Manager vacancy: Latest odds
Jamie Smith October 13, 2012
Kevin Robinson
If Alex Ferguson gets a 50% win rate this season ... 3 years ago

With Burnley planning to interview candidates next week, the latest betting makes interesting reading.

Owen Coyle remains the favourite in the betting, although Lee Hoos has said he does not see how the ex-Bolton boss could return to Turf Moor.

The biggest mover in the betting in the last 24 hours has been Michael Appleton. Backed in to around 3/1, the Portsmouth manager would seem to be among the frontrunners for the job, although he has also been linked to Bolton.

Micky Mellon is top of the ex-Claret players, with 10/1 still available for the former midfielder with some bookies. But he is closely followed in the odds by Graham Alexander, who is at prices between 6/1 and 12/1.

Plenty of fans on social networks and forums have been talking up the chances of Keith Hill and as a result, the Barnsley boss is now as short as 6/1 with some bookmakers.

Meanwhile, if you fancy a punt on Steve Davis, Steve Cotterill or Billy Davies, you’re looking at around 16/1 for any of the trio.

Outsiders who might be worth a quid include Warren Joyce at 66/1, Sean Dyche at 66/1, Gareth Southgate at 66/1 and Ian Holloway at 33/1.

And if you fancy a slightly more exotic face in the dugout at Turf Moor, Paulo Di Canio is currently 20/1, while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is 33/1 and Rafa Benitez – yes, European Cup winner Rafa Benitez – is 50/1.

All odds are correct at time of publication and are sourced from Oddschecker.

Where’s your money going? Comment below.

  • Ben Palmer

    Appleton being linked with a 26% win rate, sounds about right

    • Chris Stanworthin reply to Ben Palmer

      They have been in administration virtually the whole time he’s been there and had to release their entire squad, so I’d say a 26% win rate is pretty good in the circumstances.

      • Jamie Smith
        Jamie Smithin reply to Chris Stanworth

        Win ratio is utterly meaningless without context. Appleton’s at Pompey and Hill’s at Barnsley don’t look good unless you consider the circumstances they are working in.

        Anyway, Howe had an amazing win ratio at Bournemouth and he wasn’t that good for us, which just shows a high win ratio is no guarantee of success.

        • Kevin Robinson
          Kevin Robinsonin reply to Jamie Smith

          If Alex Ferguson gets a 50% win rate this season it will be a disaster. If Darren Ferguson gets one it will be outstanding.