Brendan Rodgers and Jose Mourinho are the shock frontrunners in the Premier League sack race following more damaging results for Liverpool and Chelsea yesterday.
Reds manager Rodgers is the 2/1 favourite with leading bookmaker SkyBet to be the next top-flight boss to leave his post after a 3-1 defeat at Manchester United increased the pressure on his position.
Liverpool, who spent in excess of £80m in the summer transfer window, have now lost successive Premier League games. They spent £160m last summer and managed only a sixth-place finish.
Although they have recouped almost as much selling the likes of Luis Suarez and Raheem Sterling, it is becoming a major concern that the Merseysiders are losing their best players and not replacing them.
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Only four months after delivering the title to Stamford Bridge, Chelsea’s Jose Mourinho is 6/1 third favourite to be fired after Rodgers, and Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat, who is priced at 3/1.
Steven Naismith’s hat-trick for Everton on Saturday lunchtime inflicted a third defeat of the season on the Blues – as many as they suffered in the league throughout the whole of the 2014-15 campaign.
The self-destruction of their famously organised defence is providing the biggest problem for Mourinho. Chelsea have conceded 12 goals in five games this term – more than any other team in the division.
Here are the other Premier League managers who the bookies feel are in trouble. View the full odds here.
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