Premier League sack race: Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta odds-on favourite, Watford’s Xisco Munoz and Steve Bruce of Newcastle among managers under the spotlight

The Premier League season may be in its infancy but that won’t stop owners and decision-makers from having itchy fingers on the trigger.

Sacking managers has become a key part of life in the professional game as clubs lean towards a ‘grass is greener’ approach to on-field matters.

Arteta could be running out of time to save his job

Of course some clubs really benefit from making early managerial changes, however there’s always a club who suffer the consequences of a quick-fix-gone-wrong.

As expected, some Premier League bosses are already looking nervously over their shoulder.

As per the latest betting odds from Sky Bet, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is most likely to be the first manager sacked this season.

The Gunners have endured a shocking start to the season after losing three games on the trot against Brentford, Chelsea and Manchester City.

That run has left the north London side at the bottom of the table, meaning that the Spaniard will be desperate for a win to ease the pressure that is building around him.

Next permanent Premier League manager to leave odds

Latest odds on next Premier League manager to be sacked, according to Sky Bet

  • Mikel Arteta – 4/9
  • Xisco Munoz – 13/2
  • Patrick Vieira – 7/1
  • Steve Bruce – 9/1
  • Bruno Lage – 12/1
  • Ralph Hasenhuttl – 12/1
  • Daniel Farke – 14/1
  • Dean Smith – 20/1
  • Sean Dyche – 20/1
  • Marcelo Bielsa – 25/1
  • Rafael Benitez – 25/1
  • Graham Potter – 28/1
  • David Moyes – 33/1
  • Nuno Espirito Santo – 33/1
  • Thomas Frank – 33/1
  • Brendan Rodgers – 40/1
  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – 40/1
  • Thomas Tuchel – 40/1
  • Jurgen Klopp – 50/1
  • Pep Guardiola – 66/1

Watford’s hire-and-fire culture could spell trouble for Xisco Munoz
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Next on the list is Watford head coach Xisco Munoz.

Despite making a decent start to the new campaign, the feeling is that the Hornets’ hire-and-fire approach could see the Spaniard head for the exit door before long.

Patrick Vieira is also a contender to be the first manager sacked after failing to win in his opening three Premier League games as Crystal Palace boss.

Steve Bruce is under real pressure among the Newcastle United supporters after a slow start to the season.

At the other end of the list are Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp and Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola who are near-certainties to keep hold of their prestigious roles.

Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola are the least likely to be sacked first, according to Sky Bet
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