Mancini Next For The Sack?

27 December 2012 03:14
Bookies have cut Roberto Mancini's odds of being the next Premier League manager to go after Manchester City fell seven points behind leaders Manchester United on Boxing Day.

The pre-season title favourites lost 1-0 at Sunderland and as a result, Mancini has been cut to 9/2 second favourite from 8/1 to be the next top-flight boss to lose his job - behind Reading manager Brian McDermott, who is 7/4 favourite.

Trader Chris Spicer said: "While the City hierarchy haven't previously proven to be trigger-happy, they've looked well short of the side that won the title last season and are finally being found out.

"With their Champions League campaign ending in misery, the Premier League is surely a must with such a talented squad at Mancini's disposal, so we deem him to be under genuine pressure now."

Aston Villa suffered another heavy defeat on Boxing Day - this time losing 4-0 at home to Spurs following the weekend's 8-0 mauling at Chelsea - and now Paul Lambert can be backed at 6/1 in the sack race.

Saturday 29th December 2012

  Sunderland V Tottenham   Aston Villa V Wigan   Fulham V Swansea   Man Utd V West Brom   Norwich V Man City   Reading V West Ham   Stoke V Southampton   Arsenal V Newcastle

Sunday 30th December 2012

  Everton V Chelsea   QPR V Liverpool

Tuesday 1st January 2013

  West Brom V Fulham   Man City V Stoke   Swansea V Aston Villa   Tottenham V Reading   West Ham V Norwich   Wigan V Man Utd   Southampton V Arsenal

Wednesday 2nd January 2013

  Chelsea V QPR   Liverpool V Sunderland   Newcastle V Everton


Source: Manchester City MAD


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