Watford's Quique Flores an attractive price in the First Premier League Manager to be Sent Off marketby Jack Kitson / 07 August 2015, 09:43Tweet
Paddy Power have whipped up an intriguing "First Manager to be Sent Off" market, which is sure to catch the eye of football fans as the Premier League prepares for take-off on Saturday.
The Football Association are aiming to clamp down on referee abuse, from both players and managers, with the latter now having to adhere to a technical area code of conduct.
The new rules mean that referees can, at first, caution a manager on the touchline - e.g. for abusive language or threatening behaviour - but if the behaviour continues then the official can send the respective boss to the stands.
The code of conduct will no doubt be a source of great entertainment for fans, while many of the more colourful gaffers are sure to raise an eyebrow at this new addition.
Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew is certainly no stranger to touchline controversies, having been embroiled in a fair few spats in the past. The 54-year-old has been handed odds of 15/2 to be the first top-flight gaffer to lose his cool and be sent off, while he is joined by hotheads Mark Hughes and Slaven Bilic at the summit of the market.
The new Watford manager Quique Flores looks well worth a punt at 18/1, whereas Man Utd boss Louis Van Gaal is slightly shorter at 16/1. Elsewhere, Jose Mourinho finds himself towards the top of the betting at 9/1, while Tim Sherwood and Arsene Wenger are priced at 14/1 and 16/1 respectively.
Top Tip: Quique Flores @ 18/1 with Paddy Power