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English Premier League sack race heats up

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The English Premier League sack race heats up this weekend as two clubs mired in the relegation dogfight battle. David Moyes’ Sunderland host third from bottom Hull City. Both teams are surprisingly coming off of big wins in game week 11, yet consistency is the only way either team will see Premier League football next season.

David Moyes

Moyes’ team won for just the first time in 2016-17 in gameweek 11 as a Jermain Defoe inspired Sunderland to beat Bournemouth 2-1. Moyes currently leads English bookmakers’ odds in the English Premier League sack race. SkyBET has the former Everton manager at 6/4 odds to be sacked next.

Mike Phelan

Saturday’s rival Mike Phelan is 7/1 odds to see the door at the KCOM Stadium. Last weekend’s win over Southampton was Hull’s first in nine tries. In the last nine games, Phelan’s Tigers have given up 23 goals, while scoring seven. Despite the Tigers’ awful form, they are still only one point from safety; which must be keeping Phelan in the job for now.

English Premier League sack race courtesy of SkyBET

David Moyes – 6/4

Bob Bradley – 2/1

Alan Pardew – 11/2

Mike Phelan – 7/1

Slaven Bilic – 11/1

Aitor Karanka – 20/1

Jose Mourinho – 20/1

Claudio Raneri – 33/1

Bob Bradley

Bob Bradley became the first United States coach to takeover an English Premier League team. Unfortunately, it hasn’t been an American dream for Swansea fans and has been more of an American nightmare.

The Swans are six points from safety after gaining a mere five points from 33 this term. Bradley has been able to tally one point since arriving in Wales, losing three of the four matches he has been in charge of.

Bradley currently sits 2/1 to get sacked, according to SkyBET. The team’s defence

has been abysmal since Bradley took charge. Nine goals conceded and four scored has seen the team put in some poor performances; and Bradley is thought to be on his way soon unless things change quickly.

Alan Pardew

Crystal Palace’s Alan Pardew sits at 11/2 on SkyBET after four consecutive losses. Pardew may still be living on last year’s FA Cup run and could be on borrowed time. Palace host Manchester City on Saturday, which could see Pardew make his final bow at Selhurst Park.

Claudio Ranieri

Despite Leicester’s poor English Premier League start to the season, the club have been focused on the Champions League thus far. However, if results don’t go their way soon, Claudio Ranieri’s team could be in trouble. Currently, two points above the relegation zone, Leicester’s squad is too thin to compete on two major fronts.

Who’s next?

The English Premier League sack race heats up in gameweek 12. Will one of these managers make it to gameweek 13? Who will join Francesco Guidolin as being a former English Premier League manager? It may not be long until we find out.

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