Paddy Power has made a bet on Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag being fired as the first Premier League manager this season.
The announcement comes after only two games in charge of the new Manchester United manager, who joined from Dutch club Ajax this summer. Both games were lost, with the Red Devils losing 2-1 at home to Brighton on the first day of the season, followed by a 4-0 defeat to Brentford on Saturday evening.
The Dutchman was over 20/1 to be sacked before the season opener against Brighton.
“We’re not sure Sir Alex Ferguson will get many post-match riojas with the new Manchester United manager, though we hope he has a spare crate or two if results continue like this,” the bookmaker joked.
“Though Paddy is now convinced the 52-year-old will be lucky to make it to September in the Old Trafford hotseat, we paid out on all bets placed before 6:30pm on Saturday, August 13th for him to be the first Premier League manager to go.”
After two games, Manchester United has dropped to the bottom of the Premier League table. Despite playing one more game than the other clubs, Manchester United’s goal difference of -5 has pushed them to the bottom of the table.
Worryingly for Ten Hag, he has become the first Manchester United manager since John Chapman in 1921 to lose his first two games in charge, when the club was relegated in his first season.
Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino is currently 5/4 to succeed Ten Hag at Paddy Power, followed by ex-Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane and Brighton manager Graham Potter at 5/1 and 9/1, respectively.