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Kean odds-on, but Coyle in danger in Premier League sack race

| 01.11.2011

Steve Kean may be odds-on again in the Premier League betting to be the next boss to lose his job, but the money is slowly coming for Owen Coyle as Bolton’s lacklustre form shows little sign of improvement.

Kean must have thought Blackburn were on course for a vital victory at fellow relegation candidates Norwich until two late goals by the hosts earned them a 3-3 draw.

The point may have moved Blackburn off the foot of the table, but they are still firmly in the relegation places and Kean is 10/11 to be next to lose his job.

It is quite fascinating that all 20 managers from the start of the Premier League season remain the same almost three months into the campaign, but Coyle may also soon be on borrowed time.

Coyle was given some leeway for Bolton’s poor start as the fixture list was not overly kind to them, but results are not improving against arguably weaker opposition.

However, although heavy home defeats against Manchester United and Chelsea can be forgiven, losses against newly-promoted Norwich and Swansea will not go down so well.

As a result of losing eight of their last nine league games, Coyle has been cut from 10/1 to 6/1 in the Premier League sack race.

Wigan are the third team to currently occupy the relegation places and prop up the table at present.

Roberto Martinez is also not enjoying the greatest run of form with seven straight defeats, but has been backed for the second season in succession by chairman Dave Whelan.

Another great escape may be needed by Wigan as they still lack a regular goalscorer and the creativity to survive in the top flight.

Despite this, Martinez is still 10/1 to be first out in the Premier League sack race.



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.