Sunderland are saying goodbye to the Premier League this summer after a 10-year unbroken stay at the top table of English football. And the Wearside outfit also look set for another parting of ways – with manager David Moyes.
The Scot has endured a miserable year in the North-East, with the Black Cats having slumped out of the division with just 21 points from 34 games – and the division’s joint-lowest goal tally.
With the ex-Manchester United boss having also splashed the cash on a series of disappointing acquisitions, such as Papy Djilobodji, Didier Ndong and Darron Gibson, it’s fair to say his tenure has been a failure.
And our traders now expect the Glaswegian gaffer to vacate the Stadium of Light hotseat before the 2017-18 campaign begins, with 1/2 on offer for a new man to be in the role when they begin life in the Championship.
There’s 6/4 on offer for Moyes to retain his job into the next campaign, and despite his dismal record since leaving Everton in 2013, the Sunderland board may be convinced to retain the 54-year-old on the back of his prior promotion success at Preston North End.
Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: “Sunderland’s relegation might have been Moyes worst day in football, but as far as the odds are concerned it’s not going to get any better as he could soon be visiting the job centre.”
For now, all the under-fire boss can do is try to restore a little pride on Wearside.
Sunderland head to Hull City on Saturday, with 13/2 on offer for the Black Cats to enjoy a first victory since early February.
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