Managerial Changes in the Premier League: Is Paul Heckingbottom Next?
Managerial changes throughout the Premier League season are commonplace nowadays and it won’t be any different in the 23/24 campaign. talkSPORT BET has slashed the odds on Sheffield United manager Paul Heckingbottom to leave next as his side suffered an incredible 8-0 defeat at home to Newcastle United on Sunday afternoon.
Sheffield United are still adjusting to life in the Premier League but have failed to win so far in six games – losing five and drawing just once. Their record now is certainly exaggerated by the heavy loss at Bramall Lane in which eight different Newcastle players managed to get on the scoresheet.
Heckingbottom was as high as 20/1 last month to be sacked and had been putting in decent performances in defeat, as they were only beaten by one goal in each of their other four losses this season which came against: Crystal Palace (1-0), Nottingham Forest (2-1), Man City (2-1) and Tottenham (2-1).
Despite being promoted from the Championship last season, they didn’t spend as highly as some teams, and that has put their 2-1 defeats in perspective against clubs with just a handful of players costing more than their entire side.
Heckingbottom’s leadership was a key factor in their promotion charge following a two-year absence from the top flight. But he has been under increasing pressure at the club of late, but even with the most recent result, he looks set to remain in charge for the time being.
Next Premier League Manager To Leave Odds (before market suspended)
- Paul Heckingbottom – 1/4
- Sean Dyche – 12/1
- Gary O’Neil – 12/1
- Rob Edwards – 14/1
- Vincent Kompany – 16/1
View full odds list HERE.
While the Sheffield United boss is odds-on, the prices in the rest of the market suggest it could go either way between a plethora of managers.
Kompany is now 16/1 as Burnley also struggle to adjust to Premier League opponents, while Dyche is the next shortest price behind Heckingbottom as Everton continue to struggle racking up points. However, their win over Brentford will have saved further discussion of his future for another week or so at least.
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Managerial changes are a common occurrence in the Premier League, and the 23/24 season will be no different. Sheffield United manager Paul Heckingbottom is now the favorite to leave next, following his team’s devastating 8-0 defeat against Newcastle United. talkSPORT BET has slashed the odds on Heckingbottom’s departure.
Sheffield United has struggled to find their footing in the Premier League, failing to secure a win in their first six games. The heavy loss against Newcastle has certainly skewed their overall record, with eight different Newcastle players managing to score. However, Heckingbottom had previously put in decent performances in defeat, with their other four losses being by just one goal each.
Despite being promoted from the Championship last season, Sheffield United did not spend as much as some other teams. Their 2-1 defeats against clubs with higher-priced players have put their performances into perspective. Heckingbottom played a crucial role in their promotion charge after a two-year absence from the top flight. Although he has faced increasing pressure recently, it appears that he will remain in charge for now.
The odds for the next Premier League manager to leave suggest that it could go either way for many managers. Vincent Kompany, the manager of Burnley, is now at 16/1 as his team also struggles to adjust to Premier League opponents. Sean Dyche, the manager of Everton, is the next shortest price behind Heckingbottom, as Everton continues to struggle in accumulating points. However, Dyche’s recent win over Brentford may have temporarily saved him from further discussions about his future.
It is important to gamble responsibly. A responsible gambler establishes time and monetary limits before playing and only gambles with money they can afford to lose. They do not chase their losses and avoid gambling when upset, angry, or depressed. Organizations such as GamCare and Gamble Aware provide support for those with gambling problems. The National Gambling Helpline can be contacted for assistance, and individuals can also choose to be excluded from all UK-regulated gambling websites through Gamstop.
Overall, while managerial changes are expected in the Premier League, Paul Heckingbottom’s position at Sheffield United remains uncertain despite the recent heavy defeat. The odds suggest that other managers are also under pressure, and it will be interesting to see how the season unfolds for them.