Mauricio Pochettino gets heavily backed for Spurs exit

Punters torn over Gracia and Pochettino

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Despite slamming the door on rumours that he is leaving, Mauricio Pochettino became the new favourite in the Next Premier League manager to leave the market over the weekend. In a flurry of activity in the market ahead of Sunday’s North London derby against Arsenal, Pcohettino was trimmed from 66/1 down into 4/1 and was at 3/1 late on Saturday night* (betting odds taken from Betfair on August 31st, 2019 at 9:23 pm).

Next Premier League Manager To Leave Odds*

Javi Gracia 7/5
Mauricio Pochettino 9/2
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 7/1
Roy Hodgson 11/1
Frank Lampard 16/1
Steve Bruce 20/1
Dean Smith 25/1
Manuel Pellegrini 25/1
Marco Silva 25/1
* (betting odds taken from Betfair on August 31st, 2019 at 9:23 pm)

Pochettino denies exit rumours

Some bookies stopped taking bets on the Argentine over the weekend as rumours circulated that he was going to leave on this forthcoming Monday. The Spurs lost the Champions League Final against Liverpool last season which was still a remarkable effort after not dipping into the transfer market. They have spent this time but have only gone W1 D1 L1 in their first three Premier League games of the term.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Next Manager To Go


Throwing a bit of fuel on the fire is that Pochettino himself has looked a bit frustrated for the last few months. But there was another shift in the market on the weekend, as Watford boss, Javi Gracia moved back into the favourite at 7/5 on Saturday* (betting odds taken from Betfair on August 31st, 2019 at 9:23 pm). That was after a 1-1 draw at Newcastle.

Gracia back to favourite

It has been a horrible run of form from Watford in the top flight, carrying over from last season as well. Their game at Newcastle on the weekend was being touted as a must-win game for Gracia to keep his job. That didn’t happen and while they didn’t lose, one point from four games this season tells a sorry tale.

Another mover was Manchester United’s Ole Gunnar Solksjakr who is at 7/1 odds in the next Premier League Manager To Go market* (betting odds taken from Betfair on August 31st, 2019 at 9:23 pm). The Red Devils moved on to a three-match winless streak of form in this season’s top-flight after only managing a 1-1 draw on the south coast against Southampton. That followed their home defeat at Crystal Palace last weekend. It is just one win in nine Premier League games from Manchester United now.