Football By Joe Crilly

Managerial Merry Go Round: Who Are The Favourites For The Vacant Jobs…Plus Wenger!

With the season been and gone, there are a number of clubs who have plenty of work to do in order to replace outgoing managers, including Crystal Palace who have no one at the helm after Sam Allardyce’s departure. William Hill have markets out for all of the Premier League (or former Premier League managers) who are on the hunt this summer.


Crystal Palace

Claudio Ranieri is the 13/8 favourite to take over from Sam Allardyce at Selhurst Park although the market is still fluctuating. Roberto Mancini is the 7/2 second favourite with Hull’s Marco Silva 6/1.



Garry Monk, who has been Massimo Cellino’s best managerial appointment at Leeds, is the Even money favourite to bag the Middlesbrough job ahead of Ryan Giggs at 3/1 and 11/2 Nigel Pearson.



Nigel Pearson is 7/2 to be named as the next permanent Sunderland manager with Aitor Karanka just behind at 5/1 and Kevin Phillips 6/1.



Claudio Ranieri is favourite again, this time for the Watford job. He is 7/4 with Hills ahead of Roger Schmidt at 2/1 and Marco Silva 3/1.


Additionally, Arsene Wenger is not yet safe, despite being odds on (4/9) to stay at Arsenal. He is 13/8 to leave the club this summer.


Next permanent Crystal Palace manager: 13/8 Claudio Ranieri; 7/2 Roberto Mancini; 6/1 Marco Silva; 8/1 Chris Coleman; 12/1 Slavisa Jokanovic; 14/1 Roy Hodgson; 16/1 Aitor Karanka; 16/1 David Wagner; 16/1 Ryan Giggs; 20/1 Nigel Pearson; 20/1 Paul Lambert; 20/1 Sean Dyche; 25/1 BAR


Next permanent Middlesbrough manager: 1/1 Garry Monk; 3/1 Ryan Giggs; 11/2 Nigel Pearson; 10/1 Alan Pardew; 10/1 Steve Agnew; 12/1 Slavisa Jokanovic; 14/1 Alex Neil; 14/1 Paul Lambert; 16/1 Simon Grayson; 20/1 Carlos Carvahal; 20/1 David Wagner; 20/1 Steve McClaren; 25/1 BAR


Next permanent Sunderland manager: 7/2 Nigel Pearson; 5/1 Aitor Karanka; 6/1 Kevin Phillips; 7/1 Roy Keane; 10/1 Kevin Ball; 14/1 Alan Pardew; 14/1 Ryan Giggs; 14/1 Slavisa Jokanovic; 18/1 Alex Neil; 20/1 David Wagner; 20/1 Dwight Yorke; 20/1 Marco Silva; 20/1 Sean Dyche; 25/1 BAR


Next permanent Watford manager: 7/4 Claudio Ranieri; 2/1 Roger Schmidt; 3/1 Marco Silva; 4/1 Leonid Slutsky; 7/1 Tayfun Korkut; 12/1 Alan Pardew; 16/1 Carlos Carvahal; 16/1 Luciano Spalleti; 16/1 Roy Hodgson; 16/1 Slavisa Jokanovic; 16/1 Tony Adams; 20/1 David Wagner; 20/1 Roberto Mancini; 20/1 Ryan Giggs; 25/1 BAR


Arsene Wenger to be manager of Arsenal on first day of 17/18 Premier League season: 4/9 yes; 13/8 no