EVERTON boss Rafa Benitez is a strong favourite to be the next Premier League manager sacked.
That's according to bookmakers Sky Bet, who've slashed the Spaniard's odds after a frenetic 24 hours in the betting market.
Benitez was available at 5/4 ahead of Wednesday's 239th Merseyside derby with Liverpool.
But he's now the 1/2 favourite after Everton's miserable 4-1 defeat at Goodison Park.
The Toffees' deficiencies were laid bare as Mohamed Salah scored twice to guide Jurgen Klopp's side to a comfortable victory.
The atmosphere turned sour as Everton were consigned to an EIGTH game without a win.
Boos rang around the stadium at full time and chants of "sack the board" were directed at chairman Bill Kenwright and director of football Marcel Brands.
Everton, who are still without the services of talisman Dominic Calvert-Lewin, are sat in 14th position - five points above the relegation zone.
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And things don't get easier for Benitez with fixtures against Arsenal, Crystal Palace, Chelsea and Leicester on the horizon.
Asked if he feared for his position, he said: "No, I am a professional and I have enough experience.
"I can see a team that is giving everything. The commitment of the players is there.
"We have to analyse the commitment, the effort and the desire of the players and after that, we have to make the right decisions."
Southampton's Ralph Hasenhuttl is next in the market at 5/1.
The Saints have 15 points from their opening 14 fixtures and extended their winless run to three matches having been held to a 2-2 draw by Leicester.
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