Premier League sack race – Steve Bruce 1/20 to be sacked by Newcastle, bookies SLASH odds on Man Utd boss Solskjaer

STEVE BRUCE looks certain to become the second managerial casualty of the season.

That's according to Sky Bet, who've priced the Newcastle boss at 1/20 to become the next Premier League manager to leave his position.

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The 60-year-old took charge of his 1000th game in management against Tottenham on Sunday.

It ended in defeat as Spurs recovered from Callum Wilson's early strike to win 3-2 at St James' Park.

The loss leaves winless Newcastle in 19th position with three points from their opening eight fixtures.

New non-executive chair Yasir Al-Rumayyan and part-owner Amanda Staveley were in attendance.

And heard chants of 'We want Brucey out' and 'getting sacked in the morning' from some sections of the sell-out crowd.

Bruce vowed to continue fighting in his post-match interview, but the club's new owners may have different ideas.

Asked if he will remain in the job, Bruce said: "That is for other people to decide.

Next Premier League manager to leave

Sky Bet odds

  • Steve Bruce – 1/20
  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – 7/1
  • Claudio Ranieri – 10/1
  • Daniel Farke – 14/1
  • Nuno Espirito Santo – 14/1
  • Brendan Rodgers – 20/1
  • Bruno Lage – 20/1
  • Mikel Arteta – 20/1

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"Ever since I have walked into this club, it is difficult. I knew how difficult it was going to be with the frustrations.

"I will carry on as best I can until I hear otherwise. The owners have conducted themselves respectfully since they came in. As long as I don't hear otherwise, I will go into work tomorrow."

Manchester United manager Old Gunnar Solskjaer is now second in the betting market after a massive shift in odds.

The Norwegian was previously available at 18/1 but is now offered at 7s after their defeat to Leicester.

 

The Foxes won 4-2 at the King Power Stadium to end United's English league record 29-game unbeaten run away from home.

The Red Devils have now dropped to fifth, five points behind leaders Chelsea after three top-flight outings without a win.

Claudio Ranieri, who started his tenure with a 5-0 defeat to Liverpool, is next at 10/1.

Daniel Farke and Nuno Espirito Santo are both priced at 14/1 with Brendan Rodgers, Bruno Lage and Mikel Arteta sharing odds of 20/1.

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