Frank Lampard already favourite to be the first Premier League manager out of the door in 2022/23

Everton boss Frank Lampard heads the betting in the Premier League sack race, with Jesse Marsch also under early pressure at Leeds United.

Frank Lampard may have guided Everton to Premier League survival last season but the vultures are already circling ahead of the 2022/23 season.

The odds on the first manager to leave their post have just been released by Planet Sport Bet and Lampard is 4/1 favourite to be the first to depart after the season kicks off on August 5.

Everton open their campaign with a home game against Chelsea before a trip to Aston Villa.

Leeds boss Jesse Marsch comes next at 9/2, with Fulham boss Marco Silva, no stranger to Premier League sackings having been shown the door by Everton and Watford, 6/1.

Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl, whose odds don't seem to have fluctuated since he was appointed in 2018, and Bournemouth manager Scott Parker are both 7/1.

Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe

Bruno Lage's poor end to the 2021/22 season with Wolves is reflected in his odds of 8/1, with Eddie Howe also 8/1 as Newcastle look for immediate returns on their increased investment on the playing side. Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cooper completes the trio at the same price.

Last season's mid-table finishes for Leicester, Crystal Palace, Brighton, Aston Villa and Brentford are mirrored by the odds on Brendan Rodgers (12/1), Patrick Vieira (14/1), Graham Potter (16/1), Steven Gerrard (16/1) and Thomas Frank (16/1) being the first out of the door.

Mikel Arteta, meanwhile, will take comfort in his 18/1 quote having been odds-on to go next for so much of the early part of last season.

David Moyes (22/1), Antonio Conte (25/1) and Thomas Tuchel (33/1) look well entrenched at their sides, with Erik ten Hag's introduction to life at Old Trafford surely having to take a catastrophic turn for him to deliver at odds of 33/1.

Manager Jurgen Klopp of Liverpool

Pep Guardiola is considered a 50/1 shot to be the first manager to depart once the season gets under way, with Jurgen Klopp 66/1 and 80/1 being offered on the unlikely event of all 20 bosses managing to survive through to the end of the campaign.

But while Lampard is considered the most likely manager to get the bullet first, Everton fans can at least take comfort from the fact that it should come early enough for them to mount a recovery. The Toffees are 9/2 to go down, a longer price than six other teams.

Not surprisingly, newly promoted Bournemouth (4/6), Nottingham Forest (4/5) and Fulham (11/10) are the three favourites when it comes to the drop.

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