Despite leading West Ham back to the Premier League on the first asking, Allardyce tops the sack race market as 10/3 fav while Roberto Di Matteo is next at 7/1, ahead of 8/1 Brian McDermott of Reading and 9/1 Tony Pulis of Stoke.
“It illustrates the precarious nature of being a Premier League boss when the early favourites in the ‘Sack race’ betting are two managers who took their teams into the top division and a Champions League winning coach, but that is the reality that faces Allardyce, McDermott and Di Matteo in our opinion,” said Coral’s David Stevens.
Who will be the first Premier League manager to leave their post?
10-3 Sam Allardyce, 7 Roberto Di Matteo, 8 Brian McDermott, 9 Tony Pulis, 10 Steve Clarke, Chris Hughton, 12 Roberto Martinez, Martin Jol, 14 Michael Laudrup, Martin O’Neill, 16 Mark Hughes, 20 Brendan Rodgers, Paul Lambert, David Moyes, Arsene Wenger, 25 Andre Villas-Boas, 28 Alan Pardew, 40 Nigel Adkins, 50 Sir Alex Ferguson
Robin Van Persie to be at Arsenal at end of transfer window
1-3 No, 9-4 Yes
Theo Walcott to be at Arsenal at end of transfer window
1-4 Yes, 5-2 No
Robin Van Persie’s next club
8-15 Manchester City, 7-2 Juventus, 6 Manchester United, 12 Real Madrid, Barcelona, 14 Chelsea, Paris St Germain, 100 Tottenham