Slavisa Jokanovic guided Fulham up to the Premier League via the play-offs at the end of last season, however thus far they have found the going pretty tough and went into the weekend round of games having collected a measly five points from their opening ten league matches. This increased the pressure ahead of their meeting with a Huddersfield Town outfit which had previously scored just four league goals in ten matches and subsequently the Cottagers went down to an own-goal which gifted the Terriers all three points.
Jokanovic stated afterwards that his side ‘lacked quality’ in the 1-0 defeat and when asked what his future might be at Craven Cottage, he replied that it was ‘out of his control’. “I’ll follow my plan and I must find the solution,” he said. “I know in this kind of situation many things can happen, but it is outside of my control. Other people, if they need to say something, they can use some words.”
The Serb is now 8/11 favourite on the Premier League sack-race market and should he remain in his post for the next week then his odds will surely shorten further given that his side are up against high-flying Liverpool next time out.
Southampton manager Mark Hughes is second in the Sack-Race market at 3/1 with William Hill Bookmakers following his side’s 6-1 thrashing at Manchester City last weekend while Spurs gaffer Mauricio Pochettino is 8/1 following rumours that he might be tempted by any offer from Real Madrid.
Manchester United’s Jose Mourinho has seen his price drift to 10/1 alongside Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock.
Next Premier League Manager to Leave – William Hill Odds
8/11 – Slavisa Jokanovic
3/1 – Mark Hughes
8/1 – Mauricio Pochettino
10/1 – Jose Mourinho
10/1 – Neil Warnock
14/1 – Rafael Benitez
20/1 – Claude Puel
20/1 – Roy Hodgson