BetVictor are already offering odds on who will be the next Premier League manager to leave his post and make West Ham boss Sam Allardyce 7/1 favourite.
Steve Bruce was the first top-flight chief to go last season when Sunderland wielded the axe in November and he was followed by Neil Warnock of QPR, Mick McCarthy of Wolves and Chelsea’s Andre Villas-Boas.
The managerial merry-go-round continued at the end of the campaign, with Roy Hodgson leaving West Brom to take charge of England, while Alex McLeish of Aston Villa, Kenny Dalglish of Liverpool and Tottenham’s Harry Redknapp were all sacked.
Brendan Rodgers then switched from Swansea to Anfield and Paul Lambert moved from Norwich to Villa Park and most pundits are expecting more of the same next term.
Allardyce looks vulnerable with former Hammers boss Redknapp currently out of work, while past history suggests Roberto Di Matteo will need to make a fast start at Stamford Bridge and he is 8/1 in the sack race market alongside new West Brom chief Steve Clarke.
Recently-appointed Norwich manager Chris Hughton is 10/1 to fall first, with Martin Jol of Fulham and Wigan’s Roberto Martinez both 12/1 and Swansea coach Michael Laudrup 14/1.
Alan Pardew, Martin O’Neill, Arsene Wenger, Roberto Mancini and Sir Alex Ferguson are rated the safest Premier League managers, with each priced at 33/1 to go next.