It had appeared that Claude Puel would be axed towards the end of last season despite an admirable job from the Frenchman who successfully picked up the pieces from Craig Shakespeare’s tenure.
However, Leicester kept the faith with a manager who steered them to ninth place in the Premier League final standings, with the Foxes meeting Manchester United in their opener and there’s the prospect of Liverpool awaiting them in GW4.
The City owners have shown they can be trigger happy with the sackings of Claudio Ranieri and Shakespeare, with William Hill slashing Puel’s odds on their Premier League Sack Race market.
The former Southampton boss is trading at 3/1 with this bookmaker, with the Hills traders taking plenty of bets on Puel to be axed although Unibet currently have him at twice the price.
It’s already proving to be an intriguing Premier League betting market, with Rafael Benitez continuing to sound unhappy about life at St James’ Park and he’s currently trading at 6/1 with William Hill to be the first one out of a job.
Jose Mourinho is as big as 7/1 with Ladbrokes although his tenure at Old Trafford looks to have no bright future and the expectation levels will weigh heavy if United fail to get involved with a Premier League title challenge.