Premier League sack race: Dutchman favourite but Bilic odds shorten

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Sunderland boss remains favourite to be the next Premier League manager to leave his post while the West Ham gaffer's odds have shortened.

The season may be only two game old but Dick Advocaat is already emerging as the favourite to be the first Premier League manager to leave his post.

That is according to the bookmakers, who have the Sunderland manager as the overwhelming front-runner to be the first managerial casualty of the current campaign.

It follows the Black Cats' 3-1 home defeat to newly-promoted Norwich City, which marked a second consecutive defeat for the Wearsiders.

In two Premier League fixtures so far this season, Sunderland have conceded seven goals and currently sit bottom of the table.

Little wonder than that data compiled by Oddschecker has the Dutchman available at around 11/10 to be the first boss to get the boot.

But away from Advocaat, one surprising movement has seen Slaven Bilic move to the third favourite to be the first managerial exit.

The Croatian claimed a memorable opening weekend win over Arsenal at the Emirates but is now behind only the Sunderland gaffer and Watford manager Quique Sanchez Flores in the sack race odds.

Bilic can be backed at around 11/1 to be the first to go, after a surprise 2-1 defeat at home to Leicester City.

Flores' Watford, meanwhile, were held to a 0-0 draw with West Bromwich Albion, meaning them have taken two points from the first six available in the Premier League.

Sunderland are next in action against an in-form Swansea City – lose that and Advocaat's time with the club could come to an abrupt end.

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