
And that pressure will bear down on some bosses more than others if their sides start poorly.
Whether it’s because summer signings don’t gel or results go against them, someone has to be first for the axe.
The bookies have cottoned on to that and offer a market on who will get the chop before anybody else.
Read on as we reveal our five first Premier League manager to go tips…
Speculation surrounding the future of Newcastle United’s Spanish boss Benitez has been pretty much constant since he took charge.
Initially unable to keep them in the Premier League, he had a break clause in his contract but did not exercise it.
Benitez instead took The Toon Army back into the top-flight at the first attempt when winning the Championship last season.
What the former Liverpool, Chelsea and Real Madrid manager wants is backing by Magpies owner Mike Ashley.
Newcastle have spent just over £30,000,000 in this transfer window, but their signings look based more on potential than proven Premier League form.
If all does not go well, then Benitez could quit St James’ Park or be sacked and is Sky Bet’s 7/2 favourite to be first manager out.
West Ham United boss Bilic needs his new signings in attack to perform and propel his team further up the Premier League table.
The Hammers were underwhelming at times in their maiden season at the old Olympic Stadium after leaving Upton Park.
Bilic needs to keep key players on side and fit, unlike last term where playmaker Dimitri Payet forced a move back to Marseille and target man Andy Carroll kept up his injury-prone reputation.
Marko Arnautovic and Javier Hernandez, signed for a roughly combined £35,000,000, offer different attributes, but must deliver as in previous Premier League performances at Stoke City and Manchester United respectively.
Should these names not prove successful, then Bilic may be looking down the barrel and is a best-price 6/1 with BetVictor to get the bullet first.
Speaking of Arnautovic’s old club, the Potters have sold a number of players from their squad.
Mark Hughes has yet to reinvest the upwards of £25,000,000 the departures of Glenn Whelan, Jon Walters, Phil Bardsley and Arnautovic brought in.
Getting Darren Fletcher on a free transfer and Kurt Zouma on loan from Chelsea aren’t eye-catching arrivals at the bet365 Stadium, because both have plenty to prove.
Fletcher is very much a veteran now, while France centre back Zouma is trying to rediscover form and fitness following a serious knee injury.
Stoke just look to have stagnated and Hughes may pay the price for that as a best-price 13/2 with betway to be axed first.
Leicester City flopped in their defence of the Premier League title last term, but that magical year was a fluke.
The downturn in displays ultimately cost Claudio Ranieri his job, so why should it be any different for successor Shakespeare?
Like Newcastle and West Ham, the Foxes have spent upwards of £30,000,000 on their summer recruitment so far.
Riyad Mahrez handed in a transfer request at the King Power Stadium, but is yet to be sold.
A wantaway player can be disruptive to the dressing room, so if Shakespeare struggles top odds of 10/1 with BetVictor that say he will go first look value.
Our outside shout among first Premier League manager to go tips is new Southampton boss Pellegrino.
While the current Saints hierarchy have always given their head coaches time, their latest appointment has limited Premier League knowledge.
Pellegrino may have briefly played for Liverpool and later joined their coaching staff under mentor Benitez, but his work in management is open to question.
A top half La Liga finish and run to the Copa del Rey final with plucky underdogs Deportivo Alaves last season is to his credit, but he just seems an underwhelming appointment after a paucity of options.
Betway’s best odds of 25/1 for Pellegrino to go first look overpriced if the St Mary’s side struggle.
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