Nigel Pearson 6/1 In Next Championship Manager To Leave Bettingby Richard Smith / 27 June 2011, 09:41Tweet
Hull City manager Nigel Pearson is the early favourite in the the Next Championship Manager To Leave Odds. Pearson, who is 6/1 to leave first with Victor Chandler, joined The Tigers a year ago and guided them to 11th place last season on their return to the Championship. However, he knows results will have to improve as the club target the play-offs this upcoming season, but if they get off to a poor start then his days could well be numbered.
Portsmouth boss Steve Cotterill can also be found with odds of 6/1. Cotterill has has remained at Fratton Park despite being linked with a number of clubs this summer, including Birmingham City. Although the talented manager may be tempted by a move away from financially stricken Pompey if the right vacancy arises. Other names in the frame to leave their respective post's first include Nigel Clough (Derby County), Keith Millen (Bristol City), Simon Grayson (Leeds United) and the new Coventry City manager Andy Thorn, who are all priced at 8/1 with Victor Chandler.
Other big summer arrivals include Sam Allardyce at West Ham, Steve McLaren to Nottingham Forest and most recently Chris Hughton to Birmingham City. All three managers will be eager to get off to a decent start as they aim to be right in the thick of it come the end of the season. Arguably the most pressure will be on the shoulders of the new Hammers gaffer Allardyce, who can be found with odds of 12/1 to be the next Championship manager to leave. The former Bolton and Blackburn Rovers boss will have the demanding West Ham faithful on his back ``from the start, and not only does he have to spearhead an instant return to England's top flight but he also has to employ an attractive style of football, something he has not been known for in the past. McLaren (12/1) and Hughton (33/1) both have long odds to depart first, but don't rule out a surprise sacking early on in this unpredictable league.