It seems that Claude Puel has been under pressure at Leicester City ever since he arrived at the King Power Stadium almost a year ago.
As reported by the Guardian back in April, the decision-makers at Leicester were far from convinced by Puel’s management style after a run of just four wins in 17 games, and the former Southampton boss was facing a fight on his hands to remain in the Foxes’ dugout.
In the end, Puel was still in charge by the time the 2018/19 season kicked off. But it has not taken long for his future to come under scrutiny once more, particularly after Saturday’s dismal 4-2 defeat away at Bournemouth.
And latest odds provided by Paddy Power, via The Sack Race, have made Roberto Martinez the early 5/2 favourite to replace the Frenchman at the 2016 Premier League champions should his position become untenable.
Martinez remains one of the most divisive managers around. He led Wigan Athletic to a famous FA Cup triumph, almost got Everton into the Champions League while thrilling fans with some exceptional football, and took Belgium to third place at the World Cup this summer.
On the other hand, however, the affable Spaniard was also relegated from the Premier League with Wigan while Everton declined rapidly under his tenure, with Martinez’s perceived inability to organise a defence a major black mark against his name.