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Southampton’s Ralph Hasenhuttl Now Favored to Be Next EPL Manager Sacked

Quinn Allen

by Quinn Allen in Soccer News

Updated Mar 30, 2020 · 7:06 AM PDT

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Ralph Hasenhuttl of Southampton has been struggling this EPL season and could be the next coach to be sacked. Photo By @247NAIJA_news (Twitter)
  • Southampton currently sit 19th in the Premier League table
  • They’re winless in their last seven EPL fixtures and the Saints have scored just 0.9 goals per game this season
  • Hasenhuttl, as well as Emery and Pelligrini, have the shortest odds to be sacked next

Southampton hasn’t won a Premier League match since September 14th against Sheffield United, so life for boss Ralph Hasenhuttl isn’t looking so good right now. The Austrian is now favored to be the next Premier League manager to be fired, sitting ahead of Arsenal’s Unai Emery and West Ham’s Manuel Pelligrini.

Although it’s early in the 2019/20 campaign, no team wants to ever be in the relegation zone. In Early October, Everton’s Marco Silva, who beat the Saints this past weekend, was the clear-cut favorite to be the next boss sacked. Now, Hassenhuttl has jumped from +1200 to the even-money favorite.

EPL Next Manager to be Sacked Odds

Manager Odds
Ralph Hasenhuttl EVEN
Unai Emery +300
Manuel Pelligrini +400
Marco Silva +600
Daniel Farke +1200
Quique Sanchez Flores +1200
Mauricio Pochettino +1400
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer +1600
Steve Bruce +3300
Dean Smith +5000
Graham Potter +5000
Chris Wilder +6600
Brendan Rodgers +20000
Jurgen Klopp +20000
Pep Guardiola +20000

Odds taken on Nov 12

The Saints have looked dreadful in the last two months and have netted just 11 goals in 12 league fixtures this year. That’s second-worst in the EPL, just behind Watford, who have scored just eight times. Southampton was absolutely embarrassed a couple of weeks ago when Leicester City beat them 9-0. They have also conceded 29 goals this term, which is the worst among all Premier League sides.

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Emery, Pelligrini Jump Up in Odds

Just two months ago, Arsenal boss Unai Emery was +4000 odds to be sacked. Now, the Spaniard is second at just +300. Life at Arsenal has been miserable as of late and Emery has unfortunately been to blame for a lot of their lackluster performances. He hasn’t used the young talent they have as much as he should, such as Joe Willock, Bukayo Saka, and Gabriel Martinelli. Granit Xhaka also had an outburst at fans when he was subbed off a couple of weeks back and ultimately was stripped of his captaincy by Emery because of his antics.

The Gunners haven’t won a Premier League fixture since October 6th against Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth, drawing three and losing two matches since then, including a 2-0 defeat this past weekend against the high-flying Foxes of Leicester City. Arsenal is currently in sixth place in the Premier League, their worst start to a top tier campaign since the early ’80s. According to Daily Mail UK though, Arsenal is backing Emery, releasing a club statement about their belief in the Gunners boss.

West Ham meanwhile, despite spending buckets of money this past summer on Spaniard Pablo Fornals and former Frankfurt star Sebastian Haller, haven’t won in seven matches. Their last victory was on September 22nd against Manchester United. Manuel Pelligrini is definitely on the hot seat because of their poor form, jumping to +400 odds to be sacked from +3300 in October. They currently sit 16th in the EPL table after a 3-0 loss against Burnley over the weekend.

Hasenhuttl is Best Bet

Despite how awful Arsenal have been playing, they’ve made it clear they support Unai Emery, So I don’t see him getting sacked anytime soon. Pelligrini however, could be sacked in the near future if the Hammers don’t improve their form.

Hasenhuttl’s Southampton needs to be a lot better and it’s looking more like the Austrian may not be the right man for the job anymore. A fresh face at the helm could help the Saints get out of the relegation zone because after all, they still have some quality in their squad with players like Danny Ings and Nathan Redmond. A change could be the right move for this club.

Pick: Ralph Hasenhuttl (Even)

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