West Brom boss Tony Pulis favourite for the sack

Jack Kitson by Jack Kitson / 09 November 2017, 09:38

Under-fire West Brom boss Tony Pulis has emerged as the new favourite in the Premier League Sack Race after his odds were cut from 4/1 to 2/1.

Chants of “We Want Pulis Out!” rang around the John Smith’s Stadium during and after West Brom’s latest defeat to 10-man Huddersfield, a result which meant the club have registered only four points from their last nine games.

After West Ham axed Slaven Bilic on Monday it was Burnley’s Sean Dyche who found himself as the frontrunner to be the next top-flight manager to leave his post.

The Englishman had been linked with a switch to managerless Everton, but now it looks as if either caretaker David Unsworth (4/9) or Sam Allardyce (5/2) will bag the Merseyside job, meaning Dyche is now out at 10/1 to be the next managerial departure.

Burnley fans breathe a sigh of relief.

Instead, it’s Pulis who has been propelled to the summit, followed by Swansea gaffer Paul Clement at 3/1, with both bosses coming under pressure in recent weeks.

West Brom exploded out of the blocks with two wins from their opening two league games over Bournemouth and Burnley, however the Baggies have since crumbled, failing to win any of their following nine matches.

The club’s rotten run means they have plummeted to 16th in the table, one point above the drop zone.

Meanwhile, it's even worse if you include the end of the previous season, with those their only two victories in a whopping 20 games, 12 of which have ended in defeat.

West Brom’s winless run is likely to continue after the international break as they lock horns with defending champions Chelsea and title-challengers Tottenham...ouch.

Four Premier League bosses have already been discarded this season, and now the league’s seventh longest-serving manager, who is currently catching a tan in Barbados, could be in real danger of becoming the fifth casualty.

 

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