Carver and Martinez big movers in Premier League sack race odds

Roberto Martinez Press Conference Smiling

Gus Poyet may be the front-runner in the ‘Next manager to leave his post’ market, but there have been some major movements for Newcastle and Everton.

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet has leap-frogged Nigel Pearson to lead the way in the Premier League sack race betting, according to the latest industry figures.

Data compiled by Oddschecker has revealed that the Black Cats boss is now the favourite to be the next English top-flight manager to leave his post having overtaken previous market leader Nigel Pearson following the weekend’s results.

Poyet’s side drew 0-0 with fellow strugglers West Bromwich Albion at the Stadium of Light on Saturday, despite dominating the game.

That fixture came in the wake of the Uruguayan’s open letter to Sunderland supporters that had called on fans to get behind the team.

The former Brighton manager has been under increasing pressure since the Black Cats were dumped out of the FA Cup by League One side Bradford City two weeks ago.

And despite his rallying cry ahead of Sunderland’s most recent outing against the Baggies, the Wearsiders have now gone four games without a win in all competitions and head to Manchester United next.

Leicester Improvement

Pearson, meanwhile, oversaw a 2-2 draw away at Everton in a game Leicester came close to winning.

The Foxes came from behind to lead against the Toffees at Goodison Park with goals from Esteban Cambiasso and David Nugent cancelling out Steven Naismith’s second-half opener.

Everton rescued a late draw with a Matthew Upson own goal on 88 minutes, but the result did see Pearson drifting out in the next manager to leave his post betting.

The stalemate also ended a run of four straight defeats for Leicester, though a trip to Manchester City awaits them next weekend.

West Ham United’s Sam Allardyce rounds off the top three, with the Hammers gaffer still in the running after following up their 4-0 humiliation at the hands of West Brom in the FA Cup with a 2-2 draw against Tottenham.

Carver and Martinez movement

Leicester’s 2-2 draw with Everton also saw the price shorten on Martinez leaving his post next, with the Toffees' gaffer moving to as short a price as 16/1 – a major shift when you consider his status as rank outsider for so much of the campaign.

John Carver could also be on borrowed time at Newcastle with the Toon boss, who was appointed into the role until the end of the season, now 10/1 to be the next manager to leave his role.

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