The sack race: Everton boss Marco Silva is red-hot favourite to be the first Premier League manager for the chop… but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Mauricio Pochettino are the big names under threat
- The pressure has piled on Marco Silva after a disappointing start to the season
- Everton have already lost to Bournemouth, Sheffield United and Aston Villa
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Mauricio Pochettino are also down in the dumps
Marco Silva has endured a very tough start to the new Premier League season, coming under intense pressure already after just six matches.
Everton currently sit 14th in the table with just seven points, falling to three hugely disappointing defeats against Bournemouth and two newly-promoted teams in Aston Villa and Sheffield United.
The pressure has been piled on Silva and it comes as no surprise that with various bookmakers, the Portuguese manager is favourite to be sacked.
The pressure has piled up on Everton boss Marco Silva after a tough start to the season
TOP 10 TO BE SACKED
1) Marco Silva 7/4
2) Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 6/1
3) Mauricio Pochettino 12/1
4) Nuno Espirito Santo 14/1
5) Quique Sanchez Flores 14/1
6) Steve Bruce 16/1
7) Ralph Hasenhuttl 20/1
8) Roy Hodgson 20/1
9) Dean Smith 20/1
10) Graham Potter 25/1
But it has also been far from plain sailing for a host of other top-flight managers, most specifically those at Tottenham and Manchester United, with scalps being taken almost every weekend.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is the second favourite to be sacked first, coming in at 5/1 with Sky Bet, while both Ladbrokes and William Hill have him priced at 6/1.
After failing to secure Champions League football at the end of last season, Solskjaer has endured a tough start this term, with his latest setback coming against West Ham at the London Stadium on the weekend.
The Red Devils have claimed just eight points so far from their opening six fixtures, and the pressure intensified on Wednesday after they scraped through on penalties against League One side Rochdale in the Carabao Cup.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has endured a tough time with Manchester United in the Premier League
Mauricio Pochettino and Tottenham are enduring a worrying slump in the Premier League
It’s a similiar story down in north London for Tottenham and Mauricio Pochettino, who are enduring a worrying slump, which culminated in a shock defeat by League Two outfit Colchester in the Carabao Cup.
Tottenham have the same amounts of points as United, already sitting 11 adrift of pace-setters Liverpool.
And Pochettino, who has grown increasingly frustrated at Tottenham, is the third favourite to get the sack – being priced at 9/1 with Sky Bet and 8/1 with William Hill. However, Ladbrokes have him at just 5/1.
While it has been a tough ride for some so far, other Premier League managers couldn’t be sitting any more comfortable.
And it comes as no surprise that Jurgen Klopp, who has guided his Liverpool side five points clear at the top of the table, and Pep Guardiola, are the least likely to get the chop.
Klopp and Guardiola, who will once again battle for the title with Liverpool and Manchester City respectively, come in at 100/1.
Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola are sitting pretty at Liverpool and Man City respectively