Sack Race heating up with Bradley, Bilic & Pardew leading the way
Alan Pardew’s first win in eight Premier League games this weekend with Crystal Palace certainly eased the pressure that’s on his shoulders right now.
And despite being favourite for the chop in the top-flight in recent weeks, it’s now 9/4 that he’s the next manager to leave his post.
But results elsewhere in week 14 have meant there’s now another name ahead of him in the market, while one other manager shares Pards’ price.
Swansea City manager Bob Bradley is leading the way at 6/4, even though he’s only been in charge for a matter of weeks. But it’s easy to see why he’s favourite for the boot – picking up just five points from a possible 21 since taking over at the Liberty Stadium.
And while it was always unlikely to expect anything other than a Tottenham win this weekend against the Swans, supporters will have hoped for a better performance than the one they witnessed.
Conceding five goals against Spurs means Bradley’s men have now shipped 16 goals in their last five games. And that leaves them rooted to the foot of the table, with just nine points from their opening 14 games. That makes this their worst ever start to a Premier League campaign.
No surprise then that they’re just 5/6 to go down.
Elsewhere, West Ham were also victims of a five-goal crushing from a north London outfit, leaving them dangerously close to the relegation zone.
And after picking up just 12 points so far this season, it’s hardly a shock to see Slaven Bilic’s name near the front of the Sack Race market, with 9/4 saying he’s the next boss to face the boot.
But Alan Pardew may well have bought himself a few more weeks in charge of Crystal Palace. When Christian Benteke netted his second and Palace’s third this weekend against Southampton, Pards turned round and gave chairman, Steve Parish, the thumbs up – dedicating the win to him.
Parish returned the gesture. Aww – isn’t that sweet?
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