Bookies believe Hughes or Adkins will be first to go

MARK HUGHES

MARK HUGHES

First published in Sport

No Premier League manager has left his post so far this season but bookmakers believe that could be about to change as struggling duo QPR and Sainst clash this weekend.

Rangers go into the game at the foot of the table, with Saints just one place and a single point above them, and the pressure is definitely on Mark Hughes and Nigel Adkins.

The latter heads the betting on who will be the first top-flight boss to move on with almost every firm and is as short as 8/13 with Ladbrokes to win the 'sack race', but Sky Bet are offering a stand-out 7/4 for him in this market.

Hughes has repeatedly been given a vote of confidence by the Loftus Road board but he can be backed at 5/2 with BetVictor to be the earliest casualty after making a slow start to the campaign despite a significant summer recruitment drive.

The Hoops have scored just twice in their last four fixtures but have only conceded one goal per game in that period.

Bookies bet365 are 5/1 that both under-pressure managers are still in their respective hot-seats at the end of the 2012/13 season.

Bet365 spokesman Steve Freeth “Hughes faces one of his former club with the vultures seemingly circling, whilst there has also been question marks over Nigel Adkins future, despite what he’s achieved in previous seasons.

“We’d be a very short price about the term ‘six pointer’ being used this weekend.”

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8:42am Fri 16 Nov 12

White and red till dead says...

My money's on Hughes....
My money's on Hughes.... White and red till dead
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9:02am Fri 16 Nov 12

Shareholder says...

My money's on the Echo gloating if it's Adkins !
My money's on the Echo gloating if it's Adkins ! Shareholder
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9:37am Fri 16 Nov 12

DCbovivet says...

Wow! Mystic Meg has been busy digging up this one! The comment "No **** Sherlock" springs to mind !
Wow! Mystic Meg has been busy digging up this one! The comment "No **** Sherlock" springs to mind ! DCbovivet
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1:26pm Fri 16 Nov 12

billythesaint says...

Tomorrow will be a draw. Hughes will get the boot. Adkins will survive by the skin of his teeth because most people like him.
Tomorrow will be a draw. Hughes will get the boot. Adkins will survive by the skin of his teeth because most people like him. billythesaint
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1:38pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Dave Brown says...

What will you have to write about Echo if Adkins goes.
It seems to me that you are stoking the fire for his departure.
Why not tone things down untill the New Year and see where the club stands in January.
What will you have to write about Echo if Adkins goes. It seems to me that you are stoking the fire for his departure. Why not tone things down untill the New Year and see where the club stands in January. Dave Brown
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2:18pm Fri 16 Nov 12

CB FRY LIVES says...

I doubt whether cortese could afford to sack Nigel for all sorts of reasons.
I doubt whether cortese could afford to sack Nigel for all sorts of reasons. CB FRY LIVES
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4:55pm Fri 16 Nov 12

ShakeyWiffles says...

The paint seems to be drying nicely
The paint seems to be drying nicely ShakeyWiffles
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5:52pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

2-2 Percys verdict me 2-0 Rangers!
2-2 Percys verdict me 2-0 Rangers! Fatty x Ford Worker
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