Which football team will sack their manager next? In this guide, we'll provide you with the best betting tips for manager transfers and look at who is most likely to join a new club or lose his current role.

Needless to say, the best football teams in the world need to keep winning to remain on top, with the person managing them the key to their success. Time is limited, however – which managers are on the move and available to replace unsuccessful ones? Which teams are looking to change leadership? Who exactly is unhappy at his club and wants to leave?

Speculation regarding the above has always been rife, with manager transfers subject to rumours as much as player transfers. The good news for punters is that manager transfer betting odds offer rich rewards should you do your research well and place smart bets. Many sites even have specials and favourable odds on the next manager to bite the dust.

These days, football clubs are impatient for success and are unlikely to allow a manager a few years in the job to build a successful team. Most clubs will sack a manager after a poor run of results, no matter the reputation the manager has.

That means there are always new managers coming and going at leading Premier League clubs. In football, managers are as important as top players, leaving little room for error for those hiring, and with such high salaries that top managers command, it's hardly surprising! While some British teams go for home-grown talent, others attempt to attract top-league European or South American managers.

However, previous success does not guarantee the same in the future. Teams like Manchester United, Tottenham, Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City are continuously surrounded with rumours of transfers, whether for players or managers. Below, we will take a look at a few of the top candidates and clubs where betting on manager transfers can reap generous winnings.

Next Manager To Be Sacked is a popular and constantly updated betting market, especially in the ultra-competitive Premier League. As soon as a manager is let go, bets are settled accordingly and the odds and names on the market change accordingly.

Ralph Hasenhuttl9/2Paddy Power
Jesse Marsch6/1William Hill
Frank Lampard13/2Coral
Scott Parker10/1bet365
Bruno Lage10/1Paddy Power
Brendan Rodgers10/1William Hill

Betting Tips on Next Manager To Be Sacked

At the time of writing, reports indicate that 54-year-old Ralph Hasenhuttl will retire as soon as his Southampton contract ends. Even though the latter is expected to expire in 2024, he is the current favourite to be the next manager to be replaced, indicating he might leave earlier.

Jesse Marsch is next on the list, currently priced at 6/1. The American coach struggled all season to keep Leeds from relegation danger, ending at 17th place. Leeds will probably look for a more prestigious manager for the next season.

Frank Lampard comes next. The former Chelsea manager will likely not see out his campaign at Everton, who are already in talks with Rooney. Even though he managed to avoid relegation, the team flirted with it all season. At 13/2, there is plenty of value in this bet.

Gareth Southgate enjoyed ample success as England manager, taking the Three Lions to both the 2018 World Cup semi-finals and the finals of Euro 2020. However, recent Nations League losses, including a 4-0 home reverse against Hungary, led to speculation that he could be the next manager to be sacked.

Even though such a sacking would probably only happen after an unsuccessful 2022 World Cup, plenty of bookies are already offering odds on who the next England manager will be.

Graham Potter3/1Paddy Power
Eddie Howe5/1William Hill
Wayne Rooney11/2Coral
Frank Lampard10/1bet365
Mauricio Pochettino10/1Paddy Power
Steven Gerrard10/1William Hill

Next Permanent England Manager Tips

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    Graham Potter is the clear favourite to take Gareth Southgate’s place. After an excellent performance at the AMEX stadium, cementing Brighton in the Premier League all while presenting exciting football, he seems a perfect fit for the Three Lions.

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    Eddie Howe is seen as the second favourite, while popular Wayne Rooney looks a solid third.

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    Having said all this, we do think it is a bit early for this bet, as it is not even clear whether Gareth Southgate will be sacked yet.

Current Republic of Ireland manager, Stephen Kenny, has plenty of experience after managing five Irish clubs, as well as stints at Dunfermline and the under-21 ROI team. Recently, the ROI squad has seen a strong set of results, though they also had to share points on multiple occasions, with only win in 14 matches. Following a 2-1 loss to Portugal and a 1-0 at home loss to microstate Luxembourg in March,  however, he could well be the next manager to be sacked.

