Under pressure Manchester City boss Stuart Pearce is
8/1 with William Hill no longer to be City boss by kick-off time of their
weekend game against Middlesbro.Pearce is already odds-on favourite to be the
next Premiership manager to leave his club this season following Manchester
City's Cup defeat by Blackburn, withWilliam Hill making him 5/6 to be the next
to go this campaign and also offering7/1 Curbishley; 25/1Pardew; 40/1 Boothroyd.
They also offer 11/10 that no more managers will leave their club this
season.But with City facing Chelsea in midweek, a game which they are 11/2
outsiders to win, with Chelsea 4/9 and the draw 13/5, Hills are offering 8/1
that the City manager will have departed before they play Boro. 'Pearce is a
proud man and a heavy defeat at home, even to the champions, would be bound to
produce critical crowd reaction which could make him decide to walk away or
prompt his sacking' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.City are currently 11/2
with Hills to be relegated this season.