Parker Could Be Ripe For Early Exit

They say a week is a long time in politics but you want to try being an English Premier League Manager.

West Ham boss David Moyes currently heads the market dis-affectionately known as the “Sack Race” after the Hammers surrendered to defeats in their opening two league matches but his trigger happy employers at the London Stadium will give him a little more time to settle the ship.

If you feel it’s way too early days for a sacking don’t be so sure, Watford’s Javi Gracia bought the bullet after the Hornets lost three of their opening four matches last season. So if you want to secure a price for yourself now could be the time to act.

Scotsman Moyes has credit in the bank with owners David Gold and David Sullivan after keeping them up last season so the 2-1 odds currently available make little appeal just now – he is a false favourite.

At more than three times the price Fulham gaffer Scott Parker 7-1 looks more attractive. The Cottagers punched above their weight to reach the Premier League via the play-offs – dispensing with highly rated Brentford in the final – but the consensus among the vast majority of their support is that this season is going to so tough because the squad simply isn’t ready for the most unforgiving league in the world. Promotion could well have come a season too soon for them.

Parker labelled his players “too nice” after the weekend’s 3-4 reverse at Leeds and his side’s defence against Arsenal in the 0-3 defeat in their opening league game was a mess.

A massive three points are up for grabs when Aston Villa visit Craven Cottage next Monday and if Parker’s men fail to claim the spoils against what many deem as a fellow relegation rival owner Shahid Khan will probably be considering his options afterwards.

Villa head into that game with confidence after beating Sheffield United 1-0 last night and will be optimistic of getting a result by the banks of the Thames. It should be said that the win for Villa came against 10 men after the Blades had John Egan sent off after 12 minutes but the Midlanders started the game very well and should have won by more than one goal.

Next Premier League Manager To Leave His Position:

David Moyes 2-1
Scott Parker 7-1
Slaven Bilic 9-1
Jose Mourinho 9-1
Roy Hodgson 10-1
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 10-1
Steve Bruce 12-1
Dean Smith 14-1
Sean Dyche 18-1
Chris Wilder 20-1
Graham Potter 20-1
Frank Lampard 25-1
Ralph Hasenhuttl 25-1
Marcelo Bielsa 25-1
Brendan Rodgers 25-1
Mikel Arteta 33-1
Pep Guardiola 33-1
Carlo Ancelotti 33-1
Nuno Espirito Santo 33-1
Jurgen Klopp 66-1

As of September 22.