Chris Hughton5/1Paddy Power
Damien Duff6/1William Hill
Keith Andrews8/1Coral
Neil Lennon9/1bet365
Roy Keane9/1Paddy Power
Robbie Keane12/1William Hill

Next Permanent Republic of Ireland Manager Tips

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    While bookies formerly picked former Celtic manager Neil Lennon as the clear favourite, along with mentions of Roy Keane and Keith Andrews, Chris Hughton looks to be the new number one. We think he would be a good fit for Republic of Ireland.

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    That said, Lennon does boast a storied career in the Premier League, along with 40 appearances for Northern Ireland over nine years, scoring two goals. This former Manchester City, Crewe Alexandra, Leicester City and Celtics player led Celtics to both league and Scottish Cup title in 2019 and the domestic treble a year later.

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    Currently, Lennon is managing Omonoia in the Cypriot First, and he would probably enjoy being a bit closer to home. Expect Republic of Ireland to do their utmost best to sign him.

Wayne Rooney recently resigned as Derby County's manager, probably due to uncertainty over the club's new ownership. Even though David Clowes looks to be the favourite as the new owner, Rooney is probably unhappy with how long it is taking. That means this popular coach and icon of English football is on the hunt for a new club, and there seem to be plenty of takers.

Everton7/4Paddy Power
Newcastle13/2William Hill
Leeds10/1Paddy Power
Any MLS Club10/1William Hill

Wayne Rooney Next Permanent Club Tips

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    Wayne Rooney's probable next destination will be Everton. He has already been linked with this club since January, even before Frank Lampard took over at Goodison.

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    Although this would be a loss for English football, we cannot rule a move to MLS. Rooney has already spent two years playing for DC United, and it is speculated that he could take over from Englishman Phil Neville, who is the current manager at David Beckham’s co-owned Inter Miami.

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    Another speculation is that he instead become a pundit at Sky Sports or even BT Sport.

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    A wilder speculation is that he could join Manchester United’s management. He is still United's all-time top goalscorer, scoring 253 goals for the club in 13-year stint at Old Trafford. Still, this is a wild bet, as Erik ten Hag just took over, so odds for this are set at 16/1 or higher for most bookies. With this in mind, we should probably wait to see how well Ten Hag performs first.

Liverpool has always been one of England’s most prestigious sides, with their hunt for a new manager keeping most football fans on the edge of their seats. While German manager Jurgen Klopp saw success early in the 2021-2022, his side barely were able to land a top-four spot. This led to plenty of speculation regarding the German’s future at the club, drawing parallels to his stint at Borussia Dortmund, where things also went wrong in his seventh season.

Pep LijndersEVSPaddy Power
Steven Gerrard6/4William Hill
Xabi Alonso13/2Coral
Julian Nagelsmann10/1bet365
Thomas Tuchel20/1Paddy Power
Diego Simeone20/1William Hill

Next Permanent Liverpool Manager Tips

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    The odds for the next Liverpool manager seem split between Pep Lijnders and Steven Gerrard. While Klopp is still signed for the 2022-2023 season, it could well be his last at Anfield.

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    Dutchman Pep Lijnders is now an even-money favourite. The former NEC manager is the current assistant manager at Liverpool, and the situation seems ripe for a promotion. He is considered a true student of the game, having coached U16s and working with PSV Eindhoven as well.

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    Steven Gerrard is the second favourite, and it is not hard to see why he would be welcomed at Anfield. As one of the greatest players in the club’s history, becoming manager of Liverpool would be a dream come true. After managing Celtic and Aston Villa, the only doubt that remains is that he has only three years of managing top football sides.

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    With odds this close, though, we think that Pep will be the next Reds manager. Potentially, we could have a ‘Pep’ in charge of both Man City and Liverpool.

Real Madrid are in excellent form, with recent wins over Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool, among others. Unsurprisingly, after a more than decent season winning two out of three trophies (La Liga and the Supercopa de España) and the Champions League, Real Madrid have decided to keep Carlo Ancelotti as their coach for the 2022-2023 season. What more could they want from a coach, really?

Mauricio Pochettino6/4Paddy Power
Raul5/1William Hill
Thomas Tuchel7/1Coral
Antonio Conte10/1bet365
Zinedine Zidane12/1Paddy Power
Jose Mourinho20/1William Hill

Next Permanent Real Madrid Manager Tips

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    While we do not think Carlo Ancelotti needs replacing, bookies have already looked at Mauricio Pochettino and Raul as potential favourites, with popular figures Zinedine Zidane and Jose Mourinho as potential outsiders.

