The lucrative nature of modern football means managers are under more pressure than ever to produce results and quickly, with a series of defeats quickly putting their name into the hat for the next manager to leave their post. Time is of the essence if you are now a manager in the modern game and the days where you will be afforded seasons to get things right like Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger are absolutely a thing of the past.
By betting with Paddy Power, gamblers will be able to make their call on how they see the current climate of managers and predict when they believe a change is coming. More specifically, punters have the chance to even guess who they believe a club’s next manager will be, which is one of the most common forms of football betting.
This is a market that Paddy Power has had fun with in the past. They have been known to pay out on some absurd bets placed by customers, such as one which saw a punter put $1 on Howard Webb to be the next Manchester United manager at odds of 425/1 and was paid out on it!
Paddy Power has also previously paid out on bets for both Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho to be the next Premier League manager sacked prior to them actually losing their jobs. Backing some of the Paddy Power Manager Specials can present you with some unexpected surprises.
Paddy Power Sack Race
In the 2018/19 Premier League season there were six managerial changes throughout the course of the campaign. Only 10 managers who were with their club at the start of that season remain there today, with the managerial merry go round making the sack race one of the most prominent betting markets out there. Otherwise known as the ‘Next Premier League manager to leave their post’ market, the next managerial sacking is never far away in the Premier League and punters have certainly recognised that, with it becoming one of the more popular outright Paddy Power markets to bet on.
There is the opportunity to bet on each of the 20 Premier League managers, as well as the option for ‘No Manager To Leave’, which is a particularly brave selection if you are betting before March at the very least. Punters can receive some favourable odds betting on the Paddy Power sack race due to the fact there is often one pretty strong favourite in the frame to lose their job first.
However, things can change very quickly in football, meaning one manager with odds of 16/1, for example, could quickly be slashed after a bad run of form.
Paddy Power Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Few expected Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to be named Manchester United manager when Jose Mourinho was sacked in 2018,. The Norweigan hardly had a managerial CV befitting of a Manchester United head coach, but an initial bounce provided by his arrival landed him the job on a permanent basis. Maintaining that form has been difficult though, with United suffering a slump not long after he signed his permanent contract.
Solskjaer has regularly since been one of the favourites in the ‘Next Premier League manager to leave their post’ markets, with the pressure on his shoulders only increasing after Mauricio Pochettino was relieved of his duties at Tottenham Hotspur. Pochettino remains the Paddy Power betting favourite to take over from Solskjaer should he be sacked. Paddy Power provides odds on manager betting all year round, with odds being constantly updated after each week in the Premier League.