Ipswich Town boss Paul Jewell remains the bookmakers' favourite in the Championship Sack Race following a stuttering start to the season. At the start of the campaign Jewell was installed as the 4/1 favourite for the chop in the Next Championship Manager To Be Sacked market, and with just one win his opening four league games, his odds have been reduced slightly to 3/1 (see latest odds below article).
Ipswich opened the season with a respectable draw at home to Blackburn, which was followed by a 1-0 win away to Watford. However, they were then hammered 6-0 by Blackpool, before failing to hold onto the lead against league new boys Huddersfield. Sandwiched in between those matches was a disappointing early exit from the Capital One Cup, at the hands of League One side Carlisle.
After the Huddersfield draw Jewell admitted he had become frustrated at his side's failure to hold onto a lead, which has become a reoccurring theme throughout his tenure. Jewell also spoke of how his team looked very nervous and edgy when defending a lead, which is something that simply has to change if the Tractor Boys are ever going to challenge for a play-off spot. Ipswich travel to Middlesbrough next Saturday, before welcoming Wolves and Charlton to Portman Road. A failure to win any of these matches could see Jewell’s day’s at the club numbered.
Darren Ferguson (9/1) is next in the running for the sack following Peterborough's pointless start to the season, with Bolton boss Owen Coyle also under a bit of pressure early on. Bolton were installed as the ante-post favourites for promotion, but just one win from their first four games see's the Trotters way down in 20th.
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