Pellegrini Joins Jose At The Head Of The Sack Race

Manuel Pellegrini has been backed into joint favourite to be the first Premier League manager to lose his job this season ahead of the return of Premier League football this weekend.

The new West Ham boss has endured a tough start to life in the Hammers dugout, starting the league campaign with four straight defeats with only two goals to show for his side’s efforts.

It leaves the Londoners rooted to the bottom of the Premier League table and Pellegrini has sunk into 3/1 to be the first Premier League manager axed, from quotes of 33/1 at the start of the season.

It puts Pellegrini alongside Jose Mourinho in the betting, with the Manchester United manager seemingly under pressure following an underwhelming transfer window and early league defeats to Brighton and Tottenham.

West Ham are also into 9/4 to be relegated having started the season at 8/1.

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