For those who are in the UK with an interest in sports betting, there are some interesting odds available on Betfair for the ‘Next Manager To Leave Position’ market.
Manuel Pellegrini is the current manager of Manchester City but is currently under severe pressure after several weeks of poor from.
Manchester City have had a huge amount of money invested into them from an Abu Dhabi investment group but currently sit only fourth in the table, 12 points behind leaders Chelsea and four points above fifth-placed Liverpool.
City are also out of Europe and the big worry is that they will fail to qualify for next seasons Champions League. Failure to qualify would be a big blow financially and is almost unthinkable for a team that won the title last year.
City have a big test ahead of them on Saturday when they meet the stubborn West Ham and if they do not win that game, Pellegrini could very easily get the sack.
There are rumours that reserve team manager Patrick Vieira (highly thought of within the club) could step in and take charge of the club until the end of the season.
Current odds on Betfair are available at 2.50 for Pellegrini to be the next manager to leave his position before the end of the season. This is a ‘special markets’ bet and seems like good value to me. I have therefore had a very small bet, just for the fun of it.
Good luck. 🙂