Premier League next manager sacked: Steve Bruce & Jose Mourinho favourites for AXE after odds shift, Allardyce at risk

STEVE BRUCE is favourite in the Premier League sack-race heading into the final stretch of the 2020-21 campaign.

Newcastle are perilously close to the relegation zone having collected just two wins in their past 18 matches.

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The Toon are anchored in 17th position – four points behind Brighton and two ahead of Scott Parker's Fulham.

Bruce and CO. now have NINE games remaining to secure their top-flight status and avoid a THIRD relegation in the Premier League era.

Owner Mike Ashley has vowed to stand by his manager, but bookmakers Betfair think that could soon change with Bruce priced at 5/4 to be axed next.

If dismissed, Bruce would become the FOURTH manager of the season to be relieved of his duties after Slaven Bilic, Frank Lampard and Chris Wilder.

Premier League next manager sacked odds – Betfair

  • Steve Bruce – 5/4
  • No Manager To Leave – 23/10
  • Jose Mourinho – 6/1
  • Sam Allardyce – 13/2
  • Nuno Espirito Santo – 14/1
  • Paul Heckingbottom – 14/1
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Fulham's final EIGHT fixtures look more favourable than Newcastle's, who include Tottenham, Liverpool, Arsenal, Leicester and Manchester City.

The Toon travel to Fulham on the final day of the campaign which, if they're not more than three points clear, will see a 'winner takes all' situation.

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho is next in the betting market.

The Portuguese was 5/1 after successive defeats to arch-rivals Arsenal and Dinamo Zagreb, dumping them out of the Europa League.

But the 2-0 win over Aston Villa saw his price drift out to 6/1 with the Carabao Cup still to play for.

Sam Allardyce follows next at 13/2.

Big Sam looks to be heading for the first top-flight relegation of his managerial career with the Baggies stranded in 19th – 10 points from safety.

Wolves' Nuno Espirito Santo and interim Sheffield United manager Paul Heckingbottom complete the market, both priced at 14/1.

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