Premier League Next Manager To Leave Odds
Of the 20 Premier League clubs in the 2016-17 campaign, exactly half of them have changed their manager within the last 12 months.
This season will be more competitive than ever because most of Europe’s very best managers are now plying their trade in England with Pep Guardiola, José Mourinho, Antonio Conte, Jürgen Klopp, Arsène Wenger and Mauricio Pochettino all trying to follow Claudio Ranieri in leading their team to Premier League title glory.
It took only until early October for the first casualty of last season to emerge as Dick Advocaat left Sunderland, quickly followed by Brendan Rodgers from Liverpool later the same day. Another club that changes managers almost as frequently as the wind direction are Watford, whose owner Gino Pozzo applies a very Italian approach to hiring and firing – Quique Sanchez Flores did a brilliant job in 2015-16 but was not given the chance to build on his work.
The West Bromwich Albion manager, usually described as a hard talking, no-nonsense old fashioned manager who has employed the long ball style of play throughout his career, and has seen it all in the game. Pulis won't be everyone's cup of tea but he has been successful at the top level over the past few years and will be aiming to consolidate West Brom as a mid-table Premier League team.
Alan Pardew, the manager who is leading Crystal Palance since January 2015 has delivered in almost every job he's had in the Premier League and Championship. Not one to shy away from the media, Pardew is one of the most colourful managers in the top flight and he looks set to be a mainstay at the top of the game for some time to come...unless a "bigger club" comes looking for his services. But, after finishing only 15th last season, Pardew looks to have the days counted on the Selhurst Park.
Watford appointed Waltar Mazzarri as their new head coach in July 2016 on a three year deal, with the Italian is the club's eighth manager in the last four years. He is an experienced manager who has enjoyed success with less fancied Italian teams. New club Watford are known for chopping and changing managers, but fans will be hoping that Mazzarri proves to be the right fit.
Another managers that should be included in this race are Sean Dyche (Burnley), Aitor Karanka (Middlesbrought) and Mark Hughes (Stoke City), all three of them could represent a needed change at their teams after more than 2 years and half.