Rafa Benitez 7/2 to be first Prem manager to leave – 8/1 Conte goes first

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Rafa Benitez is favourite for this year’s Premier League sack race, according to the latest odds.

We’ve chalked up the Newcastle United boss at 7/2 to be given the heave-ho first this season, with Stoke City’s Mark Hughes at 11/2.

Slaven Bilic is 6/1 to be gone before anyone else, ahead of the real surprise in the betting – Antonio Conte.

Amid continued reports that the Chelsea boss is at ends with the Stamford Bridge board, it’s just 8/1 the Italian is the first to go, despite landing the title last year.

All of Conte’s rivals – Jurgen Klopp, Mauricio Pochettino, Arsene Wenger, Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola – look safe in their posts at 33/1 or bigger.

A Ladbrokes spokesperson said: “The new Premier League season hasn’t even started but already it doesn’t look great for Rafa at Newcastle.”

“Antonio Conte may have guided Chelsea to the title last season, but he’s ominously high up the betting when it comes to the sack race.”

Ladbrokes Latest Betting:

Premier League – First Manager to leave in 2017/18

Rafael Benitez – 7/2
Mark Hughes – 11/2
Slaven Bilic – 6/1
Antonio Conte – 8/1
Craig Shakespeare – 9/1
Marco Silva – 11/1
Chris Hughton – 12/1
David Wagner – 12/1
Sean Dyche – 14/1
Frank de Boer – 16/1
Paul Clement – 16/1
Tony Pulis – 16/1
Eddie Howe – 25/1
Mauricio Pellegrino – 25/1
Ronald Koeman – 25/1
Jurgen Klopp – 33/1
Mauricio Pochettino – 40/1
Arsene Wenger – 50/1
Jose Mourinho – 50/1
Pep Guardiola – 50/1

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All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing

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