REVEALED: Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cooper is the bookies’ clear favourite to get sacked next after a MISERABLE run following their £150m summer splurge – with Ralph Hasenhuttl, Brendan Rodgers and Steven Gerrard also in the running
- Bruno Lage was sacked by Wolves following Saturday’s defeat by West Ham
- Lage became the third Premier League manager to be sacked this season
- He follows Scott Park and Thomas Tuchel, dismissed by Fulham and Chelsea
- A number of other managers are already under pressure after eight games
We are just eight games into the Premier League season and already three managers have lost their jobs.
Wolves boss Bruno Lage became the third managerial casualty of the campaign at the weekend following his side’s 2-0 defeat to West Ham, a result which left them lying in the relegation zone.
The Portuguese managed a 10th-placed finish in his first season in charge but had won just one of their last 15 Premier League matches.
Forest boss Steve Cooper (L) is favourite to get sacked next ahead of Ralph Hasenhuttl (R)
MANAGER MOST LIKELY TO GO NEXT
Steve Cooper 1/5
Ralph Hasenhuttl 8/1
Brendan Rodgers 10/1
Steven Gerrard 12/1
Before Lage, Bournemouth and Chelsea had already taken the decisions to sack Scott Parker and Thomas Tuchel, respectively.
And it’s highly unlikely that more managers won’t be shown the door this season.
Oddschecker currently make Nottingham Forest’s Steve Cooper the clear betting favourite to leave his post next with odds of 1/5.
Forest have made a dire start to the season, sitting bottom of the table with just four points from their opening eight games.
Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl is next at 8/1 while Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers is 10/1.
Hassenhutl’s Saints are on a run of three straight defeats while the Foxes had just one point prior to Monday’s big win over Forest.
Meanwhile, Aston Villa’s Steven Gerrard is in no position to rest on his laurels with odds of 12/1 that he is next to be shown the door.
Villa have underwhelmed so far with eight points from eight games, scoring just six goals.
The bookmakers also reckon Brendan Rodgers and Steven Gerrard are under threat