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    While the next Real Madrid manager is a popular betting market, we would probably leave this one alone, at least for the time being, as it does not look like Carlo Ancelotti is leaving any time soon. Thus, it could take over a year for your bet to settle.

Football transfer betting is a massive and highly accessible market, due to the constant gossip from the press as well as speculation on social media. It is different from betting on a match, but just as exciting.

You will find manager transfer and player betting odds at most UK online bookmakers available on big-name transfers from the Premier League and other top European leagues like Serie A and La Liga. (Hint: Check out the latest La Liga predictions on KickForm!)

Bookmakers tend to offer up advanced specials on transfer odds. If a player or manager has been making headlines with lots of rumours circulating about his position, the odds cover moves in the August or January transfer windows. The set time frame is when clubs can buy players or sell them to strengthen the team or trim it down.

Every country’s football league can choose when their transfer window is, so not all football associations have the same dates. However, no matter when these dates are, the window can be no longer than 12 weeks.

There are several betting possibilities and markets for betting on managers transfers, or on which ones are next in the firing line. Manager transfer betting odds cover the top clubs and their managers in the UK. They include a broad range of markets involving the best football managers in the world, fighting to save their jobs.

What Is Next Manager Betting?

It depends on what follows from the Next Manager. It can be one of two possibilities:

  1. The Sack Race, which is the most prevalent. As the name implies, you are betting on a manager you assume or predict is next to leave a club.

  2. The other popular option is to bet on the next manager to take over at a football club. We will have a look at them both hereunder.

N.B.: You should check the language used by the bookmaker to ensure you are betting on the selection that you want.

Which Manager Will Get Sacked Next?

The Premier League Sack Race is a highly competitive betting market, with clubs such as Arsenal and Man Utd attracting plenty of turmoil. Managers of such clubs tend to be near the top of the manager betting market, and the odds are updated continuously throughout the season as the drama unfolds right in front of your eyes.

Next Manager to Leave Their Post

Next Manager To Leave His Post implies the manager is leaving by mutual consent or of his own accord to take up a managerial post elsewhere. You are essentially betting on which club is next to seek a new manager since the previous one is no longer in his job.

Which Manager Is Likely To Take Over at…?

Alternatively, you can bet on the Next Permanent Manager market, which has become quite popular. This signifies the manager most likely to take over at a particular club, with the list of betting options often including every manager in the Premier League – such is the ever-changing nature of football.

A highly successful manager might have massive odds to leave their current club. Nevertheless, their immense success could tempt them to jump ship for a better salary or more control over the team; they could receive an offer to manage a successful international team, for example. Since few usually expect such a change, though, the odds tend to be extremely high.

The multitude of sources that offer different figures mean it’s difficult to conjure up a definitive top ten ranking. So, here’s who we believe to be the ten highest-paid managers in the world right now, in no particular order.

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    Pep Guardiola Pep Guardiola’s genius has seen him earn exceedingly more as a manager than he ever did as a player, as smart, efficient and intelligent a midfielder he was. The Spaniard is the finest coach of his generation and one of the greatest ever, so it’s no surprise that many believe him to be the highest earner in the managerial world in 2022. Many speculate Guardiola’s salary at Manchester City to be around the €20m mark.

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    Jurgen Klopp After guiding a financially stricken Borussia Dortmund to back-to-back Bundesliga crowns and the Champions League final at the start of the 2010s, Jurgen Klopp has completed the ultimate rebuilding job at Liverpool. He’s evolved the Reds into one of the most feared and revered sides on the planet since his arrival in 2015, helping them to both Champions League and Premier League glory. While his place at Anfield is tenuous, the German’s certainly earned his €17m salary at the club.

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    Antonio Conte After leaving Chelsea in 2018 just a year after guiding the Blues to the Premier League title, Antonio Conte is back in the Premier League! The meticulous Italian took over as Tottenham boss in November 2021, succeeding Nuno Espirito Santo, and Daniel Levy was prepared to hand the serial winner a mega £15-£20 million salary.

