Bookies slash odds on Newcastle’s Alan Pardew losing his job

PRESSURE ... Newcastle manager Alan Pardew.
PRESSURE ... Newcastle manager Alan Pardew.

BOOKMAKERS have cut the odds on Alan Pardew becoming the next Premier League manager to lose his job.

Pardew is 4/1 second-favourite behind West Ham United’s Sam Allardyce in the sack race betting market.

The 53-year-old had been chalked up at 9/1 after the summer transfer window closed on Monday night.

But the odds have shortened in the last 24 hours after a flurry of bets on Pardew being the next top-flight manager to go.

One report claimed last night that Pardew – whose side are yet to win in the league this season – has two games to save his job.

Pardew faces a backlash from fans after allowing Hatem Ben Arfa to join Hull City on loan.