BRENDAN RODGERS is the most likely Premier League manager to leave his position.
That’s according to bookmakers Betfair, who’ve slashed his odds from 12/1 to 5/2 following Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s dismissal.Bookmakers think Brendan Rodgers will be the next top-flight manager to leave his position[/caption]
The 48-year-old became the SIXTH managerial casualty of the campaign having been relieved of his duties by Manchester United.
The Norwegian left following a disastrous run of one victory in seven top-flight matches and with the club languishing in seventh – 12 points behind leaders Chelsea.
Solskjaer joins the likes of Xisco Munoz, Steve Bruce, Nuno Espirito Santo, Daniel Farke and Dean Smith, who’ve all been axed from their roles.
And Betfair think Rodgers will be next… but NOT because Leicester chiefs want rid of him.
The Foxes boss has been strongly linked with the vacant position at Old Trafford and SunSport understand that United chiefs have already made contact.
The Red Devils are prepared to pay £8million in compensation to his current club.
Next Premier League manager to leave
Sky Bet odds
- Brendan Rodgers – 5/2
- Rafael Benitez – 4/1
- Ralph Hasenhuttl – 5/1
- Marcelo Bielsa – 13/2
- Claudio Ranieri – 10/1
- Mikel Arteta – 12/1
- Sean Dyche – 16/1
- Bruno Lage – 20/1
- Graham Potter – 25/1
- No Manager To Leave – 25/1
Furthermore, Rodgers supposedly has a clause in his contract should a Champions League club come knocking.
However, it’s been reported that he’s held talks with the club’s ‘leadership group’ and distanced himself from a departure.
Leicester’s leadership group is formed of six players including Kasper Schmeichel, Jonny Evans, Jamie Vardy, Marc Albrighton, Youri Tielemans, and James Maddison.
Rodgers said: “I spoke to the leadership group. I was aware that over the past few weeks… I didn’t read so much, I don’t, but I heard little bits and pieces.
“It was a case of stabilising that by speaking to our senior guys. They know my commitment to them, they know my commitment to the club, and also to us becoming a better team.”
Elsewhere Everton’s Rafa Benitez is second in the betting market at 4/1.
The injury-plagued Toffees are winless in their last six and play Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Leicester in their next six outings.
Ralph Hasenhuttl is available at 5/1 after Saturday’s surprise defeat to Norwich.
Marcelo Bielsa and Claudio Ranieri follow at 13/2 and 10/1 respectively with Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta offered at 12s.
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