Newcastle's Rafa Benitez, Leicester's Claude Puel and Cardiff's Neil Warnock made joint-favourites in first Premier League manager to leave market

Newcastle United's Spanish manager Rafael Benitez applauds fans after winning the English Premier League football match between Newcastle United and Chelsea at St James' Park in Newcastle-...

Should Newcastle United, Leicester City and Cardiff City expect early managerial changes?

Newcastle United's Spanish manager Rafael Benitez applauds fans after winning the English Premier League football match between Newcastle United and Chelsea at St James' Park in Newcastle-...

The managers of Newcastle United, Leicester City and Cardiff City have been made joint-favourites to lose their jobs first in this season's Premier League.

Sky Bet have opened the new market in time for the new season, which begins two weeks on Saturday, and placed Newcastle's Rafa Benitez, Leicester's Claude Puel and Cardiff's Neil Warnock as 7/1 front runners.

Watford's Javi Gracia is next on the list at 8/1 and is the only other manager to occupy shorter odds than Manchester United's Jose Mourinho and Southampton's Mark Hughes - both 12/1. 

Benitez is entering his third full season as Newcastle boss, but continues to work in more difficult circumstances than many of his contemporaries - much to the Spaniard's frustration.

Leicester City's French manager Claude Puel awaits kick off in the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City at Wembley Stadium in London, on May...

Neil Warnock manager of Cardiff City before the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Cardiff City at Craven Cottage on September 9, 2017 in London, England.

Puel, meanwhile, was strongly rumoured to be leaving Leicester towards the end of last season, after a mixed start to his nine-month tenure.

And after being promoted against expectation last season, Cardiff are among the early favourites to be relegated this campaign, which perhaps explains Warnock's presence.

Whose boss will be first to go - Newcastle, Leicester or Cardiff's?

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