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Poll Reaction: Moyes’ Sunderland exit to be next Prem departure

| 31.10.2016

There are few certainties in the Premier League – just ask Leicester City about that. But one thing fans of every club seem to be agreed on is that David Moyes is the next top-flight boss to head for the exit.

Today’s @Ladbrokes Twitter poll asked who the next Premier League manager to leave would be, and the Sunderland gaffer won your ‘support’ with an enormous 65 per cent of the vote.

The Black Cats’ boss has certainly been bad luck for fans on Wearside, with Sunderland chalking up a paltry two points from their opening 10 Premier League games – gifting them the dubious honour of having the worst ever start to a Prem campaign.

With a Jermaine Defoe penalty in the 4-1 defeat against Arsenal on Saturday their only goal in the past four games, it looks only a matter of time before the struggling Scotsman gets the boot. Especially so considering his side have already crashed out of the EFL Cup.

That’s reflected in the betting, with Moyes 1/3 to be the next Premier League manager to leave – or be forced out.

Jose Mourinho takes the silver medal with 19 per cent of the vote, with his misfiring Manchester United side having won just two of their last six games – a run which included that humiliating 4-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge, and has left him at just 14/1 to be the next managerial casualty.

Hull City boss Mike Phelan has only just got the Tigers’ gig full-time, but nine per cent of you think he’ll be the next manager on the scrapheap, while the bookies also have it at 9s for him to head out of Humberside shortly.

Meanwhile, just seven per cent of voters think Slaven Bilic will be gone before the rest, with West Ham United having won three of their last four games following an early-season wobble.

It could be lights out for Moyes on Saturday unless Sunderland win at Bournemouth. It’s 17/4 for the visitors to ease the pressure on their gaffer with victory, while 8/13 says the Cherries heap more misery on the ex-Man United gaffer.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing



Dave Burin

Dave graduated with an MA in English Literature at Durham University, and worked in marketing before joining the Ladbrokes News team. A Man United fan and avid groundhopper, he’s also an ardent follower of Rugby League. You can usually find him at a ground near you, clutching a big cup of tea.