Manchester City returned to the top of the Premier League courtesy of a close victory against Aston Villa and William Hill make the Blues 4/6 favourites to win the league this season ahead of Manchester United at 6/5. Villa on the other hand, left the field to a chorus of boos and Hills make Alex McLeish Evens to have left Villa by the start of next season (8/11 to still be there). McLeish is now 8/1 to be the next manager to leave his job.
A 5-1 defeat at home to their arch rivals, will have done nothing to placate the Wolves fans already calling for Mick McCarthys head and William Hill are offering 4/9 that he is no longer at the club come the first game of next season (13/8 that he is still there). Mick McCarthy is 7/4 favourite to be the next manager to leave his job.
The writing appears to be on the wall for Mick, said Hills spokesman Joe Crilly. The Wolves fans were already unhappy with the way things were going and a heavy home defeat will not have done anything to change that.
Premier League Outright: 4/6 Manchester City; 6/5 Manchester United; 20/1 Tottenham; 200/1 BAR
Top Four finish: 1/250 Manchester City; 1/200 Manchester United; 1/14 Spurs; 5/6 Chelsea; 11/8 Arsenal; 3/1 Liverpool; 12/1 Newcastle; 100/1 BAR
Relegation: 3/10 Wigan; 4/7 Wolves; 4/6 Blackburn; 4/6 Bolton; 6/4 QPR; 12/1 West Brom; 16/1 BAR
Will Mick McCarthy still be at Wolves at the start of next season: 4/9 no, 13/8 yes
Will Alex McLeish still be in charge of Aston Villa on the first day of next season: 8/11 yes; 1/1 no
3rd Premier League manager to leave his job: 7/4 Mick McCarthy; 2/1 Harry Redknapp; 9/2 Andre Villas Boas; 6/1 Owen Coyle; 6/1 Steve Kean; 8/1 Alex McLeish; 8/1 No manager to leave; 16/1 BAR
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