Next Everton Manager Betting Odds
For the first time in a decade, Everton find themselves in the market for a new manager and just like the job David Moyes has departed for; he has left some pretty big shoes to fill. Below you’ll find our verdict on the next Everton manager betting odds for the top candidates and a few longshots.
David Moyes had managed to propel an underachieving Everton back to where they belonged, challenging for a place amongst Europe’s elite on a regular basis and rubbing salt in to the wounds of their neighbours during troublesome times; by bettering their league position two years running and on a shoe string budget.
It’s the standard that Moyes has set coupled with the local rivalry of two of the country’s great footballing institutions, which make this such a desired yet highly pressurised role for the chosen one.
All odds courtesy of Paddy Power
Roberto Martinez – 15/8
As of the weekend Martinez can add winning the F.A Cup to his C.V, with his trademark approach of style as well as substance; but other than that he hasn’t really set the premier league alight.
He refuses to compromise on playing attractive and smooth flowing football and has proven he can work with a very tight budget. But far too often Wigan have found themselves playing the part of Steve McQueen at the foot of the table, pulling off a great escape with seconds to spare and it would be that future for Everton that makes us sceptical of appointing Martinez.
Malky Mackay – 3/1
Having finally landed Cardiff City in the Premier League, Malky is riding the crest of a wave in the managerial limelight, and would probably not have been considered otherwise. But is he about to desert the team he took to the big time and what would that say about his character. The only benefit I could see for Everton appointing Mackay, is the familiarity of a Scottish accent for the players.
Neil Lennon – 3/1
The Celtic manager has been heavily backed in the last couple of days and it’s not hard to see the logic behind it either. Yes he manages a big team in a small league, with little competition and has a haul of trophies to prove it. But his Champions League exploits this season surely prove he has what it takes to stand toe to toe with the big guns; he may also appreciate the sudden drop in death threats.
Alan Stubbs – 11/2
I think this is more of a nostalgic choice from the staunch supporter, rather than a sound logical and well thought out punt; a huge risk.
Phil Neville – 7/1
I think this opportunity has come a little too early for the club hero and we have no doubt he will step into management at some point and make a success of it; there’s probably a likelihood he will come back to Everton once he’s amassed a level of experience.
Vitor Pereira – 16/1
He’s from Portugal so is obviously the next Mourinho, although Portugal seems to be a hot bed of managerial talent; too much of a fuss is made of managers from that region thanks to the “special one”.
Gus Poyet – 25/1
Once considered for every vacancy in the premier league, well outside of the top 8 anyway, his appeal appears to have waned a little. We’re surprised his odds are not a little shorter and should probably be considered more of a real contender, but his public backing of a certain fellow Uruguayan from across the park may be affecting his stock with this job.
Roberto Di Matteo – 40/1
For all the kudos he gets for it, he may as well have won the Champions League on the PlayStation. He had the world at his feet this time last year and was being hailed by Chelsea fans as the next messiah; but things can change quickly in football. We personally think he would be a good fit, because he wouldn’t command a huge salary, there wouldn’t be any compensation to pay and worked with little or no budget at WBA.
Other candidates include;
Martin O’Neill – 25/1
Michael Laudrup – 33/1
Steve McClaren – 40/1
Duncan Ferguson – 50/1