Things aren’t looking too good for Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer right now and following some dreadful performances from the Red Devils this season, many are calling for him to be sacked.

 

Update: 09.12.20

Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder has topped the ‘Premier League Sack Race’ betting for the past couple of weeks, however his position has now been taken by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The Manchester United manager has been under pressure for some time due to his side’s dismal start to the campaign, however some excellent European performances had helped his cause with the Red Devils impressing in this season’s Champions League. This excellent showing came to an end when United lost to Paris Saint Germain at Old Trafford last week and more European misery came their way on Tuesday evening when they were dumped out of the Champions League by RB Leipzig.

Solskjaer admitted that the blame for United’s dreadful performance should be laid at his feet and few would disagree, therefore it should come as a surprise to no-one that the Norwegian now finds himself 2/1 favourite to be the next managerial casualty in the top-flight.

The Red Devils gaffer will take some solace from the fact that he has managed to steer his men into the top six in the Premier League table and this may indeed help his cause, however the board will surely be losing patience in the Norwegian and failure to beat Manchester City in this weekend’s Manchester City could prove to be the end for Solskjaer.

 

Premier League Sack Race Best Bookmaker Odds

 

2/1  –  Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

9/4  –  Chris Wilder

4/1  –  Slaven Bilic

6/1  –  Mikel Arteta

6/1  –  Scott Parker

10/1 –  Steve Bruce

 

09.10.20

The leading UK bookmakers have unanimously slashed the odds on Red Devils manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer becoming the first Premier League managerial casualty of the 2020/21 campaign after his side slipped to a humiliating defeat to Tottenham Hotspur last time out.

United have collected just three points from their three Premier League outings and the 6-1 thumping by Spurs was the last straw for many. It’s likely that the club board will be seeing this as a warning sign that silverware won’t be forthcoming this season and the likelihood is that they will end what many have seen as an experiment before long.

The bookmakers reacted immediately following the weekend embarrassment and the odds on Solskjaer becoming the first managerial casualty in the top-flight this season have been decisively slashed, some bookies going as low as Evens that he finds himself on the scrap-heap before long.

Punters have also been quick to pile onto the Red Devils manager and as such the likelihood is that these odds will shorten even further before United next kick a ball in anger following the international break.

There has been some relief for Fulham boss Scott Parker, the former market favourite now down to a general 3/1 in the Sack Race betting market, ahead of Sean Dyche at 6/1 and Slaven Bilic at a general 11/1.

 

Premier League Sack Race Best Bookmaker Odds

 

2/1  –  Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

3/1  –  Scott Parker

6/1  –  Sean Dyche

11/1 –  Slaven Bilic

16/1 –  Roy Hodgson