Odds offered on next West Ham manager, three early favourites

New West Ham manager Slaven Bilic looks on during the UEFA Europa League match between West Ham United and FC Lusitans at Boleyn Ground on July 2, 2015 in London, England.

Slaven Bilic is hanging onto his job at West Ham.

Slaven Bilic, Manager of West Ham United gives instructions during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Brighton and Hove Albion at London Stadium on October 20, 2017 in...

West Ham suffered an embarrassing home defeat at the London Stadium, beaten easily at home to Brighton and Hove Albion.

The listless manner of the loss was as concerning as the defeat itself, and manager Slaven Bilic's job - which was already precarious - looks to be in doubt.

Bookies Paddy Power are already offering odds on his replacement, and there are three early favourites.

Roberto Mancini 3/1

FC Zenit Saint Petersburg head coach Roberto Mancini gestures during the Russian Football League match between FC Zenit St. Petersburg and FC Rubin Kazan at Saint Petersburg Stadium on...

Rafa Benitez 3/1

Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez celebrates  after winning the Sky Bet Championship Title after the match between Newcastle United and Barnsley at St James' Park on May 7, 2017 in...

Manuel Pellegrini 3/1

Manuel Pellegrini, manager of Manchester City looks on after the Barclays Premier League match between Swansea City and Manchester City at the Liberty Stadium on May 15, 2016 in Swansea,...

Rafa Benitez is currently in charge at Newcastle and has been linked with the Hammers previously, and is currently placed higher in the table.

Former Manchester City title winning managers Mancini and Pellegrini are working abroad in Russia and China respectively.

Best of the rest?

Fulham's Slavisa Jokanovic is listed at 11/2, while Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers is priced at 9/1.

Tony Pulis, Thomas Tuchel and David Wagner follow at 10/1.

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