Times are tough for Southampton, with the South Coast club having won just one of their last 15 Premier League games. And boss Mauricio Pellegrino is odds-on to be the next Prem manager to exit his post.
The former Alaves boss is just 4/6 to be the next Prem departure, with pressure piling on the man who joined Saints in June 2017.
And despite the Argentine still clinging onto the job at St Mary’s, a favourite has already emerged to replace him – in the form of 3/1 shot Marco Silva.
Silva’s stint as Watford boss ended abruptly last weekend, but it seems he could be back at the reins of a top-flight club very soon.
Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “Silva’s sudden availability may lead to Southampton chiefs sacking Pellegrino sooner than we thought, with the latest odds suggesting the former Watford and Hull boss could soon be set for a spell with the Saints.”
Southampton host Brighton & Hove Albion on Wednesday night.
If they fail to come good on odds of 7/10 for victory, it could well be the final straw for Pellegrino, and trigger a quick return to the Prem for Silva.
Ladbrokes Latest Betting:
Mauricio Pellegrino to be the next Premier League manager to leave – 4/6
Marco Silva to be Southampton’s next manager – 3/1
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing