Frank Lampard And Javi Gracia Slashed In Betting To Be First Premier League Manager Sacked After Dismal Weekend Results

Steve Chambers by Steve Chambers / 12 August 2019, 12:20

Frank Lampard's reign at Chelsea couldn't have gone much worse, as the former Blues midfielder watched his side annihilated 4-0 by Manchester United at Old Trafford in his first Premier League match in charge on Sunday afternoon.

It was never going to be an easy start for Lampard, who joined from Derby County in the summer, but after Marcus Rashford's opening penalty gave United the lead, the Blues capitulated as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side scored another three goals to ease to an emphatic victory.

While Solskjaer's side got the Theatre of Dreams rocking, Lampard's Chelsea failed to rise to the big occasion, and while the Blues had lots of the ball during the 90 minutes, their failure to deliver end product ultimately wounded them, and they will now have to get themselves back up for Wednesday's UEFA Super Cup with Liverpool.

The bookmakers were quick to shorten Lampard in the first Premier League Manager To Be Sacked odds, as having started the weekend around the 20/1 mark, he is now a 10/1 shot with BetVictor to be given the axe.

Despite a 4-0 defeat, Chelsea fans still sang Lampard's name at the final whistle, but while that positivity towards a club legend will remain over the coming months, if the results don't improve then we all know the Blues board are more than happy to give manager's the boot, if they aren't performing.

Another manager that has been cut in the Premier League Sack Race odds is Javi Gracia, who saw his Watford side lose 3-0 at home to Brighton & Hove Albion, in arguably the biggest shock result of the opening weekend.

The Hornets were touted as potential European contenders this season, after a campaign last year under Gracia saw them reach the FA Cup final, but a torrid Saturday afternoon has seen Gracia's stewardship come into question, and having been 16/1 with BetVictor before Saturday's game, he can be backed at 11/1 with BetVictor for the first Premier League sacking.

While the odds on Lampard and Gracia have been trimmed, it's still Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson is favourite for the chop first, as the 4/1 shot with BetVictor saw his Eagles side pick up a 0-0 draw with Everton at the weekend, where he started with wantaway attacking star Wilfried Zaha on the bench.

Hodgson elected to bring Zaha off the bench, as he searched for a winning goal, but his handling of the Premier League star may come into question, as some fans would've wanted him to leave for a big fee, while those who want him to stay will want him to start in all the games, as he is undoubtedly there most talented attacking threat.

Premier League Sack Race Odds

(Updated:2019-10-18 11:48:01)
Marco Silva 5/6 5/4 5/6
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 5/2 9/4 5/2
Mauricio Pochettino 4 5 4
Steve Bruce 20 14 20
Ralph Hasenhuttl 20 16 20
Quique Sanchez Flores 25 16 25
Roy Hodgson 33 33 33
Daniel Farke 40 25 40
Unai Emery 50 40 50
Graham Potter 50 50 50
Dean Smith 50 33 50
Nuno Espirito Santo 40 50 40
Manuel Pellegrini 20 50 20
Chris Wilder 50 40 50
Sean Dyche 66 40 66
Frank Lampard 50 66 50
Eddie Howe 66 40 66
Brendan Rodgers 100 50 100
No Manager To Leave 66 66
Pep Guardiola 150 50 150
Jurgen Klopp 150 66 150

Managers Departed

Last man down

Wally Downes
Wally Downes
(AFC Wimbledon)
20th October
VIEW ALL CASUALTIES
x
Up to £100 in bet credits
Exclusive Promo Code
100BET365
JOIN NOW
Up to £100 in Bet Credits for new customers at bet365. Min deposit £5 and 1x settled bet requirement to release Bet Credits. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&C's apply, 18+ begambleaware.org.
x
Bet £10 Get £30
Exclusive Promo Code
30f
JOIN NOW
New customers only – Minimum deposit of £10 using deposit code 30F - A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £10 placed on any sports market - Minimum odds of 1/2 (1.5) - Free bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days - Free bet stakes not included in returns - Deposit balance is available for withdrawal at any time. General deposit method & withdrawal restrictions apply & full T&Cs apply.
Next in firing line Hottest Manager Markets

Premier League

Next Manager to Leave

Arsenal

Next Manager

Barcelona

Next Manager

Barnsley

Next Manager

Bayern Munich

Next Manager

England

Next Manager

Everton

Next Manager

Liverpool

Next Manager

Manchester United

Next Manager

Real Madrid

Next Manager

Stevenage

Next Manager

Stoke City

Next Manager

Tottenham Hotspur

Next Manager

LMA

Manager of the Year
x
Bet £10 Get £5 Free Bet For Every Wednesday Champions League Match
New customers only – Minimum deposit of £10 using deposit code CL35 - A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £10 placed on any sports market - Minimum odds of 1/2 (1.5) - £40 Total free bets - Free bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days - Free bet stakes not included in returns - Deposit balance is available for withdrawal at any time. General withdrawal restrictions & full T&Cs apply. 18+ begambleaware.org
BET HERE
We use cookies to provide statistics that help give you the best experience of our site. By continuing to use the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more
Got It
x
Bet £10 Get £5 Free Bet For Every Wednesday Champions League Match
New customers only – Minimum deposit of £10 using deposit code CL35 - A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £10 placed on any sports market - Minimum odds of 1/2 (1.5) - £40 Total free bets - Free bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days - Free bet stakes not included in returns - Deposit balance is available for withdrawal at any time. General withdrawal restrictions & full T&Cs apply. 18+ begambleaware.org
BET HERE
We use cookies to provide statistics that help give you the best experience of our site. By continuing to use the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more
Got It