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    Diego Simeone There are conflicting reports over Diego Simeone’s salary at Atletico Madrid. Some say he sits below Guardiola and Klopp, most say he actually earns almost as much as Klopp and Pep combined. This would make him the highest-paid manager on the planet, racking in a salary in surplus of €40m annually.

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    Massimiliano Allegri Max Allegri returned to Juventus last summer on lucrative four-year deal. The wily Italian won five Scudetti during his first stint at the club and led the Bianconeri to a pair of Champions League finals. He now earns a €7.65m salary in Turin, making him the highest-paid coach in Serie A.

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    Carlo Ancelotti Swapping Merseyside for Madrid last summer, Carlo Ancelotti is having the time of his life. The traditional Italian coach has guided Los Blancos to the Champions League semi-finals upon his return to the club and they have retained their La Liga crown and won the Champions League as well as the Liga in his next season, Ancelotti appears pretty good value at a ‘mere’ €6m-a-year.

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    Brendan Rodgers Brendan Rodgers had been heavily linked with several prestigious coaching jobs in the past, forcing Leicester City into action towards the end of 2019. The former Liverpool boss signed an extension with the Foxes that keeps him at the King Power until 2025. Reports suggest that his new contract saw him become one of the highest-paid managers in the Premier League, supposedly earning a salary between €11m and €12m.

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    Jose Mourinho Despite the cries of many that he’s ‘finished’ at the top level, AS Roma took a punt on Jose Mourinho following his disastrous spell at Tottenham. The ‘Special One’ is reported to be earning a similar wage to Allegri (€7.65m) at Juventus, and with his side’s win in UEFA Europa Conference League Final, he seems to be the guy to return the Giallorossi to the promised land.

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    Julian Nagelsmann One of the boy wonders of management. After working miracles at Hoffenheim and guiding RB Leipzig to the semi-finals of the Champions League in 2020, Julian Nagelsmann was the obvious successor for Hansi Flick at Bayern Munich. However, it wasn’t all plain-sailing for the German in his first season at the club after Bayern spent €20m – a record fee paid for a manager – to bring him to Bavaria last summer. He’s believed to be earning €8m a year with Bayern.

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    Mauricio Pochettino It’s no surprise that the current PSG incumbent makes this list – Les Parisiens are hardly strapped for cash. Once again, the sources provide different figures for Poch’s exact salary in the French capital. Some believe it’s closer to the €9m mark, while others understand his yearly wage exceeds €10m.

Manager transfer betting can be just as lucrative and exciting as betting on player transfers or teams to win. There is always lots of speculation surrounding managers, especially if their team is not living up to expectations. Most bookmakers offer odds and different manager transfer markets so that you can compare prices.

With so many bookies offering different football betting features, it can be a challenge to choose which bookmaker to bet with – so we’ve done the work for you and ranked the best online football betting sites.

The frequency of managerial change makes the market ideal for punters. Just as you need to develop knowledge about any type of betting, manager transfers are no different. However, the list of candidates much shorter – there is only one manager at a club, compared to a whole squad of players. However, this simplifies the market somewhat, serving up exceptional opportunities to win!

Yes – there is nothing to stop you from doing so. What's more, you can bet on different manager transfer markets as well.

Media outlets and social media are full of rumours and gossip about possible manager transfers. Checking out Twitter and Facebook can serve up useful clues and pointers; however, beware of baseless rumours, as they could be misleading.

Just as children jump on and off a merry-go-round, so do managers, who often leave one club to join another with better prospects or financial incentives. The speed at which managers change clubs is frantic, with unexpected twists and turns that make for exciting and profitable betting opportunities.

Yes, you can bet on both, as long as they are different. For instance, you might bet on a new permanent manager at Chelsea, while simultaneously betting on the next permanent manager to join the club.

By checking the odds at renowned bookmakers like Paddy Power, you can narrow down the list by checking the odds of each one. They are typically listed together, allowing you to view the whole spectrum. Of course, managers nearing their contract expiry date and those doing less well than expected are more likely candidates.

WRITTEN BY James Cormack View all posts by James Cormack

Big sports fan specialising in football. Experienced the lows of Vlad Chiriches and Tim Sherwood as a Spurs fan along with the more recent ‘success’ under Pochettino. My following of the New England Patriots since 2012 somewhat makes up for the lack of silverware produced by Spurs in my lifetime.

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