David Moyes leads the sack race amid poor form at West Ham

David Moyes is the bookies’ favourite to be the next sacked Premier League manager after five straight defeats – with Frank Lampard, Antonio Conte and Brendan Rodgers also strongly tipped to leave their clubs

  • The sack race is heating up with a number of top flight managers under pressure 
  • David Moyes is the bookies’ favourite to be axed by West Ham amid poor form  
  • Tottenham boss Antonio Conte is also under pressure after another bad result
  • Sportsmail runs through the managers who could soon face the sack 

West Ham boss David Moyes is the bookies’ favourite to be the next Premier League boss to be sacked – with Frank Lampard and Antonio Conte also in danger. 

The sack race is heating up this season as we move into 2023 with a number of managers finding themselves under pressure after a run of poor form, though it is Moyes who is under the microscope following five straight defeats. 

The Hammers lost 2-0 at home to Brentford last time out, having also been beaten 3-1 by Arsenal on Boxing Day – and Moyes will need to pick up results fast ahead of their clash against Leeds United on January 4.

West Ham boss David Moyes is the bookies’ favourite to be sacked next in the Premier League

Moyes is as short as 5/4 to lose his job after his side’s worrying run of losses, via Oddschecker, and he will need to work his magic to bring about the form that saw his side finish seventh last season.

They currently occupy 17th position – level on points with 18th placed Nottingham Forest and face a real dog fight to survive. 

He will be hoping to avoid joining the five managers who have already been axed in the Premier League so far – Scott Parker (Bournemouth), Thomas Tuchel (Chelsea), Bruno Lage (Wolves), Steven Gerrard (Aston Villa) and Ralph Hasenhuttl (Southampton).

Spurs boss Antonio Conte is also coming under pressure after his side’s worrying form

Frank Lampard (L) will be under pressure to stop Everton’s slide, while Brendan Rodgers (R) is also battling relegation with Leicester


David Moyes (West Ham) – 5/4

Frank Lampard (Everton) – 3/1

Antonio Conte (Tottenham) – 11/4

Brendan Rodgers (Leicester) – 10/1

Steve Cooper (Forest) – 16/1

Graham Potter (Chelsea) – 16/1

Gary O’Neil (Bournemouth) – 20/1 

Elsewhere, Frank Lampard is finding himself under fire once again despite saving Everton last season – and even after pulling off an impressive 1-1 draw away at Premier League champions Manchester City.

Before that, the Toffees had lost three straight games, including a 2-1 loss at home to Wolves on Boxing Day following the World Cup restart.

Lampard’s men are sitting in 16th place, just a point above the relegation zone on 15 points following eight losses from 17 games. The former Chelsea boss has odd of 3/1 to be the next Premier League boss sacked.

Another manager experiencing turbulence this season is Tottenham boss Antonio Conte, whose side have been leaking goals and lacking confidence this season.

Since returning from the World Cup, Spurs have drawn 2-2 against Brentford – after finding themselves 2-0 down – before a dismal 2-0 defeat at home to Aston Villa this weekend. 

Tottenham have now gone a goal down in 10 consecutive games after a fifth loss of the campaign, and while they are still in touching distance of the top four, fans are growing tired and the board could soon become frustrated too. 

Conte is at 11/4 to be sacked next – and his comments that Spurs need a miracle to claim Champions League football next season will not sit well with chairman Daniel Levy, who is historically not afraid to pull the trigger. 

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers has also found himself in the sack race after a difficult season that saw him being forced to sell key defender Wesley Fofana to Chelsea – with just two players being brought in.

Rodgers – who has odds of 10/1 to be sacked next – has seen his side lose back to back games against Newcastle and Liverpool since the Premier League returned this month, which has appeared to undo a mini resurgence between October and November.

Chelsea boss Graham Potter is already under fire just months into his tenure at the Bridge

The Foxes started the season terribly with Rodgers looking nailed on to be sacked as they sunk into the relegation zone – before a run of four wins in five saved his bacon.

However, the doubts are beginning to creep in again ahead of Leicester’s must-win clash at home to Fulham on Tuesday. 

Another name in the frame is Graham Potter – who was only appointed as Chelsea manager in September to replace Thomas Tuchel.

But it hasn’t been a hugely promising start to life at Stamford Bridge, winning just four matches out of 11 in the Premier League and suffering some shock defeats to Aston Villa, Newcastle and Brighton – with his side also beaten by Man City. 

While it’s unlikely owner Todd Boehly would swing the axe this soon into his reign, there is massive pressure on Potter – who is on 16/1 to be sacked – to deliver Champions League football and the new hierarchy look to continue the club’s successful history – and results will have to improve as the season goes on.

Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cooper also finds himself at 16/1 to be sacked after a difficult first season in the Premier League while Bournemouth boss Gary O’Neil is at 20/1 as they battle the drop.  

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