Tim Sherwood favourite in Sack Race

25/10/15 – #######Sherwood SACKED#####

24/10/15 Aston Villa 1-2 Swansea

After yet another defeat for Aston Villa, Sherwood’s odds haven’t really changed too much. After the 2-0 defeat to Chelsea, Sherwood was into 4/11 with Paddy Power – who now have him at 3/10.

The best price on Sherwood to go next is now 1/3 with Coral, which isn’t really much difference from the price available last week. I don’t imagine many at Villa would have expected much other than defeat at Stamford Bridge last week, but the defeat at home to Swansea today surely can’t be viewed with the same leniency.

Swansea have been struggling, and Villa were actually 1-0 up against a team that could well end up being a relegation rival if things don’t improve for Garry Monk and the Swans.

This makes the result all the worse for Villa, and it’s probably only really Chelsea’s defeat, and yet another disastrous day for Jose Mourinho (he was also sent off) that have prevented Sherwood’s odds from shortening further.

17/10/15 – Chelsea 2-0 Aston Villa

Of the three managers deemed to be under the most pressure heading into the weekend’s football, only Tim Sherwood failed to pick up any points, and he now finds himself as heavy odds on favourite to be the next manager to leave his post.

Of the bookmakers currently offering odds on the Sack Race, Betvictor are as short as 1/5 on Sherwood being next out. The best price currently available on Sherwood is 4/11 with Paddy Power (£30.00 in Free Bets Here).

Sherwood’s Villa side were on the wrong of a 2-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge, with another one of the – supposed – under pressure managers, Jose Mourinho, getting a welcome 3 points.

In all honesty, not many expected Villa to get much joy at Chelsea. The only real silver lining for Sherwood is that his side didn’t get hammered, but they never really looked or sounded like they were ever going to get anything from their trip to London.

Another under fire manager is Steve McClaren at Newcastle. In totally unpredictable Newcastle style, his team managed to win 6-2 against Norwich today. Many more results like that for Norwich could see their manager, Alex Neil, getting dragged into the betting.

Second in the betting behind Sherwood is still Steve McClaren. The Newcastle manager is as short as 5/1 with Paddy Power, but a large looking 12/1 with Betvictor (£25.00 Welcome Bonus Here).

Jose Mourinho is third favourite to be next manager out. He is now out to a best price of 20/1 with Betvictor, while he is as short as 11/1 with some layers – highlighting the discrepancy in prices between the bookmakers on this market.

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