Poyet on the charge in Premier League sack race

Gus Poyet

The Uruguayan is the big mover in the 'Next Premier League Manager to leave their post' market, according to figures from Oddschecker.

Gus Poyet could be living on borrowed time at the Stadium of Light with the Uruguayan the one big mover in the 'Next Premier League Manager to leave their post' market with bookmakers.

Figures from Oddschecker reveal that the Black Cats boss was the major mover in the wake of the weekend's FA Cup results.

Sunderland were dumped out of the competition by Bradford City on Sunday with the League One outfit dispatching the Mackems 2-0 at Valley Parade in one of the shocks of the weekend.

That result, coupled with Poyet's confrontational quotes directed to the fans after the game, have seen the Uruguayan's odds shorten to as little as 11/4 in the betting.

The South American told BBC Sport after the Bradford defeat: "I have no issue with the fans. I never hide and I am the one who'll pay the price because the only one who can get sacked is me."

Sunderland are also struggling for form in the Premier League having lost 2-0 to QPR at the Stadium of Light last week in a game that marked the first time the R's have picked up a point on the road in the English top-flight this term.

Still Favourite

Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson remains the favourite to leave his post, however, with the Foxes boss still on at as short a price as 6/5.

But despite his status as favourite, the odds of Pearson leaving his post actually drifted further out despite his side's 2-1 defeat to Aston Villa in the FA Cup.

Drifting Out

One man who looks increasingly safe is Hull manager Steve Bruce after collecting four points from games against Manchester City and the Villans.

Bruce has now moved out to 12/1 with several bookmakers with the pressure appearing to ease on the former Sunderland and Birmingham manager.

The Tigers are currently 16th in the Premier League but remain just a point outside the relegation zone and are next in action against QPR at the KC Stadium.

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