I don’t think too many people outside of the loop seen the disgraceful sacking of Nigel Adkins coming, I certainly didn’t.
Martin Jol was the big mover in the market, he was backed in from 20/1 to 3/1 (2nd Favourite behind Paul Lambert) at the start of the week. Adkins was around 6/1 at the time.
I get the feeling the Atkins’ decision was taken a few weeks back, and the club’s Executive Chairman, Nicola Cortese, was waiting for the right time during the transfer window to sack Adkins. He probably pencilled in just after the Chelsea match as he was probably expecting Southampton to get hammered at Stamford Bridge.
Not only does Cortese look stupid, he was probably the only Southampton fan (and I use the word fan loosely) who didn’t enjoy the comeback at Stamford Bridge.
In the interests of balance, no matter how ruthless the decision looks…. he seemed too harshly sack Alan Pardew in the past, and look where the changes he made back then have taken Southampton too now, so maybe he deserves the benefit of the doubt? Only time will tell I suppose.
Anyway, back to the ‘Next manager to leave his post betting,’ and only two layers have a price up at the moment. Skybet go 2/1 Paul Lambert, 11/2 Martin Jol, 6/1 None…. while Ladbrokes can’t separate Lambert and Jol, and have them both at 7/4, with Alan Pardew next at 9/1.
Ladbrokes currently have a £50.00 Free Bet, click here if you wish to claim it.
Skybet have a £10.00 Free Bet, click here if you wish to claim it.