Scott Parker was somewhat surprisingly sacked by Bournemouth on Tuesday the 30th of August.
The Cherries have had a mixed start to the season. They picked up a 2-0 win over Aston Villa on the opening weekend of the Premier League season.
But this was followed by 4-0, 3-0 and 9-0 drubbings at the hands of Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool.
However, despite the nature of those defeats, the decision to sack Parker so early in the season seemed very strange, as Bournemouth were not expected to beat any of the top six anyway.
But it has since been suggested that Parker was sacked because he was not on the same page as the owners regarding transfer policy.
In a statement put out after Parker’s sacking, Bournemouth chief Maxim Demin said: “In order for us to keep progressing as a team and a Club as a whole, it is unconditional that we are aligned in our strategy to run the club sustainably.
“We must also show belief in and respect for one another.
“That is the approach that has brought this club so much success in recent history, and one that we will not veer from now.”
Who will replace Scott Parker?
With Parker gone, Bournemouth must now, of course, find a replacement on fairly short notice.
And Paddy Power have now revealed the favourites to take up the job.
At present, Sean Dyche, who has been out of work since he was sacked by Burnley, who is the current favourite with odds of 17/20.
FK Bodø/Glimt coach Kjetil Knutsen then comes in as second favourite at 4/1, whilst both Anthony Barry and john Terry can be backed at 10/1.
Middlesbrough boss Chris Wilder is also in the running at 12/1, as is Gary O’Neil at 14/1.
Odds correct as of August 31