Mark Hughes now odds-on in sack race

Stoke City boss Mark Hughes is now the odds-on favourite to be the next manager getting off the Premier League merry-go-round.

Stoke have been going through a tough period with just one win in seven games, which has them dragged into relegation trouble.

Potters chief Peter Coates has backed Hughes, but sources have claimed that they are ‘worried’ about the club’s form.

Stoke’s latest defeat came at Burnley, after which Hughes insisted he was happy with how his team was playing.

“I’m encouraged by it. If we keep producing performances like that, we’ll win more than we lose. We’ve done all right up to a point,” insisted Hughes.

Despite Hughes belief in Stoke’s displays, Bookmakers are backing him to be next out of the door – he is now 1/2 with BetVictor, which is a probability of 66%.

BetVictor’s Head of Ante post Football Michael Triffitt commented: “Hughes is looking increasingly under pressure and has shortened to 1/2 from 7/4 to be the next manager to leave in the top-flight.”

Swansea boss Paul Clement was favourite last week, but he is now out to 2/1.

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