Manager Watch: Irvine favourite for the sack, Lambert & Rodgers' odds drift

Brendan Rogers Press Conference Smiling - 16/02/2014

The West Brom boss is the bookies' favourite to get the chop, although Nigel Pearson of Leicester & Harry Redknapp of Queens Park Rangers aren't far behind.

Premier League managers are rarely safe after four wins in a row let alone four consecutive defeats.

And it is no surprise, then, that West Brom boss Alan Irvine heads the bookmakers' list when it comes to the next manager to leave his post in the top flight.

As detailed by sports betting website Oddschecker, the Baggies coach is priced as low as 7/4 for the sack after last night's 2-1 reverse against West Ham. The West Brom faithful appear disillusioned with Irvine already.

But Midlands rivals Aston Villa have seen an upturn in fortunes when it comes to the odds, as Paul Lambert's position looks somewhat safer after a valuable 1-0 win at Crystal Palace last night.

One game can change a lot in football and Lambert has seen his odds drift to 10/1, whereas the Aston Villa boss was second-favourite for the sack before yesterday's game.

Replacing him in that spot is Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson. His side lost 3-1 at home to Liverpool last night and the Leicester coach reportedly partook in a foul-mouthed spat with a Foxes supporter.

In stark contrast, the winning manager at the King Power Stadium - Brendan Rodgers - has, like Lambert, seen his odds drift. The Liverpool boss was as low as 4-1 to lose his job before the Reds faced Stoke City at the weekend. Two wins later, however, and Rodgers can be found at 14, 16 or even 20-1 to be dismissed by Liverpool.

The Reds boss was previously third-favourite in the sack race and that unfortunate honour has now been bestowed upon QPR coach Harry Redknapp after last night's defeat at Swansea.

QPR beat Leicester in a relegation six-pointer on Saturday and now have the chance to do so again versus Burnley in their next clash at Loftus Road. But Redknapp's QPR are still without a win away from home this season and, as such, the R's boss can be backed at a price of 13-2 to be the next Premier League manager out.

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