A good bit of business in the January transfer window can often prove to be the difference between success and failure in the Premier League, but for two current top-flight managers it may also play a role in whether they remain in employment this season.
The duo in question are Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp and Hull City’s Steve Bruce, who have emerged as the joint favourites to be the next Premier League manager to leave their respective posts, according to the latest figures from Oddschecker.
It follows a weekend in which both teams suffered defeat in the league, with Hull going down 3-0 to Newcastle United at the KC Stadium.
The result was the Tigers’ fourth successive defeat in all competitions, with Bruce’s charges shipping nine goals and scored none during that run.
QPR, meanwhile, went down 3-1 to a Jonathan Walters-inspired Stoke at the Britannia Stadium, with the Ireland international grabbing a hat-trick for the Potters.
That result means Redknapp’s team are still to pick up a point on the road in the Premier League – a new record in the history of the top-flight.
The two managers are now neck-and-neck in the next manager to leave betting, with Hull next in action against Manchester City at the Etihad and QPR due to host Southampton at Loftus Road on Saturday.
But with both teams linked with several last-gasp transfer deals, a bit of late business could swing the market one way or the other.