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Managers Betting at Bet UK
When betting on managerial status in football there are typically two areas of betting that is covered, departures and incomings. Managerial sackings and resignations happen almost every month in leagues across the world. This means that there are betting odds and markets for the designated topic. Whenever a big team in the world has a vacancy there are always rumours based on which manager will take on the role next. For example, when Steve Bruce was sacked as Newcastle's manager, there were hundreds of rumoured candidates due to their takeover. Ultimately, the two main choices were Unai Emery and Eddie Howe, Howe at one point was over 8/1 to take over as it looked like Emery was certain, a week later, Howe took charge and those that backed it saw their bet payout at substantially higher odds.
Premier League managers betting
As it stands all Premier League teams have a manager and it looks highly unlikely that we'll see any changes in managers before the new season. During the campaign, you'll likely see odds rise and fall around the status of Premier League managers and who will be the first to be sacked in a season. You have to go back to 2017 /18 for the last time the first managerial sacking came from a side that wasn't newly promoted. Which means that Scott Parker, Marco Silva and Steve Cooper statistically should be the first managers looking at the sack. Fulham probably have the highest expectations of the three teams, meaning Marco Silva may be the best bet early on.
Premier League Managers
|Steven Gerrard||Aston Villa||English|
|Graham Potter||Brighton and Hove Albion||English|
|Patrick Vieira||Crystal Palace||French|
|Jesse Marsch||Leeds United||American|
|Brendan Rodgers||Leicester City||Northern Irish|
|Josep Guardiola||Manchester City||Spanish|
|Erik ten Hag||Manchester United||Dutch|
|Eddie Howe||Newcastle United||English|
|Steve Cooper||Nottingham Forest||Welsh|
|Antonio Conte||Tottenham Hotspur||Italian|
|David Moyes||West Ham United||Scottish|
|Bruno Lage||Wolverhampton Wanderers||Portuguese|
Betting On European Managers
Outside of the UK, there are dozens of opportunities to bet on football managers across the world with the likes of PSG, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid desperate for European success, it can often cost a manager his job if he fails to deliver. Bayern in-particular have had 13 managers in 14 years with only three of those being on a caretaker basis. The longest-serving in that time was Pep Guardiola who managed for three seasons. However, with teams in Germany, it is often very obvious who is going to replace each manager once they've been sacked so the odds will be considerably lower than those of potential Premier League managers.
Next Manager of a team betting
The most popular market for managerial betting in football comes in the form of the next manager odds. This market opens up once a manager is sacked or set to be sacked, depending on the sportsbook. The two most popular markets for this last season were 'Next Newcastle manager' and 'Next Everton manager' after Steve Bruce and Rafael Benitez were subsequently sacked at their clubs. Originally, Newcastle's was significantly more popular after their takeover was completed due to the wide range of managers linked with the job, you could bet on managers such as Jose Mourinho all the way down to local TV stars Ant & Dec. Everton's was a little more traditional and streamlined, there were 4 main candidates for the role and one of those candidates got the role fairly quickly - that was Frank Lampard.
Manager Specials Betting
When a new manager takes over a club, you may also find manager specials regarding the manager and the clubs' performance under the new boss. For example, the most recent high-profile managerial change in England, comes in the form of Erik ten Hag to Manchester United. So, you'll be able to find specials betting regarding their performance in the Premier League, domestic cups and Europa League.
This market is also sometimes available for managers who are under pressure, a prime example of this is England manager Gareth Southgate. However, in this scenario, the market opportunities are typically negative, such as Southgate leaving before the World Cup, England failing to qualify for the knockout rounds of the World Cup etc;
Football Managers Betting FAQs
Q. I can't find betting markets for the bet I want to place, why is this?
A. If you can't find betting markets for the bet you wish to place there are a number of reasons why this may be the case, it could be that betting is suspended and that market has been removed. Alternatively, it could be that the sportsbook has decided not to add the market to it's selections. This typically demonstrates that the market simply doesn't have value at present, this could be due to historically low betting numbers on that market or simply low interest.
Q. Who will be the next Premier League manager to be sacked?
A. Ultimately, nobody knows for sure. Teams can be incredibly patient with poor results and some may be incredibly hasty with their decisions. If Watford remained in the Premier League, they would always be a good bet. However, this season, our eyes cast us towards Bournemouth who have the toughest opening to the Premier League season and if they fail to win any of their opening five games, it puts a lot of pressure on Scott Parker for games against Nottingham Forest, Brentford and Brighton.
Q. Which club have sacked the most managers since 2000?
A. Crystal Palace have historically sacked the most managers since 2000 with a total of 28. In second place is Leicester City with 27. However, as both clubs are very content with their current managers, it could well be worth looking at the option in third place which is Southampton who have sacked 24 managers in 22 years. This may influence your betting patterns for this bet as Southampton ended the season bottom of the form table.
Q. Are Football Manager bets the easiest to win?
A. Typically no, the easiest bets to win can often be found in live betting markets as you can often judge how a game is going to go when you watch. Managerial appointments can be an 'easier' bet given the longevity that goes into the selection, picking the right moment to place the bet is crucial, as you'll either get odds that are too short or pick a selection without a good level of information.
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