When it comes to the managerial sack race in the Premier League, the odds are always changing. Each week that passes throws up results that could ultimately decide the fate of a club’s gaffer. The 2021/22 season has been no different, with football’s top online betting tipsters all doing their best to predict which manager is the next candidate for the chop. Here we look at some of the facts and stats that inform the oddsmakers, to predict exactly which clubs will have new managers in place by the time the 2022/23 Premier League season kicks off.
The Old Trafford faithful are desperate for a manager to take charge who has a clear direction to guide the club in, rather than being held in stasis by Ralf Rangnick
Man Utd – From Temp to Long-Term Thinking
Manchester United fans have been struggling for a while now to understand why a club as large and as influential as theirs has been unable to attract a world-class manager. Lots of excuses have been made for this and it was thought that Ralf Rangnick being put in temporary charge of the team hinted that a bigger name had been lined up for the summer.
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However, that appears not to be the case, with the club’s hierarchy still interviewing candidates who include Erik ten Hag and Mauricio Pochettino. At the moment it appears that the former is the frontrunner for the big job, having done such a sterling job of returning Ajax to the top table of European football.
One thing that is for sure is that Rangnick will not still be in charge by the time next season rolls around. It remains to be seen if a new manager will have the guts to cut the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Edison Cavani from what is a seriously bloated squad with an exorbitant wage bill.
Everton – Frank on Another Hiding to Nothing
Frank Lampard is finding out the hard way just how difficult it is to build a reputation as a Premier League manager, no matter whether you were a legendary player or not. Having been summarily fired by the club he helped support for the bulk of his playing career, Chelsea, he has now been given another tough task at relegation threatened Everton.
In true Chelsea fashion he attempted to buy his way out of trouble, splashing the cash on Dele Alli and Donny Van de Beek, with the former then doing his usual of going missing in action. With Dominic Calvert-Lewin unable to hit a barn door and Richarlison busy plotting his escape from Merseyside, it is clear to see that Lampard has his work cut out to keep the Toffees in the topflight. If he fails, then it would be hard to see how he could remain in charge at Goodison.
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Chelsea – New Owners May Want Their Own Man in Charge
The Premier League and FA are giving Chelsea every chance to keep their heads above water but sooner or later a bombshell is bound to drop that will see the club change hands. As is the case with any takeover, new owners tend to like to install their own people.
That could well mean the end of Thomas Tuchel’s reign at Stamford Bridge. Who despite winning the Champions League last season has failed to deliver a Premier League title charge, even though he splashed huge money on the likes of Romelu Lukaku.
If Lampard fails to keep Everton in the Premier League, then the club can kiss goodbye to their new stadium, which has already come up against some roadblocks since its plans were released
Tottenham – Hardly Settled at Spurs
It has been a seriously weird season at Spurs with Son and Kane only showing up for the second half of the season and Antonio Conte attempting to get himself fired by berating his own ability to turn the team around.
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Not someone to resist a good firing, Daniel Levy decided that this cry for help was some kind of bizarre reverse psychology and kept the Italian on. It remains to be seen whether such an accord will continue over the summer months.
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