Next Leeds United Manager Betting Odds

Come the end of the season the managerial axe is likely to need replacing, a simple sharpening of the blade just isn’t going to cut it. But of the recent Henry VIII style cull, the current Leeds manager is probably the least surprising departure; it will still spark an internet wide hunt from gamblers for the next Leeds United manager betting odds.

Reports say that Neil Warnock stepped down, but we think you’ll agree that just doesn’t seem like something a stubborn man of his character would do. We’re sure if you look closely enough you will see the handprint between his shoulder blades, from where he was pushed.

paddy powerNone the less, Leeds are now faced with the arduous and unenviable task of finding a manger who can take them to the next level and hopefully reinstate them in their rightful position as one of the country’s top clubs. As much as Leeds are the club everybody loves to hate, their history and stature is undeniable.

Recent managerial vacancies have been dealt with swiftly, but as much as clubs and their fans just want to move on, this can often end up being a short term fix. So our advice to the Leeds board would be to take the time needed to find a suitable replacement, with just six games left to play there is little a new manager would be able to do to improve their chances of reaching the playoffs and it’s unlikely they will succumb to a relegation fight.

Several names have already been bandied around this week as contenders to take the hot seat, which is not surprising given the calibre of unemployed managers twiddling their thumbs at the moment.

Brian McDermott appears to be the bookies even money favourite, but however unfair his ejection from the Madejski Stadium was, we just don’t see him as the right fit for the club. We personally think they should do everything within their power to obtain the services of Martin O’Neil (8/1). But it is likely that the job has come too soon for the man who likes to take some personal time between jobs.

Gus Poyet (9/2) is also considered a strong favourite, but having already rejected the lure of the premier league this season with Reading, any decision on his future is unlikely to be made until Brighton’s season has finished and would also hinge on whether they gain promotion via the playoffs.

In our opinion, Owen Coyle appears to be the most realistic option for a club who will only be able to offer a modest salary. Mark Hughes’ wage demands could rule him out if he expressed an interest, plus with Coyle currently being out of work and hungry to be back in the game after a prolonged break, there would be no compensation to pay a rival club.

Current Betting Odds

Brian McDermott – Evens,

Gus Poyet – 9/2,

Martin O’Neil – 8/1,

Owen Coyle – 10/1,

Mark Hughes – 12/1,

We found Paddy Power to be the most competitive of the bookies offering next Leeds United manager betting odds.