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Thursday, 27 February 2014

Premier League: Moyes or Mel - who is next to be axed?

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The Premier League used to be a place of relative security for managers compared to Europe's other top competitions but that's all changed now. In what has already been frenetic season, even as we approach March, there are managers under threat.

Moyes fearEven in his worst nighhtmares David Moyes couldn't have believed he would have been nearly odds on for the boot so late in the campaign. But after the horror show in Piraeus, the Scot has moved to the top of every book. Ladbrokes even price him at 5/6.

Close behind is Pepe Mel, under serious pressure after just six games in charge at West Bromwich Albion. The Spaniard can consider himself a bit unlucky as four of those games were drawn, but the 4-3 loss at Aston Villa in his second game created a feeling of unease at the Hawthorns.

There are reports in the authoritive Express & Star of concerns among the players about his preference for a pressing game and Coral stopped taking bets on his dismissal yesterday. WBA Chairman Jeremy Peace has taken ruthless action before with both Roberto Di Matteo and Steve Clarke, so Pepe Mel needs a win badly.

The Sack Race:

David Moyes            5/6

Pepe Mel                  2/1

Chris Hughton          8/1

Ole Solskjaer           10/1

Odds from Ladbrokes

Article by Hugh Larkin

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