Big shift in odds on next Premier League manager to leave

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Swansea City, Chelsea and Newcastle United have all endured difficult campaigns.

Swansea City boss Gary Monk has become the outstanding favourite to be the next Premier League manager to leave his post, according to Sky Bet.

Heading into the weekend, Newcastle United’s Steve McClaren was leading the way with odds at evens following successive heavy defeats to Leicester City and Crystal Palace.

There were reports of training-ground bust-ups between players and staff, while the British editorial the Mirror hinted that the former Derby County man had just two games to save his job.

McClaren took over a struggling Newcastle side in the summer and, despite a heavy outlay on new players, inconsistencies and a position in the bottom three has prompted plenty of doubts.

On Sunday, however, the Magpies rallied and picked up an impressive 2-0 win over Liverpool, a result which has seen McClaren’s odds drift to 10/1.

Swansea, on the other hand, started the season brightly with eight points from their first four matches but a run of just one win in 11 Premier League games has seen them slide down the table.

The Welsh outfit are now only one point above the drop zone and, following their 3-0 home defeat to Leicester City at the weekend, Monk’s odds of being the next manager to leave are now 1/10.

For those not familiar with such favourable odds, the bookies feel there is more chance of Monk leaving next than Manchester United finishing in the top four this season.

It’s difficult to pinpoint exactly where it has all gone wrong for Swansea, though with only 14 goals scored one could suggest Wilfried Bony’s switch to Manchester City last January is finally taking its toll.

Monk needs some big results to turn his precarious position around and, next weekend, Swansea face the grueling task of taking on a wounded Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is the second favourite to receive his marching orders with odds of 9/2, with their dire campaign continuing with a 1-0 loss at home to Bournemouth this weekend gone.

However, the Portuguese boss seemingly has the backing of all those around him and last season’s league and cup double should at least buy him more time to turn Chelsea's situation around.

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