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Javi Gracia clear fav in Premier League Sack Race

| 16.07.2018

We’re less than a month away, and our odds compilers have already put together the first Sack Race odds of the 2018-19 Premier League season.

Watford boss Javi Gracia is the clear 4/1 favourite in the betting to be the first manager to leave his post, with Mark Hughes next at 6/1.

Meanwhile, new Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is 16/1 to be booted, while 25/1 says Unai Emery is the first managerial casualty of the new campaign.

The safest man in the division is Pep Guardiola, who is way back at 50/1 to be the first manager to leave this season. You don’t sack Pep!

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “Watford could be set for a tough season ahead and the betting suggests it’s Gracia who’ll be the first man sent packing.”

Ladbrokes Latest Betting

First Premier League Manager to Leave

Javi Gracia  – 4/1

Mark Hughes – 6/1

Claude Puel – 8/1

Rafa Benitez – 8/1

Roy Hodgson – 10/1

Neil Warnock – 16/1

Eddie Howe – 16/1

Manuel Pellegrini – 16/1

Marco Silva – 16/1

Nuno Espirito Santo – 16/1

Maurizio Sarri – 16/1

Mauricio Pochettino – 16/1

Sean Dyche – 20/1

Chris Hughton – 20/1

Slavisa Jokanovic – 20/1

Jose Mourinho – 20/1

David Wagner – 25/1

Unai Emery – 25/1

Jurgen Klopp – 33/1

Pep Guardiola – 50/1

All Odds and Markets correct as of date of publication



Cian Carroll

Starting life as a football columnist for his local paper in Dundalk, Cian has written for a number of media outlets with pieces published in The Birmingham Mail and Spain’s El Mundo Deportivo. A lover of football, GAA, boxing, rugby and MMA, he’s a big Aston Villa and Dundalk fan. He can be regularly spotted on various mountain tops.